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There are more talented designers and high quality crafted shoes than ever before. Retailers are stocking as much as the can; exclusive designs, premiere collections, pre-orders….and as much as I love how accessible fashion has become, it’s also seems quite cluttered.

Since we started this blog (6 years ago!) we continue to enjoy curating and searching through the masses to bring you the best, the standouts.

Here we have it, our must-have shoes right now (good to bookmark too for the fast-approaching end-of-season sales!):


Jimmy Choo Trick strappy buckle sandals; available at FarFetch.


Gucci Mary Jane black patent leather and snakeskin bow embellished pumps; available at Net-A-Porter.


Gianvito Rossi Regalia embroidered red satin strappy sandals; available at Net-A-Porter.


Aquazzura black suede Wild Thing fringed lace-up pumps; available at Net-A-Porter.


Gianvito Rossi red silk fringed satin ankle cuff sandals; available at Net-A-Porter.


Valentino ballerina-inspired nude leather booties; available at MyTheresa.


Alaia black suede lace-up eyelet-embellished ankle booties; available at Net-A-Porter.


Inga Amy black snake cutout sandals; available at Montaigne Market.


Dsquared2 embellished black ruffle lace sandals; available at LuisaViaRoma.


Prada black suede lace up front peep-toe booties with sneaker laces; available at Neiman Marcus.


Jimmy Choo Romy crystal-embellished grey flannel pointed-toe pumps; available at Neiman Marcus.


Rene Caovilla crystal-embellished beige suede lace-up gladiator sandals; available at Neiman Marcus.


Aquazzura midnight blue velvet thigh-high over the knee boots; available at Spring.


Oscar Tiye Antoinette ruffle ankle-cuff sandals in black and nude leather; available at LuisaViaRoma.


Gianvito Rossi slouchy nude leather pointed-toe boots; available at LuisaViaRoma.


Dolce & Gabbana Kate stretch floral lace thigh-high pointed-toe boots; available at LuisaViaRoma.


Alaia rose suede lace-up sandals with a laser-cut design and metallic gold underlay; available at Savannahs.

And for the finale, something to look forward too from Resort 2017 on pre-order:


Gucci light blue leather brogue strappy pumps; available at Neiman Marcus.

Which are you favorite?

Christian-Louboutin-Azunika-mule-Spring-2015 (1)Fresh on the heels of the 10 year anniversary of the iconic Pigalle stiletto pump, Christian Louboutin’s new collection is a veritable bevy of sporty influence, rock and roll chic, and vibrant femininity that proves, yet again, why Louboutins are still the Go-To brand for every fashion forward fashionista.

The thing we love about Christian Louboutin’s Spring/Summer collections (other than everything) is that they are always unafraid of making a bold, colorful statement. From patent leather to PVC, from gotta-look-twice embellished wedges to the iconic So Kate in metallic python leather, the SS15 collection is all about putting your best foot forward and strutting with confidence. Though it’s difficult to narrow our favorite designs, we can’t stop looking at the incredibly vibrant fringe of the Otrot stiletto and the phenomenal new interpretation of the Mea Culpa that is done in a warm gold and polished off with an elongated and elegant curved collar vamp.

The Mea Culpa isn’t the only style that has had a bit of an update and we can’t take our Christian-Louboutin-Mayerling-sandal-Spring-2015eyes off of the unique revamp of Louboutin’s sexy signature stiletto, a curved vamp design that continues down to a serpentine heel. That striking wavy design appears in multiple iterations, such as the Dalida, theDeepik, and the Vagachina, but our favorite has to be the Dalidad’orsay design done in patent opaline leather — the curved heel and stitched motif makes it a must-have for the upcoming sunny months.

As if that wasn’t enough (we’re trying to contain our gushing), Louboutin’s 130mm is back and sexier than ever, replete with t-straps, colorful patterns, and peep-toes. We can already picture the sky-high platform pumps on the heels of Dita Von Teese and other style-icon daredevils!

