Denise Richards is not my favorite celebrity. In fact, having been a dedicated Melrose Place watcher, I’d say I kind of hate her a little bit. Man-stealing aside, you must admit, she’s awfully cute. Whether she’s sunning herself on the beach with her — ahem — new man, or sporting a flowy sun dress in the park with her kids, she seems to embody the perfect mix of laid-back California girl and super hot celebrity mom.
These Dolce Vita espadrilles are a perfect example. The 4″ platform wedges pair perfectly with this summer’s biggest trend: the mini dress, which she was caught shopping for at LA’s Intuition (aka ShopIntuition.com for us Web shoppers). Wear them with the adorable Alexia Admor bubble dress shown here or with your favorite jeans and a simple black tank for some needed flair. The combination of black patent leather and the softer, woven straw platform strike a perfect balance between sexy and sweet — just like their owner.