Prada – Pointed Toe Slingback Pump

If you know me, you know I have an admittedly unhealthy obsession with Breakfast at Tiffany’s and the fashion and couture associated with the Audrey Hepburn classic. If you knew that about me, then you probably also know that I spend an obscene percentage of my day looking at shoes in some form or another, whether online, in a store, or on people’s feet. So when I saw this Prada looker online, I was drooling (it was actually gross, ask my sister).

No such thing as the perfect shoe, of this I am aware (sadly), cause there’s no such thing as perfect. But shit, Prada! This is pretty close. And just pretty. So so pretty.  The color of peaches and creme, patent-leather, a delicate bow, my fingers are getting tingly with excitement as I type! The low heel gives them an antique feel, but they’re no so antique that one might assume you stole them from your grandmother’s closet (though that does depend on what your grandmother usually keeps in her closet, I suspect).  And to top it off, pointed toes, which make everyone feel feminine and girly!

Thank you thank you thank you Prada! A job well done as always, and I cannot wait to sink my feet into a pair, bank balance providing, that is.

Fun fact: Tonight J and I return to our regular stomping ground and I could not be more excited to see her and the sushi (but mostly her).


Jimmy Choo – Witty Ballet Flat

Welcome to 2011! New Year’s Eve is, in my highly-valued opinion, an extraordinarily overrated holiday. You get dressed up, do your hair, put on something glitzy and slutty (but not too slutty, it is a holiday after all, secular yes, but holy nonetheless) and drink like you’ve never drunk before and you’re never going to drink again (the horror!). And yet, wherever you woke up this morning and with whatever regrets and states of drunkenness/hangover, it really wasn’t that different from your typical weekend night, except for the fact that you probably don’t usually have to wipe away that much glitter.

I DIGRESS! Most of you probably are thinking right about now, “Meryl, that shoe should have been written about yesterday! It’s perfect for NYE!” I hear ya loud and clear, ladies (and gents? anyone out there other than my father?) and I disagree. I don’t need a silly holiday, one marking the passing of one day to the next (something we do DAILY people, FYI) to allow me to wear glitter. And no Jimmy Choo shoe should ever be purchased with the assumption that it will be worn once and once only!  I mean seriously, who would buy a shoe that is to-the-name “witty” and wear it once? Not Meryl. No Sir!

I do really like this shoe though.  Lots of color, so probably don’t wear it with anything too garish or you might go all Medusa on the world and blind some people accidentally. And with a rubber sole, can anyone imagine anything more comfortable and equally as attractive? Yes that’s a challenge.

I hope everyone had a happy New Year’s Eve and that 2011 brings all you desire and more.

Fun fact: Back to one of my favorite places in the world on Monday! And yes, it’s work. I’m a nerd to the core.