Christmas, albeit a warm and happy time, can be incredibly traumatic in many, many ways. The increased pressure on one’s bank balance and credit card limits can cause heart palpitations and dizzy spells. But thankfully these symptoms can be quickly quelled with treating oneself to a lil’ something-something in exchange for your booming generousity and the hours of hard labour clocked while walking around the mall. Then of course there is the physical toll Christmas dinner can throw at you. The pain of your engorged belly as you muster up the strength to polish off just one more piece of pumpkin pie can be harrowing but a shot of Pepto Bismol and a quick
snooze on the sofa should be all you need to recover from the ordeal. And don’t even get me started on the hell that is the morning after the night before when all you want to do is crawl into a pit and die but the chance of that is slim-to-none because the Christmas parties just keep coming and you ain’t missing a thing. Solution? Hair of the dog and Advil.
My final yuletide rant is one which I’m sure all the ladies can sympathise with… foot pain. Cocktail party, office party, gift delivery, drinks with friends, dancing with friends, drinks and dancing with friends, another cocktail party… I mean, how on earth is a girl expected to manage the pain of party shoes for the whole season long? Simple. Make ‘em comfy or make ‘em pretty. If they’re not comfortable, the mere beauty of your footwear and the compliments you shall receive will certainly take the edge off. Pair that with a yuletide cocktail and you’ll be dancing ‘til the New Year.
Dosh by Aldo, $90
Sparkle, sparkle, sparkle! Pretty feet are happy feet and these strappy heels are versatile enough to go with all your favourite party dresses.
Morlock by Call it Spring, $70
A high-heel bootie looks incredibly sexy and is far more comfortable than a strappy sandal. The blinged out heel on these bad boys gives a perfect festive accent to your outfit.
Glitterbig by Nine West, on sale from $150 to $99.99
Insert a pop of colour into your LBD with these to-die-for blue pumps. This style is so versatile and makes them perfect for day to night socializing.
Schwede by Call it Spring, $50
Lace accents combined with the T-bar detail give these court shoes a lady-like flair while the luxe burgundy hue makes them ideal for all your festive engagements.
Jayroe by Aldo, $100
Red, sparkly and high… could you find a more perfect holiday party shoe? Just call yourself Mrs. Claus but the sexy version, obvs.
Burgundy high heel leather boots by Zara, $249
Not every Christmas occasion calls for full glitter and sparkle. These beautiful boots will serve you well while you’re out dropping off gifts, Christmas carolling with the kids or grabbing some drinks with friends at the pub. The deep burgundy keeps them seasonal and eye-catching.
Bonomi by Aldo, $70
For those days when you’re traipsing from party to party you need a shoe that is a little less offensive on your soles. The lower heel on these sparkly pumps will give your tootsies some much needed relief from the stiletto aches.
Red suede bootie by Browns, on sale from $198 to $119.98
Red booties that Santa himself would be proud of! Slap these on with a pair black skinnies and a tee to show the world that you are indeed in the Christmas spirit.
Reflective tapered toe pumps by Steve Madden, available at Town Shoes on sale from $110 to $89.99
Your feet will shine like a bauble on the tree when you slip them into these mirrored numbers. They also double up as a lipstick-on-your-teeth checker when you see that hot guy from across the bar coming your way.
Ballerina flats with crystals by Zara, $79.90
Okay, okay so sometimes no matter how pretty those heels are your feet have taken a severe beating that they simply cannot come back from. These shimmery flats are the perfect answer to combine total comfort with festive sparkle to keep you happy from top to bottom!