Context: sometimes when I look in my closet, I want something classic to wear. And then I realize that 99.9 percent of my shoes have crazy shapes: shields, straps, zippers, grosgrain ties, etc. I have only one pair of pumps, in a tobacco brown, with a dangerously pointy toe. (Dangerous for me, because I have to lift my feet higher than usual while walking, lest I trip over my own shoe.)
Fortunately I want classic only sometimes, because it's obviously not forthcoming.
Last year, for my birthday (back in June), Mr. C bought me a pair of the Duchess of Cambridge's favourite L. K. Bennett nude platform pumps. They were hideously uncomfortable, like jamming my foot into unyielding cardboard. Back they went.
That kind of jam I did not like.
The kind of jam I do savour is berry, which is also the colour of these Bettye Muller pumps. They have a hidden platform for comfort and height and traverse the worlds of crazy shape and classic well: they're classic shape in a crazy colour.
|Two Berry; the new Blueberry?|
So berry is my new neutral, as I plan to wear these pumps with anything and everything this fall.