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Balenciaga Thick Strap Shoe Bootie: All Strapped In to Say Goodbye

Balenciaga Thick Strap Shoe Bootie, Dolce & Gabbana Button Back Floral Dress, Etoile Isabel Marant Kady Jacket

It will take me a while to recover from the departure of Nicolas Ghesquiere, but instead of feeling sad about it, I’m taking action – grabbing at everything he’s leaving behind! And just like any impulse buyer, I’m not sure I’m making the right choice. These Balenciaga booties (exclusively at Barneys New York for $1,375) are a hard to describe. They’re chunky shoes, just shy of being wedges really. A unique triangular heel shape that Balenciaga debuted earlier this year (wear a mini to make the odd silhouette flattering!). They have what almost seems like faux socks, only instead of the calfskin clinging around your heels, it arches up around them to create booties. Would you wear these shoes??

They’re so quirky I want to pair them with some unexpected classics! It gives the look some credibility without trying to completely tone down the zaniness. A floral dress like this D&G (pre-order at Barneys New York for $1,395) will soften the shoe, while Étoile Isabel Marant’s leather jacket (at Barneys New York for $1,160) will pull the look together.



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