I love color. Give me purple. Give me green. Give me orange!! Color blocking was invented
just for me.
I use black as an accent, not a basic.
A year ago I realized I didn’t have a black purse. Even I, queen of the color wheel, need a black purse.
So I went out to buy a black handbag.
Came home with a purple handbag.
(Insert shrug here).
I choose to see this not as poor discipline, by the way, but rather that I am open to the wonderful things life has on offer.
So I expect a bit of a challenge in the hunt for black pumps. Even I—who STILL don’t have a black handbag—need black pumps. I’ve been wearing my old-reliable Pradas for eight years, but their sun has set. The big gold buckle, the gold heel, are those VINTAGE shoes? And they gave me a blister last time I wore them. Maybe they can read my mind about being replaced.
Here’s what I want:
A pretty, feminine pump. No glitter or glitz or hardware. Not too pointy. Not too high. No platform. No wedge. COMFORTABLE. Not too round a toe. No peeping toes. Toe cleavage? Must we? Just a nice slightly round toe. Elegant heel. Hoping to not break the bank, but if I wear shoes for eight years, I think that qualifies as “wardrobe investment.”
Did I mention COMFORTABLE?
A nice basic black pump.
Am I asking too much?
Come back to find out.