If you're going for a stylish but unconventional look, an open-toed oxford-style slingback like this Derek Lam Federica Leather Platform ($375, originally $750) is definitely a Fab option. Unfortunately, its score on the wallet-friendly scale isn't so high, so I found a shoe that has the same great design without the high price.
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The open toe, lace-up front, slingback heel: they're all there. But that weighty price tag? Nonexistent. These Nine West Heathers Heels ($89) have all the goods, with an added bonus of a Springy yellow color. I don't know about you, but that brings a little sunshine to my day . . .