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Fierce or Tranny: Alice + Olivia for Payless Pierce Sling Wedge




It would take a very bold woman (or man, for that matter) to rock these pink and black leopard print wedges by alice + olivia for Payless. Alas, this is one designer collaboration that never fails to disappoint me. But what about you, think the "Pierce" Sling Wedge is fierce or tranny?

Shop it: alice + olivia for Payless Pierce Sling Wedge, Payless.com, $38

Comments
Somewhere between tranny and 13 year old girl, to me. ;-) Little too loud for my feet, but I'm sure with a healthy dose of confidence and the right outfit they could rock.
#1 Alexandra (Homepage) on 2009-02-17 01:04 (Reply)
Little too loud for my feet, but I'm sure with a healthy dose of confidence and the right outfit they could rock.
#2 Alexandra on 2009-02-17 01:08 (Reply)
(Whoops, double comment post. Sorry! I'd delete it if I could.)
#2.1 Alexandra on 2009-02-17 01:09 (Reply)
ewww!! i think they lok soo cheap!
#3 gina (Homepage) on 2009-02-17 06:32 (Reply)
those look like cheap trying to be chic. yuck.
#4 jeni (Homepage) on 2009-02-17 07:12 (Reply)
I actually just bought these over the weekend but in ALL BLACK...little bit more practical for me! :-) anyways, they are surprisingly super cumfy, they fit really well, and they complement many outfits very nicely. plus they're alice and olivia for $38! I highly recommend :-)
#5 Emily Violet on 2009-02-17 07:36 (Reply)
Sooooo trannnny.
#6 Stazh on 2009-02-17 08:10 (Reply)
I could never pull those off.
#7 Melenie on 2009-02-17 08:31 (Reply)
I like them! I could see them with black skinnies, a pink cardi, maybe some sort of cinched waist. and of course dramatic hair. great for a nite out!
#8 Miss B on 2009-02-17 09:07 (Reply)
I agree with some of the posts, with the right outfit and the right person it could work. The all black sounds really cute actually!
#9 dina on 2009-02-17 09:14 (Reply)
a little too much I think! maybe with long black trousers or jeans that cover most of the heel with just a little peeping out!
#10 Real Style Real people (Homepage) on 2009-02-17 09:26 (Reply)
kinda tranny? i am trying to think of one woman i know who could pull it off, but i can't think of anyone. maybe i just need wilder friends?
#11 Anna on 2009-02-17 09:54 (Reply)
i'm usually a fan of their collaborations as well, but i just can't imagine what i would wear with these bad boys.
#12 Cupcakes and Cashmere (Homepage) on 2009-02-17 10:12 (Reply)
Tranny? Hon I can't think of one self-respecting Queen who would be caught dead.

Maybe if they were made of a suede material and didn't look like something circa Spice Girls era (pink open toed leopard print platforms, really?)...

I have to agree.Alice & Olivia for Payless hasn't been doing too much for me.
#13 Riana on 2009-02-17 10:23 (Reply)
eek! oh my! - my first reaction.
but on 2nd consideration, maybe with the perfect LBD or over some black skinny jeans? eek. I don't know - i think I would steer away because of the high probability they would look terrible!
#14 allison on 2009-02-17 10:23 (Reply)
Wow, lots of hate for these shoes. Personally, I LOVE 'em. Just pair them with lots of black and you're fierce all over.
#15 Sal (Homepage) on 2009-02-17 10:29 (Reply)
Well, personally I dont't like them and wouldn't wear them. But maybe, with the right outfit they would look nice. SWY
#16 Truffle (Homepage) on 2009-02-17 11:31 (Reply)
I think they have the potential to look fly!!! and they would look better in suede? EEW! are you kidding? that would just be wrong....
#17 Peaches on 2009-02-17 12:41 (Reply)
OUCH!
#18 Kat on 2009-02-17 12:44 (Reply)
Way too garish for my tastes.
#19 Ida on 2009-02-17 13:10 (Reply)
These give me bad, bad flashbacks from the 80's, right up there with my fuschia stirrup pants in 6th grade.
#20 StyleandConquer (Homepage) on 2009-02-17 15:33 (Reply)
Does nobody watch Tim Gunn??? The designer shouldn't matter, it's all about quality and style. There is nothing unique about those shoes, they look like a million cheap shoes already on the market... there's no way those things are quality... It doesn't have to be expensive to be well made. You could get animal print shoes just as cute, in WAY better materials, at the nine west outlet stores
#21 Kelley on 2009-02-18 11:50 (Reply)
Sooo tranny - with a capital "T"!!!
#22 Down Comforter (Homepage) on 2009-02-18 16:13 (Reply)
Tranny. The last collection they did for Payless was actually wearable and cute. :-(
#23 Just Say No on 2009-02-18 18:29 (Reply)
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