Remember when I wrote about things that put a stupid grin on my face? These shoes are a new addition to that club. They are so completely unlike anything else I own, but I found myself so strangely attracted to them that I couldn’t resist. D’Orsay style blush-colored satin is toughened up with just the right kind of quirk, rose-toned spikes. They are glam, tough, and sweet at the same time, and put the dumbest smile on my face every time I look at them.
The first time I saw these shoes, I was quickly walking through the Nordstrom shoe department when they stopped me in my tracks. I wanted to take a photo on my iPhone, but with so many sales associates around, I lost my nerve and walked away. With them still on my mind, I circled back around, slyly took out my iPhone, and took a quick snap-shot before hurriedly walking away.
A week later, I was once again in Nordstrom, circling the shoe department, on a mission to at least try them on. They were nowhere to be found, but luckily a nicely dressed SA knew exactly which shoes I was describing, and emerged from the backroom with these beauties in my size. Fate?
The coolest part is Nordstrom carries them in as small as a size 4…and in two colors! And at $175, they don’t make my bank account cry the way my last few shoe purchases have done (oh, Loubies…I love you so…but you’re so bad for my wallet).
The interesting thing is, the Sam Edelman website says it generally only makes shoes starting at size 6, but will make special sizes in certain styes down to a size 5 for some of it’s retailers. Nordstrom did small-footed ladies a solid by ordering not only size 5, but sizes 4 and 4.5, which I really, really appreciate from a company at a time when most stores are discontinuing even a size 5.
Thank you, Nordstrom. Not only do you carry small shoe sizes online, but also in your stores, and I really appreciate that. I bought my first pair of designer shoes from you, and many, many more since.
(Special-sized ladies – it’s important to support the brands that are supporting us by catering to our unique needs, whether that means tiny shoes, odd-sized bras, or just specially proportioned garments. Thank the store manager. Thank them on Twitter. Thank them by email. And make the special effort to purchase from them when finances allow. I’ve sadly seen so many brands pull special sizes from their shelves since I started blogging, and hope the ones who haven’t given up on us see that we really appreciate them, and need them to keep selling our sizes.)
If anyone is interested in sizing, I took a size 4.5 in these shoes. I’m generally a small size 5 with a narrow foot and heel, and seem to take a 4.5 in pointy-toe shoes (my other pair of pointy-toe shoes are size 34.5 Manolo Blahnik’s). My foot didn’t slip out of a size 5, but I found them a little wide for my narrow foot. The size 4.5, on the other hand, fit like a glove. The heel of these shoes is nicely molded inward to securely grip the back of the foot.
Outfit Details – Banana Republic Factory cardigan, size pxxs :: James Perse shirt, size 1 (at LastCall) (a size 0 would fit a million times better) :: 7 For All Mankind Gweneveres, size 24 :: Sam Edelman “Pixie” pumps, size 4.5 (also at Neimans) :: Ann Taylor belt, size xs :: Vintage necklaces :: Bracelets – Stella & Dot (c/o) and vintage