Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Heel Appeal: Dressy Footwear
When I dress up, whether in a dress, a skirt or nice slacks, I like to wear heels. I'm 5'4" and I definitely appreciate the heel boost. There is, however, a limit to how high I'll go. For me, I won't step into heels higher than 2 3/4 inches. Anything higher is just plain scary. Some days, though, I get very frustrated by the limited selection of heels under 3" in the stores and online. It feels like all the best styles have heels in the 3"-5" range. With the holidays coming, I'm looking for a pair of party heels. I'm thinking I'll end up with something merry and bright like the Nina Women's Brynn Pump ($89) above. I think an indigo heel would go great with my black lace skirt. But I'm happy to report I'm seeing a lot of great mid-heels (2" to 2 3/4") this month, like the Nine West Izabela, Ships 8/16-10/11 pointed toe pump (Purple) ($79) below. That shoe actually comes in 8 great shades. Below are a handful of mid-heel pumps with or without peep toes that I could easily see myself in. While I'm leaning towards shoes with color, I think a black satin shoe or even an animal print style are very festive footwear. I'm also loving the pair with a black and white check. See if you agree.
Nine West Izabela pointy toe pump (Metallic) ($79)
Nine West Andriana, Ships 8/23-10/18 pointed toe pump (MADEISU) ($79). This heel is 2 3/4".
Anne Klein Dalton Dress Detailed (Black) ($79)
Nina Women's Conseja Pump ($79.95)
Easy Spirit Premier, Ships 10/17 Comfortable shoes for women (Black) (was $79, now $59.99)
Bandolino Women's Calisa Pump ($69.95)
Nine West Andriana, Ships 8/23-10/18 pointed toe pump (BISBKPO) (was $89, now $62.30)
Anne Klein Darleen Dress Detailed (Black) ($79)