March 21, 2012, 9:15 a.m.
Fancy sandals are what made Giuseppi Zanotti famous. I remember buying my first pair at Neiman Marcus at the one-and-only Fashion Island in SoCal. Although a few of the crystals are now missing (nearly seven years later), I still have them. No, I don't wear them anymore but they hold a special place in my heart because they represent Zanotti's astonishing growth over the past decade. Watching designers evolve is really exciting for me for obvious reasons.
Now, Giuseppi Zanotti is my go-to brand for sexy stilettos. In fact, both my rehearsal dinner and wedding shoes are Swarovski encrusted Zanottis that are also shockingly comfortable. (I can't wait to show all of you once I officially tie the knot!).
I am currently obsessed with Zanotti's vibrant spring collection, which, like BodyRock Sport, is all about color and florals. Although Zanotti's creative juices were definitely flowing when he designed this collection (think color-blocked wedges, which I don't like at all, and capped toe pumps, which I don't like either), my favorite pair is this exquisite pair of black and yellow floral strappy stilettos. I must find them. I can not only funk them up with The Jaclyn Moto Jacket and The Durga Bra and a funky pair of jeans for a fun night out with my girls but can also combine with a curve-hugging dress for a fancy schmancy soiree, definitely making them a worthwhile spring investment. With each purchase I make, I always keep versatility and the ROI in mind. Ahem, on that note, it's time to call my favorite shoe man so he can hunt them down!