The Hunt: Knee-High Boots Under 3″

Tsubo Faline BootSure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic item that every woman should have.

I always hesitate to do a Hunt for knee-high boots for the office because, while they’ve come a long way in the working world, they are still a heavily “know your office” kind of issue.  Still, I feel like every woman has at least one pair of knee high boots — for today’s Hunt I decided to focus on the “under 3 inch” category of heeled boots.  Readers, have you bought a pair of low-heeled boots recently?  Do you wear them to the office? [Read more...]

The Best Commuting Shoes

The Best Commuting Shoes | CorporetteWhat are the best shoes for walking to work?  Reader J wonders…

Can you do a post on commuting shoes? I always change into my heels at work, and I need help finding a pair of comfortable (but cute) shoes to wear on the subway/walk to work. I’m curious what shoes other readers wear on their commute.

Great question, J!  We’ve talked about how some women commute in wedges, as well as taken polls on whether toning shoes are appropriate for a commute, but while I’ve mentioned “commuting shoes” a lot, I don’t think we’ve ever had a post devoted to my own perfect version of commuting shoes.  Here are the factors I’ve always looked for:

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A Closer Look: Nordstrom’s Shoe Clearance

While rounding up the TON of good Labor Day sales going on right now, I noticed thatNordstrom clearance sale small.indexedNordstrom’s shoe clearance features so. many. brands that readers have sworn by in our Guide to Comfortable Heels that it’s crazy…

The biggest bucket on the Nordstrom sale is, of course, the shoes under $100 (almost 1500 items) — so I thought I’d round up some of the top-rated shoes (both for the office, weekend and beyond).  We have: [Read more...]

How to Find Shoes for Your Weird Feet

How to Find Comfortable Heels | CorporetteA lot of women have problem feet in one way or another — wide feet, narrow heels, fallen arches, bunions, weak ankles, size 11, size 5, etc, etc, etc. I’ve gotten a few questions from readers and I thought it would be an interesting discussion — how DO you find comfortable heels and shoes?  We’ve talked about comfortable heels before (of course; it’s one of our top posts!) but not specifically about how to find comfortable shoes. (Pictured: Buzzfeed had a fun guide to shoe storage earlier this year…)

I have a few ideas, but I’m curious what resources the other readers may know about… [Read more...]

The Hunt: Animal Print Pumps for the Office

How to Wear Animal Print Pumps to Work | CorporetteSure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic item that every woman should have.

Animal print shoes are everywhere for fall — so I thought it might be fun to round up a few different options for today’s Hunt. As I’ve said before, I embrace animal print as a classic (although it definitely has moments of ultra-popularity, like now), and I actually think animal print pumps can work as a great neutral with blacks, browns, beiges, and more. Ladies, do you like animal print pumps for the office? How do you wear them — and have you bought any great pairs recently? [Read more...]

The Hunt: Low Heels

Valentino  'Rockstud' Metal Heel PumpSure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic item that every woman should have.

One of the most frequent requests I get from readers is to feature lower heeled options, so I thought I’d do a round-up today of some of the most classically beautiful heels you can get with a height of less than 2.5 inches (trying to focus on 2″ and less because that’s really my own definition of a low heel).  Some of the ones that I’ve mentioned in various posts and not mentioned here include the gorgeous Kate Spade Simon pump, the Joan & David Gila pump, as well as bunch of mini wedges such as ones from Halogen, Madewell, and Cole Haan Readers, what is your ideal heel height?  For those of you who prefer lower heeled pumps, which brands do you swear by? [Read more...]