Razzle Dazzle ‘Em

Three words for some things I love: Shiny. Sparkly. Shoes. So sparkly shoes are like my ultimate obsession. I want ‘em. Plus they’re the perfect way to jazz up an otherwise drab outfit. And there are so many styles to choose from. So here are some ways to put pizzazz in your step.

Vintage

Yes, these are Dorothy’s famous ruby red slippers. She totally rocked them all over OZ and apparently they make for fairly comfy walking shoes. If you’re going to wear red and sparkly on your feet, chances are they’re going to look something like this. Plus, they’re the most iconic sparkly shoes I could think of. They make other girls green with envy (bad pun I know, but I couldn’t help myself!).

Heels

J’adore. This is like the triple threat—it mixes shine with sparkle for a sexy set of heels. Currently waiting to find the perfect snazzy LBD to go with them and for them to be available in my size.

You can find these flapper-esque beauties at modcloth.com

Flats

Saw these in a store and fell in love. They look like they’d go great with a pair of jeans. Classy and stylish.

jildorshoes.com

Comfy

I freakin’ love my old beat up pair of Converse—sooooo comfortable. So if I thought I could pull off sparkly Converse? I would probably be all over these.

Casual

One word for these: Glitteriffic. And they sell out like hot cakes, so super popular.

The Holy Grail

Christian Louboutin knows how to bring the glitz and the glamour. But these are my favorites. They’re my only-can-I-afford-these-in-my-dreams shoes. If I ever had a Cinderella moment, Prince Charming would bring me these instead of a glass slipper. Can I put into words why I love these? Not really. I just chalk it up to my squirrel-like tendencies and stare at the pretty.

–By Lindsay Ray

Shoes That Can Kill—Literally

Since the world’s oldest shoe (5,500 years old!) was recently discovered, talking about shoes seems particularly apt. Shoes come in a variety of types as every woman knows—wedges, sandals, stilettos, fuck-me pumps or heels with hamsters in them?!? The website, If Shoes Could Kill, offers up a plethora of wacky platforms and boots. For some really killer shoes, just check out pumps with a pistol for the heel. Want to show off your love of geography? Just slip on a pair of Italian boots, which is to say, boots in the shape of Italy. Any footwear fanatic can spend hours just gazing at a pair of ruby slippers for a Diva Dorothy, some “foxy” boots and a monster pair for Wolfman. Even if you’re no Imelda Marcos, this site offers up plenty of the fascinating, the wacky and the aesthetically pleasing.

Also, don’t despair if you’re feeling a little adventurous and want to purchase a pair. Some of the shoes are actually for sale, so soon you too can be the owner of a pair of funny bunny wedges.

–By Lindsay Ray