Color: Black (more colors available)
Retail Price: $295
I always talk about investing in timeless pieces that you will wear forever. For work and life in general, one of the those staples are a pair of black leather pumps. The Tory Burch pair pictured above are a modern take on a classic, featuring a rounded toe and seam detailing. But la pièce de résistance is the classic Manolo Blahnik Blixa pump:
Retail Price: $575
Jimmy Choo makes a similar pump but I am not a fan of the heel of the shoe. I don’t like heels that taper and then flare out at the end again. Christian Louboutin (whose shoes I love!) also makes classic black leather pumps, but I find that that the red soles are a little to pretentious for work. The Manolos are just right for me. The price tag is steep but I have started a “Manolo fund,” which is what I am calling my savings for the shoes. The money spent will be well worth it in terms of the quality and construction of the shoe and the classic pointed toe will never go out of style. I also won’t have to worry about the heel coming off mid stride or walking down a flight of steps (the latter being spoken from experience). These shoes are not a splurge, they are an investment.