When Your Star Is the Shoe!

During episode two of Project Runway All Stars, controversial designer, Wendy Pepper, was voted off for this look:

When she was critiqued, by guest judge Rafe Totengco, a handbag designer for Nine West, she was told, “I do not know where to look. I do not have a place for my eye to go.”   This was a shoe challenge where the designers were allowed to select a pair of Nine West fun, party shoes and design a party outfit to go with the shoes.  Totengco was kinder than I might have been…when I looked at this outfit I just thought, “how unfortunate.”  But, it did remind me that when you have a fun pair of shoes, perhaps they need to be the star of the outfit.

I kept this in mind when I wanted to wear these shoes, and I made sure the outfit was simple so that eyes would go to the shoes!!!  I got these on a clearance rack about five summers ago and I truly love the shoe…though I do not wear them often.  Amidst the taupe background is a pattern with red, green, purple, gold, and silver.

Project Runway All Stars will be on Thursday night and in the meantime you  might visit all of the fabulous bloggers on Thursday at Katie’s Favorite Things Blog Hop!  


Have a warm and cozy Thursday, all!!


  1. Cute shoes, Pam, and you've done a great job letting them take the spotlight. I see a lot of people who don't know how to create focal points in an outfit, and everything is fighting with each other for attention.

  2. Great shoes, and I agree – they are the stars! I liked some of Wendy Pepper's work, but this one was, indeed, "unfortunate" : >

  3. I have been reading for a while but this is my first comment. I totally get your post, I have a pair of Josef Seibel red shoes. I love those shoes, they are well made and so comfy. When I wear them I usually pair them with a one color outfit and red earrings, I just let the shoes do the talking.

  4. Cute cute flats! Love the vibrant colors.
    I try not to overwhelm an outfit with competing colors or patterns. Usually, one focal piece, whether it's a pair of shoes or printed jeans (my latest obsession, then I add complimenting colors to finish it off.
    You did a wonderful job with this outfit to show off the shoes!

  5. I used to have 52 pairs of shoes….don't judge, giggle. They were all high heels and gorgeous!Funny this is the topic of my tid bit Tuesday next week. Your shoes are fun. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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