Since one week from today I have a 3rd round interview for a job I really really want, I have already started putting together possible outfit choices. In my quest for the perfect mix of modernity, style, edge and prep, I realize that one major piece is missing from my wardrobe-the perfect black pump. I'm as surprised as you are to hear there is actually something lacking in my closet, and I don't know how I missed such an essential staple.
The wish list pumps would require Santa's help. These iconic Louboutins are pretty much perfect. Regardless of the abundant impostors painting their soles red, there is no mistaking the trademarked Louboutin. Also a fine choice for the quintessential dress pump are these Manolos. I think owning your first pair of Blahniks is a rite of passage for a New York City gal.
The more attainable choices are still delicious. These Weitzmans have a slight platform, which in addition to being uber modern, makes them slightly more comfortable for walking. (My wedding shoes from Weitzman were very foot-friendly, even after 7 hours of walking, dancing, and very little champagne to numb the senses.) I'd also be thrilled with a pair of these Cole Haan heels, with Nike Air for supreme wearability, and a little patent detail for interest.
Since this purchase needs to be made in order to actually land the job, it will likely require a price tag south of $150. Not to fear, some scrumptious shoes hover in the of $100 range. I always like Steve Madden's more classic Steven line for mid-market selections. This pair of pumps has a more moderate heel, and slightly elongated toe for a slimming affect. Nine West is also a good go-to for affordable heels, like these, which are similar to the Cole Haan style (but not in a copy-cat way). Always have the basics in your wardrobe!