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Monday, February 7, 2011

Shoe Ponderings

On my most recent trip to the supermarket, this gorgeous magazine cover stood out to me and in my shopping cart it went.  What was the appeal?  Was it the ever-stunning Marisa Miller on the cover?  Was it her fresh, natural-looking, albeit glowy makeup look?  Was it the fact that spring/summer is right around the corner and I should read every single article in SHAPE with meticulous attention to detail?
Nope, nada, nil.
Glance down past her exquisite hair, her barely there crochet dress, and her amazing body.  Now look at her feet.  Those are some killer heels!  They are the perfect patent leather spring shade; complete with platform front, 5" heel, and girlie buckle details.  They scream ME all over them!
After racing home to rip open the magazine to the Cover Look section, I learned the shoes are from Casadei.  
Casadei Tiered Buckle Bootie
A bit of online research later, I learn the shoes are priced at $720 and are available at Nieman Marcus along with other high-end retailers.  *SIGH*.  *DOUBLE SIGH*.  I guess I won't be racing to purchase them any time soon as they are not in the budget for now. 
I can look at it in the positive though, they are still in my home...not in the traditional hanging in my shoe closet sort of way...but in the I will look at this magazine cover on my nightstand daily sort of way.  

Now, perhaps I should get my shoe fix in with these instead.  I saw these Badgley Mischka beauties at Lord & Taylor on sale for less than $150...
Badgley Mischka Kiss Kiss (smoke glitter)
I bet they would look great with sun-kissed legs and feet. 

Has anyone else ever purchased magazines simply for the shoes on the cover??

Have a fantastic week!



  1. ahhhh those are pretty shoesssss!! by the way i cant fins u on twitter. are u on it though??

  2. Hey Rinz!!!!!!!!!! Not on twitter yet... :)

  3. both pairs are HOT HOT HOT!! makes me want to go shoesies shoppin'!! xoxoxo ;)


  4. haha i haven't purchased magazines just for the cover, yet. but the shoes are really gorgeous!

    btw, i have a contest/giveaway on my blog if you're interested http://www.fruitylashes.com

  5. Get those Badgley Mischka heels!! They're so hot! xo