I just took these back yesterday (Macy's online had the best price, better than Zappo's, and *returning* things to the Macy's-that-was-Marshall-Field's doesn't violate my still-in-place boycott). I wanted them to work, badly, but they were too narrow across the ball of the foot, and the last thing you want in a low-cut shoe is overflow. Also, I don't like peep-toes where you only see one toe; it feels too "my talon, let me show you it," to me.
Other than that they were lovely. (And they come in this gorgeous blue, too.)
I'm still completely obsessed with these loafers, to the point of buying the gold-colored ones online in the hopes of dying or painting them black. Also, I'm toying with the idea of having a pair custom-made, although I'm holding back because it's 1) insanely expensive and 2) probably a guarantee that I'll lose my fascination for them immediately upon receiving said very expensive, custom-made pair. (That's what happened to my desire for pepperoncini once I bought the Giant Bottle of them from Costco.)
But summer is coming and perhaps I can distract myself from The Quest for Loafers by trying something like this:
I think they'd be really cute with (wait for it …) shirtdresses. What do you think?
There's also these flats, and also these, too …
Of course, it's still entirely possible we could get more snow here in Chicago. I have plenty of time to think about sandals and summer shoes … what shoes are you thinking about for summer?
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Ohh summer, how about a pair of Dr Scholls? Work out the legs at the same time.For those of you interested in making your own shoes, I have a really cute 40’s vintage beach shoe pattern on my site now:http://www.glamoursurf.com/catalog/item/5487772/5445825.htm