At least once every few months, a shoe problem crops up. The problem is I love black shoes. LOOOOOOOOOOVE. So, when I’m shoe shopping, I buy black shoes. BUT, sometimes a girl needs a pair of brown shoes. Because I love brown clothes. And I cannot wear black shoes with brown pants. I’m pretty sure that’s even illegal in 23 states.

So – currently the only pairs of brown shoes that I own are a pair of rocket dogs that I adore (and that I desperately need to get rid of, because I wear them ALL THE TIME on the weekends, and they are falling apart), a pair of brown suede peep toes that are a bit too small for my new bigger feet (and a bit impractical for fall/winter in the Pacific NW), and a beautiful pair of Franco Sarto ankle boots that I’ve worn once, due to the fact that they are the narrowest boots in the history of the world. (I really need to go through my shoes collection and eBay some stuff.)

So – it falls on you, lovely readers! You must help me find my next pair of shoes.  I am looking at less expensive shoes, because, well, I just bought a pair of pretty expensive boots and would like my second fall purchase to be a bit on the cheaper side.

They need to be both work and play appropriate.

And, of course, they need to look awesome.

The contenders (all under $100):

Bandolino Jury 2


Fossil Sasha Pump


Fossil Maddox Flat


Naturalizer Violette


photo Romantic Soles Mada


Nine West Breyona


It turns out that finding a wide shaft (hee) knee high boot under $100 is really, really hard, so that last pair is NOT under $100….which means I probably should’ve left them off; but they were pretty! And I couldn’t!

So – opinions? Thoughts? Ballots to cast?

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