Suddenly in love…

It wasn’t love at first sight with this shoe, but I kept seeing it around and finally tried it on.  It was a sexy pair of shoes but I kept debating on whether or not I really needed another pair of heels.  The first time I tried it, I tried a 7.5 at one Nine West location in Scarborough.  It fit a bit loose (even with my thick tights) around the ankle and I had the buckle on at the tightest.  I decided to wait another few days before I considered buying the shoe to ensure it wasn’t my impulsive shopping kicking in.  Well, it was a Friday and I was relaxing after work by window shopping and I had to try it again (this time I was tights-free).  The friendly sales person couldn’t find a 7.5 (apparently this shoe is flying off their shelves) but suggested I try the size 7 because apparently Nine West tends to design the shoe 1/2 size larger than most.  I perused the web via my iPhone and saw many postings on Nine West shoes being a bit larger.  I gave it ago and I had to have it!  So now I’m drooling over my new pumps!

Maximal Shoe by Nine West (7.5)

Maximal Shoe by Nine West (7.5)

I absolutely adore these heels. However, warning to those with wider feet (me included).  The front of the shoe is very narrow, so you’ll see and feel a bit of spillover when you have the shoe on.  I mentioned this to the sales person and she noted that yes, the shoe’s front is designed a bit narrow and I will spill over a bit but that it was just the way shoe was designed.  Since I won’t be running any marathons with these shoes, I was happy just to have them for special occasions and work.  The damage? About CAN$147  (with taxes included).

Maximal Nine West (CAN $147)

Maximal Nine West (CAN $147)

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Wedges – Cheap looking or classy touch?

I had a discussion with a friend of mine about wedges a few weeks ago.  I had agreed that wedges can look cheap and clunky and look awkward on most people.  However, a few days ago, I noticed a woman in wedges get on the subway train in coach wedges:

Coach Wedge

She had paired the wedge with her work outfit, a crisp shirt and a high waisted pencil skirt. She pulled it off nicely and avoided looking like a “beach bimbo.”  The conclusion I came to was that wedges were fine, as long as they were not exaggerated.  For example, these sandal wedges are fun, flirty and most of them are work appropriate:

Wedges (Do)
However, chunkier wedges may come off too casual:
Wedge - Don't
It’s almost like bandage dresses, just because it looks great on a model, doesn’t mean it works in real life.  I’ll be looking for the perfect wedge this summer to pair with some shorts and a striped top.