Have you ever seen a more perfect shoe? I think not. When Steve Madden and I came together over this amazing sparkle-encrusted shoe, it was clearly a match made in heaven. (Here was my sneak peek of the shoe earlier this week.)

They are utterly luxurious looking, and a style force to be reckoned with. I am a through-and-through Steve Madden fan, and own several pairs myself. But this shoe takes the cake. It might just be my absolute favorite. And you can get your very own pair, very soon–they’re currently available for preorder, and I have no doubt it will sell out, especially in the popular sizes (6.5, 7-8.5, etc).

I am also hardcore loving Deborah Lippmann’s fall 2011 color, “Billionaire” (close up shot here).

What hasn’t left my ears in over two weeks? My two carat moissanite studs sent over by Charles & Colvard. I’m a huge fan of moissanite and was devastated when two years ago I lost one of my 1.5ct studs to a fight with the vacuum cleaner. When they reached out to me by chance, I knew it was fate. Moissanite is has more fire & brilliance than diamonds! And it’s {slightly} less expensive! What’s not to love?

Though I’m a stickler for tradition: I believe engagement & wedding rings should be diamond–but I’ve seen amazing rings that threaten that opinion all the time. What are your thoughts? Do you own anything moissanite?

This top from Zara reminds me of the amazing star prints seen at this season’s Dolce & Gabbana show…so lustworthy, and this print nicely replicates it for a fraction of the price.

You know I normally avoid posting blurry outtake photos…but this one (above) actually accentuated its true-to-life sparkliness! Just look at those shoes! {le sigh}

Mirror mirror on the wall…clearly Kristina loves it all. I really loved silver in this outfit, didn’t I? Watch…clutch…sunglasses…jeans…shoes. Check.

…Have you snagged your pair yet?

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  1. 10.21.2011 / 12:21 am

    Spark:Top: Zara | Jeans: American Eagle (old) | Shoes: Steve Madden 'Sparrkk' (c/o) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Avia…

  2. 10.21.2011 / 12:40 am

    LOVE this whole look and those shoes are absolutely amazing! Moissanite is such a beautiful sparkly stone and I definitely think it can rival some diamonds. To be honest, I would take either! πŸ™‚

  3. 10.21.2011 / 12:55 am

    The whole look is MAJ(too much Rachel Zoe, LOL)! Those shoes are sick!!!

  4. 10.21.2011 / 7:31 am

    WOW, this whole look is fabulous but those shoes really bring this outfit to a whole new level πŸ™‚ LOVE it!
    Happy Friday!


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  5. 10.21.2011 / 7:57 am

    Love the sparkles – there is a similar top on sale at Old Navy right now, I believe :). Loving those sparkly booties, thinking of trying a DIY sparkle on some pumps I have. We’ll see how it goes!
    Thoughts on what a pair of burgundy jeans/cords would look like in that outfit? I’m thinking yes.

  6. LittleRus
    10.21.2011 / 7:58 am

    Love those booties very much! The shape is gorgeous and I adore the sparkles. πŸ™‚

  7. 10.21.2011 / 8:16 am

    Gorgeous! Love the whole outfit!

  8. 10.21.2011 / 9:58 am

    You have such gorgeous legs! <3Love the shoes, shirt & clutch πŸ™‚

  9. Stacy
    10.21.2011 / 11:10 am

    I love the shoes but I’ve tried some on in stores and I cannot walk in them! I’d only be able to wear them if I wasn’t required to walk. : )

  10. 10.21.2011 / 11:17 am

    Love this whole outfit, but those shoes are TO.DIE.FOR. I agree with you that studs don’t have to be real diamond…sometimes the fakes look even better! πŸ™‚

  11. 10.21.2011 / 11:58 am

    Girl, you are so fly!

  12. 10.21.2011 / 1:05 pm

    Those shoes are awesome!

  13. 10.21.2011 / 1:20 pm

    This really is fabulous…I’m so impressed that you made these shoes work for a daytime look…thanks for showing off their versatility!

  14. 10.21.2011 / 1:29 pm

    These booties could not be more you!! I love them! And stars are a print that I’ve yet to incorporate into my wardrobe but have been noticing a lot lately… going to have to hunt some down, I think! Also, that clutch is AMAZING! Love!

  15. Phillydiva
    10.21.2011 / 2:15 pm

    Those shoe are “to die for”…I would seriously give up pepsi for those shoes (side bar: I’m addicted to pepsi…lol). No seriously I think those shoe booties can be dressed up or down. I love how you played it down with the jeans are Zara top- great choices.

  16. 10.21.2011 / 2:17 pm

    lovin the sha boots!

  17. 10.21.2011 / 2:30 pm

    WHAT?! Love the shoes! Great way to compliment the outfit!

  18. 10.21.2011 / 2:36 pm

    This pair of booties is fantastic. Steve Madden is amazing!!

  19. 10.21.2011 / 2:57 pm

    those shoes are so fabulous! very lady gaga-chic. have a fabulous weekend πŸ™‚

  20. 10.21.2011 / 3:08 pm

    I love all the sparkle in your outfit today m’dear. Those shoes are tremendous as well as the clutch and star printed top. What a great outfit to head into the weekend with.

  21. 10.21.2011 / 3:12 pm

    very cute! I love the shoes.

  22. 10.21.2011 / 3:16 pm

    oh. ma. gah. those are incredible. you look incredible.

  23. 10.21.2011 / 3:49 pm

    Those shoes really couldn’t be any more perfect for you – pretty, shiny and sparkly! Love that star print top!

  24. 10.21.2011 / 4:01 pm

    Those shoes say it all about you! Pretty, Shiny AND Sparkly!!! We are definitely not in Kansas any more!


