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Sometimes finding the “perfect” nude colored pump takes as much effort as finding the “perfect “pair of jeans. You end up trying on at least a dozen pairs. In my search, I found an outstanding pair in the most unique shade of pale pink/flesh color. The Miu Miu “Cipria” is a closed toe, patent leather pump with a 4.75″ flared banana heel and 1.5″ platform. A great heel that goes with everything – dress it up or wear it with that “perfect” pair of jeans.

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Sometimes you can find unique shoes in the most unusual places. Today’s block heel ankle boot with metallic plate is from Zara. A mirror shine with a little bling. A shiny, black patent boot with a 2″ heel. There’s an inside zipper and outer notch on the ankle but the details don’t stop there. There is the eye-catching stunning metallic plate. A detail that makes this affordable ankle boot cool and mod.

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A stellar pair of shoes on their own, but once you put them on, they transform into an incredibly breathtaking shoe. As Nina Garcia from Project Runway stated on the 2013 shoe challenge “Shoes can be a very powerful and intoxicating accessory.” From Fall 2011 collection, Prada‘s crisscross strap platform pump. Soft black leather pump with a 4.75″ heel and 1″ platform. They look high, but this bold and confident pump is appropriate for the office environment or a night on the town. The crisscross is elastic making it a snug, comfortable fit. You might step out in these, but you won’t step out of these.

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A sweet, modern pump from Dolce Vita.  The “Hayword” is a black suede pump with rounded toe and a statement heel – sort of half stiletto, half wedge – 4.5″ heel with 1″ platform. These shoes are absolutely gorgeous….the epitome of sophisticated and sexy.

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Inspired from the streets of New York, a street-smart, knee-high boot for fall. The Cole Haan ” Air Cara” has Nike Air® technology, so they are incredibly comfortable and have a streamlined fit to stand up to the rigors of the city. Soft, black leather, high shaft boot has a heel height of 3.75″ with .75″ platform. The rounded toe makes this boot timeless in form and function and the decorative ankle strap with silver push pin details adds just enough bling to be noticed.

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Never judge a book by it’s cover. Strut in a sleek, chic boot that shouts luxe, high end designer, but this quite affordable, stylish boot is from Nine West. Yup, Nine West! The “Midi” boot caught my eye back in 2011. Nine West has certainly stepped up their game. The boot’s unique harness detail is something you expect from a big name designer such as Gucci or Brain Atwood. Sometimes it’s the little details that make a big impact. The black oil-suede leather is soft and rich with just a hint of toughness and distress. And although it has a 4.5″ heel, the 1″ wooden platform make these downright easy to run in. No zipper needed, it’s an easy pull on style. This boot makes a bold statement. Be bold and make your statement.

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Buckle up! This edgy, elegant and expressive bootie, the “Esatto” by Bacio 61, combines organic elements with modern influences. The 4.5″ heel has a .75″ platform making it easy to walk in. The dusty grey leather is perfectly adorned with black wrap around straps and double buckles….tough, yet feminine. I love the loose upper shaft and the placement of the large buckle. Fashionably fierce!

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L.A.M.B. – a flirty rocker label representing Gwen Stefani’s style, music and personality. It’s an acronym of her debut solo album – Love. Angel. Music. Baby. And today’s booties from the L.A.M.B. line, totally rock. The “Nathan” is an open toe bootie with notes of menswear inspired details, including a flirty kiltie tassle. At first glance, the statuesque 5.25″ mirrored, gloss black tapered heel appears dangerous but underneath it all, there’s a hidden 1.50″ platform, making these comparable to a 3.75″ heel. Soft black leather, open peep toe and zippered back. A light weight, comfortable and versatile bootie adds some sexy sizzle to a dress or skirt and adds a rocker vibe to jeans or trousers. “Hey Baby”, these “Cool” kicks are “Hella Good.”

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I have a love for polka dots. I also love calf hair. You combine the two together the way Manolo Blahnik did with his playful spin on the monochrome trend – “amore a prima vista”! The “BB pump” is an optic dot print dyed on calf hair. The black and white dotted gradient graphic adds a touch of whimsy and an ultra-mod edge to an ultra-feminine, timeless pointy-toe pump.  The 4″ stiletto black wood heel completes the perfectly sculpted footwear accessory. It was love at first sight when I spotted this pump and it fits like a glove. This is no Cinderella fairy tale, these are Manolo’s.

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Glamourous black suede, wide button strapped pump with almond toe, 1″ covered platform and 4.75 chunky and curved, flared heel. Sexy and sophisticated, elegant and classic, it’s another beautifully designed work of art by Miuccia Prada… the Prada “Suede button pump”. Stunning in style and rich in quality …  it’s Prada …  and it’s the perfect addition to your shoe collection … need I say more?


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