I love flipping through the pages of the latest Vogue magazine. Jaw dropping fashions and eye-catching stilettos seem to dance across the pages. I fantasize about wearing the latest Nicole Miller gown paired sweetly with a bauble from Harry Winston’s latest diamond collection. Paired ever so carefully with the latest in Christian’s finest foot candy, I can see myself walking gracefully down the aisles of the grocery store searching for “on sale” cereal and “two for one” juice offerings.
If you are like me (and a millions others), the visions of grandeur end almost as quickly as reaching the last page of the magazine. Wearing the latest Donnatella Versace Suit to the next Back to School night is a nice thought, but unfortunately it falls way down on the list of must haves being superseded by groceries, new kids’ sneakers and gas for the car. But a girl can dream can’t she?
The one thing that does not change no matter how many kids you have, how depressing the economic forecasts are, or whether or not you are on a fixed budget…women want to look good. Many of us would not have the need for a Vera Wang dress to be hanging in our closet but that does not prevent us from wanting something current, fashionable and by all means affordable.
Coming from the fashion industry, I would stay away from the “knock offs.” They are over played, under manufactured for quality and shhhh….illegal. Instead, search for designer inspired. A quality product that takes the design features from a famed designer and creates it at a price point that is attainable. If you are a name dropper than you will probably need to save every penny you have for the next few years so Dior’s name is printed noticeably on the side of your shoes but if you have a real appreciation for fashion, the styles, colors, and materials and structure, will be more important.
Most people recognize and admire the style of your shoes more that they will see the itsy bitsy tag reading “Toms”. For those in my age bracket (40 something), let’s face it, we can’t even see our text messages without our stylish cheaters on let alone a little tag placed on the back of a shoe. And, if someone is spending time looking at the label on your shoe, you might want to consider a new shade of lipstick or a different hair style. Instead, women appreciate the curved heel line of the latest Prada shoe or the edginess of a spike laden pump inspired by Alexander McQueen.
Whatever your fancy, designer inspired fashions and shoes are fun and allow for more diversity for your closet.
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