Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Put A Cork In It
Cork wedges are one of spring's hot trends. As usual, I was ahead of the curve* — two years ago I bought two pairs, one dark brown and one cream. The gaping hole in the "shoedrobe" was a pair of nude wedges that would go with everything.
Some of the contenders:
• Franco Sarto "Flavor" wedge. A classic shape, these ($89) had great potential, but they just didn't move me.
• Ann Taylor Loft Studded Wedge. It's like Lisa over at Respect the Shoes is my own personal shopping angel (or, would that be devil?) — finding things that I soon begin obsessing over. The Ann Taylor Loft studded wedge ($89.50) came in a lighter shade. They were 30 percent off. I hemmed, I hawed, they were gone.
• Clark's Country Meadow. Again, very traditional styling but this pair ($89) just seemed so blah. I did try them on in the store, though, and they felt quite cushy.
• Me Too "Jones" t-strap wedge. Ahhh, this was the pair ($89). A contemporary t-strap but oomphed up with snake print. Perfection. I ordered 'em and they're the right walkable height and very, very comfy — even more than the Clark's. Hello, wear-with-everything corksters!
*so far ahead that to some people — two years ago — I may have looked not-in-style. ;)