Pumps

Tuesday Shoesday: Bold Buckles

Michael Kors Calder Ankle Strap Pump

Normally I don’t like chunky ankle straps because I feel that thinner ones accentuate the leg much better, but this particular pair of heels by Michael Kors captured my heart. The silhouette is very simple, but the bold buckle really makes the shoe speak volumes. The peep toe detail is a nice touch because it balances the heaviness of the ankle strap. These amazing shoes are a bit out of my budget, but I’ll be watching for a sale. I came across these at Macy’s in Center City, but you can also find them at Dillard’s.

Tuesday Shoesday: Sharp Soles

Casadei Blade Pump

I love to pair these stunning Casadei pumps with bright colors and sleek accessories. This pair was my first dip into high-end footwear. They came into my possession about two years ago when I won RueLaLa’s super fun ShoeLaLa competition with a photo of my favorite MK sandals. I’ve bought and sold many shoes since then, but these aren’t going anywhere anytime soon! I usually go for shoes with four or five inch heels, but I chose the lower version of the Blade pump because I wanted to wear them comfortably. Definitely one of the more sensible choices I made!

Tuesday Shoesday: Lady in Red

Enzo Angiolini Nyambi Red Suede

Red shoes are a must-have in every woman’s closet. Although classic pumps are the obvious choice, straps and edgy details are always more interesting. The Nyambi by Enzo Angiolini is a fantastic alternative to tamer styles. The three chunky straps are balanced by a thinner heel, and the zippers are accented with tiny dagger charms. I absolutely love how they look!

Tuesday Shoesday: Hello Spring

Michael Kors Jenna Strappy Sandal

I like to welcome spring with a bang. After months of wearing boots and closed shoes, slipping my feet into a fantastic pair of strappy sandals feels so great. This particular pair by Michael Kors is one of my favorites. I plucked them off the shelves at TJ Maxx some time ago, and didn’t even debate putting them in my cart after trying them on. The color is probably my favorite thing about them, but I also love how comfortable they are. Needless to say, they get many complements. I even won a couple contests by sharing these!

Shoe of the Day: Classy Evening

Coach-Lytton-Gold-and-Black-D-Orsay-Pump

I have to admit, I wasn’t a fan of Coach until their designs started heading in the high-fashion direction. With their printed fabrics shouting the brand’s name, I always connected Coach with the logomania trend of the 90s. If there’s one thing I hate, it’s having a brand’s name or logo splashed across my clothing and accessories. But the recent change in style has made me pay more attention to the Coach brand. I’ve since spotted several shoe designs that I love, including the elegant black and gold Lytton pumps above (available in two colors on 6pm). They are classy, delicate, and sophisticated; a far cry from the logo-print sneakers, sandals, and handbags that the brand is more recognized for. Needless to say, I’m excited to see where Coach will go in the next couple years.

Shoe of the Day: Simply Sharp

Kurt-Geiger-London-Ellen-Black-Pump

A great pump always makes any outfit look sharp and sophisticated. I love these by Kurt Geiger for the slim profile, needle-thin heel, and low vamp. The Ellen reminds me of these gorgeous but elusive Sergio Rossi pumps at DSW. Although I already have a beautiful pair of classic black pumps from Vince Camuto, these are begging to join the others in my closet…I’ll be keeping an eye on the price!

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Double-Take: Saint Laurent Classic Paris

Classic pointed toe pumps will never go away. The shape has changed in subtle ways over time, and I think some of the best silhouettes are from the past couple years. Although a white pump doesn’t seem like a practical choice, it’s definitely edgy, classic, and sure to stand out. I love these pumps by Saint Laurent because there’s something about the silhouette that looks more modern and updated than some of the others out there.

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