Cocktails & Shoes

Cocktails & Shoes


Cocktails and Shoes: Is there anything else?


Last week I went out on the town for drinks with my friends, and Jacque and I ended up getting our favorite cocktail in all of New York City: The Dirty Jane. For those of you in New York, I totally suggest a visit to The Smith for this pickled-green tomato spin on a vodka dirty martini. I won’t admit how many I had…but needless to say these babies are good!


While there, Jacque and I got to talking about how cocktails have their own style, and how they can go with your mood. Quite similar to shoes actually! So here goes my guide to my favorite cocktails in NYC, and the shoes that go with them! See mom, I do have passions!


1. The aforementioned Dirty Jane (or Dirty Martini) & Christian Louboutin
A classic and sophisticated cocktail calls for a sleek AND chic shoe. With its pointed toe and extra high heel, these pumps are both classy and sexy.


2. Bloody Mary & Rag & Bone
These kicks are reminiscent of my favorite weekend cocktail. Spicy and red, these Rag & Bone sneakers are perfect for wearing to a casual brunch where you can enjoy a spicy tomato cocktail of your own!


3. Hot Toddy & Alexander Wang

A warm whisky shade of brown makes these two the perfect pair. I might be biased because I own these lovely boots – but I love them just the same. The suede is the richest color, and the metallic detail in the heel adds the perfect cool-girl touch!


4. Champagne & Saint Laurent

I want these. So. Badly. What goes better with a glass of bubbly than more sparkles! These boots are not only eye-catching but comfortable. You’ll look like you should be sipping champagne at Studio 54. Santa, if you’re out there…these are at the top of my list!


5. Espresso Martini & Jimmy Choo
Sophisticated and smooth, the deep espresso color of these velvet Mary Jane’s remind me of the rich and velvety coffee flavor of my favorite night-cap.


6. A Manhattan & Steven
I guess it took moving to the city to get me to love this essential cocktail. But being a true Southern gal, I prefer mine with bourbon. The smoky and sweet flavors of this favorite make me think of a velvet smoking slipper in a black cherry shade. Plus, the price is just too good not to indulge!


  • Elise Anne
    October 31, 2016 9:10 pm

    This is such a cool blog. I love number 3 – you can’t go wrong with suede boots and a good ol’ whisky drink!

    • brownpaperdoll
      November 1, 2016 3:43 am

      Thanks Elise! I agree! I’ve got the boots, now I just need to work on the whisky part lol

  • Chelsea
    October 31, 2016 9:33 pm

    Love how you paired cocktails with shoes, and those velvet shoes are all a must-have!

    Chow Down USA

    • brownpaperdoll
      November 1, 2016 3:44 am

      Thanks Chelsea! Combining my loves I guess! Ha. Yes, I’m crushing on all things velvet this season. Thanks for reading!

  • Stephanie
    October 31, 2016 11:21 pm

    This is SUCH a creative idea!! Pairing shoes with drinks? I love it so much – and all of your choices are so gorgeous. Perfect, babe!

    Stephanie //

    • brownpaperdoll
      November 1, 2016 3:45 am

      Aw, thanks for the sweet words Stephanie! I really appreciate you reading! Xo

  • Ellie
    November 1, 2016 12:44 am

    This is such a fun post! I love how you’ve matched the shoes with the cocktails! And you can never go wrong with Champagne and Saint Laurent:)

    • brownpaperdoll
      November 1, 2016 3:45 am

      Girl, I hear that! I’ll never say no to champagne or Saint Laurent! 😉

  • Tiffany Grace Devereaux
    November 1, 2016 12:55 am

    OMG, I LOVE everything about this post. I’m not a huge manhattan girl myself, but something about pairing it with THOSE shoes… makes me think I need to rethink my drinking habits. haha. This was a fantastic read!

    • brownpaperdoll
      November 1, 2016 3:46 am

      Thanks Tiffany! It was fun to write! Yes, those slip ons are so cute and such a great price! I’m hoping to get them this weekend. Thanks for reading! Xo

  • Kelly & Alex
    November 1, 2016 2:31 am

    We will have to go check it out when we are in NYC. This is such a cute and fun post idea love it

    • brownpaperdoll
      November 1, 2016 3:47 am

      Thanks Kelly & Alex! Definitely a must-have in NYC! Appreciate you reading loves! Xo

  • Sharon Wu
    November 1, 2016 5:16 pm

    Love the bling bling boots!!! Totally up my alley. Great choices xo, sharon

    • brownpaperdoll
      November 1, 2016 7:21 pm

      Ha me too! They’re prob my favorite of the bunch. Thanks for reading Sharon! Xo

    November 1, 2016 6:47 pm

    That sounds like so much fun! Can I get one of each please, both the shoe and cocktails haha.
    xx, Kusum |

    • brownpaperdoll
      November 1, 2016 7:43 pm

      I feel the same way! Really appreciate you stopping by and reading Kusum! Xo

  • Kumba Dauda
    November 1, 2016 7:30 pm

    Omg no I need number 2 & 4 now – they are amazing. I wish they were more affordable tho!

    • brownpaperdoll
      November 2, 2016 5:30 pm

      I know, they’re so great! I hope I catch those sneakers on sale! I totally see myself rocking them on the weekends!

  • Leopard Couture
    November 2, 2016 4:51 pm

    OMG I LOVED THIS POST! It’s super unique and I am totally craving a shoe shopping session and cocktails now haha! Thanks for sharing such a cool post!:) – Mitra xo

    • brownpaperdoll
      November 2, 2016 5:31 pm

      Thanks Mitra! You’re too sweet! I’m always down for cocktails and shoes…just seemed natural to combine the two! Haha

  • Nada
    November 3, 2016 3:55 pm

    amazing photos 🙂

    • brownpaperdoll
      November 3, 2016 4:07 pm

      Thanks Nada! Appreciate the love! Xo

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