Capitol Hill Style: 10th Commandment: April 1

Monday, April 1, 2013 by Belle

10th Commandment: April 1


Elected Official

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Isabel Marant Wila High Tops ($640)

Hill Staffer

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Ash Alexis Wedge Sneaker ($235)

Paid Intern

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Wanted Chambers Wedge Sneaker ($55)


  • A nonny moose

    Finally, a shoe that will be comfortable commuting but still not result in my pant hems dragging on the ground! Thank you Belle!!!!

  • Liz

    April Fools?

  • Jenn L.

    Omg, tres chic. Buying thirty pairs. Do you think I could find a coordinating Vera?

  • Allison

    Happy April Fools Belle 🙂

  • Denise

    You almost tricked me for a minute and then I remembered… April Fools. Nice one.

  • Fiedlerin

    What I REALLY want are UGGS with high heels… is that too much to ask?

  • Leslie

    Oh, Belle! You almost had me. I wonder if Uggs makes a version of these lovely shoes 😉

  • Yellowrose

    THANK goodness this was a joke 🙂

  • Xtra-Tall

    Wow! $640.00 to look like Luke Skywalker. Happy April Fools Day.

  • Jessica

    Oh thank God – I forgot about April Fools Day and was wondering if you were high! Very nice Belle…

  • G

    I totally was fooled! I was so shocked at this post but once I checked the comments I was relieved….good one!

  • K

    Slow clap. Well played.

  • heather

    I know some people who actually consider these “athletic” shoes, including online “fashion” games, etc. Waiting for a rise in broken and sprained ankles in……

  • Meredith

    Oh my gosh… before I read the other comments I was going to say “I just CANNOT get onboard with this trend” Happy April Fools indeed!

  • Valerie

    You know, I’ve seen so many other fashion bloggers wear these that it took me a few minutes to figure you that these aren’t really your style, Belle…!

  • Valerie

    *figure out. Although I still can’t figure out why someone would spent $670 on the Isabel Marants rather than get a really classy Choo or Louboutin on sale for that price!

  • Rory

    Every few years, people try to make these high heeled sneakers a thing. Why?

  • Kristiina

    Thanks god it’s April 1st….would’ve been concerned about you, belle!

  • Clearly Speaking

    That Corporette and Boardroom Belles both posted these are must haves makes this joke even sweeter.

    @Rory: They miss the Spice Girls?

  • Clearly Speaking

    That Corporette and Boardroom Belles both posted these as must haves makes this joke even sweeter.

    @Rory: They miss the Spice Girls?

    • Belle

      I’m kind of torn on them, even though they’re not my style, because I’ve seen a few bloggers really pull off the look. But it’s just not for me, I’d feel silly wearing them.

  • TechWriter

    I wish I could have seen my own under-caffeinated expression when I opened CHS this morning. I was 100% puzzled and just wondering if it was an off day. Thanks SO much.

  • Beth

    On the one hand, they are ugly. On the other hand, a coworker has a pair that are HOT pink and made by Ash. I hate to admit it but they didn’t look too bad. The ones you posted here, though, are fugly.

  • Susannah

    Ha! Happy April Fools Day, Belle. I was getting ready to reply to this post with a solid WTF, when I realized what day it was…

  • Mallory

    Oh, Belle! I audibly gasped when I saw this. This made my morning.

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