I have a special spot in my heart reserved just for my ‘solemates’. There is nothing quite like that bond between a gal and her favorite shoes. For some, having one or two comfy favorites is all that is needed. For others, the search for fabulous shoes is an endless quest.
These 13 Dazzling Shoes are my top picks for 2013- the best of the best! I love this collection of shoes, each dazzling and delightful in every way. This collection has something for everyone; every style; and every budget. Dare to be dazzling!
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SHOES WITH FLOWERS AND BOWS
(1) These darling Ilena3 Platform Wedge Sandals by Laundry Shoes (
$59, on sale for $41.30) feature a gorgeous turquoise fabric upper, topped with a decorative rosette on the toe. (2) These comfy Ballet Flats by Isaac Mizrahi ( $140, on sale for $104.99) are made of fabric and suede and feature an understated buckle bow.
SHOES WITH POPS OF COLOR
(3) These colorful Dollis Thong Sandals by Lucky Brand (
$69, on sale for $51.75) feature pretty woven and beaded straps. (4) The awesome Skye Sandal by Jessica Simpson ( $97.95, on sale for $48.96) is definitely a showstopper (or should I say “a shoestopper” – ok, maybe not :)).
SHOES WITH GEOMETRIC CUTOUTS
(5) These cheerful Leighton Flats by Sam Edelman ($199.99) feature bold cutouts and a leather upper with a croc-printed texture. (6) The Bristol Wedge Sandal by Sole Society ($59.95) features geometric cutouts set on the backdrop of a woven wedge.
SHOES WITH FAUX ANIMAL PRINTS
(7) I LOVE these Kioko Peep-Toe Pumps by GUESS (SOLD OUT)!. They feature a textile and faux-leopard upper in a slingback pump. (8) These fierce Printed Snake-Print Platforms by Boston Proper (SOLD OUT) feature cork with a leather upper printed with a faux-snake print.
SHOES WITH SPARKLE AND SHINE
(9) The glam Bentla by GUESS (SOLD OUT) features a woven logo hardware detail. (10) This exotic Auburn Embellished Cork Wedge by White House | Black Market ($108) features a starburst of sparkling beads and embroidery.
NOT YOUR CLASSIC BLACK SHOE
(11) This Love Test Heel by Kenneth Cole (SOLD OUT) is a mix of smooth leather and patent leather that creates a captivating contrast. (12) The gorgeous Meira Truth or Dare by Madonna ($89.99) is a black fabric-wrapped sandal that features unique metallic piping.
MY POST INSPRIRATION
(13) The sparkly Claudia Pump by Kate Spade ($328) was my inspiration for this post. The moment I saw it, I knew that it needed to be featured on The Mindful Shopper! This shoe is definitely dazzling!