17 September 2010

my annual shoe quest

last year it was all about finding the perfect black shoe.  at the end of last summer, i looked in my closet and realized i had ZERO pairs of black work pumps. none for work, none for fun, none that fit the bill for both.  zip. zilch.  not really a good thing to be 2 years into the working world without a basic black pump. so i spent last fall looking to remedy the situation and ended the year with three fabulous pairs of black heels: black tweed pumps from ann taylor, black tory burch knock-offs from guess, and black suede/patent t-straps from target.

this year's quest is to find the perfect nude pump.  i only need one pair.  right now i have a pair of tan pointy toe steve madden slingbacks, but i've had them forever, the heel is falling apart, and they're just not quite right.  below are the conteders.  would love to know your thoughts!


these are currently the front runners.  reasonably priced.  conservative enough for work, sexy enough for fun. exactly the shade i'm looking for.


i really like the style of these.  i prefer suede to leather and i love the chunkier heel and stacked platform.  and they look much more expensive than they are.  my only concern is that these look more gray than nude.  the color listed is acutally taupe.  i think i would need to see these in person...


right now these are my least favorite, mainly because i would only wear these at work.  the color and price are right, but i'm not sure how much wear i would get out of these.  i have an aversion to pointy toes.



and if money were no object, i would already have these.  but they run just over one month's rent.  so sadly, these are a no-go.  but they're so pretty, i just had to include them.

which ones should i get? any other suggestions?

bon weekend, my darlings!

12 comments:

Christine said...

Love the first option...I have nearly the identical shoe, by Jessica Simpson. Wore them with colorful dresses at weddings this summer - tons of compliments. Great for work and play! :) Good luck!

Pink Julep Abroad said...

I like the BCBGeneration ones!

LWH said...

Try the Sarto, if you don't like the BCBG (though personally, that's the one I'd go for.) I can't deal with patent leather, so that nixes the NineWest for me.

Ashley Paige said...

Looooooove the Franco Sarto pair! Look taupe-enough to me! Although the Loubou's are doggone tempting... I'm determined to own a pair before I'm 30.. I almost asked for a pair as a push present when C was born!!!

Black Labs and Lilly said...

I like the Franco Sarto pair, I think in person they will be a great neutral!!

Little Miss Can't Be Wrong said...

just before i read your post i JUST knicked up my gorgeous steve madden beige pumps. ugh.

Sarah Beth - Dixie Gator Gal said...

first one's, plus they will be easier to maintain than suede.

sjm said...

I love the Nine West shoes. Love them! In fact, I would like a pair now!

Telia said...

I love the Franco Sarto pumps. I've been hunting the perfect pair of nude shoes too! I have a strappy Alisha Hill heel and wear them out in the summer! So I've got to have a pair of nudes for the fall and winter.

Telia, NewlyWedWifeLife

MCW said...

Ann Taylor has a GREAT nude pump as well and they are soooo comfy!

Kristin said...

Oh those Loubs...one of these days!

Summer Wind said...

Loving the Louboutins!