Shoesday Tuesday: Irrational Shoe Choices

I’d like to start off this Shoesday Tuesday by pointing out that the high temperature for today in NYC is 60 degrees. Thanks Global Warming Climate Change. I take any temperature over 50 degrees as an invitation to bare legs and open toe shoes – but really – in December? That is irrational.

And so began the theme of today’s entry.

Fashion is very often impractical – especially shoe based fashion.

All too often I pop on a pair of shoes despite their lack of comfort or lack of weather practicality. Sometimes it’s just worth it. And while I prescribe myself to being thrifty at all times – many a Carrie Bradshaw inspired woman will throw an irrational amount of cash (or credit) at a shoe and call it a day.

If mother nature is deciding to be frivolous and not follow the rules – let’s jump on that train with her. Check out the following completely irrational shoe choices below.

It’s December. I should not have peep toe shoes on right now and yet.. Here’s a selection of winter sandals just in case you have no fear of frost bite.

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Get it: (upper left corner, heading clockwise) Color Block Peep Toe – $748 mytheresa.com, Gold Platform Ankle Straps – $924 mytheresa.com, Blue Bow Strappy Sandal – $945 barneys.com, Hot Pink Platform Ankle Straps – $266 ssense.com, Gold Wrap Around Sandal – $325 jildorshoes.com, Gray T-Strap Sandal – $175 piperlime.gap.com, Nude Armani Sandal – $88 armaniexchange.com

My most typical form of shoe frivolity – skyscraper shoes. Forget the fact that I’m 5’9 barefoot. I’ll be the tallest girl in the bar – again. Here’s how:

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Get it: (left, right, heading down) Cut Out Colorblock Platform Pump – $72 udobuy.com, Sheet Music Wedge – $944 boutique1.com, Rhinestone Heel-less Wedge – $1,975 couture.zappos.com, Spiked Heel-less Wedge – $2,243 lindelepalais.com, Split Sole Black and Gold Bootie – $1,095 brownsfashion, Platform Louboutins – $1,395 bergdorfgoodman.com, Chunky Platform Animal Sandals – $760 net-a-porter.com, Lattice Platform Sandals – $170 heels.com

Want to drop a grand on a pair of pumps? Right this way.

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Get it: (right, left, heading down) Bright Blue Suede Bootie – $1,150 forzieri.com, Christian Dior Satin Ankle Strap – $notevenonshelvesyet, Pyramid Stud Sandal – $1,450 net-a-porter.com, Patent and Mesh Lace Up – $1,090 modewalk.com, Colorblock Wedge – $1,150 giuseppezanottidesign.com, Metallic Toe Ankle Strap – $1,250 lanvin.com, YSL Art Deco Heel – $1,040

And in real time, here’s our IRL shoe – on my feet right this moment. Wrong season, wrong color palette, wrong functionality for the rain that occurred this morning. Not worried about it.

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Long live impracticality.

<33Mal

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