Fall Fashion: Embellished Shoes

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Charles by Charles David Spicy Pump
Charles by Charles David Spicy Pump

Available at: nordstrom.com

This season shoes are the ultimate accessory. Shoes are holding their own, embellished with everything from feathers to buckles. Bedazzled jewels are also the best way to transform office attire to a nighttime worthy look. Whether you are wearing denim or black slacks, the shoes will be doing all the talking.

In order to slowly transition from strappy sandals to boots, I vouched for some toe revealing shoes with enough attitude to handle colder weather with the amount of heat they give off! Girls, I have some major sassy, outfit-altering shoes. Whether you believe in foot décor now, you will once you see some of the dolled up styles. With the designers’ creative juices flowing and thanks to Nordstrom’s great selection, there is a lot of glamour to fight off.

L.A.M.B. Lesley Sandal
L.A.M.B. Lesley Sandal

Available at: nordstrom.com

Talk about some vixen shoes! This Charles by Charles David ‘Spicy’ Pump is named well-- very true to character. You don’t need much of an outfit to look great when wearing this pair. Dark denim and a crisp white collared shirt accompanied by a trench, and this red thrilling pair will not only create liveliness, but also maintain it! The sheer, textured ruffles winding down over the foot gives these peep toes a fantastic look. A look of mystery and pure glamour is what you will be exuding.

Wild child Betsey Johnson has always loved decorating her shoes with extraordinary, dazzled up décor. She definitely believes in the power of women’s feet, and truly expresses it with the Betsey Johnson ‘Keilor’ Sandal. It’s a fall/winter acceptable sandal. The color is bright, which is a perfect fit for gloomy weather and a great match for a black cocktail dress. The shoes are glossy patent overlay and have a geometric design that really pops over the satin. The color and design are as charming as they get.

My ultimate woo-hoo shoes are accessible and available thanks to another funky design by L.A.M.B. The ‘Lesley’ sandal is so gorgeous, I mean, I just want to stare at them. The speckled feathers and mirrored paillettes that embellish the heel, along with the ruffled forefoot strap, make this shoe unbelievably feminine and whimsical.

It’s all about showing the world you’re stepping towards the ticking time with style. Whether you’re dancing, eating or just chatting it up, don’t be afraid to show a little foot-- especially one wrapped in undeniably sultry décor.
Kim Moshtaghi
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.