Sunday, March 24, 2013

LOFT Pamela Scalloped Mary Jane pumps

The shoes that I wear most often slip on and off my feet easily. I don't like to spend extra time dealing with laces and buckles. There's been enough instances where my boss stops by to drag me into a meeting and I'm sitting at my desk cross-legged in bare feet. By the time I finish putting on my shoes, the meeting has already started.

Despite my aversion to high-maintenance footwear, I absolutely adore Elle, Katherine, and Wendy's YSL suede Mary Jane pumps. The 5" heel is too high for me personally, but I love the suede material, taupe color, and Mary Jane style.

I picked up these LOFT Pamela Scalloped Mary Jane pumps in nude, size 6 (sold here) during one of their recent 30% off promos. The shoes have been out for awhile, so sizes are now limited:
- nude, black are still at full price for $89.50 now $53.70 with code ENJOY40
- royal blue is on sale for $39.99 $31.99 until 3/25 until 10am EST now $47.99 with code ENJOY40
It doesn't hurt to check periodically for popbacks because that's how I found my size and color.
The photo above shows a good representation of the nude color in real life

The shoes remind me of the iconic Manolo Blahnik Mary Jane pumps, with the elongated pointy-toe and strap placement across the middle part of the foot. While the Manolo's have a classic look, I really like the trendy scalloped detailing along the edges of LOFT's. It makes a feminine shoe even girlier, if that's possible.

The shoes are TTS in length and on the narrow side in width (my feet are normal-to-wide). On me, the toe box feels a bit tight and the heel a bit loose. If the shoes were regular pumps, my feet would be slipping out as I walk, but the buckled straps prevent that from happening.

Are there 4" heels that are truly comfortable? I've yet to find any. Considering the heel height, these are fairly comfortable, more so than my Miu Miu pumps but not as comfortable as my Ann Taylor booties. The shoes didn't require a breaking-in period and so I spent the day blister-free. I do have to be more careful about denim transfer, especially at the top of the heel. Even though I cuffed my jeans, I noticed some blue dye rubbed off.
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
jacket: American Eagle peacoat (similar)
top: Modcloth Brandi's Something in the Era (sold here)
rings: Forever 21 braid & chain stack ring set (similar)
jeans: LOFT denim leggings (sold here)
shoes: LOFT Pamela Scalloped Mary Jane pumps (sold here)

19 comments:

  1. Those heels look really pretty on your feet! I like that the strap placement isn't too high up as most Mary Janes are, which I'm guessing is easier to slip on and off ;)

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    1. I haven't tried that yet for fear of snapping off the strap, haha. Hopefully soon though!

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  2. These are adorable! I cant believe they're from loft. That outfit looks so chic :)

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  3. I need those shoes! Really you look just perfect!:)
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  4. I love these pumps
    so chic and elegant
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  5. Those shoes are really pretty! Love your jacket and shirt too.

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  6. Thanks for your review of these heels!! Super cute :)

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  7. If you find a comfortable pair of 4-inch heels, let me know. These are lovely though. Like the muted color.
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  8. They look great in you. Love the cute little scalloped detail along the edge.

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  9. i love those pumps! they are a perfect neutral. i hummed and hawed over the YSLs when they came out and they sold out (wallet saved!) LOL. i don't think i'd be able to master the 5 inches either.

    you look fabulous!

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  10. Love those shoes. Gorgeous.

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  11. The scallop detail is super cute. I love the look of a good Mary Jane pump.. definitely on the hunt now!

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    1. Oooh, I'd love to know what you end up with, Joanna. Please keep me updated!

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  12. Those are super cute! Soo.... are they high maintenance to put on and take off? I try not to buy shoes these days that I can't just slip my feet into. Buckles and zippers are so annoying when carrying squirmy kids so I would prefer to just keep it simple. Not that I would ever want to wear 4" heels though. :) I love the scallop details though!

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    1. Lol, yes they're high maintenance, so I don't slip off my shoes at work. The buckles themselves aren't as troublesome as others that I've come across, but still, they're buckles. Oh the things I put up with to look good ;)

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  13. These are so cute!! I know I have those YSL's already but they look so cute on your feet....must...resist...temptation. :)

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    1. You know your heart goes pitter-patter over scallops :) But for once I'll be the voice of reason since you already own the YSLs. Stay strong, Elle!

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    2. If the shoes stay sold out in my size I think I should be good...I love scallops but not enough to hunt them down. :)

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