Glitzy and Glamorous Winter Party Shoes

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Dorothy knew what she was doing with those sparkly red shoes. Now it's time to pick up your pair and find your way to a happening party. Although glitzy dresses and tops are still popular this time of year, this year's trend emphasizes more Cinderella-like shoes instead of sparkly dresses or skirts. Although I usually pass on sequin dresses and skirts because the fabric can be itchy, sequin shoes are non-itchy so I will definitely be sassin' around in some sparkly shoes until the end of January. Whether you think you can pull off the sparkly look is not the question. Instead, ask yourself whether you dare to put them on? Once you put them on you will have trouble taking them off.

I've found that Bloomingdale's has an incredible selection of sparkly shoes that are irresistible. My first find is Kate Spade's sling back shoes. Kate Spade must have loved the Wizard of Oz because these sling-back glittery, charming shoes are a girly pair of uber decked out blingy shoes. The bow paired with this sparkly pair gives it an extra girly flair. I think this pair is adorable and would really be the accent piece to that simple black dress. Give Dorothy a run on the yellow brick road in this golden, glitzy shoe.

Kate Spade Charm Glitter Pumps

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The bow and glittery combination may be too much to handle for some, so I recommend something like the Enzo Angiolini's sexy shimmering crystal-encrusted suede pumps. I love peep toes -- I have always freely expressed this -- and this pair of peep toes with the crystals are a knockout. I think these shoes may even carry you through another season. Personally, I would choose the salmon pink and strut it.

Enzo Angiolini Show You Crystal Pumps

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Lastly, walk in this comfortable pair of Dolce Vita Bessie shoes. This is one sassy shoe. The sparkly platform is perfect with a pair of pants or dress. I love vibrant, yet classy shoes and this pair is one of them. I don't think this is an over the top shoe and that's why I like it. It's easy on the eyes but fulfills the sparkly trend this season. It comes in two great winter colors - berry and black.

DV Dolce Vita Bessie Glitter Platform Pumps

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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.