We’re right in the midst of an extra juicy reunion for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 2, having finished two parts of the three part special. The drama on the show was on a rolling boil all season long and, I must say, it was pretty riveting. After all is said and done, the ladies have plenty of serious issues to hash out on the reunion but I, for one, am here to talk about the shoes. Yes, there’s never a shortage of hot designer heels on a Housewives reunion, that’s for sure. That’s why we’re going to check out what they wore and, if your feeling inspired by something you see, but not by an out-of-range price tag, I also found some similar, but much more affordable styles as options for getting the look for less. Let’s check it out:
On one side of the room at the reunion, we have (from left) Brandi Glanville, Camille Grammar, and Lisa Vanderpump. They all really brought it in the shoe department, but I have to give props to Brandi for her royal blue strapless dress with bright red pumps – I love the color combination. I mean, Eddie Cibrian, who? Looking gorgeous on a hot TV show is the best revenge, I must say.
It’s hard to go wrong with a spicy red heel and it looks like she is wearing this YSL Trib Too in red patent, which can be found at ysl.com for $795.
For a less expensive alternative, try the Audrey Brooke Samantha for $89.95 at DSW.
If you like the combo of red and blue, you’ll appreciate the blue sole on these.
Another option is the Chinese Laundry Whistle in red patent for $69 with free shipping at Endless. Spend over $100 on eligible styles, including this one, and get 20% off your order in-cart through 2/14/12.
Camille Grammar is going through a situation similar to Brandi’s after ex Kelsey Grammar left her for another woman, but she seems to be doing just fine. It was said at the reunion that her show got higher ratings than Kelsey’s show (ooh, burn), she has a younger new man in her life, and she looks fab in her red dress and sparkly Christian Louboutin Lady Peep pumps. The shoes pictured above are the $4,195 crystal version offered at the official Christian Louboutin site.
For something similar, try the Enzo Angiolini Show You for $160 at Bloomingdales.
On to Lisa Vanderpump, who said she was wearing Giuseppe Zanotti when asked about her shoes at the reunion. She is wearing the Giuseppe Zanotti Crystallized Suede Platform Slingback, available for $1,370 at Neiman Marcus. These are AH-mazing, but for something less expensive with a similar look, see the Enzos above or this slingback style:
Perugia 12643 for $69.30 with free shipping at Endless. Spend over $100 on qualifying styles, including this pair, and save 20% at checkout through 2/14/12.
If you love the ultra happy multi-color version of the Zanottis (pictured left) as much as I do, I came across a closer look-alike for that particular style. The Sole Obsession Berne (pictured right) isn’t dripping in Swarovski and doesn’t have the coveted Giuseppe Zanotti name, but it does have a similar mix of colors with added sparkle via rhinestones and it’s much more affordably priced at $89.95 at DSW. There is a black/turquoise/purple version available as well.
On to the other side of the room with (from right) Adrienne Maloof, Taylor Armstrong, and Kyle Richards.
Adrienne Maloof is wearing a style from her Adrienne Maloof by Charles Jourdan shoe line. Adrienne’s shoes were once available only at Issay.com, but they are also now available at Belk, where this particular style is exclusively sold. It’s the Adrienne Maloof Shaun Pump and you can get it for $235 in gold or black.
Of course, you may also be wondering about the Vander Pump, a style Lisa Vanderpump created with shoe designer Ryan Haber and the pink heels her daughter Pandora wore on her wedding day. They were available for pre-order back when the season premiered, as discussed here, but I don’t see them available for sale online right now. However, those interested in this shoe can see the Ryan Haber site for more info.
There was a little controversy at the reunion over Adrienne and Lisa’s respective shoes when it was brought up that Lisa had previously referred to Adrienne’s shoes as “Maloof Hoof” and then she went on to say it meant “fat little shoe”. Now, perhaps she was trying to be funny and there are certainly bigger issues going on with the cast than this, but I can see why Adrienne would be a bit miffed about it.
Now, if it were these shoes, I’d totally get it.
Ok, moving on to Taylor Armstrong, who is wearing lovely nude mary jane platform pumps that definitely look YSL, but I couldn’t find a pic of the exact pair. I do, however, have some look-alikes:
Patent Mary Jane Platform Pump at Charlotte Russe for $30, but on sale for $25 for a limited time.
Sergio Zelcer Wood Platform Pump in tan with red sole for $121.88 with free shipping at Endless. Spend over $100 on qualifying styles, including this pair, and save 20% at checkout through 2/14/12.
Promise Goodness tan mary jane with blue sole for $37 at LuLus.
Finally, we have Kyle Richards wearing those signature studs on the Valentino Rockmance, which is available at Neiman Marcus for $895. I couldn’t find anything that looks all that close to this pair, but these more affordable shoes have some similar features:
Jeffrey Campbell Midler for $112.95 at Loris Shoes.
Betsey Johnson Majestee for $110.99 with free shipping at Endless. Spend over $100 on eligible styles, including this one, and get 20% off your order in-cart through 2/14/12.
That’s all I have for now, but looking forward to part 3: Andy’s big talk with Kim.
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