Archive for the ‘Pumps’ Category
I am not a person of extremes. I would never wear Louboutin’s Dafreak, even if they were given to me. I fantasize about purchasing Rick Owens wedge boots, but would never actually BUY them. For two reasons. 1) Putting me more than 6 inches above the ground is a disaster waiting to happen.
2) You get what you pay for, but you also have to pay for what you get. Buying a pair of shoes that cost more than my washing machine just makes no sense to me.
Others disagree, or Christian Louboutin wouldn’t be celebrating his 20th anniversary.
Anyways, I found a shoe line that is neither extreme in it’s styling nor extreme in it’s price. Let’s look at Butter Shoes. Founded by Nancy Geist and Lee Reich in 2007 to provide feminine shoes that are comfortable enough to walk and stand in. They average $250 to 300.
Let’s look at some Butter Shoes. (more…)
Finding the perfect black pump is like finding the perfect black dress. Great in theory, but difficult in practice. My perfect black pump would have a 1/2 inch platform, smooth leather, a 3 inch heel, an almond toe and, at most, a $200-300 price tag. I don’t want any annoying spikes or studs. I have had my fill of them. Enough is enough. Christian Louboutin has a great basic pump, as does Gucci and Valentino but those are simply out of my price range.
These Platswoons by Stuart Weitzman are gorgeous, I own them in Red Quasar. They are a little high in the heel at 4 inches but a 1/2 inch platform makes it 3.5 and at $300 they are a little high in my price range. In truth, I have these in my shopping cart. I may end up purchasing them later on this month. We’ll see.
The Charles David Piza on sale at $175 are a good choice, but they don’t have the platform needed for stability AND much time in a 4 inch heel is paralyzing.
Some of our readers have posted their shoes and it is wonderful to see what shapes you are attracted to.
So tell, what do your perfect black pumps look like?
I have seen about 20 minutes of one Twilight movie. The one where she can’t decide between the vampire and the werewolf.
Just between you and me, the werewolves seemed to be lots more fun than that morose vampire. They got to run around the forest, jump off cliffs into a lake, ran around without their shirts, and were better looking.
So in the last Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn, the girl marries the morose vampire. Anyways, I have seen several articles about the wedding outfit. I gotta tell ya, the shoes are gorgeous.
These are available in white, black and cranberry.
Blahnik hit a home run with the blue satin shoes Carrie Bradshaw wore in SATC. I expect these to be just as popular.
This shoe has been around for quite a while. There are several colors and versions; peep toe, sling back, booties, suede, 80 mm and 105 mm high, and a zillion colors. I had one version of this shoe in my Saks Shopping Cart, waited too long and now it is gone.
After Kate Winslet wore the black suede version with a Stella McCartney dress, I wanted you to see them again. I love the curve in the platform, the heel has a pretty, pretty curve and is a little thicker than a lot of designer shoes. I tend towards a thicker heel for stability, because, quite frankly, falling down is a little embarrassing.
This silver shoe is new for this season available for $750 at Nordstrom’s. Wonderful shoe for Holiday time. Can’t you just see yourself wearing something this pretty?
I am simultaneously thrilled and terrified to behold Brian Atwood’s ‘Pazza’ pumps:
Holy Moly, that’s a whole lotta shoe!