Coffee Break – ‘Gardner’ Pump

Rachel Roy 'Gardner' PumpYes, these are kind of bright colors for pumps, but a) a pop of color is nice — imagine these with an otherwise gray-on-gray ensemble, for example; b) they’ve got good reviews on Nordstrom, and c) 50% off never hurts. Although I love a purple suede pump, I’m kind of leaning towards the blue ones here. They were $225, but are now $112.49 at Nordstrom (where they also have it in beige and black for full price). Rachel Roy ‘Gardner’ Pump


Psst: Check out more great deals at the Corporette Bargains page!

Coffee Break – Valentina printed patent pumps

Valentina printed patent pumpsI like these d’Orsay pumps from J.Crew in a “light walnut black.”  The mid-heel height, combined with the very wearable pattern, make me think these would get a ton of mileage at the office.  They’re priced at $129 right now (were $248), but the FabFeb sale (still going through Wednesday!) gets you 20% off with purchases of $150+ — so I’d throw a t-shirt into my order as well and basically get the shirt for free.  Valentina printed patent pumps


Coffee Break – Salena Suede Caged Platform Pumps

Salena Suede Caged Platform PumpsTalbots has recently added a number of good-looking pumps to their sale section, and the prices are pretty good. I’m liking this slightly spicy “caged” platform pump, but there are a number of more conservative styles on sale as well.  Most prices are under $100 — these are marked from $149 down to $44.39 (final sale, alas).  Salena Suede Caged Platform Pumps


Coffee Break – Patent & Hair Calf Ballet Pumps

Stuart Weitzman Patent & Hair Calf Ballet PumpsReader A wrote in to recommend these cute pumps, which she swears are the most comfortable pair of shoes she has ever purchased. “Yes, pricey…but given that they go with black, tan, and many solids, quite worth it. They have padded insoles too. Super comfy (and have converted me from Ferragamo! The heel height is great for skirts and pants, and if you need to do a lot of walking. They also look super conservative & probably the only way I’d wear animal print to work. FWIW: I’m Ms Bigfoot (size 9-9.5), wide feet and with bunions. And they’re still comfy.” Love it! I think they’d look great with basic black or brown, and I might try them with a dark burgundy A-line skirt as well.  They’re $335 at Saks.  Stuart Weitzman Patent & Hair Calf Ballet Pumps


Coffee Break – Air Lainey 55

Cole Haan – Air Lainey Tantivy Pump 55 (Platino Fantasy Snake Print) – FootwearFor those of you who prefer lower heels, Zappos has a great deal on this Cole Haan pump with a 2.5″ heel. Love the buckle detail, as well as the snake print on these heels. They were $218, but are marked today to $121 on Zappos. Cole Haan – Air Lainey Tantivy Pump 55 (Platino Fantasy Snake Print) – Footwear

Update: Note that 6pm has a few colors (sans buckle) marked even lower, to $97 – nice!



Coffee Break – Aquamarine Pump

Seychelles – AquamarineFor today’s coffee break, I’m in the mood for something bright and colorful — and this vibrant yellow heel from Seychelles quenches that thirst. Love the way the vamp is high enough so you can walk in it, but not so high that it strangles your leg, and love the low, solid heel. It’s on sale at Zappos — was $90, now $72 (also available in seafoam green, a beige “vacchetta,” and black). Seychelles – Aquamarine (Mustard) – Footwear

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