Photo courtesy of Chris Laurion Photography

Saying that the holidays are fast approaching is almost somewhat of an understatement. In looking at my calendar, the Thanksgiving holiday is this week; two days away to be exact. Once Thanksgiving is over it’s December and before you know it we’ll be celebrating the arrival of 2012. With the holidays pretty much knocking on all of our doors I’m sure many people will be attending holiday parties. Whether it’s for work, with friends or a family gathering what you wear is important. You want to be festive and fun as well as memorable especially if you’re meeting people you’ve never met before. There are a variety of things you can do to distinguish yourself at a party, one of which is wearing an interesting pair of shoes. In this case I’m talking about the REPORT ‘Diane’ shoe, or as I like to call this pair the perfect party shoe. There’s something about a fun pair of shoes that can make for stimulating conversation with people you’re meeting for the first time. In addition to these shoes being a helpful conversation starter, they’re comfortable and stylish. Shoes with straps around the ankles like these, are a fun detail that is feminine and elegant. Every lady, and gentleman for that matter should own a pair of party shoes. You never know who might notice or who you’ll end up striking conversation with.

I had the opportunity to work with Seattle based photographer Chris Laurion on a little photo shoot with some of my shoes. Above I paired the REPORT ‘Diane’ heels with a velvet dress I bought at Express. With these shoes I know I’m going to be totally holiday party ready!