Searching for the perfect pair of black heels

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black heels pumps
black heels pumps
black heels pumps

Sometimes, when I’m searching for a pair of shoes, I feel a little like Prince Charming must have felt as he searched out Cinderella with her dainty glass slipper. Nothing seems quite right, and the pair that I forever seem to be looking for is all elusive. For me, it’s the hunt for the perfect pair of black heels. A bit of height, a slightly pointed toe, and a patent or suede finish isn’t a lot to ask for, but it seems surprisingly difficult to find a serious contender.

While I tend to turn to designer shoes for most of the shoes I purchase, the thought of spending so much on what I consider to be a major workhorse, has always deterred me. I’m the girl who somehow manages to scrape her shoe while walking up stairs, or get my heel caught in the only visible crack in a street, which would go some way in explaining my hesitance.

But then, I stumbled across these Saint Laurent heels, which, are just beyond words. Sleek, sexy and on sale, but as luck would have it, completely sold out in my size. I guess it’s back to the drawing board for me!

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  1. Closet Fashionista August 29, 2013 / 10:11 pm

    Yea…thouse SL heels are gorgeous! I think I have my perfect black heel, for now. And as luck would have it I stumbled upon them at a consignment store and almost didn’t buy them! They’re black suede Dolce & Gabbana mary janes with a slightly pointed toe 😉 So almost exactly what you described

  2. Chelsea Ruby August 29, 2013 / 10:44 pm

    I think you found the perfect black heel with those SL heels! They are the classic patent pointed toe with a twist and I love how they encase your heel at the back! Such a shame they’re sold out in your size… But I’m sure you’ll find another pair you like before you know it! 🙂

  3. Maria August 30, 2013 / 12:06 am

    I love sleek black heels like this but I find them impossible to walk in 🙁 Clumpy rather than sleek for me I think!

    Maria xxx

  4. Adela August 30, 2013 / 12:43 am

    Love the Ones with a bow. Not sure if they’re Isabel Marant? So cute 🙂
    Adela x

  5. Karen August 30, 2013 / 5:54 pm

    I completely agree! It’s so hard but it’s absolutely satisfying when you do find a perfect pair of heels (and it’s in your size). Good luck :)x

  6. Stephanie / FAIIINT August 31, 2013 / 5:20 am

    I do this with so many items! I think when you have that image in your head of the ‘perfect’ pair/piece nothing you come across can live upto it & so makes it completely impossible to find. Then, as soon as you stop looking for it (or settle for buying something close enough) it comes along! The Saint Laurent ones are incredible though – love the pointed back!

  7. Kristin August 31, 2013 / 8:51 am

    I know you like designer shoes, but I find Tony Bianco have nice and comfy heels. There is this one that seems to fit your description: or a style called Ritz that is the same but with a slightly lower heel (I have that one in the matte black and they look very similar to the first pic you posted).

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