No Longer a Secret – THE Boot for Fall – Sergio Rossi Secret

Every season I have a mental list of items that I’ve fallen in love with. Items that I “have to have or I’ll just die”. Items that just seem as if they were made for me and will just make the everything I own even more perfect.

I had a list going on Pinterest and an album of screencaps in my phone of things I was keeping an eye out for to get for Fall 2015. Things that were lovely and, hopefully, soon to be mine.

Yeah, everything flew out he window when I saw these boots.

Dammit Diane Kruger, Elle and Sergio Rossi!

Behold the Secret over-the-knee boot.

Burgundy is the  color of Fall, especially this year, and pairs perfectly with black, grey and charcoal. I’m going to be wearing these with this great JCrew wrap around skirt, black dresses and a smoke knit dress I have.  Everything will be more sleek and just a bit sexier.

Oh, I hope they fit perfectly.

Iconic for Spring 2015 RTW – Rochas Tinsel Fringe Slingbacks

It often happens that I see an image of a shoe “in action” and I instantly fall in love.

I have to have it.

And when that shoe is an iconic shoe from the runway that season, I’m even more covetous.

Such was the case when I saw this shot of Anna Dello Russo and Giovanna Battaglia (a personal fave), wearing the two-tone fringe slingbacks from the Rochas Spring/Summer 2015 Ready To Wear show.

Instant Smitten Kitten here.

Seriously amazing all around.  The design balance of the shoe’s elements is amazing –  the delicate enamel and crystal work on the heel contrasts with the wide slingback strap and the unruly explosion of fiber and crystal and metallic fringe.

These shoe are explosion of joy, sparkle and shine. A fitting counterpoint to the delicate florals exploding into the Spring season.

Aside: I love these illustrations of the collection from artist Andrea Havlicek de Sanchez

I probably will not wear mine with ribbed socks, but I will be wearing them!

Trending for Tassels

I love the a shoe with a tassel. From gold Coach loafers to classic Bass Weejuns to edgy Alexander Wang Silver heels – the tassel speaks to me.

I can’t get enough of these shoes.

Apparently Paul Andrew can’t either.  I love the excess of tassels on his Arta Sandals from this Spring. 

The Aqazzara Forever Marilyn heel incorporates tassels in a more subtle way.  I love the heel placement.  These will draw the eye as you walk away confidently.  I’d love to pair these with a sharp grey suit.

And a shoe that made my “must have for Fall” list early, is the Sophia Webster Layla Pom-pom sandal. I WILL find these in my size.

Sure tassels can seem preppy or parochial, but these new styles are anything but boring and tame.