When enlisting my hubby's help in finalizing the top ten best Winter Party Shoes For Moms, there were two pairs of shoes that I found completely fabulous and sexy and fashion forward. But, to my surprise, not only did the love of my life not like them, he hated them. With a passion that surprised me, coming from such a typically easy-going guy.
Here's what transpired:
Shoe 1 – Elizabeth and James Lola Open Toe Ruffle Pumps
S says: This shoe is crazy-sexy-hot. Love the color, love the heel, love the ruffle detailing. Would wear these with patterned black tights and short-shorts. Will love them all day, everyday. Will star in my dreams tonight.
Mike says: Augh! [recoiling in horror] Baby, you need me. Because it looks like this shoe threw up on itself. You know when you watch a documentary on evolution? And they show some species with an under-bite so big it can barely open its mouth? And you watch, and you think, "man, that thing will never last"? That's this shoe. Something went wrong. Something…just…went…wrong. Survival of the fittest, Baby. Don't bet on this one.
The Lola Open Toe Ruffle Pump retails at shopbop.com for $360.
Shoe 2 – Haute Dessert Heels
S says: This shoe has sexy librarian written all over it. But in a funkier way. I'd wear these with black tights and a short little chiffon-y dress, like Sienna Miller's outfit here. What's not to like? These are completely drool-worthy!
Mike says: Oh, hell no. Are you serious? You are? Listen, if Disney were making a movie about shoes, these shoes would be the star. These little shoes would have a great, big 'ol heart and would be trying to make it on Broadway. There would be a bunch of other little shoes all singing and tap-dancing and lyrics like, "when life gets you down just….SHIIIIIINE….."
The Haute Dessert Heels retails at Anthropologie for $328.
So you be the judge. Hot shoes, or horrid? Seriously – leave a comment. Mike and I have an open bet on these two.