When I first laid eyes on Miu Miu's Fall 2011 glitter-encrusted booties, I knew they had to be mine (unfortunately I shared that opinion with most of the shoe-obsessed women in the world). But, that was before their eye-popping price tag ($890) quickly snapped me back to reality. Ugh.
I'm not one to give up easily. Just because my underwhelming bank account couldn't support such a lofty purchase did not mean my twinkle-toed dreams would be denied.
Thanks to Nine West, my on-trend and on-budget shoe savior, my feet are now sparkling in their aptly named "Hotlist" sandals. And they are complete show-stoppers: Sexy ankle strap, comfy four-and-a-half inch heel all wrapped up in multi-colored glitter. Oh, and they're currently on sale for $49. Wowzas!
Needless to say, I fell in love and was determined to wear them as much as possible, even though shoes with that much pizazz are often only considered appropriate for nighttime activities. However, I'm a firm believer that you can't always reserve your razzle-dazzle moments until after the sun goes down.
With that said, I teamed up with Stylelist's Fashion Editor Christina Anderson who lent her sharp sartorial skills in whipping up five glitter-friendly ensembles that are fit to see the light of day.
Whether paired with some slouchy trousers or a printed summer frock, these heels are a major win. Proving yet again that--all that glitters is definitely gold.
Check out the slideshow below to see my glitter heels in all their glory.
"This outfit strikes the perfect balance between cool-and-casual and sassy-and-sexy. It's summertime concert ready." Photo Credit: Raydene Salinas/AOL
"A little layering and some eye-catching accessories here and there gave this pretty little printed dress a hip new look." Photo Credit: Raydene Salinas/AOL
"These shoes make me jump for joy -- and because they're so darn comfortable I literally can." Photo Credit: Raydene Salinas/AOL
"I love how just a touch of glitter and pop of color from the belt adds a fresh twist to an otherwise classic nautical look." Photo Credit: Raydene Salinas/AOL
"A neon stripe paired with glitter-encrusted heels would normally seem too busy, but the white t-shirt helps calm things down a bit." Photo Credit: Raydene Salinas/AOL