Two Shoes For You, Glen Coco

Why don’t Mean Girls quotes ever get old? They’re more prolific than Clueless ones are. Don’t tell Alicia Silverstone I said that.

Today in what is magical and happening in the virtual world of e-commerce: these black patent leather and white velvet Valentino shoes.

They cost nearly $1000 so I am not suggesting that you, or we, have to have them (disclaimer, though, I do — but in my defense, they’re the tangible spoils of a gift card received to Net-a-Porter) but I am suggesting we get to the bottom of what makes them so damn intriguing.

Is it the white velvet? The black patent? The high-but-not-too-high, short-but-not-too-short heel? Or is it simply the notion that by adding a pair of white socks to a pair of pre-existing black, t-strap heels we can all get a look that seems so novel and fresh, yet incredibly familiar, like it’s always been ours to own?

Frankly, in the words of Icona Pop, I don’t care, I love it.

[Valentino heels via Net-a-Porter]