Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Glittery Shoes Say "Special Occasion"


Last weekend I attended a wedding at an elegant old mansion-turned-conference center. It was an evening affair and just about every female guest, regardless of age, was "dressed to the nines" in a beautiful cocktail dress. It was a warm autumn night, so I wore my favorite sleeveless LBD with black sequins and strappy black heels. As it turned out, I was one of the few women over 50 who wasn't wearing glittery, silver shoes. I hadn't "gotten the memo," as they say. I wish I had.

Glittery shoes are perfect for an evening wedding because they say "Special Occasion." What's more, they look lovely with most cocktail dresses--regardless of style or color. At the wedding I attended, no two pairs of glittery silver shoes were alike. The women over 50 wore flats, kitten heels and low heels. And every girl under 30 was elevated in 6" glittery heels--naturally. I don't have any other weddings coming up, but I'm looking for a pair of glittery shoes for holiday parties in December. When I went online the other day, I was happy to find a nice selection of styles, like the EVITA SILVER BABY GLITTER ($89) above. Click "read more" for other styles in photos and weblinks.

I love heels and feel extremely fortunate that I can still wear them. I know it's not an option for many women--of all ages. An over 50 girlfriend, for instance, is going to a wedding in two weeks and cringes at the thought of lifting her heels even an inch off the ground.  But the invitation said "black tie optional," so everyone will be formally dressed. The last thing my girlfriend wants is to wear her very special dress with a pair of shoes that look like work or everyday flats. Glittery flats are a great solution....
Nine West Aldenia Round Toe Flat - Size 7

Nine West Aldenia Round Toe Flat - Size 7 ($69 plus additional 30% off) in Pewter glitter. Also available in Black glitter.

This glittery pair is greatly reduced....

Jeffy by Annie

Jeffy by Annie (was $34.99, now $14.99)


Bloomingdales - Sam Edelman Studded Ballet Flats - Jolie ($150)

Also, Lucky Brand Exotic Pointed Toe Ballet Flats ($79.00)

I admit it: I love to dance at weddings, but I'm no Ginger Rogers in heels. For that reason, I might choose a glittery silver shoe with a kitten heel like the Nina Shoes at the top of this post. (That style also comes in Gold.)  If you like to dance and can in heels, here are a few possibilities...

Marcy by L.A. Lady™

The glittery shoes Marcy by L.A. Lady™ ($49.99)

I love the simple glitter accent on these strappy shoes.

Enhance by Easy Street

Enhance by Easy Street (was $49.99, now $34.99)


Macy - Caparro Shoes, Denver Evening Pumps" ($69).

Or for a strappy, glittery pair, Caparro Shoes, Pandora Evening Sandal ($69).

Saks Fifth Avenue -- Jimmy Choo Lyon Glitter Peep-Toe Pumps ($495)