First, a brief note: We got a few emails from people referencing this article in the New York Times about influencers, and sponsored posts. I’d like to clarify, although I also mention this in our disclaimer at the bottom of these shopping posts: These shopping posts are not sponsored. I pick every item I link to because I sincerely think you might like it, or want to buy it.  We do, as I put in the disclaimer, use affiliate links. All that means is that if you buy something after following our link, we get a little money. It’s kind of like a finders fee, and it’s an important way for many websites to help monetize themselves. But despite the sort-of confusing nomenclature, it doesn’t mean that we have any affiliation with any of the stores or brands we link to, nor have we been asked or paid to link to them. Hopefully that clears up any questions — I know it’s confusing out there. (And if we do run a sponsored post, we’ll tell you! I don’t think there’s anything wrong with them if the writer really does endorse whatever they’re writing about.)


So, Thanksgiving is next Thursday, which means it’s basically the holidays, which means we have parties to go to, which means now is the number one time for festive and ridiculous party shoes. Despite being a person who rarely leaves the house, I have many MANY pairs of ridiculous party shoes. I’ve got the annual J.Crew plaid heel from several years ago (WHY won’t J.Crew just sell the same Plaid Party Heel every year? I assume these are this years, but these are mine), and TWO glitter heels, both from Miu Miu and BOTH purchased ages ago at a great discount at Decades, the amazing consignment store here in Los Angeles. (This is one of them and the others I cannot even find on the internet anymore beyond my own Instagram; regardless, apparently I was AT HOME for Miu Miu’s Glitter Shoe Period.)  The truth is that a Ridiculous Party Shoe is more wearable than you think — sure, you can wear it with your cocktail dress or whatever, but more importantly, you can also wear them with your jeans or black pants when you feel like being festive but you don’t need to go FULL FESTIVE.

Let’s enjoy them:

FYI: GFY uses affiliate links where available, which means we get a tiny bonus if you get yourself something new. I can assure you that all shoes were personally chosen by me while I sat around drinking Diet Coke and watching Jupiter Ascending, which is TERRIBLE.