We’ve heard raves about these “perfect” pumps from Ann Taylor, and they’re on sale this week — were $155, now marked to $99, take an extra 30% off with the code FRIENDS. And they still have normal sizes left! Not bad — not bad at all. Perfect Elle Pumps
(I know: this doesn’t quite qualify as a “beauty” item, but in my mind it makes sense to talk about it here…) I’ve been a fan of the cushion-y, almost gel-like inserts that you put under the ball of your foot for years now — so I was intrigued when I was sent free samples of the … Read More about Beauty Wednesday: Insolia Inserts
Something on your mind? Chat about it here. Pictured: Our weekend recommendation is this amazing sandal from Franco Sarto. No, the sandal does not look like a lot in the picture — but we couldn’t take our eyes off it at Nordstrom the other day. We love the very of-the-moment look, as well as the … Read More about Weekend Open Thread
We’ve been enamored of the brand Volatile since we saw a very fashionable woman wearing a pair of their shoes. (Alas, we can’t remember if she was a personal style blogger or if she was featured in one of those “women on the street” things in a magazine.) But: the brand is part of 6pm.com’s … Read More about Coffee Break: Bobbie Pump
This is an excellent question… I am desperate for some nude shoes – they look incredible and well worth paying for. I’d like some classic courts or wedges – anything closed toe. The problem: I am African American. My googlefu has failed me as I’ve looked everywhere. Please do a post on nude shoes for … Read More about Nude Shoes for All Skin Tones
An injured woman lawyer wondered: could she wear flats to court?
Nordstrom is having a big shoe clearance, so we swung by to see what, if anything, struck our fancy. We lurrve this interesting take on the classic slingback — the yellow accents really make the navy pop. We like that Bruno Magli was judicious with the use of yellow — it’ll peek out a bit … Read More about Coffee Break: Cartosio Pump
6pm.com has one of the perennial reader favorites in today’s sale: Stuart Weitzman.* We’re liking this interesting pair of flats, which have a gradient effect. They’re available in brown and red as well, and a fairly good number of sizes considering that they’re 50% off. (Some prices are up to 85% off, but lucky sizes only). … Read More about Coffee Break: Stringalong Flats
Oooo — we love these patent ballet flats from Cole Haan, with cute lacing up the back that is reminiscent of both shoelaces and corsetry all at the same time. We like the Estate Blue (pictured), but there’s a light purple for your more adventurous days and, of course, your basic black and neutral. They’re … Read More about Coffee Break: Cole Haan Air Bacara Ballet Flats
A reader wrote in about her quest for comfortable heels… which are the best ones you’ve found recently?
Today’s reader mail comes from reader E, wondering: is toe cleavage appropriate for the office? She also wonders what hosiery to wear with pumps (other than bare legs)… My feet get sweaty while wearing pumps all day. Am I supposed to be wearing some type of hosiery-sock with them? How do others deal with the … Read More about Is Toe Cleavage Appropriate for the Office?
2017 Update: Check out our most recent round-up of the best knee-high boots for commuting to work, as well as our last discussion of whether boots are acceptable for work. We haven’t done a poll on this in a while, so here’s the question of the moment: are tall boots ever acceptable for a conservative … Read More about Poll: Are tall boots ever acceptable for a conservative office?