Diane Von Furstenberg DVF Zarita Lace Dress

Isn’t it funny how when you like something, suddenly you see it everywhere? Or maybe it’s because it’s everywhere that you subconsciously start to like it more and more. Well, that’s me with lace. And I’m clearly not alone — I’ve been seeing the Diane Von Furstenberg Zarita Lace Dress everywhere for a reason: it is wildly popular and has been seen on a ton of celebrities, from the red carpet to even weddings.

Diane Von Furstenberg Zarita Dress

Wow is this the statement dress of Fall or what? I like that it’s conservative up top but the dress is cut just a tad short to maintain the sex appeal of the dress, not to mention the figure-hugging fit and lace sleeves. All oozing sex appeal without seeming like you’re even trying. From the reviews, it seems the inside jersey is super comfortable, and though it’s fitted, it’s not tight so no need to feel super body conscious in this. Favorite color’s got to be this burgundy color, or “Exotic Plum.” The gray is also super gorgeous, and a nice neutral that’s not black or white.

Diane Von Furstenberg Zarita Lace Dress

Reminds me of the gray J.Crew Pamela Dress in Leavers Lace that I love so much. I really wouldn’t be able to choose between the two. Feel free to Google “DVF Zarita” for a ton more pictures of celebs and other bloggers all wearing this dress in various colors. If you love it as much as I do, get it here or here from Shopbop.

Jimmy Choo Glitter Degrade Pumps

I can’t be the only woman who likes shiny, sparkly things, right? I’m seriously obsessed. And it’s not a mental thing; when I see a pair of gorgeous, sparkly, glittering shoes, my heart just sings and I feel I can’t possibly turn away. It’s a disease, I tell you. But tell me you can look at these and not feel a thing.

Jimmy Choo Anouk Glitter Degrade Pumps

Jimmy Choo Anouk Glitter Degrade Pumps

Oh my God, I fell in love with these instantly when I saw them randomly on Pinterest and promptly hunted them down. The Jimmy Choo Anouks. Not only is it uber sparkly, it has an awesome degrade/ombre effect from gold to black, on top of a super sexy gold thin heel.

Jimmy Choo Anouk Glitter Degrade Pumps

They look like there’s a watery, glistening sheen over the shoes. I could look at them all day long. When I was hunting them down, I thought to myself, I have to own these no matter the price. Even if they’re over a thousand, I’ll make it happen. To find it was a totally reasonable price for a pair of designer heels, I was basically ready to pull the trigger then and there. Then I calmed down and read the product description; that’s when I got slapped back into reality. Um, 120mm heel height? Crap.

Jimmy Choo Glitter Degrade Anouk Pumps

How come the models make them look so normal? I’ve never even tried on a pair of 120mm shoes, but from the pictures I’m guessing I’d topple over. Probably not likely to walk in them more than a few steps, despite what people say about it taking practice. I’m already too lazy, paying for Jimmy Choos that I can’t easily wear everywhere doesn’t make sense at all. I loved them so much though I thought, maybe it’s worth it just to own these and I’ll treat them like an art piece…but that little voice in my head told me that’s just stupid (PS if you can make these work, get them here). Then I found these:

Jimmy Choo Agnes Glitter Degrade Pumps

Jimmy Choo Agnes Glitter Degrade Pumps

WTF? I’m a total noob to Jimmy Choo, so is it normal for the same type of shoe to be repeated across different shoe styles with different heel heights? Kind of weird. These are the Jimmy Choo Agnes pumps, which clock in at only 85mm, which is totally walkable. Exact same gold to black glitter degrade style. Hallelujah? Eh. Something about these just didn’t speak to me the same way as the Anouks. The heel height to shoe length proportion seems much less sexy to me vs the Anouks, but then again these are much more practical. I can get the look I love in a shoe that I can actually wear out. I just didn’t love it and debated back and forth for a long time. Then by sheer luck, I ran into these:

Jimmy Choo Abel Glitter Degrade Pumps

Jimmy Choo Abel Glitter Degrade Pumps

Another heel height?? Why, Jimmy Choo? Why? I’m really baffled as to why any designer would do this. I get it for classic styles, like the Louboutin Simple Pumps, but why these degrade glitter ones specifically? Anyway, I found out these were in the Abel style, clocking in at 100mm. This could be my perfect goldilocks heel height! I started reading reviews and pleasantly discovered people raved about the comfort of the Abels, despite the 4″ heel. Was it fate? Possibly. Only Farfetch carried these, and only a few little European boutiques had these. I finally pulled the trigger and can’t wait for these to ship to me from Italy. Hooray! If you’re considering these, I read most people went true to your US size, though some with wider feet sized up half a size.

If you’re loving these, see if they have your size here from Farfetch. Bonus: these are priced much cheaper when shipping from Europe, and all import duties are included in the price!

J.Crew Collection Leopard Calf Hair Beauties

Given my total addiction to shoes, it’s actually kind of surprising that I don’t own any leopard shoes. Since they’re practically a neutral print now, just sexier than your standard black or white, it’s a good choice to stock up on for Fall. Leopard is quite tricky to get right though. If the color is off or the print isn’t great (*cough* Banana Republic Ivonne Leopard Pump, sorry), then it just looks like a cheap pair of shoes. Luckily, J.Crew gets it of course, and I’m having trouble choosing between two great styles in this beautiful leopard hair calf material.

J.Crew Collection Harper Calf Hair Leopard Flats

J.Crew Collection Leopard Harper Calf Hair Flats

I love that the front toe box of these are similar to that of smoking slippers, but it’s pointy toe so it’s flattering and chic. Plus they’re flat so should be comfortable. Downside is I read that though J.Crew’s flats tend to be true to size, they’re not exactly wear-all-day flats unless you break them in. Once they stretch a bit with wear, they’re much more comfortable. Not sure I’m ready to commit to a break-in period for any shoe; I’ve gotten a little too old and impatient for that kind of thing. One thing I know for sure, they’re definitely more comfortable than heels. Get yours here from J.Crew.

J.Crew Collection Elsie Calf Hair Leopard Pumps

J.Crew Collection Elsie Calf Hair Leopard Pumps

Just around the time I *almost* decided on the leopard flats above, I saw a picture of these leopard pumps on J.Crew’s site. No doubt about it, any heel makes these leopard shoes instantly that much sexier. I thought to myself, that heel doesn’t look that high, maybe it’s do-able and comfortable enough for a normal workday at least. Then I read it’s 3.5″. For many of you, that may be perfectly do-able but that heel height for me equals about maybe 1-2 hours of walking. Such is my dilemma! Which would you get? If you love these pumps, get them here from J.Crew.