Monday, April 18, 2011

Mystery Shoes Revealed!


It was totally worth the wait, am I right?


Making their debut in this outfit are my fabulous new Miu Miu shoes and Wolford tights, and let me tell you, I felt KILLER in these. I don't think my legs have ever looked so good.

Like the Valentino dress, these shoes came after a long period of deliberation. And by long, I mean roughly 15 years, because that's how long I've wanted a pair of Miu Miu shoes.

Now I'm no label whore; I don't want just any pair of Miu Mius simply for the name. But over the years, this is one of a handful of high end brands that has consistently taken my breath away with their gorgeous shoe designs. In fact, I vividly remember the moment I laid eyes on the first pair of Miu Mius I'd ever seen; they were spectator mary janes, and when I saw them in an ad in Vogue, I fell HARD for them. At the time there was no question of being able to own them, but I never forgot that beautiful pair of shoes.

In seeking out the ideal pair of Miu Mius, I looked for something iconic, something that even the most casual observer would know was special. At the same time the shoes had to meet my splurge criteria of having staying power and being versatile, so they couldn't be too far out or trendy. These black satin mary janes really fit the bill: they're a classic style, can be worn day or evening, and as an added bonus they can replace my nylon-chewing Steve Maddens. And that extravagant heel gives them the special quality I was looking for.

I'll be honest with you, these aren't the most comfortable shoes I own. Even with the thick platform, their 5 inch heels put my feet in a nearly vertical position. However, they aren't nearly as ankle-breaking as you might expect either; I won't be running any marathons in them, but they were just fine for a normal work day. Obviously I didn't get much work done though, since I spent much of the day gazing at my own feet.

The Wolford tights get two big thumbs up; yes, they're on the pricey side, but they are beautifully made and they make my legs look fantastic. They aren't tissue-thin and delicate either; I think these will easily stand up to normal wear and tear. I've long maintained that quality hosiery is worth the money, and since I wear skirts and dresses so much more than I wear pants, it's helpful to have at least one really unique pair of tights that has the power to transform an outfit.

For their debut I let the shoes and tights be the star, keeping the rest of the outfit neutral and unadorned. The denim jacket further reinforced the look as a daytime one.



Top: La Redoute
Jacket: Tulle
Navy skirt: All Saints
Tights: Wolford
Shoes: Miu Miu, via eBay

33 comments:

CC said...

Ooooh myyyyyy gosh! Those are some fantabulous shoes!
I simply had to come out of lurkdom to congratulate you on them, they are to die for!

shams said...

Yes, those are seriously amazing. But it hurts my aging feet to even drool over them. :)

paisleyapron said...

Drooling. Your legs *do* look fabulous.

Kate said...

you look great in this post; one of my favorite outfits of yours ever!

LPC said...

Oh man. I couldn't do the shoes but those tights slay me.

Megan Mae said...

Mygoodness those are fantastic! The combination of shoes and tights is just killer.

Between Laundry Days said...

Yow.ZA. Those are some phenomenal heels!!

K.Line said...

The tights are awesome!

Deja Pseu said...

Love those shoes even though I could never even stand up in a 5" heel. Works of art. And the tights...just gorgeous! This is a GREAT combo!

Melanie Grace Designs said...

You look super sassy! The shoes, the tights and the attitude that comes w/ looking great win, win win, hooray for new shoes!

littlenashua said...

I am speechless and 100% loving those shoes. Whatever you paid, they are worth it. Totally and completely.

Charlotte said...

I would have stared at my feet all day too, if I had those shoes! They are absolutely gorgeous.

Kimberly said...

Those shoes are beyond phenomenal and they look marvelous with your stockings and outfit. Gorgeous, A!

kristin said...

WOW!!!! Gorgeous!

Nyssa said...

I didn't even notice your other clothes until you mentioned them, I was so enthralled with your shoes and tights.

Sara said...

Whoooooo those shoes are HOT!! I'm waiting for that perfect pair of shoes to cross my path that I cannot do without :)

Jude said...

Those aren't shoes those are works of art for your feet and paired with the tights? It takes my breath away! Lucky you!

Sheila said...

Those shoes are indeed works of art - it makes my soul sing to see them! What a fabulous heel! I just love the details.

Amazing tights as well - wow!

WendyB said...

Those are gaw-juss!

yublocka said...

I'm also delurking to comment. These shoes are beyond wonderful! I'm impressed with the way you have worn them to work for the first time. I'd be tempted to save them fo some special occasion that may or may not ever eventuate. I love the way you have already started making the most of them!

Hexotica said...

*swoon*....*thump*!

Wolford tights are to die for.. I love the two precious pairs I own. Paired with shoes like that...!! watch out!

Peacock's Hat said...

OH MY. What beautiful, beautiful shoes. I have rather a soft spot for Miu Miu as well- if I ever earn enough money to be able to afford designer, I will probably first go to Miucca.

Sal said...

Damn. They're absolutely phenomenal.

Stacy said...

Those shoes are seriously awesome! I bet the red dress, tights and shoes are going to look so good together.

angie said...

They had your name on them! You look sensational as always, Audi. Enjoy your new little darlings :)

Louise said...

The shoes look like elegant, perfect wine goblets. With my bad feet, I might be able to manage a pickle dish.

Gorgeous! You'll wear those for years and years.

Ravina Sniper said...

Oh, my! Those shoes are truly a work of art, I don't think I've ever seen such sculptural footwear before! I love your restraint in styling them and letting your wonderful new purchases speak for themselves. Absolutely stunning, Audi!

Allie (Wardrobe Oxygen) said...

Oh my Gawd, those shoes are INSANE! What a fabulous purchase!!!

MsKatieKat said...

Oh my... I'm IN LOVE with those shoes!!! Gorgeous!

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Splurge-worthy indeed. They are awesome. You look amazing and I adore the tights as well. Very classy with a quirky edge.

CC said...

Wow! There are no words. Those shoes are truly stunning!

Miss B said...

To be honest, I literally said "Holy shit! F*cking amazing" when I saw these shoes. Worth every penny.

Healthy and Homemade said...

Your legs look amazing, those are some gorgeous shoes!! Worth the splurge =)