February 19, 2014

The Shoe that Carries a Woman (PROM #1)

Nine West Rebeca Mary Jane Pumps (Wide) $80
on sale for $35 at Off Broadway

You may have heard the phrase, "A woman can carry a bag, but it's the shoe that carries a woman" well let me just say, I FEEL LIKE A WOMAN IN THESE SHOES ;)

Prom is approaching REALLY FAST (mid March) and my date is 6' 1''…. I'm  5' 4.5" just to give you a comparison; yes, the 0.5" does matter. I'm so excited because this is my first REAL pair of heels (I own a pair of $11 dollar pumps from payless, but those are kind of a mess!) Until now, I held off buying heels because I didn't really feel the need to do so-- plus I thought they were a little bit too mature for my taste but if theres ever time to invest in a good pair, it's when you're going to be dancing the night away, right?

You might be like my mom and roll your eyes when I say this, but I really do think that they're comfortable! I'm not going to lie, I'm probably in the "advanced new born calf" stage when it comes to walking in them, but Ive basically been wearing these around the house non stop to get some practice. I'LL GET THERE GUYS, DONT WORRY! The length of the heel is 4 inches, but theres a subtle half inch of platform which makes it much easier to walk in, not to mention the fact that theres a nice bit of cushion for the balls of your feet. This shoe comes in wide, which is TWO THUMBS UP FROM ME! It's hard to accept, but I definitely have wide feet and it's such a nuisance when my shoes rub against the side of my pinky toe-- thats where I get blisters. <3 So much love for these beauties.

Lastly, I love the shape of the shoe.
Im not too sure what it's called, but the part of the shoe covering the toes is almost like an arrow shape. I find it really flattering because I hate it when my toes peek through the top because they're not covered and I think these shoes do the opposite of that VERY well.

<-- i felt the need to include a picture in case no one understood me. I have abnormally long toes so this tends to happen a lot and I'm not a fan of that look! This is just a random picture from google  btw…. and this may seem kind of counter productive but dang those shoes are actually pretty cute… 

And then theres the strap--- oh my. I've always loved that retro Mary Jane strap and I'm so glad that it's coming back around! I've heard that it makes your legs look shorter, but WHATEVER. I love it. 


  1. this is an amazing purchase!! (and actually for my prom i bought a patent black pair of mary janes too and they have been a staple in my wardrobe ever since) you'll get so much wear out of these. such a good investment piece. and on sale too!!
    A Beautiful Zen

    1. Ahhh what a coincidence! I was debating on getting a pair of wedges but I thought I'd need a classic pair of black heels sooner or later. :)

  2. So beautiful shoes! It reminds me I need new high heels ^^''

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  3. These look fantastic on you! I have a preference in heels as well, I actually do not like closed-toe shoes, I love the peep-toe styles! I think it makes my feet look cuter! XD lol! Can't wait to see a post on your prom dress!! ^_~

  4. I super love those shoes! I love black mary jane heels, they're gorgeous, they look purrrfect on you! I hate it when my toes peek through the shoes too, I don't find it pretty or anything on me, just annoying. Good luck with your practice!!

    1. same!! And thanks! I've been LIVING in them recently.

  5. literally. we are the same person HA. I have like 10 different places bookmarked with that SAME style shoe!!! no joke....

  6. I love Mary Janes!! I wish there are more mary jane flats available because THEY'RE CUTE AND NOT JUST FOR 5 YR OLDS.
    I have wide feet too, which is why it's so darn difficult to find heels that don't make my toes permanently squished together :( #thestruggleisreal
    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry ʘ‿ʘ


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