September 25, 2010

A Reader's Request Answered - The Perfect Fall Shoe

Hello lovelies!

This Reader's Request was submitted by one of my Twitter buddies.  She told me that she was looking to purchase only ONE new pair of shoes for Fall and was wondering what would be her best choice.  I immediately responded with "a platform oxford".  Why?  When you decide to make a singular purchase to last an entire season, versatility should be the main focus.  The platform oxford is a classic design that works equally well with trousers, jeans and skirts. 

Now for the twist (à la Project Runway): The shoes have to be under $50.

Needless to say, I took to the internet and did some serious bargain "window" shopping.  Here are my finds...

Clockwise from top left:
Spotlight Heel by ModCloth - $80
Daring by Carlos Santana - $45
Westfalen by Matisse - $52
Lace Up Suede Bootie by Go Jane - $34
Vanna by Type Z - $60
Beauty Oxford by Mojo Moxy - $70
Savior by Anne Michelle - $37

I'm sure you noticed that some are priced over $50.  These were included because quality is vital and a small change in price can sometimes make a world of difference. The largest variance was $30 - not too bad considering this may be her only shoe purchase until Winter hits.

Now that Fall has officially made its appearance, what will be your "go-to" shoe this season?

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Anonymous DanielleJ said...

Thanks for the blog post! I posted this on my blog's Facebook page and got a couple of responses.

Those who know me seem to think that the heels in the example pictures are too tall. I kind of agree, but I'm sure that I can find something like these, but with a shorter heel.

Again, Thanks for taking the time to look into this for me. :-)

September 26, 2010 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger ChiTown Fashionista said...

Hey Danielle! Definitely check out the Matisse one that is listed. The heel is 3.5 inches and the platform is .25 inches. With the thicker heel, these will be more in line with what you are looking for.

If your concern is comfort, keep in mind that although these look high, the platform will offset the height.

I'm glad I could provide you with a few ideas. Happy shopping and let me know what you decide to purchase.

September 26, 2010 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger KristiMcMurry said...

Great suggestion! My go-to in the fall is my black ankle's a little boring but they go with everything!

September 26, 2010 at 7:04 PM  
Blogger The Contemporary Christian said...

Oh how I love the Savior by Anne Michelle! Perfect.

September 27, 2010 at 7:09 AM  
Anonymous Elisa said...

Thanks so much for featuring a pair of ModCloth booties!

Your friend,
Elisa at ModCloth

September 28, 2010 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger ChiTown Fashionista said...

@Kristi, ooooh..I need a new pair of ankle boots. I run them into the ground every fall/winter.

@The Contemporary Christian, YES! And it's a phenomenal price.

@Elisa, no problem! Thanks for stopping by. :)

October 1, 2010 at 8:06 AM  

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