I love patent leather. It is shiny, sexy, and makes a lasting impression from afar. Every single woman should own a pair of sassy, black patent leather stilettos. And, once you adjust to the flashy material, you can move onto different colors. I love Yves Saint Laurent’s “Tribute” pump. These drop dead gorgeous, flattering shoes exude uber-confidence. Your calves will get a workout and you will look like a rock star.
→ Buy the Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Pump, $795.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.
If you cannot dish out cash for a pair of YSL’s right now, then try the inexpensive alternative from Aldo. Although this patent leather pump is a peep toe and has a taupe heel, it is a similar, classic look. However, I cannot say they are the same quality.
→ Buy the Aldo Monville Pumps, $27.99 (was $80.00), at aldoshoes.com.
Okay, I am officially obsessed with Tory Burch’s “Darlene” red trench coat. It is stunning and if anyone wants to treat me to an early Christmas gift, I would not say no. The color is so deep and vibrant it is hard to resist its charm. The cut and fit are perfect for any type of body style. Cinch it with the belt and your all set.
→ Buy the Tory Burch Darlene Trench Coat, $795.00, at toryburch.com.
I usually do not share all my purchases with my avid readers, but I love Tory Burch’s sophisticated black patent leather “Hana” shoes. This feminine shoe has a square toe and a double chain. Trust me it will look lovely for workdays, because it spices up my simple attire without being too sexy. The double gold chain, the square toe, and the wooden heel give this shoe an interesting twist of character.
→ Buy the Tory Burch Hana Pump, $350.00, at toryburch.com.
Although I originally intended to diversify my showcases, I decided to focus on shoes because so many designers offer adorable patent leather shoes. I love Mary Janes. J.Crew has a must have pair on sale. I wouldn’t snooze. They are beige, black, and downright adorable with a capital “A”!
→ Buy the J.Crew Two-Tone Patent Mary Janes, $179.99 (was $295.00), at jcrew.com.
Finally, I am drooling over this deep blue Marni bag. It is flawless in every sense of the world. I am saving for this bag-love!!
→ Buy the Marni Medium Patent Leather Frame Bag, $1,530.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.