5.17.2009

Fringe Benefits

If you’ve ever worn fringe-encrusted shoes, you know that random passersby instantly look down to see what is shimmying in their direction. It’s an eye-catching form of footwear décor that is equal parts three-dimensional, versatile, and just plain yummy. In fact, to a certain extent fringes feed my fashion cravings. Thus, finding so many different ways to curb my fringe appetite? Obviously overwhelming. In a splendid way, that is.

Dani Black "Fringe Sandal" Most of the time you want to make an impression when you enter a room; but with these Dani Black Fringe Sandals, you’ll create more of a stir when you’re walking out of it. Why? These Southwest style beauties have something in common with the mullet – “business in the front, party in the back.” The scrummy suede fringe is hidden in the back of these gorgeous carved heels as opposed to taking center stage in the front; making a quick, unnoticeable exit completely impossible.

Balmain "Tassel Ankle Sandals" So very rarely do I find myself salivating over a pair of sandals. In fact, I’m not sure if such a thing has ever occurred before in my life. Leave it to Balmain to change that. I’ve seen them worn with boyfriend jeans and blazers; leggings and mini-dresses. Face it, these Balmain Tassel Ankle Sandals would look to-die-for paired with just about anything in your closet.

Christian Louboutin "Short Tina Suede Peep-Toes" I think I love you. From the first moment I laid eyes on these Short Tina Suede Peep-Toes, I can’t help but to admit that I felt an undeniable connection with them. The color is positively electrifying. The fringe around the ankle seemingly sashays with every step you take. And the little belt-like buckle? J’adore! These are not shoes meant to take a backseat to any ensemble; they are meant to stand front and center, the crowning glory of your outfit du jour. As heartbreaking as this sounds, I feel the need to bow down and worship these shoes.

Office "Magnificent Tassel Bootee" Have you ever seen the movie The Shaggy Dog? I believe that these Magnificent Tassel Bootee’s are the shedding, slobbering scoundrel’s fabulous footwear counterpart. The long tassels are very reminiscent of an unkempt (yet completely chic) fringe; while the peep-toe makes these ankle booties perfect for spring, summer, winter, or fall. Take the silver studs around the ankle into consideration and I’m in heaven.

Dolce Vita "Maraco Fringe Sandal" I’ve always wanted to be Pocahontas, sans the villainous Governor Ratcliffe, of course. The second I spotted these Maraco Fringe Sandals, I just knew that the time had come for me to fulfill my fantasy. At least fashion wise. A little bit slouchy. A little bit flirty. I think I’ll pair them with my white cotton sundress. Maybe a denim mini. Or...I’ll pair them with anything as long as they’re mine. Je veux!



How do you feed your fringe appetite?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Victoria's Secret, Net-A-Porter, Office Shoes, and Free People for the pictures.
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24 comments

Miss Eve said...

Oooh La La...gorgeous shoes! Love peep toe shoes :-) Thanks so much for stopping by on my blog. I'm so sorry for the late answer, but I'm dealing with serious internet and computer problems here, hopefully things will be back to normal in a couple of days. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday, much love: Evi

Charlotte said...

I love the sandals from Balmain! They're perfect!

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous choices! Love the green and blue!

And yes that is Miss Tinsley and company on my header ~ nice socialite-spotting!

xoxox,
CC

yiqin; said...

Ah I have a fringe dress that I almost always wear! Fringe sandals would be a great addition to a nice short dress!

Johanna - MyShoebox.se said...

I love fringes! I have to get my own fringed shoes soon :)

Meream said...

Love the first. Only because I love the color :)

Marian said...

loving all these fringed delights,there is one for every occasion!
Happy sunday dear.
muah x
marian

TheMinx said...

mm, I'm not so much a fan of fringed shoes, but I must admit that I have fallen in love with a few fringey bags this season...

tanya said...

these are adorable! I don't own a lot of fringe myself, but I think these designs are sooo cute :-)

Keith said...

Those are incredibly beautiful shoes. I love them. I hope you had a nice weekend. Cheers!

la petite fashionista said...

those Office boots are awesome! they look just like balmain.

i have a pair of vintage fringed cowboy boots i've owned for a few years and they're one of my favorite pairs of shoes

the bella and the beat said...

The Dani Black ones are awesome. I love the turquoise!

michelle said...

They are cute! I just have to avoid straps that go around my ankle because they make my calves look larger than they already are :X

ana said...

Hey girl I gave you a prize on my blog it's in spanish but anyway its cute its for a "magic blog"

I love love the last sandals

Nicole Marie said...

oh love the first ones!!

LML said...

these are all awesome!!! i think target has a fringe pair too :)

Ty Ty said...

I luv the fringes xoxo

Savvy Mode SG said...

i have tried the Louboutins, they are great!

Iris said...

I love the Balmain sandals! Chic and simple.

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

all these shoes are so pretty!!

Blair said...

Oh, we are so on the same page. Just posted some fringe ensembles on Friday:) Love the first pair--beautiful color.

Gaia said...

I love those shoes...The black sandal is my favorite...
Thank you for your comment...

Jessica said...

cute cute cute !
Suprisingly i have no fringe in my closet yet. I suppose i am waiting for the perfect fringed item :)
By the way, i have to admit i really like what you wrote in the 'about me' section of your profile ! Are you a writer ?

agentnoir said...

Love the green Vicky's! So hot!

Fringe doesn't always appeal to my style but I think the green ones are classy, chic and bold all at the same time! love it!

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