Sunday, March 10, 2013

Studded/ spiked Shoes

Left and Bottom Right: Jeffery Campbell, Top Right: Vince Camuto

Studded shoes have been around for awhile now - (not including my two pairs of studded boots) I own these three pairs. I was never gutsy enough to try the spikes, but this season has me craving tougher, more out of character pieces for me - camo jacket, buckle boots, faux fur, faux leather, wedge sneakers - so I'm not surprised that the spikes are starting to make me salivate. 

It first hit me when I was at the Toronto airport waiting to go through security. There was a woman in line, probably in her mid-50s who was wearing a pair of black spiked flats, straight legged pants, fitted sweater. She looked very well put together, and even though spiked flats seem like they would be young (like 20s young, not that mid-50s is old by any means) and trendy, her outfit looked extremely age appropriate. The rest of her pieces were classic and simple, so she didn't look at all as if she were trying too hard, and frankly, her flats didn't call too much attention to themselves. That's when I decided I should consider some spiked shoes.

I initially thought about flats, but I'm kind of putting myself on a flats ban because I just don't wear them that often. I have a few pairs, but there are only a couple that I wear religiously. Heels are my true love. So... I bought two pairs.

Zara Court Shoe with Studded Cap Toe
I can't take credit for finding these myself. A friend had tipped me off to them, and wow, I fell in love. (Yeah, I fall in love with lots of things.) There's something really timeless about black and gold, and the studs/spikes make this shoe special and funky. I plan to treat these as if these are just simple gold cap toe shoes.

Petra Nemcova | Source
You could easily casualize the above outfit by going with basic dark washed skinny jeans and a black blazer or cardigan.

Missy from Pop of Style
Loving the chevron paired with the leopard! The gold cap toe is the cherry on the top.

I had already ordered the black and gold pair when I came across these.
Schutz "Sherie" Pump | Nordstrom
I mean, is it possible to own too many studded shoes? Are these two pairs too similar - metallic cap toe with studded accents? I figured I'd leave it up to shopping fate. I originally couldn't find them in my size - I tried searching online but came back empty handed. My lovely SA from Nordstrom was able to locate them for me; there were three pairs left in my size in the system and she was able to pin them down at the Mall of America so they are on their way to me as we speak! These actually serve a dual purpose. It satiates my stud craving, but I was also wanting pink cap toe heels after seeing this:

Katie from Style Diary

I honestly would not have thought to wear those heels with that outfit since the floral pants are such a statement, but it all works together just right. The cap toe is really just bling for your feet! I love this outfit as well:

Katy009 Fashion Agent
It's awesome following other bloggers because of all the inspiration and ideas they spark, but gosh, sometimes it's so dangerous for your wallet and is a true test of your self control! Clearly, I failed that test this time. I can't wait to get these two pairs in - expect to see them in an upcoming outfit of the day!


  1. I love all of your shoe picks! I'm glad you found some inspiration from my outfit! I totally agree that reading a lot of fashion blogs in dangerous because it makes you want to shop so much more!

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