Beauty and the Feet
The jury is still out on whether beautiful shoes really are better than sex. Nonetheless, tongue-in-cheek makeup brand, Too Faced has let us all know its stance with a new limited-edition stiletto pump inspired by one of its best-selling mascaras. Designed by cofounder and creative director, Jerrrod Blandino, the "Better than Sex" shoe features a d'orsay-look silhouette with clear side panels, pink glitter at the toe and heel and winking lashes at the back of the heel. Oh, and the soles actually say "Better than Sex" (so wearing them in the boudoir may either make your lover rise to the challenge or feel a bit stepped-on, depending on his or her level of confidence). The shoe was created in collaboration with Italian vegan shoe brand Mink Shoes and will be available as of October 19th on TooFaced.com as well as at the New York Better than Sex pop-up for $225.
Will you be snagging a pair of these shagadelic pumps? If you love the idea of d'Orsay pumps but want to keep the price under $100, here are a couple of options that also come in sparkly colors...
Let's Be Clear
Do you know what today is? Nope, it's not our anniversary. It's National Vodka Day! That means you should take a shot of the clear spirit with every meal today. Kidding. However, you may want to consider a bloody mary at lunch (if you can be trusted to go back to work after). You could also wait until happy hour and have a martini or some other delicious cocktail. Vodka is so versatile that your options are endless. Typically, it's distilled from Potatoes, wheat or another grain. However, it can also be made from grapes and other fruits. Like we said... versatile. It's produced in more flavors than virtually any other spirit, too. With so many options, it's hard to know what to order at happy hour or buy at the liquor store. Today, we say keep it simple. Afterall, it's only wednesday.
Opt for an easy drink with few ingredients, like Pinnacle Vodka's Citrus Fizz. Here's the recipe so you know what to ask for at the bar (or pick up from the store to try your hand at making it yourself).
Preparation: Mix ingredients and serve over ice. Garnish with raspberries and a lemon wheel.
Oh, and here are some cute accoutremont for your home bar:
Holla for a Dolla
Speaking of shoes, we suggest flats when consuming dollar-priced drinks (though we also STRONGLY suggest drinking plenty of water between each one and imbibing responsibly). Here are few fun, purse-friendly styles:
White is the New Black
Remember when white shoes after labor day were a serious "don't" for fashionable folks? Well, those days are officially gone—at least for now. White shoes are actually a fall 2017 must among the style set. For everyone else, white shoes can be tough enough to pull off during the spring and summer, let alone fall and winter. Fret not if you find the trend a bit challenging. We've got a few tips to help you step confidently into this trend. The first step is actually accepting that white shoes can look great during the chilly seasons and realizing that they should look pretty different from the ones you'd wear May-August.
A few things to keep in mind as you start assembling your lewks:
The Block-heel Pump
Squared toes and marbled, sculpted block heels give these "SMOKE with white" pumps from O.WHEN a modern, architectural feel. These are perfect for those who work in creative offices. Think sleek maxi skirts or trousers... and a red lip that'll leave a nice print on your glass at happy hour. Get them HERE.
The Stiletto Pump
Katy Perry's Cecilia pumps are oozing with sparkly fun. The v-cut vamp gives us 90s feels, and the glittery accent makes them perfect for a night out. Hello, LBD or ripped jeans, meet your new party partners. Available via Amazon Prime.
What's autumn if not ankle boot season? That said, a crisp white iteration is the perfect addition to your collection this season. It'll freshen up a sweater and jeans or add a crisp note to a turtleneck and trumpet skirt. Get this block-heel pair of Jeffrey Campbell "Stratford" booties at Shopbop.
Remember that glistening jeweled slouch boot that stopped the world as it strode down YSL's Fall 2017 runway? Well, the silhouette has clearly inspired other brands (luckily for those of us who can't spend 5 figures on shoes). Steven Madden interpreted the cone-heel style in a white boot aptly named "Vivacious", and we must say it's high on our want list. Imagine strutting down the street in a chunky sweater and wrap skirt that exposes just a little thigh... HAWT! Or what about when it's time to hit the club and you go full-on 80s in a denim mini... LIT! Get it HERE.
Will you be trying the white shoe trend this fall? Need help finding a specific silhouette? Let us know. Our Shoe Sleuth is happy to help!