A reader named Anna C. asked me to help her track down a more affordable version of the Kate Spade "Halle" wedge pump
, a top pick of celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe on piperlime.com. It's also apparently something of an "it" shoe among women in politics, according to the New York Times
. This versatile shoe is undeniably stylish and comfortable but carries a painful $300 pricetag.
So I did a little digging around and discovered Nine West's "Smooch" Wedge Pump
at piperlime.com. It's a close match in black patent leather and round toe but it has a 4" heel, so be aware.
Another option that will give you the Kate Spade look-for-less is from Jones New York
. Their "Kent" wedge pumps are $59.95
at dsw.com and have a genuine leather upper and 3" heel (just like the Kate Spades, although it's tough to tell from the photos).
Lastly, we have Merona's Myka Suede Wedge Pumps
featuring a 2-inch heel that's great for walking. These are just $29.99
at target.com. Take your pick!