This collection is now available at Net-A-PorterNeiman MarcusSaks Fifth Avenue, Barneys and Christian Louboutin,


Bandy pointed-toe pump with multicolored stripes of patent leather & PVC plus a gold specchio stiletto 120mm heel; available at NordstromSaks Fifth Avenue and Chrisitan Louboutin


Boltina multicolor lace-up sport bootie with a 120mm leather covered heel; available at Neiman Marcus


Cataclou sandal with multicolor braided rope, studs and printed fabric plus a 140mm wedge; available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin


Deepik open-toe d’Orsay pump with sculpted sides and 120mm wavy stiletto heel; available at Nordstrom


Devibroda t-strap sandal in gold mini glitter covered with multicolor beads and 120mm heel



Follies Spikes in beige specchio leather with mutlicolor spikes and 120mm heel; available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin


Front Double pointed-toe pump in patent leather with a 100mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin



Hot Chick pump in opaline patent leather with scalloped sides and sky-high 130mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin


Hot Wave peep-toe patent leather pump with scalloped sides and 130mm stiletto heel; available at Christian Louboutin


Iriza yellow patent leather pointed-toe d’Orsay pump with 120mm heel



Lady Peep platform peep-toe pump in hand painted fucshia python vulcano with a 130mm heel; available atSaks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Christian Louboutin


Mea Culpa pump in light gold leather with a high heel rise and 120mm stiletto heel; available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin


Mille Cinque black leather open-toe cage sandal with a 100mm heel; available at Neiman Marcus and Christian Louboutin


Otrot multicolor ankle-strap d’Orsay sandal embellished with long fringe; available at Christian Louboutin


Salonu pointed-toe t-strap pump in white fishnet with nude sheer mesh lining and leather covered 120mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin


Salopatina t-strap pointed-toe pump in black semi-sheer mesh & leather embellished with black crystals



Senora t-strap sandal in fuchsia silk satin, metallic gold leather and poppy printed leather with a 130mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin and Nordstrom


So Kate pointed-toe pump in aquarium-inspired hand-painted python with a 120mm heel; available atNordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin


So Kate pointed-toe pump in natural python with a blue splattered paint design and 120mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin


So Kate mixed media pointed-toe pump in red & black eel plus white leather with a 120mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin



Talitha t-strap platform sandal in metallic gold leather with an adjustable ankle-strap and 160mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin


Talitha t-strap sandal in red patent leather with a 100mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin and Saks Fifth Avenue


Tibur peep-toe pump in glossy red patent leather with a 120mm heel


Top Vague pointed-toe leather pump covered in tonal stitched lace with scalloped edging and embellished with crystals throughout; available at Christian Louboutin


Vagachina Southwestern-inspired pointed-toe mule in multicolor suede & leather with a 120mm sculpted heel


Victoria black leather pump with a stacked 3-inch platform, round toe and 160mm heel; available at Christian Louboutin

Images via Christian Louboutin | Written by Shannon Weston

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Blake Lively wore Gucci Naomi sandals to the 2014 Angel Ball hosted by Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation in NYC. These heels are from the Fall 2012 collection featuring grey suede, two rhinestone-covered straps and back-zip closure. You can shop new Fall 2014 styles at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Net-A-Porter.

Outfit Details: Gucci Cruise 2015 pale yellow evening gown with a plunging sequin trimmed neckline, a berry glossy lip and statement diamond ring and drop earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Blake.

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Alessandra Ambrosio wore Jimmy Choo New Jane platform sandals to amfAR’s 2014 Cinema Against AIDS Gala held at Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in the French Riviera. They’re from the 2014 Award Season collection featuring beige suede, crystal covered front strap, slim platform and thin wrap around ankle-strap. You can shop the latest Pre-Fall 2014 collection at Jimmy Choo and Jimmy Choo UK.

The Brazilian supermodel arrived wearing a white silk chiffon gown by Roberto Cavalli with a deep plunging neckline, long silk plissé skirt with a thigh-high slit, opalescent beaded trim and cutout back. You can find a similar style by Cavalli at FarFetch.

