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Friday, March 25, 2011

Target Shoe Review

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments on my hair from the last post. It's such an easy style, that it'll be nice to have that in my repertoire for some variety. :)


So, if you haven't heard, Target has a buy one pair of shoes, and get the second pair shoes 50% off promotion going on. So, I thought I'd check out a few new pumps including a couple nude/blush colored heels for Spring.

Women's Mossimo® Pearce Leather Pumps- -Black

I love these pumps. Of the Pearce pumps line, these were the only ones that were real leather, so I saw them as the best value. I was tempted by the patent camel version as well, but I thought I should try a couple of the other pumps to see how they compared with one another.

The heel on this pump is pretty high for me at 3.25" and no platform. But somehow, IT'S COMFY! I mean like wear-all-day-and-dance-around-in-'em comfy. I actually did wear these all day to my friends' wedding and reception. I even danced around in them a little, and my feet didn't hurt at all afterward. WIN! I have decently wide feet (especially in the toe area), but the toe of the pump didn't squish or pinch or flatten my tootsies. I apologize for not taking a picture of the tread. The bottoms of the shoe are rubber with some tread on the heel and sole. The rubber makes these very stable, so I have no worries about slipping! Sweet.

I took these in my normal Target pump size of 7.5. I highly recommend these pumps. They also come in Camel, Navy, Dove (gray), and Taupe.

Women's Mossimo® Black Versie Pumps - Natural Patent

The Versie Pumps are a pretty light pinky blush color. The shape of these pumps reminded me of the Pearce, so I had high hopes for them. They have a taller heel than the Pearce (3.75"), but they have a slight platform which should help make the heel feel shorter. But somehow the platform or the shape of the shoe made standing in them a bit awkward and squished my toes. The top of the shoe dug a bit into the top of my toes (it may be that the toe box was just trying to reel my wide feet in). I also felt more precarious in the taller height. These would NOT be comfortable for me or a wider footed gal for a long period of time. The fit of the 7.5 was TTS, but it was too uncomfortable for me. Pass.

Women's Mossimo® Peony Pumps - Blush Patent

The shape of these feels much more retro than the standard pumps like the Versie or Pearce. I thought the thicker heel would make these more comfortable. I was SO wrong. These hurt my feet. They were stiff, and squished the top of my foot a bunch. (It appears I'm not the only one who thought this... see them on Stuff Jewish Girls Like).

I also was not a fan of the blush color of these pumps. The Peony Pumps were a darker, muddier pink than the Versie Pumps. I much preferred the color of the Versie pumps (see below for color comparison). These run TTS but are not comfy. Pass!

The tread on the Peony Pumps:


Color comparison between the Versie (Left) and Peony Pumps (right)



In other news, I won one of Tara's (Little Girl Big Closet) Anthro gift cards from her Portrait of a Woman drawing! I'm super excited, this one plus the Anthro gc from my MIL will go toward a new summer dress as yet to be determined :) See some of the beautiful portraits other ladies submitted.

And the lovely Aki! of 7% Solution awarded me a Stylish Blogger award. I'm supposed to share 7 things about myself, and pass the award to other bloggers. But I know so many lovely bloggers out there, it's just too tough to choose. So I'll just tell you 7 things about myself:

1. I love finding gifts that I think are perfect for a particular person.
2. I try to call my Nai Nai (grandma) every week
3. I love to clean and organize
4. Drinking coffee doesn't keep me awake or wake me up (sadly)
5. I'm fairly shy in large groups of people
6. I prefer savory to sweet things, but it's best to have salty and sweet at the same time!
7. Cardamom is my favorite spice

We're off to drive to pick up Buddie soon. Well, we actually pick him up tomorrow, but we need to drive out there tonight. I'm looking forward to seeing him, but not to the long stretch of time in the car!

Here's my outfit from today (it was a wet hair morning :) )


With this look, I was trying to dress this pencil skirt down by pairing it with a t-shirt and leatherette jacket.

OOTD specs
Bebe Mini Studded Shrunken Moto Jacket sz XS ($20)
Green pencil skirt (thrifted $5)
J.Crew flamingo tissue t-shirt (thrifted $3)
F21 necklace
Merona Madalena Suede Ballet Flats - grey ($7.50)
grey tights

Have a great weekend everyone!

16 comments:

vintageglammz said...

I was just on JG's blog and saw her post about those Target shoes - arghhh...return return return. I would have thought the thicker heel would be more comfy too.
Congratulations on winning Tara's giveaway!!! I'm so happy for you (and jealous).

Sammie said...

congrats on winning the giveaway! Have a safe and wonderful trip :)

Jenn said...

I randomly tried on a pair of high nude patent pumps from Target a while back. I think they may have been the Pearce ones. I was VERY surprised at how comfortable they were. I couldn't believe it. I was very tempted to buy but I thought about how practical they would be being that I stand all day. But now thinking about it, I could probably pull them off for special occasions.

aki! said...

I find it really admirable that you call your grandmother every week. I barely know mine.

I'm also so thankful you did these shoe reviews! I've been on a crazy nude pump search. Thank you.

Laura said...

I'll be checking out the Target Pumps come Monday morning. Target is right across the parking lot from my office. I need Gray Pumps. Thanks for the helpful reviews.

Were you able to find 2 pairs so you could take advantage of the 1/2 off promo?

I knew it was close to the right time for Budz to come home. Despite the long car ride, you must be walking on cloud nine in those Target Pumps.

I see the photo of you and Budz every work day. I pinned it on my wall at work. Co-workers have even asked who you are.

LittleMissSeamstress said...

I love the green pencil skirt!(even more so with that thrifty price tag) I am really trying hard to shop from various thrift store since there are many that recently opened around my neighborhood. Your outfits are truly my inspiration! Thanks Lori~

Jin,

featherfactor said...

Thank you for sharing these shoe reviews - I always hear great things about how comfy Target shoes are but never know which styles to buy - now I do! Thanks for sharing :)

www.featherfactor.com

Sarah said...

Thanks for a very detailed review on the Target's shoes. Hope I do get my bang for the buck pair when I go over and visit.
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Migo said...

Form is one factor to consider when buying shoes. Consult a foot doctor if it's uncomfortable for your feet.

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