  25. 10.21.2011 / 4:01 pm

    LOVE these booties. So sparkly! But I have a question. Are you wearing them sans socks? I always find that when I’m barefoot in closed toe booties, I get blisters! Any advice?

  26. 10.21.2011 / 4:02 pm

    I absolutely LOVE these shoes!

  27. 10.21.2011 / 6:43 pm

    Those shoes are so insanely beautiful. I want a pair now! Especially as they’re Steve Madden. I always find their shoes are comfortable even when they have a super high heel which is definitely something rare!

  28. 10.21.2011 / 7:25 pm

    Those shoes are hot!!!! I want a pair…And that blouse is too cute!!!

  29. 10.21.2011 / 8:48 pm

    Kristina this outfit is awesome! By far the shoes are amazing! I too am a lover of all things glittery and sparkly ( it must be a girl thing; it’s like it’s embedded in our DNA or something….haha) and these shoes are show stoppers! I love them and now will be on the hunt for them! I love how you mixed in the the sparkle and shine with the clutch, shoes and jewelery. Love it girl!

  30. 10.21.2011 / 9:19 pm

    oh my gosh love your top paired with the shoes!

  31. 10.21.2011 / 10:54 pm

    One of my favorite outfits his far!! Fantastic! Bravo!ps- those shoes need to be mine.

  32. 10.22.2011 / 2:21 am

    Steve Madden is shoe heaven for me. Your sparkly ankle boots caught my eye on Instagram, and I adore the ensemble you’re wearing them with. So gorgeous!

  33. 10.22.2011 / 2:58 am

    Fun shoes! The give the outfit that lil flare that makes it dressy but still is totally wearable for daytime!

  34. 10.22.2011 / 5:40 am

    Beautiful shoes Kristina! I love this outfit πŸ™‚

  35. 10.22.2011 / 6:06 am

    Loving your site darl, photos look great! Would love a pair of those Steve Madden. Definitely following. xx

  36. Kelly @ Practically Spoiled
    10.22.2011 / 7:18 am

    I do love those sparkly booties, but how about some love for the envelope clutch? So cute and shiny, yet somehow subtle. Love!

  37. 10.22.2011 / 8:28 pm

    WOow AND there is a (wrongly paradoxical) kind of “futuristic softness” in these grey Β§ silver tones, flawlessly mesmerizing I must add Dear !!!
    Γ  BientΓ΄t, Antoine

  38. 10.23.2011 / 1:44 am

    Love the starry shirt and the shine in the shoes.

  39. 10.24.2011 / 12:02 am

    Oh….My….Gosh! Those shoes are freaking fantastic!!!!
    You look stunning!


  40. 10.24.2011 / 2:40 am

    that is beyond cool that you helped design those shoes! they’re gorgeous!!

  41. Kristin
    10.24.2011 / 4:40 pm

    Holy cannoli those shoes are perfect for you! Looking lovely as always!

  42. 10.24.2011 / 9:30 pm

    My engagement ring is moissanite. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m glad I broke free of the Debeers brainwashing that we are all fed to from birth. My moissanite sparkles more than a diamond, is tougher than a diamond, and costs way less. Even though we still spent $1300 on my ring, I’m glad we didn’t spend $8k for an overpriced diamond.I’m trying to get a pair of pink moissanite earrings for our wedding.

  43. 10.24.2011 / 9:32 pm

    Love the Moissanite shout-out!
    I own several pieces of Moissanite and I’m extremely happy with all of them. They have more fire and brilliance than diamonds and that alone has convinced me to convert (plus there is no blood-diamond issue to worry about). The best part is, each piece I bought (3-4 years ago) is still just as sparkly and beautiful as the day I bought it.

    With Moissanite, you can take your ring budget and expand it to get multiple rings (or earings, pendants, etc) so you can switch between two different styles. Maybe do a traditional round brilliant cut for one ring, and then a fun, unique cut for the other (pear, etc) – and the best part is, you’re still way under budget for what you would have spent with a diamond.

    Also, I know women who get a replica of their diamond wedding/engagement ring made in Moissanite, and wear that when they travel or go on vacation. Just in case you lose it, it gets stolen, or something happens to it, it’s far easier to cope with than if it were a diamond. The best part is – no one ever knows the difference (not even jewelers)!

    I haven’t ever tried to pass my Moissanite off as a diamond, because I don’t see it as a simulant, but I know that many women do (and hey, more power to them). I love my little collection and promote C&C in any way I can when I get the chance. Glad you’re enjoying your earings! Those are next on my “pamper Danielle” list πŸ˜‰

  44. 10.25.2011 / 11:49 pm

    Those shoes are SO delicious lady! J’adore the sparkle!

  45. 10.31.2011 / 3:42 pm

    Those are AMAZING!
    Has anyone ever told you you look like a blond Idina Menzel? I adore her so I mean that as a HUGE compliment.

  46. 11.02.2011 / 8:43 pm

    Be still my heart, these shoes are awesome. I L-OV-E them. Thank you for bringing them into my life.

  47. 11.11.2011 / 11:07 pm

    Those skinny jeans look fantastic on you. You should wear them more often! And wow. Those shoes. I die. Hoping I can snag a pair of those for Christmas πŸ™‚

  48. 11.23.2011 / 5:27 am

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  49. jonna hatfield
    12.28.2011 / 9:10 am

    I just got these a few days ago,i think they’re too dressy to pair them with an everyday outfit. i guess it works, but i don’t think i’d do it..
    they are amazing shoes though! con – hurts like hell to walk in.
    another con to these lovely little monsters, they’re memorable shoes, so you can’t wear them often =[

  50. 08.24.2012 / 9:01 am

    love those shoes they are amazing!

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