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You know how women are always categorized into being bag, jewelry, or shoe lovers? I thought I was a bag person for some time, but I’m a lot more minimalist these days: one bag will do (and the bag du jour is a gym/weekender bag; go figure). I never really was a shoe kinda girl. I’m still not — though this post will lead you to believe otherwise — much less a jewelry collector.

Let’s indulge in a little bit of fantasy shoe porn though, for the sake of the 98% of ABC readers who are bona fide fashion people. And in mine, I suppose, if I were me in another life (meaning: a whole lot less practical, with a whole lot more to spend)…

pumps heels

Manolo Blahnik Suede Evolu, Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spikes, Saint Laurent Point Toe Ankle Strap Pump, Michael Kors Aviva Pumps

laceup cutout booties and wedge ankle boots

Aquazurra Sloane Suede Cutout SandalIsabel Marant Scarlet Wedge BootsChloé Shearling Ankle Boots

flat boots & sneakers

Fiorentini + Baker Eternity Biker Boots, Valentino Studded Leather Biker Boots, Jimmy Choo Lace & Leather Sneakers

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on buying motivation

nike free 3 running sneakers

I’m not a shoe person. (Just like I’m not a jewelry person. Or a makeup person. Or… I’ll stop right here.) But feast your eyes: I’m (literally) one step closer to becoming a Lululemon-wearing, morning-run-loving gym bunny.

I may or may not have hunted these babies down… but whatever, I needed inspiration and inspiration came in the form of Nike Free 3s. In clashing neon colors, no less. After all, I’m an Aries, so it’s all or nothing. Go hard or go home. What better way to declare fitness resolutions than in infrared and in neon violet? (According to the stars, they’re my power colors. It was meant to be.)

Baby steps, babes. Let me ease out of my my Bloch salsa shoes first before taking my first big girl strides on the big ol’ treadmill.

Soon enough I’ll be posting my first gym #selfie — then it’ll really be official.

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take me out tonight, meow

target sam and libby nude platform pumps heels

I don’t know who Sam + Libby are (or is, if they’re just one of those brands with two names but are secretly just a one-designer brand), but… I love you.

Too fast, too soon?

I won’t apologize for my Aries tendencies. I don’t fall for anything — or anyone, for that matter — easily, but on that rare occasion that I do, I fall head over heels, hard. I’m also not very good at keeping my thoughts to myself. Speak before you think is the unintentional mantra here… But I digress.

For years now, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect nude heel. The ideal would be those ubiquitous Christian Louboutin Pigalles or Biancas, but until this little student-writer (hi!) finds (a) a sugar daddy, or (b) has a sizable and reliable stream of income, Pigalles and Biancas will have to wait. In the meantime I’ve seen almost everything within a reasonable price range, but all were too pale, too blush, too yellow, too high, too stiletto-y (read: masochist), too platform-y (read: go-go girl), too round, too little toe cleavage… you get the point. When I wear heels, I better be able to run in them: trust, I am always the last girl on the dance floor and will never be caught barefoot, heels in hand.

Enter the Margot. The patent nude is just peachy enough that it complements my skin tone both tanned and pale, it’s quite perfect actually. And while I usually deter from anything with a massive platform or stiletto heel, the two together are the lovechild of the YSL Tributes I’ve always loved and something Lolita would wear. It’s quite sweet-gone-wrong; I adore kitsch here and there.

What sealed the deal was just how long they made my legs seem – an incredible feat in it of itself given my petite frame. Okay, so they’re comfortable (read: dance-able) too, but I’m mostly stuck on how leggy I look. That, loves, is the power of a good pair of heels.

(And no bank was broke — or robbed — in the process.)

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Shop: Sam + Libby x Target Margot Pumps

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inspiration du jour: natalia vodianova

The gorgeous Lindley Arnoldy’s Givenchy’s.

How beautiful is Natalia Vodianova?! She’s always radiant.

This snap from Paris Fashion Week last year basically sums up the woman I’d like be; it’s amazing how clothing carries a person, and how that individual carries the clothes. In a palette of navy – monochromatic dressing never fails to look chic and elongate the body – is a great coat and a turtleneck tucked into well-tailored, ankle-length pants. Imagine this classic combination in every neutral: beige, camel, creamy whites, black? This is a uniform in the making.

Those shoes! I’m partial to the belief that Givenchy makes the most kick-ass heels; these babies, along with the hoop earrings, throw in the right amount of edge and sex appeal to an otherwise demure outfit.

And the structured black bag just makes it.

Ask for a tour of my closet in just a few years and variations of this look are all you’ll see on rotation for fall/winter.

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shoe porn: charlotte olympia x agent provocateur

(By god, I could orgasm in a heartbeat at the sight of them.)

Two of my favorite things (and designers) have come together to produce sex on heels, literally, where lingerie meets Marilyn’s walk. I’m slowly turning into a shoe girl (though I’ll always be a bag whore at heart) with this collaboration between Charlotte Olympia and Agent Provocateur. I needn’t say more beyond three words: it’s alluring, elegant and sensual, all the things you’d expect from the two fashion houses.

And only two shoes were created: Bellatrix, a patent leather pump quite signature of Olympia, and her angelic sister Candice, a sweeter, nude sandal with mesh detailing and a Swarovski-encrusted pompom. Both are inexplicably for the evening, each exquisite in its charm to suit two different (sides of) women.

Who will you be for the night?

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objects of desire

It’s all about showing the right amount of skin. And right now, it’s all bout the asymmetrical vamp and shape of the classic shoe…

There’s just something about the silhouette of a d’Orsay pumps that unequivocally exudes sexiness. Almost like good-girl-gone-bad sans the cliche or Rihanna reference; it’s appropriate during the day, and transitions seamlessly for play time straight out of the office.

A wise man once told me that love takes on all forms. Today it comes in the shape of a pair of suede Rebecca Minkoff heels.

Hellooo, love.

Rebecca Minkoff Selina d’Orsay Pumps, Shopbop.com

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