Why does anyone really put up with the drunken chit chat, adquate appetizers & stupid twinkly decor of the holiday party circuit? The shoes, of course. These gorge Loubie Madeline satin mules are the best gift a girl can give herself for being so good all year (season? month? week?...okay, day). Worth diverting your rent money & subsisting on ramen noodles until the new year. $850 at Saks.com.
If it's more about splurging at the lunch money level, step lightly in these chic Kenneth Cole Two 2 Tango black ankle strap sandals for $150 that The Fashion & Beauty Bargain Queens found.
- Lesley Scott