Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Head Over Heels

Last month I wore an outfit inspired by this Pinterest image. Her entire outfit caught my eye, but her shoes were what stood out. Pointed-toe with a covered platform?! Yes please. I window shopped around to see what's currently available, with just the style in mind. Normally I would start off my searches with tried-and-true brands that I know sizing and comfort levels for before branching out, but there really aren't any that I'm loyal to for shoes.

Finding pointed-toe platform shoes was easy, but most have an exposed platform look that I didn't want. I then saw these Miu Miu Leather Pointed Toe Pumps in black, size 36 (patent leather with a lower heel). Ding ding ding! It was love at first sight. My feet are normal-to-wide and I found my usual size to be a perfect fit. My heel is a bit narrow, so I'll probably eventually add heel grips to prevent slippage.

The pumps are 110mm in height, just slightly shorter than my Ann Taylor booties. I expected them to be more comfortable than the ATs given the thicker heel, but I was wrong. Possibly because I've already broken in the ATs? Perhaps due to the curved heel? I feel like I have to lift my foot higher when I walk. I must be one of those people who have gotten away with shuffling my feet before. Whatever the reason, they're going to take some practice to be comfortable. For now, baby steps. Literally.

See Vicky wearing these pumps in taupe.
turtleneck: H&M basic jersey (may still be in stores; similar)
belted vest: Zara Girl fur waistcoat (similar; similar)
ring: Forever 21 delicate etchings (similar
pants: Zara TRF cargo trousers (similar)
shoes: Miu Miu leather pointed toe pumps (patent leather with a lower heel)

20 comments:

  1. You and Vicky both look fab in these heels. I've heard Miu Miu is one of the most comfortable designer shoes out there. These shoes are gorgeous! Beyond beautiful!

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  2. oh jeez, those are gorgeous! i would probably trip though... :(

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    1. "Never say never" and "practice makes perfect" are two of my favorite phrases :) This is going to sound cheesy, but if I can do it, I bet you can too.

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  3. Cee!! This outfit is gorgeous!! I love how casual yet dressed up it is!! One of my favorites for winter!!

    So glad you found your perfect pair of black pumps!

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  4. Yay, glad you got them! They look so classy! I hope you would break them in soon. Wearing uncomfortable shoes are not fun.

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    1. I should've worn them around the house for a few days rather than just taking a chance out in public. Now everyone's going to be witnesses when I'm breaking them in, hahaha.

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  5. Those black pumps are so beautiful! Your outfit looks so chic too. Hope you'll break in soon so that you can enjoy more!

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  6. Hot heels! I hope they break in for you nicely (and quickly!) :) Love the belted fur look here.

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  7. I love them!!!!! They are perfect (I can't wear pointed shoes because of my feet shape so I jealous). And the outfit, as usual, is terrific! :)

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    1. Really!? Shame on me for having never caught on that you don't wear pointed toe shoes. Well, Vicky and I will just have to wear our pumps more often ;)

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  8. I am picturing you shuffling slowly around in your new shoes, and I'm not going to lie...it's making me giggle ever so slightly. But in a totally supportive way, I swear! I love the shoes, though. They are all kinds of gorgeous, and totally worth a little 'getting used to' time :)

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    1. Hahaha, you and my coworkers both! I'm sure that's the exact entertainment I'm providing them, except in real time.

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  9. I really love this casual outfit with those amazing shoes! I think they would be too high for me to walk in. I could possibly stand in them for a couple minutes :P

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    1. If I can do it, you can too, Elaine ;)

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  10. Love the pumps on you! I wonder if Miu Miu carries size 4.5? Will check them out. Love your casual outfit w/these amazing shoes : )

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