I haven’t bought shoes in a while but lately I’ve been wanting to update my shoe wardrobe!
There are a lot of Zara heels with pointy stilettos out there in the blogosphere but when they were still on the Zara website I couldn’t throw the money down for them. (They’re similar to the Alexander Wang Lovisa I think.) I found a nice pair on the Forever 21 website for under $30 with a real leather insole. The also come in a nude color. I was also looking at these color block heels and these Steve Madden-esque heels. I figured for under $30 I won’t get too upset if I get tired of this style.
Buddy makes an appearance on the left 🙂 I bought these in a size 7 and they’re true to size. My shoe purchases vary from 6.5 to 7 depending on the brand.
Next up is a mesh bootie from Forever 21 as well. Unfortunately I just checked the site and they’re sold out now. (Modeled after some BCBG and Reed Krakoff booties.) Holly from Hollyannaeree wrote about these as well.
Mesh Paneled Peep Toe Booties, $32.80
And now for my favorite out of the bunch… I found these Alexander Wang “Liu” heels at Nordstrom Rack yesterday. They also had this pink pair but it was a 37.5 and VERY painful off the bat. I think this is the Alexander Wang Fabiana heels, but maybe somehow they lost their “cape?”
Both of these were on clearance for $150… the original price was $495, and after 70% off, they’re still $150 each (omg. still pretty expensive)
At first I thought they were REALLY strange looking. But they started growing on me and I didn’t have the heart to put them back on the shelf. Delicate yet substantial, classic yet unique. I had a hard time with the Fabiana’s because the toe strap and the thin ankle strap didn’t hold in my feet very well as I walked. And even on carpet my feet started to ache after a few minutes. I guess it was also due to the fact that they were 37.5 too instead of a size 37.
The “shields” on this heel keep my foot in place while walking, and the insole is padded at the bottom. Yay 🙂 They will probably hurt after a few hours but… they’re high heels and I think most heels will feel that way regardless. At least for me.
$150 is a bit steep for me but.. I’ll just think of it as an early birthday present to myself 🙂
Which is your favorite?