Shopping: Pumped Up Kicks

Like pretty much every other girl on the planet, I love shoes. Ask my husband and he’ll probably say I have an unhealthy obsession with them. That or I have a total aversion to cleaning them up in my closet, either way, he think it’s a problem.

Things are only going to get worse since fall is coming up and I’m looking to add a couple new pairs of pumps to my collection(don’t worry, I’m not going to start dressing all seasonally inappropriate on here – I know it’s still a million degrees and swampy outside).  You know, it’s time to replace the pairs with the rundown heels and scuffed up toes for some fresh pep in my step (it’s like school supply shopping only better).

I’m really big into incorporating color into my shoe game since I keep a lot of my wardrobe pretty basic. Grabbing a versatile heel in a bright color is, by far, the easiest way to make a seriously simple outfit a little more interesting and fun. So here’s a handful of options you can’t go wrong with that will work year-round, better yet – they are all under $150. I’ve already snagged #2 in pink (can’t wait for them to arrive, p.s. – they’re 25% off right now) and I’m thinking about picking up the Sole Society pair (#7) in black since they are on big time sale.

Shoes * Pumps for Every Season

Shopping: Holiday Heels

With a more laid-back, casual work dress code, I’ve slacked on my high-heel game. Since I try to schedule client meetings on the same one or two days a week, I tend to only really “dress up” for work a few times a week. Otherwise it’s dark denim, comfy tees with a blazer/jacket on top and booties. Always booties these days.

When I do go to throw on heels, I’ve been relying heavily on this green pair (worn in post on post on post) and basic black pumps. With the holidays and thus holiday party season, I’m looking to add a new pair or two to my rotation. Since I don’t wear them too often and I want them to stand out from the other basic b**ches in my closet, I want to go for something with a little pizazz. I’ve narrowed it down to four groups – blue suede (Elvis approved), embellished black d’orsay pumps, a bright red pair or a bold animal print. Oh and possibly a gold pair. Those are especially holly jolly.

I want something that’s going to work for the long run too. Something that I can wear after we’ve all packed up the Christmas decorations but that will give any holiday look a little something extra. I don’t mind spending a tiny bit more on a quality pair of pumps. Mostly because when you’re standing in something for a long time you want them to be comfortable and let’s all face it – the cheaper the shoe, the less comfortable it is in the long run.

Side note: one time I wore a pair of Forever 21 boots for a day of meetings in Chicago (aka lots of walking) and my feet have never hurt so bad in my life. I seriously considered throwing them in the river and going barefoot. It was mizz.

Extra bonus: a bunch of the options below are on sale! huzzah!

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