Silver Screen Style: Get Your Own Ruby Slippers!


On one unsuspecting Saturday night, I found myself planted in front of the tube watching Wizard of Oz with my best friend, Rosie.  Of course, I can’t get over Dorothy’s signature ruby slippers.  I have plenty of red high heels, but none are quite as classic & adorable as the original Salvatore Ferragamo designed shoes for the movie.

I’ve recently posted a lot about shoes & even dedicated a whole Color Me Style post to Rosie (clicky here), but there’s really no such thing as too many red shoes!

Take a look at these shoes which range in price from $24.50 – $99.00, but are totally worth the investment if you’re looking to add some glimmering polish to the upcoming holiday season & for any smashing LBD ensemble.  My favorites by far are the glittery mary jane platform pumps ($30.00) from Charlotte Russe.  The store is currently having a sale where you can buy shoes BOGO $15.00.  That’s a good deal! You can find the sparkle toe pumps ($99.00) @Victoria’s Secret, or go for some all-over twinkle with the Promiscuous ‘Ryan’ pumps ($24.50) from 6PM.

While Dorothy’s shoes weren’t peep toes, I’ve also selected the ‘Jeana’ knot slingbacks ($27.99) in red satin, which add an old Hollywood glamour to any look, from Payless.  They’re also available in black & wide width, just in case the red isn’t for you.  I’m also a big fan of patent leather, so these Romantic Soles ‘Peony’ pumps ($44.50) sold @Zappos are the perfect fit for a polka-dotted dress in the summer, or with heavier textures this season like tweed or a chunky knit dress.  Speaking of texture, @Nine West, the ‘Galactica’ suede pumps ($69.30) have a little bit more edge with gold embellishments around the platform.

Have a red shoe story? Love Wizard of Oz? Share your story with us Style Darlings!  Happy Styling!

Color Me Style: The Hunt for the Red Shoe (Dedicated to Rosie)!


Recently, my best friend, Rosie, revealed to me that she wants some red shoes.  My first instinct was to be her shoe guide, & also get a good blog out of it!  While our styles & tastes are very different, I was proud to go on the hunt to find shoes that meet her very specific needs: not too high. Standard heel size for me is four inches, but I found these styles that Rosie should try on whether she’s trying to look sexy for a date night & keep her daytime office look both professional & polished.

These selected shoes do vary in price range since Rosie would be investing in one perfect pair of red pumps, whereas other weak-minded & footed Style Darlings like me, shoe obsessed & all would be seeking to own many different styles of red confectionary footwear.

First we have the ‘Ramone’ satin slingback platform style from Nine West for $89.00 which is perfect with a pair of dress pants, leggings, or your favorite LBD.  It has just the right amount of detail & toe cleavage to attract attention.  Probably the safest bet for a girl like Rosie who’s conventional & cute, the bow front cone heels from Charlotte Russe for $28.00.  The patent leather makes them cocktail-ready, but also restrained enough for daytime with capris & a flirty blouse.  If looking for something more elegant, just for night-time, I always recommend red in satin b/c it’s just so pretty, like the Caparros ‘Harriet’ pump from DSW for $24.94, which are also available in black for a formal occasion!

The ankle wrap pump comes courtesy of Payless by Silvia Tcherassi for $54.99. I’ve already checked & these are too loud for my friend, but do make for the proper statement red shoe if you want to shoe off your wild side.  Madden Girl by Steve Madden has created these comfortable deep red patent leather round toe pumps, available @Zappos for $49.95 that are the least likely to give your feet any pain with very modest 3-inch heel.  You just can’t go wrong with a basic pair of red pumps like the ‘Arnoldoa’ from ALDO that are marked down from $70.00 to $34.98 right now!

Do you have a favorite pair of red shoes?  Do you like red shoes or think they’re too Dorothy-esque?  How high is too high in a heel for you?  Which are your go-to spots to shop for red shoes?  Which pair would you recommend for Rosie?  Happy Styling!