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My Favorite Things: The Black Heel

Today was a terrible day. In fact, the word terrible doesn’t even really describe how low I felt when I left work at 5:00. So I pouted and felt sorry for myself for the requisite hour after work, even buying myself a bucket o’ cookies at target [mini cookies! they’re actually amazing and only 120 calories per 3 minis] and laid on the couch. But then I decided to get myself together, worked out, ate a healthy dinner and focused on something that would make me happy. Shoes. Specifically heels. Specifically fabulous black heels.

Black pumps can seem boring and bland, but they are actually one of the most versatile items in your wardrobe. They will never ever ever go out of style. They go with basically everything. They are the shoes that you choose when you just can’t figure out which pair to wear. They’re always worth the money. It’s no wonder I encourage everyone to own at least 2 pairs of great black heels. I am normally an advocate for the higher the better philosophy when it comes to pumps, but I have to be sensible for my work day. So I go for 3 inch for daytime and 4 inch for night time 🙂

There are so many varieties of heels in general – peep toe, pointy toe, mary jane, round toe, platform, etc. And they’re all good choices. I say, get one of each style in black!

If you have the money to spend, I will always suggest Blahnik as my top choice. The shapes are completely classic but still sexy and not at all dull.

Pre-order these! And order some for me as well 🙂

Or these. I love the shape of the front, so sexy.

Sigh. Dream shoes.

But if Manolos aren’t in your budget, don’t worry. There are plenty of options for under $500 🙂

I bought these Vince Camuto pumps at Nordstrom a few months ago and I absolutely love them. They are perfect for daytime wear – the heel isn’t too high but is higher and chicer than a kitten heel. I feel like I should buy another pair in patent, 1 in regular leather and another in nude patent.

These are a great affordable alternative to the Manolos above!

These make me weak in the knees!

Even though I’m so sick of the Kim Kardashian round platform pump, these are fab.

Everytime these Dolce Vita pumps are on Gilt or Ideeli, I consider buying them. I love the not so pointy pointy toe and the shape they make at the base of the toe.

A very practical and classic peep toe. Perfect for the office!

Hawt. Red sole.

Wow, I feel even better after that. Shoes = therapy.


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