Thursday, June 25, 2009

Peep Toe Booites? What do you think?

When I first saw this Manolo Blahnik bootie in my inbox (fall collection, available at Bergdorf Goodman) I was a little smitten - I like the metallic leather and the design is quite interesting. That is until I realized it was a peep toe bootie:

Manolo Blahnik Nappa Leather Gathered Bootie at Bergdorf Goodman - $865

Forget the price, and let's discuss. I know that this style (peep toe bootie) has been around for a bit. I have seen it before. But that doesn't mean it doesn't strike me as incredibly stupid every time I see it. There's a HOLE in your bootie!!!

I get the peep toe style for pumps, sandals, etc. I think it's very sexy when you can see the continuation of flesh of the toe, but the bare top of the foot gives it that continuity. Here in the bootie, I imagine myself wearing these with jeans or pants and suddenly... Hello! Random Toe! Maybe I would wear it with a cute dress and then it might make a little more sense. But I still can't justify it (regardless of price). If it's fall, I'm going to be transitioning into potentially nasty weather. It's a bootie - I might want to wear it into the winter. So why the peep toe? It just limits it's versitility in my opinion.

That being said, I still like the metallic leather.

So what do you think? Can you change my mind on this idea?