She also embellished her look by accessorizing with a Chopard Enchanting sapphire necklace and Christian Louboutin Mina crystal minaudière.

Check out more shoes spotted on Alessandra.

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Taylor Swift wore René Caovilla Wishbone platform sandals to the Centrepoint Winter Whites Gala Dinner held at Kensington Palace in London. Here’s a closer look at her shoes. They feature Swarovski crystals, wishbone shaped satin straps and adjustable slingback. You can find a similar style on discount at Yoox.

After an uninspiring red carpet look at the recent AMA’s, thankfully she dressed her best for the royal occasion. At 5′ 10″ statuesque Taylor can pull off a long sweeping gown with style and grace. She chose an angelic cap sleeve embroidered dress by Reem Acra with a silk chiffon side cascade skirt and sheer illusion yoke from the Spring 2014 collection.

A Jenny Packham glitter fabric Mini Casa clutch, cherry lip and diamond jewelry by Neil Lane provided the finishing touches.

Check out more shoes spotted on Taylor.


Anne Hathaway wore Valentino crystal-embellished peep-toe platform pumps to the 2013 Met Gala. These shoes feature Swarovski crystal-encrusted black satin, mesh inserts and covered platform. They’re available online in black at Saks Fifth Avenue or vintage rose (pictured above) at Neiman Marcus & Bergdorf Goodman. She also wore the same shoes to the after party as well.

On the red carpet live stream interview Anne said she joked with Valentino saying, “Have you ever done punk, darling?”. They ended up pulling a Valentino Haute Couture gown from 1992. I love her blonde ‘do, feather cuffs, neon leopard-print nail art and Valentino Fall 2012 studded clutch.

Check out more shoes spotted at the Met Gala.

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Emmy Rossum wore Rupert Sanderson Elba pumps to the opening night of ‘Lucky Guy’ on Broadway. These Spring 2013 shoes feature metallic silver leather and crystal-studded heel. Elba is available online in coral patent leatherbeige stingray-effect leatherdaffodil python,terracotta leathercoco python and iridescent leopard-print fabric at Rupert Sanderson.

She also wore a darling Temperley London Tile Crew Neck textured jacquard dress in pale blue cornflower which was inspired by decorative Moroccan interiors. Her shoe choice, wavy hair & light makeup = perfection – don’t you think it’s a much better look than her last red carpet event?

Check out more shoes spotted on Emmy.

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Blake Lively wore Bottega Veneta pointed-toe pumps to ‘The Croods’ NYC premiere. These shoes feature a white wool upper and crystal covered sculpted heel. They’re available online (on sale!) at Bluefly.

She walked the red carpet in support of her husband Ryan and friend Emma Stone. Blake also wore a Marios Schwab maroon mini dress with a PVC panel, small gold-tone studs and white underlay. Her hair was pulled back in a slightly curled, no-fuss low ponytail. Other accessories included Ruby Long Bar stud earrings and gold V ring by Jennifer Meyer.

Check out more shoes spotted on Blake.

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Kate Hudson wore Christian Louboutin Lady Peep platform pumps to the 2013 ELLE Style Awards held in London. These heels are from the Spring 2012 collection and covered in multi-sized crystals. Unfortunately this style is no longer available online however you can find a crystal-embellished Lady Peep in white, gold & blue at Christian Louboutin US.

She wore a red strapless gown by Stella McCartney from the Autumn 2013 collection with embroidered details down each side. Kate also accessorized with Stephen Webster Superstud Cascade chandelier earrings and carried a Jenny Packham Spring 2013 clutch.

Check out more shoes spotted on Kate.

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Taylor Swift wore René Caovilla peep-toe pumps to the 2013 Golden Globes. These shoes feature burgundy satin and Swarovski crystal looped bow. You can find a similar style by Caovilla available online (on sale!) in white satin at The Corner.

Her most recent go-to red carpet dress choices have been much lighter in color, delicate & dainty-looking so I was pleasantly surprised to see her wear this eggplant Donna Karan Atelier gown. Taylor also accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz blackened platinum, diamond and ruby earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted at the Golden Globes.

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