We never judge a book by its cover, but we know that avoiding an inaugural once-over upon first encounter is more difficult than going a day without hearing about the Kardashians (apparently Kourtney sold her baby story for $80k?). So, if you've already got the first part of head-to-toe covered, with an arsenal of amazing holiday party dresses and accessories, let us help you show your toes a little love with these 12 awesome haute (and high) holiday heels. From velvet pumps to red silk stilettos that won't quit, these cool vertigo-inducers are sure to get you noticed in all the right ways—hello, life of the party! Even if you go for an all-black outfit, elevate your look (literally) with some towering shoes worth the potential blisters. Just make sure to give us due props when everyone's cooing, "where'd you get those!?"
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