10th Commandment: July 29

Jul 29, 2013

Whether I like it or not, it’s time to start talking about fall fashions.  So why not start with shoes?  This week, we’ll be talking about the trends that you will be wearing on your feet next season, starting with Mary Janes.

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Manolo Blahnik Campari ($685)

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Ivanka Trump Leea Mary Janes ($135)

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Fitzwell Lorelei Pump ($25)

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  1. Diane says:

    Do you have any experience with the Fitzwell brand? Their prices are great (especially on sale), and they have a lot of nice, classic styles, but at that price point, I’m curious what the quality and comfort are like. Thanks!

  2. D says:

    I have several pairs of the Fitzwell Lana II’s (seem to have been replaced with the Frances style) and they are a comfortable shoe with a manageable heel. I haven’t been wearing pointy toes so much lately, but I used we wear either black or brown ones every day. I generally cycled them out once every 6 months or so.

  3. Christina says:

    I got these https://www.dsw.com/shoe/kelly+.and.+katie+caris+pump?prodId=272553&activeCats=cat10006,cat20006 in the black for days when I will be on my feet for longer than usual in the cooler months and they are absolutely wonderful!

  4. Anna says:

    Ugh, the first and third options, but especially the first, look like witch shoes.

  5. Ashley says:

    Of the three options presented, I’d probably wear option 2. Other than that, I can’t get into this trend.

  6. Meg says:

    I really don’t see this trend taking off. I agree with the above, they look like witch shoes and/or very matronly.

    • Belle says:

      I like the round toe ones better, usually. I like the Ivanka’s, and I think they’re marketing them as an alternative to ankle straps for people with shorter legs.

    • Capitol Hill SE says:

      I’ve always thought the opposite, that they might be a tad on the juvenile side. I think they work with some people/styles but not others.

  7. Lindsay says:

    Really?! I love the first and third shoes. To avoid a matronly look, you have to wear them with the right look and style it well, but it can be done. I love Mary Janes, so I’m glad they’ll be a lot of options in the stores.

  8. jt123 says:

    eek, the third ones make me cringe–I also can’t tell if I think they are matronly or juvenile.

    I like the Ivanka Trumps– they were a few pairs of them at the metro center TJ’s this weekend. I also like this Banana Republic alternative: https://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=39339&vid=1&pid=558358012

  9. Ashleigh says:

    I had already scoped those ivanka ones out… I think they are too cute! But… I was wondering if they would look funny with pantyhose? (It’s required at my job.)

  10. Hmmmm says:

    As someone who is leaving more pumps behind than Cinderella, I love Mary Janes. I find them juvenile as well, but what’s a girl gonna do? Go back to put her shoes back on every few steps? I usually wear them with pants so nobody can tell.

  11. Jssaustintx says:

    I like 1 and 2, but the third is too Mary Jane (which I don’t care for) for me. Boden has a cute option and styles their models in them with several of their dresses for sale for good how-to-wear options.

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