Wow...The Bebe Addison Canvas bootie/cuff is an awesome heel with the perfect combination of edge and femininity, however...... it is the MOST painful shoe I have ever worn in my life!! So I'm wondering if maybe I'm not wearing it right?? Maybe the fit is a little off for me?? Who knows, but if you own this shoe, tell me if you agree or disagree.
Nail Polish: China Glaze - Agent Lavender
Clothing: Jeggings - Forever 21
Heel Height: 5.5 inches with a 1.5 inch platform
The major discomfort in the Addison stems from the toe area, specifically, the pinky toe. Even as I took these pictures, I was having a hard time staying on my feet because of the torture I was putting my little toe through :) The toe strap, however, is not to blame because it's actually the buckle that creates the tremendous amount of strain and pressure; it just isn't in the right place and all I feel is the metal suffocating my pinky.
The strap itself doesn't dig into the skin too much but unfortunately it's not adjustable the way the second strap is. This can easily be fixed through a do-it-yourself project where you can puncture your own holes for sizing. I have yet to try this but I will most definitely get on it since I love these shoes so much and refuse to return them (I waited almost 2 months before I finally got them!).
Oh, and usually if a shoe hurts this much, I take it right back to the store, but the weird thing is that the pain is only happening on my right foot, which is why I'm willing to fiddle around and make them work the way they do on my left foot.
Close-up of canvas and buckles:
I'll give an update if it ends up not working out for me, but this heel is so unique and different compared to other shoes I own that I doubt I'll let it go. It's a great addition to any fall wardrobe and a perfect transition shoe from warm to chilly weather.
I've actually had these shoes in my possession for a while now, but it never occurred to me make a post about them. Well, from the time that I first bought these, my collection of Victoria's has only grown in colors. I will make more posts sporadically on the other colors, but I want to start with basic black. This heel is so versatile, everyone needs to take a good look at it.
Defined As: Suede Platform Pump
Heel Height: 5.25 inches and 1.25 inch platform
The Bakers Victoria is a truly comfortable pump that actually doesn't require too much work to break it in. I was happy with the way it felt after only a couple of hours of wearing it at home. Actually, the only area you're likely to feel tightness around is your toes, the back and sides of the shoe don't dig into or scratch your skin.
The only con about the Victoria, in my experience, is that it feels as though it has stretched more than a bit over time. I know that the more you wear your shoes, the more they conform and stretch to your feet, but mine can sometimes feel a bit loose, it's nothing that prevents me from being able to walk, but I would say that now they feel more like 6.5's than 6's. I can get away with wearing both, but it's just something to know. I also attribute the ease in stretch to the fact that they are suede, I imagine the patent would take longer to loosen up.
Regardless of the only con that I have found to this shoe, I absolutely adore it and have been a fan of it ever since its release.
The Steve Madden Darrina is almost like the sister of the ever so popular Caryssa, however, the difference comes in the shape of the toe which is more of an almond toe than the round toe featured on Caryssa. I picked this up in the blush patent color and it does not disappoint, it is a true beige nude color.
Defined As: Patent platform pump Heel Height: 5.25 inches with 1 inch platform
This pump is actually pretty comfortable once you break it in. In terms of sizing, it felt a little tight on me when I first tried it on, however, after walking around the house in it for a day it definitely loosened up to the size I needed.
As mentioned before, it's a beautiful beige-nude color. I've purchased nude shoes before that have had more brown or pink tones to them, but this color was the one that I was looking for. In terms of comfort, it all depends on your type of foot, specifically your toes, because this will determine just how much pinching you will feel in the toe box. For me, there's none, but that was only after I broke them in.
A close up of the color:
This pump is a great addition to anyone's wardrobe and definitely a staple shoe for multiple occasions.
As much as I love wedges and all the perks of summer clothing, I am so much more inclined toward fall and winter styles. This is not limited to just my wardrobe, but to my shoes as well, and I am a die hard fan of fall/winter collections of boots and booties.
Steve Madden has so many great styles that I'm drooling over at the moment, among them are.....
In both colors of course.
A gorgeous bootie that is truly the equivalent of cutting Calgarry off at the ankle, except with the addition of a very cute bow.
A glittery bootie/sandal?? Not too sure on how to classify this one, but it's awesome either way.
Platform slingback bootie in nude.
Oxford style platform with laces.
I haven't ordered anything quite yet, I want to be absolutely sure that I love the shoe before I buy it.
I know I've been MIA for a little while now but I just got back from an awesome vacation to San Francisco, and being the shopper that I am, I didn't come home empty handed. Fall's just around the corner and I wanted to start prepping my fall boot collection and what better way to start than with 2 pairs of suede over the knee boots.
Calgarry in Black and Grey
I actually already have these boots in my possession (I picked them up on Monday) and the quality is absolutely impressive for the price. Boots can get really expensive, especially when they're leather, and since these are suede they save you more than a couple of bucks. The suede is so thick and feels amazing, I actually started to get really hot in the store when I was trying them on because they were keeping my legs so warm.
Oh, and I know what you're thinking. Why haven't you posted pictures??? Well, I'm kind of in the middle of getting something sorted out with the pricing of the boots and I might have to return them and buy them again.
So a more detailed review with pictures is to come.
I would have taken pictures to show you guys, but they looked so silly on me that I went ahead and skipped.
The Bebe Bel is a beautiful shoe, there's absolutely no denying that but, unfortunately, it just didn't work out for me.
First of all, they run a little small. I read a couple of reviews on several websites mentioning that going a half a size up equaled a perfect fit. Well, I read those reviews after I ordered, so yes, they were definitely way too small. Another weird thing was that my big toe was hanging off the edge, and not just a little bit, it was about half of it. I contribute that to the heel being too small, but I didn't think it should have been sticking out THAT much.
Another thing I noticed was that the straps on the left and right side of the shoe would arch away from my foot when I walked, almost like parentheses around my feet from a head-on point of view. It looked really weird but I still hesitated to send them back because I loved them despite all those cons.
In the end, I decided to return them because I knew that I wouldn't wear them, and I'm not really wanting to go a size up because of that weird "parentheses" look. It's an awesome shoe, but this one just wasn't for me.