Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My Blue Suede Shoes

Awhile ago, I noticed that my navy fabric Martinez Valero square toed pumps were looking pretty sad - beyond repair sad.  I’ve had them visit my shoe guy about 6 times for resoling and cleaning.  I bought them at the Macy’s in the Sacramento mall back in January 1999, well technically December 31, 1998 because I got them to wear for New Year’s Eve in San Francisco. 

I accepted that I had to find a new pair of blue pumps.  So, I ventured to the Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale with hopes of finding a great pair of blue replacements.  I never realized how hard it was to find navy shoes.  It’s really rather weird because they are such a great neutral.  I’m not sure when, but sometime in the last year, blue became one of my most favorite work wardrobe colors.  I think it’s because it’s a nice alternative to black and its still dark so the slimming effect still stands true.  Anywho, as I strolled through the many gorgeous shoes and great bargains, I came across these Steve Madden ‘Caryssa’ and could NOT resist them.

They have this great shade of electric blue that is SO this Fall.  From their 5” heel, they look incredibly scary and uncomfortable to walk in.  After trying them on and walking around the entire Nordstrom’s shoe department about 7 times, I realized that they were really rather comfortable.  They seem a bit stiff when you touch them and try to put them on, but they are surprisingly well molded to walk in.  They have a 1 ¼” platform that helps those of us vertically challenged get to be eye to eye with our coworkers. ;)

They strike a great balance between the lines of a classic pump and sexy secretary without going overboard.  They have become more comfy as they’ve molded to my feet over the six times I’ve worn them to work.  Haven’t had a blister yet!  AND, they have proven to be quite popular at work as I spied a coworker of mine wearing them last week.  They’re only $90 regular price.  She’s not the “friendly” kind otherwise I would have snapped a picture to share.  I did get a chance to ask her how much she liked them.  She said they were great!. :)  I’m not done looking for more navy pumps but for now, I’m pretty happy with my blue suede shoes. ;)

(Apologies for the belated post, lots of things on the horizon. ;) )


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