Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Shoe Psyche

Welcome to the premiere of Shoe Psyche, the latest feature on Style Bard Shoes. To launch this new feature, Style Bard partnered with the wonderful team at Shoebuy to offer readers a chance to win $50.00 toward a new pair of shoes. Four runners-up will win an exclusive 10% off discount code, good toward their next purchase at Shoebuy, no holds barred. The runners-up will have their Shoe Psyche read every consecutive Wednesday following today, and find their special code in their inbox on the day their Shoe Psyche is featured. But I know what you're all waiting for, so here she is, our Shoe Psyche/Shoebuy grand prize winner: Anna!

Anna says:

1) My favorite pair of shoes is... my pink satin 4.5 inch high sandals with a big bow from Bakers Shoes--they make me feel like Carrie from Sex and the City.

2) The pair of shoes I wish I had are... Christian Louboutin Hyper Prive Peep-Toe Pumps in Black, a very desirable yet unattainable due to price tag classic.

3) In one sentence, I would describe myself as... a hopeless romantic who prefers beautiful shoes over comfortable shoes anytime!

The Style Bard can tell that Anna is a girl who walks tall but isn't afraid of her femininity. Anna swoons for designer shoes, but keeps a level head; she doesn't need a reminder that the electric bill must be paid before she hits the mall. She's not afraid to attract attention in a crowd, and much like it-girl Carrie Bradshaw, shows a creative streak both in her fashion choices and her love life. The ideal shoes to capture Anna's Shoe Psyche are:

Paris Hilton Glitzy (Women's) - Gold Metallic
'Glitzy' by Paris Hilton

A metallic peep-toe named 'Glitzy' is just what Anna needs. She'll sparkle and shine as she shows off her latest pedicure and newest ensemble, catching attention from all the boys and all the paparazzi, much like Ms. Hilton herself.

Via Spiga Quinn (Women's) - Black Satin
'Quinn' by Via Spiga

A girl who covets a staggering black Louboutin pump is sure to love these luxe Via Spiga black satin heels with (much to Carrie's approval, I'm sure) a fleurchon of black rosettes for a kick of character. With a 1/2" hidden platform and a 4" heel they're no wilting violets, and neither is the girl who wears them. They're classics with a twist, just like Anna herself.

And last but not least, I just know Anna has been eyeing these ever since she saw them in the post about the Shoebuy contest:

Jessica Simpson Donora (Women's) - Purple Rose Patent
'Donora' by Jessica Simpson

With a 4.5 inch heel and an ultra-fem bow, they've got the height and chutzpah of her favorite pair. Unlike Ms. Bradshaw, I think Anna cares about her piggy bank as much as she cares about her shoes, so she'll want to save her Bakers for the right occasions and keep them looking new as long as possible. In the meantime, Anna can take these babies out for a spin when weather conditions aren't up to par. She'll get the same look, but won't have to worry about rain or soot on satin.

Congratulations, Anna! I will be in contact with you shortly about how to claim your prize--a $50.00 gift certificate to Shoebuy (where you can find all of the shoes featured in Shoe Psyche throughout the next five weeks).

If you didn't have a chance to enter, but you're still interested in having your Shoe Psyche read (and your innermost shoe cravings exposed) shoot me an email anytime at stylebard(a) Just put "Shoe Psyche" in the subject line, and I'll know what to do.


anna said...

oh wow! I am so happy i won :) and this Psyche read is spot-on, I would be glad to have any of these shoes (especially the dark pink ones!)...Thanks so much!

The Style Bard said...

It was a pleasure to read your Shoe Psyche, Anna. ;) Congratulations again!