You may have noticed that I've been on an unofficial hiatus; it's been a crazy couple of weeks, and things probably won't calm down until after graduation in May. But I got an email from Victoria's Secret earlier in the week with a coupon for 25% off a single item (ends Sunday, code 25SAV), and after deciding that I really don't need any more bras, I checked out the shoes. I've never ordered shoes from VS, but the Colin Stuart-designed pumps have always impressed me. Here are a few of my faves:
The Colorblock pump, $60, is a flirty and whimsical take on one of spring's hottest trends, and I adore the reptile skin texture on the heel and toe. The heart-like shape on the front is very sweet, too. I would probably go for the yellow/blue combo, since it would stand out more with jeans or a denim skirt.
These peep-toe pumps, $56, are so ladylike I could die, but the ribbon casing around the edges gives them a hint of old-fashioned prostitute style (which is the only good kind of prostitute style). Or, if you're more clean of mind and spirit, you could say they have a bit of a ballet influence. For that reason, I'm more drawn to the pale pink version; it's the perfect dancer ingenue shoe.
In this satin pump, $65, the innocent pink is turned edgy by bands of black satin. These shoes would be perfect for a wedding in which you're sure the bride is going to run off with the best man within six months.
I love sandals with a lot of glitz; they're a nice counterbalance for the brown leather Rainbow flip flops that I wear most of the time once it gets warm. These Chandelier Thong Sandals, $49, are so fabulously over the top that you could wear them with just about anything--when something's that shiny, it almost becomes a neutral. I'd love to put these on with a simple summer dress for a concert or meal out, and then spend the rest of the night admiring my stylish feet.
Speaking of dresses, I really love this button-front dress, $98, also from Victoria's Secret. It looks so light and airy, and the stripes give it a fun, preppy Hamptons vibe.