Thursday, July 22, 2010

Color Me Happy



I was so excited to head over to the Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale that started last weekend. It’s a little like Christmas for me. I made my way around all the lovelies to see what was catching my eye. I saw these pretty Calvin Kleins in the mailer and thought they were pretty but I was even more taken by them in person. I had reservations about Calvin Klein shoes because I bought some a few years back when they started making shoes. The pair was this beautiful peep-toe wedge of sherbet stripes that got lots of compliments. Sadly, when I wore them to work, I left a trail of blood around the office from the insane blisters they gave me. So this time, I was going to make sure to take my time trying them on to avoid a repeat.

As I slipped on the ‘Scarlet’ Platform Pump, I fell in love with them. They were so well padded that it was clear Calvin did his homework and made some improvements to his shoe designs. The sole has a textured brushed effect that keeps the sole from sliding on carpet. The heel is about 3 ¾” with a ¾” platform. I walked around the shoe department in them as I looked at more shoes to get a good feel for their wearability. They were keepers! I wore them to work yesterday and didn’t have single moment of discomfort. All throughout my day, I would catch glimpses of the pretty berry fuchsia and it made me so happy.

One note, because they are suede, I did treat them with scotch guard spray before I wore them. It’s good to spray them before each wear to maintain the suede looking its best. The spray takes usually about 30 minutes to dry so I usually spray them before I do my hair and makeup to give them time to dry. You should also brush them with a nailbrush from time to time to avoid having the suede looking matted down.

Normally, these are $109.95 but during the great Nordstrom’s sale, they’re only $72.90. Color me happy!

If you’re not near a Nordstrom store, you can order them online (sizes run true to fit):

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3109740/0~2376778~2372808~6028080~6028547?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6028547&P=1

7 comments:

Commencement said...

I can't tell you how much I appreciate this!! I love that it comes in another color as well...I think I might have to go out and purchase a pair!!

XOXO <3
DM

WorkingGirlsShoeCloset said...

They also come in regular a regular leather, like a charcoal grey... Tempted to go back for those... ;) So glad to be helping! :)

Terry said...

Love, love, LOOOOOOVE!!!

Sophia said...

what do you mean you "brushed them with a nailbrush" I just bought these shoes and want to keep them in good shape.

WorkingGirlsShoeCloset said...

@Sophia, YAY! I hope you LOVE them as much as I do!! You want to keep the suede looking "fresh" and no matted down or kinda worn out.. like tired. So if you get a soft brush, like a nail brush, you can brush them so that they don't get pilly or strange "strokes" in the way plush carpet does...

Does that make sense? Does that help?

What color did you get???

xoxo :)

Sophia said...

i got them in fuchsia :) just came in the mail yesterday. going to go find a nail brush

WorkingGirlsShoeCloset said...

@Sophia- YAAAAY! Do you love them??? Tweet! Tweet! Picture! Picture! I'm wearing mine today!! *hearts*