Katie Holmes Celebrates Birthday in Black and White T-Strap Pumps

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UPDATE 03/15/12: Katie Holmes shoes are the Rodarte for Opening Ceremony t-strap heels.


Accompanied by her parents, husband Tom Cruise and daughter Suri, Katie Holmes celebrated her 33rd birthday at the upscale restaurant Buddakan in New York City last Sunday.

Wearing this Aladdin-esque black jumpsuit with white lace sleeves, Katie Holmes seemingly wanted to match the restaurant’s modern Asian theme that night:


katie-holmes-and-tom-cruise-walkingKatie Holmes and Tom Cruise leaving their Manhattan hotel with daughter Suri to celebrate Katie’s 33rd birthday at the Buddakan Restaurant in New York City on December 18, 2011

She finished off her look with these high-heeled t-strap pumps which don’t really go with her outfit but thankfully, at least, go with its black and white theme:

katie-holmes-pumpsKatie Holmes wearing Rodarte for Opening Ceremony t-strap heels

These pumps with those harem pants look really jarring. But on their own and cropped as in the picture above, you can see that these t-strap pumps are actually quite stylish.

T-straps always have that retro vibe to them but when made in black and white and finished off with a cap toe, they really go a few eras back. Black and white t-straps would look really interesting as part of an office wardrobe and when worn with pencil skirts or tailored suits. They’d also look great paired with floral a-line dresses or one of those 40s-style dresses from the Miu Miu Fall 2011 collection.

With the stiletto heel and the pointy toe, these Manolo Blahnik t-strap pumps have a sexier vibe to them. But the perforations and the black and white colors keep things retro. There’s also a very subtle wingtip design right at the toe:

Manolo Blahnik Leather T-Strap Spectator Pumps, $785.00 at Saks Fifth Avenue

For something a bit more vintage, we love this design from Marc Jacobs.

Marc Jacobs Fetish T-Strap Heels, $895.00

For under $100 options that are still great-looking, check out these picks from Kelsi Dagger and Funtasma:

Kelsi Dagger ‘Tildia’ Suede T-Strap Bow Pumps, $130.00

Funtasma by Pleaser ‘Mafia’ T-Strap Pumps, $52.99 at Amazon

How would you wear a pair of retro t-strap pumps?

Credit: Ivan Nikolov/WENN

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