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9 July 2010

{ images via fashiontoast, leflassh }

It’s a long and arduous search for the perfect black wedge. I’ve been on the prowl for years now, searching every shop within a 20 mile radius for the one. Four to five inches, sculptural but not too architectural, sophisticated. (Black goes without saying.) And won’t break my bank account or leave my wallet sallow and unhappy. The latter factor leaves out a good portion of options – alas, Rumi’s to-die-for Gabannas will n’er be mine. Le sigh.

I’ve always been a strictly heels kinda girl, as I used to find wedges unnecessarily chunky and junior-high-ish, but only recently have I noticed the incredible power of the wedge! It’s even more comfortable than heels (I’m hardly being sarcastic when I say that I could walk for 6+ hours straight in heels comfortably, whereas in flat shoes, my knees start to hurt and I get clumsy…). There’s less a possibility of somehow toppling over, or getting a heel stuck in grates or awkward cracks in the sidewalk. The slight chunkiness makes my ridiculously tiny feet seem more normal sized, and its greatest benefit is its tremendous ability to elongate my legs. Say bonjourrr in your most fabulous sing-song voice to tanned legs and short shorts!

And so, the expedition continues as I lust over the highly-coveted suede Dolce & Gabanna and Topshop wedges. Perhaps if my expectations weren’t so high I could have found an adequate pair already. But you know me – I never settle for less.

Which sometimes leaves me stubborn and frustrated. It is what it is.

Suggestions? Hints? Clues on where to continue my search? All are greatly appreciated!


La C.

19 Comments leave one →
  1. 9 July 2010 12:46 pm

    Those would be amazing to have!

  2. 9 July 2010 8:36 pm

    They’re too good to be true!
    I’m actually looking for a pair of platforms as well but I’d prefer a pair of nude ones. I’ve looked everywhere! The problem is that when I find the colour that I’m looking for the design is awful and vice versa.

  3. 9 July 2010 9:01 pm

    nice!:) I love to have these pair of wedges 🙂

  4. 10 July 2010 4:22 am

    I’m with you – I was never a wedges kinda gal myself, until now! Gorgeous!

  5. 10 July 2010 11:57 am

    Sorry can’t help you, I’ve been looking for the exact same thing for a while now!
    These are two extremely gorgeous examples of them!

  6. 10 July 2010 1:20 pm

    I have been lusting over those D&G’s for way too long!

    Love Grace.

  7. 10 July 2010 7:35 pm

    These are quite sexy, actually! I rather like them. Thanks for sharing.

  8. 10 July 2010 7:40 pm

    Very nice…

  9. 11 July 2010 12:19 pm

    I would gladly sell my first born child (and throw in the second for free!) to own a pair of Givenchy SS10 wedges.

    Nothing kinder on the purse strings will ever compare to them…

    Fancy robbing a bank with me? ;0)

    Sarah x

    STYLE SOUK – Fashion Blog

  10. 12 July 2010 2:35 am

    beautiful wedges!

  11. 12 July 2010 2:58 pm

    oh, wow! i have reeeally small feet too (4 or 5) and i never really thought about it before, but wedges WOULD, indeed, help my cause.

    thanks 🙂

  12. 12 July 2010 11:19 pm

    Oh those are gorgeous! So sexy too!! I would love those in my wardrobe, I too am more of a heels girl, but wedges are making their way into my heart the more I see gorgeous pairs like these!!

  13. 13 July 2010 2:14 pm

    Gorgeous! I die!!!!


  14. thebaglady permalink
    14 July 2010 11:35 pm

    Stunnnning shoes! Try Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth outlets, etc. You’d find incredible deals. Especially since you have such tiny feet! 😉

  15. 18 July 2010 10:53 pm

    those are AH-MAZING!

  16. Lauren permalink
    27 June 2011 11:07 am

    The second picture, the ones with the bows… WHAT IS THE STYLE/BRAND???
    I MUST have those!


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