Coffee Break – Elodee Oxfords

Nine West - Elodee (Black/Black Suede) - FootwearThis high-heeled oxford kind of shoe is the kind of thing my mother would look at with disdain and call a “nun shoe,” but I actually think they’re a great workwear basic. This pair from Nine West looks particularly attractive — a nice stacked heel with what looks like lots of cushioning, and good comfort reports on Zappos. Score! I’d wear them with tall, wide-legged pants, or with matching opaque tights and a slightly short skirt (nothing below the knee). They’re available in black, black suede, brown, and brown suede, for $53.40 at today’s sale on 6pm.com.  Nine West – Elodee (Black/Black Suede) – Footwear

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Nine West’s Novellos

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.
Nine West - Novellos (Black/Black Fabric) - FootwearReader E write in to rave about these simple black pumps. As she says:

I usually spend much more on shoes, but was pleasantly surprised by these little gems. I started with the Navy and then got all three colors. They’re relatively low, walkable, and super sharp with a side of sexy. They don’t look comfortable, but they actually are! This may not work for everyone, but the heel is narrow and doesn’t slip. I did end with in a half size smaller than I usually wear.

They strike us as classic shoes that would be great to keep at the office, as the fabric won’t fare well on the actual street. Lovely! They’re $78.95 at Zappos.com in a pretty wide range of sizes:  5 through 12.  Nine West – Novellos (Black/Black Fabric) – Footwear
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Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Nine West’s Walcott Pumps

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Walcott
Today’s reader-suggested TPS comes from reader L, who writes:

I just got the Nine West “Walcott” shoes in black – and they’re perfect. I want them in every color. Not too high a heel, not too pointy at the toes (but also not so rounded they look like toddlers’ shoes) – they’re very comfortable, effortlessly professional, and inexpensive (on sale for $50!). I think the style won’t be discontinued any time soon, I’ve seen different colors introduced each season.

We think these are a great, reasonably priced alternative to the Cole Haan and Manolos out there. Note also that these shoes are available up to a size 12. They’re available at NineWest.com for $50.
Walcott

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Poll Results: Towering Heels

Christian Louboutin’s Marie Antoinette shoeAbout a week and a half ago, we asked a pivotal question: at what point does a high heel become TOO high for work? As always, the poll is still open, but the initial results are in:

– 44% of readers said a medium heel height was most appropriate for work — 3.5″ being the absolute highest.

– 33% said 3.5″ or higher was acceptable, so long as the shoe itself was appropriate for work — nothing a teenager would wear.

– 12% said any heel height was fine, so long as you could walk in it

– 9% said low heels were the only ones appropriate for the office: 2.5″ or under.

Pictured above: Christian Louboutin’s Marie Antoinette shoe, available only in Paris boutiques. [Read more…]

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