Tuesday, January 25, 2011
It’s winter. Most of the country is buried in snow. BUT, if you’re fortunate to live in California, or even LA, it’s quite lovely with the sun warming us in the mid to high 70’s as of late. And as such, we can shed our boots, at least momentarily, for some fabulous pumps! I saw these L.A.M.B. ‘Prissy’ pumps a few months ago and oogled over them until I saw they were $275 - $300. A short time later, I caught them on a RuLaLa sale for only $125. So, they are the latest addition to the shoe closet.
I thought that they were great in the pictures, but adored them even more in person. I love how these shoes feel to the touch. They are snake skin embossed but in a not gross me out – too close to real snakeskin kinda way. I was a bit worried that they were going to be too stiff and therefore unbearable to wear. When I slipped them on, they were hot. They were so hot, it outweighed the stiffness.
In all seriousness, they really aren’t bad. The stiffness is more in the ankle. The foot pad has a decent cushion for the ball of your foot. I had to use some band aids to help with the ankle but it’s a small price to pay for how great these shoes make your legs look. I got compliments all day, major love fest for these. Keep in mind, these are not for your marathon long days… you can do a regular work day but you may be needing some flats as a backup.
The overall design of the shoe is really what makes it so great. The pencil thin style of the 4 ½” stiletto is what takes this pump over the top on the sexy scale. There’s a unique ½” floating platform on the bottom of the sole, like a pad almost. You can’t see it but it makes you taller and everybody likes this! The round shaped toe gives it a lady like quality that let’s you trot these to work without feeling like you’re that other kind of working girl. ;)
As for the print, I’ve always been a bit hesitant to get prints on shoes because it usually limits their versatility and what you can wear them with. But this print is actually a great neutral that works with a range of colors and a range of outfits. So even though they need a bit of breaking in, huney, you can call me ‘Prissy’.
Posted by The Working Girl's Shoe Closet at 10:49 AM