It is a generational nightmare: we are a group of women who fell in love with Carrie Bradshaw’s blue shoes. A stunning cobalt blue satin heel with a delicate wreath of glittering hardware. A veritable f**k you pump. The proverbial glass slipper.
Loving these shoes is a stark departure from my normal style–I love comfort, Naturalizer, and an assortment of black! Maybe brown. Never blue! And never at $945!
So I started searching for a pair of blue shoes that would give me the placebo effect of the Sex and the City “Something Blue” shoes. I looked on Endless, and Zappos and Macy’s. Then I started getting desperate and searching at Ebay, Craig’s List, Amazon. Then I starting finding obscure shoes like Something Bleu and Milk and Honey and Butter. And desparation returned as I contemplated shoes from Etsy (never, never buy shoes on Etsy).
What I have discovered are some deliciously elegant shoes, a lot of shoes that feel awful when you actually put them on, and not a single beautiful shoe that I could justify spending $200+ to wear for one lovely day. So, I’m starting to think it might be time to search for something that isn’t achingly popular. Perhaps this?