February 9, 2014
The Styley Solves Your First World Problems #1
Despite never having a date, I enjoy weddings, probably because they involve finger food and dancing. I also like an excuse for buying a new dress, although let's face it, I like an excuse to spend money at pretty much any given opportunity.
But sometimes weddings require outlays of cash that are annoying for one reason or another: We don't have the cash, we don't have the time necessary to find the thing we need, or we want to be comfortable and can't figure out a way to make sneakers work. Earlier this week my friend Madeleine posted on Facebook about looking for a pair of comfortable, wedding-appropriate black shoes with a manageable heel (3 inches or less) that could be worn for events other than the wedding in question. Because I apparently have too much time on my hands, I decided to do some research. See my findings below.
1) Air Chelsea pump by Cole Haan (they're made with Nike sneaker technology, y'all);
2) Ibiza pump from Acquitalia by Marvin K. (weatherproof, plus a lot of people tend to find rounded toes more comfortable);
3) Make Rem pump from Gentle Souls (I think these would look particularly cute with a long dress, and they would give a simple short shift a nice kick);
4) Celine pump from Me Too (patent is good for all seasons!);
5) Wanda pump from Naturalizer (the hardware at the back is subtle but cool, and this is a great shape for a swinging 60s mod look);
6) Gabor pump (yummy suede);
7) Seven to 7 Wedge from Rockport (these would look great with flared/bootcut jeans and a black turtleneck sweater as well as a skirt or a dress);
8) Del by Corso Como (this picture is not the best, but the link had the most available sizes, and in the other images I've seen the suede seems super-rich and great);
9) Guervie Leather Pump by Via (Spiga) (Cuban heel with a metallic sheen; pointed toe--what's not to like?);
10) Laci by Delman (they come in patent too).
I'm now exhausted and on the verge of blindness, so that should do.
Got a first-world problem you need solved? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll do my best to solve it, or at least come up with an excellent excuse about why I can't.