Rhinestone! Like a rhinestone.
I maintain that my shopping rule of thumb–if I can’t picture it with at least three items I already own, I don’t buy it–works phenomenally in most cases. Sometimes, however, I find myself so captivated, so enthralled, so downright paralyzed by something, I have no choice but to let go of premeditated rules and subsequently indulge in utter decadence. Case in point: the Casadei pumps photographed above.
Leopard print is tricky, much more when offered in purple and red. Most, when covered in rhinestones. Yes, rhinestones. I could have fallen off the deep-end with these ones. Leopard print? Rhinestones? Who am I, Mariah Carey? Prince? Maybe in another life. But love is love and we do what we have to. When I saw the shoes, I just knew. And when a price tag so hefty comes attached to the euphoria, there’s only one thing to do: calculate cost-per-wear. Enjoy now below three outfits incorporating the shoes for a very pertinent and appropriate Fashion Week dressing post. Also, remember, in the lookbook of our lives, every girls brunch, girls night, Girls viewing party is fashion week so this shit transcends well beyond the boundaries of next week.
1. With Jeans
Layering rhinestones can work if you have the right t-shirt and can commit to wearing a plaid mens shirt around your waist. Zimmermann t-shirt, Uniqlo blouse, Christopher Kane x J Brand jeans, Antik Batik clutch, Casadei pumps, Pamela Love choker.
3. With a Dress
And now, some housekeeping. Casadei is launching an e-boutique real soon. In celebration of such, you’ve just consumed the above and because they like me and I really, really, like you, they’ve opened up the site a week pre-launch for those of you who share a similar predilection for defying the stereotypes of spangled footwear. Enjoy free shipping and returns plus a gift with purchase when you shop on the site right over here, baby.
Also, remember, comfort is a state of mind.
Part of a collaboration with Casadei. All photos by Naomi Shon.