I need "bling" shoes, now for the price & practicality discussion...

fashion16

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Ladies, I have been oogling any type of "bling" shoes for a long time. That is the one thing my shoe collection is missing. I am open to glitter, crystals or sequins, I just want sparkle. Here are some styles that I like:

http://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/Jimmy...80050skuMULTICOLORS&ci_gpa=pla&ci_kw={keyword}
http://www.barneys.com/Fifi-Strass/...kw={keyword}&gclid=CJbf97zI4awCFc7AKgodTWGsng

but here is the clincher. I have a lot of designer shoes but I know I won't be wearing these all the time so I don't want to spend more than $200.00 and I don't want them to look like cheap plastic (like the glitter shoes I have seen at Forever 21 or Charolotte Russe).

Do you know where I can find some classy looking "blingin'" shoes in that price range?
Second, I need help w/ where to wear them. They are fun and would reflect my personality however, I don't have a swingin' social life, I am 9 months pregnant w/ my second child so Xmas and New Years parties are out of the question this year and I work in a corporate office environment. Could these shoes be dressed in such a way that they could fit into an everyday outfit?
 

poptarts

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Go to www.shopstyle.com and type in keywords such as glitter, crystal, etc etc. click Shoes and select your price range. I use this whenever I want a certain style but don't have a particular pair in mind :smile:
 

nafrate

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Baker's is a step above Forever 21 in quality but is not terribly expensive, and they have tons of glittery, blinged out shoes right now. Steve Madden has glitter shoes too but they are far more expensive for about the same quality as Baker's.

I don't think you could style any of these for a work environment, though. Maaaaaybe if you have a black glitter pump you could, but the glitter is pretty obvious. You could get away with glitter shoes at work I think if they were in a loafer or ballet flat style shoe, or if you get the "multi" color glitter Melina pump from below because IRL they look like a neutral color.

Melina glitter pump
Melina sequin pump
Victoria glitter pump
Royal glitter heel
Melina sequin again
Chinese Laundry glitter heel

Another option you have is to go for a regular pump with a glittered heel, they are very fun looking and you could even do them yourself if you like (Google "DIY glitter shoes").
 

puppynapper

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Badgley Mischka makes a glitter t-strap that is pretty comfortable and well-made. I tried these on at Nordstrom's:

http://www.bluefly.com/Badgley-Mischka-silver-glitter-Indigo-III-platform-sandals/COLOR_CROSS-SELL/315851301/detail.fly;jsessionid=ON93uXtsx08gRIebpxSKlQ**.bluefly_node8

Glitter isn't my thing so I didn't end up getting them but I was really surprised at how lovely they looked on and how really comfortable they were considering the height. Depending on what size you are, you can get them on sale for as low as $80+.
 

Xtina0509

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Brian atwood has glitter pumps for his B brian atwood line that are 325-350. I know you said your price range is 200 but you would be getting a quality high-end designer as opposed to bakers or steve madden etc.
 

CEC.LV4eva

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I like Badgley Mischka's stuff in that price range.
My mom knew the designers, she knows where and how they're made, so they're good quality shoes :yes:
 

nooch

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Nine West has some cute ones, I think they are called Devika and they are like $60 or $70.