If you love wedges like I do, I’ve found the summer shoe for you:A the “Linkit” from Nine West’s capsule collection for Nordstrom. It’s on sale for $65.90, down from $99.95.
I saw the brown version of these shoes on singer Joss Stone earlier this month. Joss was promoting a separate collaboration she’s done with Nine West called Vintage America. The name of the collection made me a little giggly because Joss is neither vintage nor American. She was born in 1987 and she’s English. (Rule of thumb for analyzing age: you’re not “vintage” until you’re old enough to be gorgeous 14-year-old blogger Tavi‘s mother.) Gorgeous blogger Stacy of taffetadarlings was giggly because Joss is known for not wearing shoes at all. Still, the shoes were cool and Joss herself was absolutely beautiful and delightful.
Joss politely asked for the name of my red lipstickA (MAC’s Lasting Lust again — when is MAC going to hire me as the official Lasting Lust spokesmodel?) and volunteered to crouch down so I could take a picture of her multicolored manicure and pedicure together. Note that her fingernails match her scarf in the photo above.
I posed for a picture with Joss but it’s too traumatic to share because she’s tall and thin and I was wearing an unflattering vintage peasant dress that made me look like a stubby little mushroom in the shade of an elegant willow tree. I consoled myself by finding the perfect pair of evening shoes for the fall in the Nine West showroom. I need black suede heels to replace the 16-year-old Karl Lagerfelds because, to no one’s surprise but mine, 16 years of wear isn’t kind to shoes.A I can’t wait till the Nine West pair hits the stores. I’m crazy about the platform, the square toe (very Alexander McQueen, I think) and the button detail on the back.
I plan to wear these with everything — except that unfortunate peasant dress. The only place that dress is going is my friendly neighborhood thrift store. And, no, you don’t get to see a picture of it before it lands there.