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There's certain rules in fashion: You go to Céline for sleek, Comme for crazy, and Christian Louboutin for sexy. With A-listers from Kate Moss to Kerry Washington working Louboutin's six-inch spikes, it's no wonder those red soles have become shorthand for a kind of glamazon allure.
But that doesn't mean it's all pinched toes and black patent leather in Christian Louboutin's world. There's plenty to love here even if your fashion idols do not include, oh, say, a dominatrix or Rihanna in her Rated R phase.
From tartan buckle pumps and chic suede ankle boots to colorblocked perspex heels, here are nine picks that are way more fashion-forward than floozy. We promise you'll dig 'em, even if you currently rely on a pair of creepers for that all-important extra height.
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Call us voyeuristic, but we love peering into people's lives through Instagram. That's what it's for, right? But, aside from the selfies, boozy brunches, and dog pics, no shot is quite as personal as the inside of a bedroom. And, since we're continually looking to upgrade our own sleepy-time spaces, we read