Some may argue that stylist Tabitha Simmons has yet to earn the right to charge four figures for a pair of shoes. I tend to agree, as I like to leave the pricier shoes to the true cobblers. While the lizard pumps are just, well, sparkly lizard pumps (although I do like the “Dixie’s” extreme rounded toe and bar detail), the double-strapped peep-toe lizard concoction might change their minds – it certainly changed mine. The highly textural “Dasha” is a lizard sandal, with the substantiality of a shoe, thanks to a chunky heel that looks like its made for strutting – or dancing – and a plethora of straps to keep your foot – and eye – engaged. Perforated leather, criss-crossing, a pair of buckles, sling-back, and peep-toe – so many elements come together for a harmoniously perfect shoe. “Dasha” double-strapped peep-toe for $1,795 ($2,000 at Tabitha Simmons), “Demi” high-heel tango pump for $950, and “Dixie” ghille pump for $1,490.
Pair with: A heel with such intricacy demands a bag on the opposite end of the spectrum. The “P Lock” shoulder bag by Jil Sander is prim without being proper.
At Saks Fifth Avenue for $1,425.