So far, 2012 is proving to be a fairly unpredictable year. The January weather waffles between springlike and look-out-for-that-blizzard-like, and the political arena's complexity as the presidential election approaches has me so dumbfounded that I'm going to stop talking about it right here. But before you enter a state of anxiety induced by all of this uncertainty on what's coming next, look on the bright side--the wavering temperature allows the best of both worlds in what would be the dead of winter. Lay out by the pool on the 10th and curl up next to the fireplace on the 11th. And as far as politics go, well, I said I was going to stop talking about that. But luckily, recent shoe styles warrant the same opportunity to dabble around and avoid the boring day-to-day predictability of winter.
The persistence of the chunky block heel and the reemergence of the dainty kitten heel ensure that footwear will by no means become as much of a pain mentally as it can be physically. The tedium of one shoe trend has been banished by the coexistence of these two polar opposite designs. While a robust block heel will fortify any iffy ensemble, the fragile kitten heel merely adds a whisper's amount of statement to your already formidable outfit. And the best part: any time you grow weary of one style, flirting with the idea of the other (and acting on the idea) is totally allowed. No forbidden musings here. What I said earlier about tanning outside in January, though? That may have been more of a half-baked yearning than actual advice (read: I don't recommend it ).
Shoes, clockwise from top left:
LOVE Colour Block Suede Sandal (topshop.com),
Indicon by Ivanka Trump in "Leopard pony hair" (piperlime.com),
Kimchi Blue Platform Pump in "Black" (urbanoutfitters.com),
High Heel Moccasin with Tassels (zara.com),
ASOS SORT Slipper Vamp Kitten Heel Shoes in "Mint" (asos.com),
ASOS SERRAN Cage Kitten Heel (asos.com)