14 shoes you must own

The Thought

Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels.

Be a girl. Own the shoes. I have 84 pair. I never thought I’d own 84 shoes. I adore them though. I’ve learned that they can make an outfit. You can get noticed for them. I met my current boyfriend because of my boots.  Who knows. You may too!

The Inspiration

image  The Fabulous Imelda Marcos

The Gear

14. Extremely Tall (preferably 6 inch) heels – black (preferably with red soles – knock offs allowable!)

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Yeah, don’t even hesitate. If a pair like this doesn’t make you want to stomp evil out of the world – nothing will!

Ebay: Sexy Red Sole Platform Pump Mary Jane Black Snake Print $31.74

13. Red high heels

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You need color. Red is the best “neutral” color to start with. It goes with black, white, grey, khaki. Try it. It suits more than you might think. 

Nordstrom: BCBGeneration ‘Tinas’ Platform Pump (Nordstrom Exclusive) $98.95

12. Ballet Flat

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Going on a trip – want to look good but still be able to walk at the end of the day? Try a pretty flat! 

Newport-News.com: Velvet flat with satin bow $11.99
11. Rocker pair of boots – motorcycle, studs, something with an edge

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Motorcycle gang…spice up a pair of skinny jeans? wear with cut off shorts and a thin sweater in the fall? These will touch up all those from “meh” to “HELLO” in seconds! 

Chadwicks: Triple Buckle Boots $64.99

10. One pair that speak louder than the outfit, but you own the attitude

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Take a black suit and heels from basic to edgy with a pair of oxfords. The idea here is to get your feet noticed – that way their scanning your long legs all the way down! 

Kohls: Apt. 9® Isis High Heels $59.99
8 and 9. Flip flop – one dressy, one casual

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I love shoes, but I’m a weekend flip flop girl. From glamour to grocery store, these two basics will walk you through Saturday and Sunday!

Target: Women’s Mossimo Supply Co. Lonnie Studded Gladiator Flip Flops – Brown $12.99 & Women’s Mossimo Supply Co. Laverne Flip Flops – Black $9.99

7. Any type of shoe that only has one outfit that goes with it

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I have a pair of red plaid heels. I have a pair of paisley pumps. At the first glance, they went with one thing. and then I found freedom to pair more and more – and they multiplied by closet’s worth just by  matching new and interesting items together to make them work!

Ebay: Brown Round Toe Platform High Heel Pump Shoes $32.98

Kohls: Candie’s® Classy Peep-Toe Dress Heels $54.99

6. Chuck Taylors or Converse

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Being a dancer, converse or the like with a bit of suede glued to the heel make EXCELLENT dance shoes. But what shoe queen wants one pair of many colors? NOT I! 

Payless.com: Canvas Kicks $24.99, Knee High Kicks $32.99, Kicks Hi Watercolor $24.99
5. Cowboy Boots – one roper sensible and one that’s flat out fabulous

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Texas born, bred and raised. These work overtime right now since they’re so on-trend!

Bootbarn.com: Justin Women’s Roper Boots – Black $59.99

Sears: Roper Womens Vintage Underlay Boots Black $63.95

4. Over the Knee Boots

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This is the new tall boot – don’t forget your knee high wonders, but you have two ways here – a flat one for those mini skirts and bumming around town…the tall ones with a pair of tailored shorts to wow him! Put under a long skirt for a tantalizing peek! Or take a pair of over the knee socks with your current boots and make them speak as well!

JCPenney: Decree® ‘Salem’ $90.00
3. Equestrian Boots

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Classic boot that walks more places than you give it credit for! Under jeans and a flannel shirt for a camping haute couture. With a great tartan skirt for a Ralph Lauren classic look. Buckle detail here shows that you’re adding a bit of jewelry and polish.

JCPenney: St. John’s Bay® ‘Amelia’ Suede Riding Boot $89.99
2. Ugg or fuzzy boots

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I had Uggs (or knockoffs thereof) before Uggs were cool. Honestly. These are FANTASTIC. They are my favorite shoe. I wish I had more weather to wear them in.  Grocery store. Snow storm. After a hard day even as slippers for house work. OH! Please!

Uggaustralia.com: $180.00
1. One pair of black business heels that make you own that room

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This is the basic gone bad. I love it. Make sure there’s a button. A ruffle. A zip. Something to strike fear into the hearts of men. 

Charlotte Russe:  Layered Front High Heel Pumps $30.00

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