My search for the perfect pair of nude pumps has been an extensive one. It all started after I laid eyes on these. Of course, by the time I saw them, they were long off the shelves. So the hunt began for something similar.
The first time I saw something close was by Chinese Laundry. But the buckle rubbed against my ankle bone so that I had to send it back. The second time I saw something similar was a pair by Ivanka Trump. But the strap didn’t wrap around my ankle. Because it fit at a weird angle, and (hopefully) not because I have big ankles.
Then, I saw nude sandals from Zara. Besides the color, it wasn’t what I was looking for but I bought them anyway – a regret I have till this day.
A short while later, I saw a pair of nude pumps by Jessica Simpson at Marshalls. I bought them without much hesitation (another regret) even though something was off about them. I realized way later what it was – it was patent leader and I guess don’t like patent leather heels all that much. Plus, the ankle strap would spin around my ankle because it wasn’t fixed.
So my search continued. I considered another pair (the brand name escapes me at the moment) but it was kind of pricy and the front of the heel looked a bit long. I’m glad I didn’t buy them because 1) my coworker bought them shortly after and 2) I finally found a near-perfect pair at Marshalls recently by Nine West (photo above). It was definitely meant to be because a few weeks before I saw them at Marshalls, I saw them at Ross but they didn’t have my size. I thought they also didn’t have my size at Marshalls but I found one last pair hidden in a separate section.
Looking back, I think I like my Nine West heels more than heels that I originally wanted because of the color and skinnier heel.
Have you ever searched so extensively for a perfect something before?