Celebrity Mom Salma Hayek in Bold Balenciaga Open Toe Boots

April 27, 2010 • By Erika

Just because you’re a mom doesn’t mean that you should stop wearing fierce shoes in favor of sensible ones. As comfortable as flats and sneakers are, moms have to break out the totally impractical heels once in a while too, yes?

Mom to a 2-year-old girl Salma Hayek did just that when she attended the Christie’s Green Auction: A Bid To Save The Earth event in these bangin’ Balenciaga open toe boots:

April 22, 2010 – Salma Hayek attends a celebrity auction to benefit environmental charities and celebrate Earth Day’s 40th Anniversary

Close-up of Salma Hayek’s Balenciaga Spring 2010 Platform Open-Toe Mid Calf Boots

Salma Hayek kept it clean and simple from the knees up but completely blew me away with her Balenciaga boots as I scrolled down her picture.

I never pegged Salma Hayek for someone who would go for very trendy shoes like these ones, so I was very much surprised by this fashion footwear choice. It’s a good kind of surprise though and I think Salma Hayek successfully achieved the right balance between elegant and trendy with this outfit. Those boots are the kind that would steal the spotlight so her plain black tee + black tulip skirt are the perfect complements.

Mother’s day is fast coming up (it’s on May 9), so if you’re thinking of getting your mom a pair of shoes as a gift, why not surprise her with something totally unexpected? Sure, any mother will appreciate a pair of everyday flats and the usual sneakers, but she’ll never forget a gift of a pair of drop-dead gorgeous shoes.

Give your mom an excuse to get dressed and throw a party! Here are 5 totally impractical yet totally beautiful open toe boots like Salma Hayek’s to choose from:

Giuseppe Zanotti E08005 buckled open toe boots, $,1075.00

Vivienne Westwood Bag Boot Wood Clog, $583.15

L.A.M.B. Zayn Heel, $379.99

Marciano Lia Heel, on sale $191.99

Chinese Laundry Call Me Bootie, on sale at $80.99

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