I was very conflicted because despite having a lot of time to think about it by the time they went on sale, I still wasn't sure if I wanted to get pink or red. I already have a pair of pink pumps from Liz Lisa and no red shoes like this, so I let my mother convince me to get the red. The reason I was hesitant about red (despite liking the shoe in this color a lot!) was because I wasn't sure what I would wear them with, whereas I knew I already had lots of clothes to wear with the pink pumps!
Heart suede pumps in red
I really loved these shoes (particularly in red) with the Alice halloween set, but I knew I wasn't going to buy that costume at this point lol.
The heart on the front of the shoe is pretty subtle from far away, as are the heart cut outs in the back heel, so it's not overwhelmingly sweet but still special. I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about the heart and club charms on the straps, but it's quite nice I think. They're removable anyway. Red is not a typical color for Liz Lisa, but it was certainly featured quite a bit this Autumn/Winter 2014, and I'm glad I got in on it (at a sale price) while I had a chance. (Red was the first color to sell out!) Pink shoes/pumps are around every season so might as well try red while it's available! And now I have an excuse to do some extra shopping for clothes that will match with red :) In fact, I did another order with a skirt that I'm hoping these will pair well with that I'm expecting soon :O
I threw together a few outfits with existing (Liz Lisa) clothes I have that I thought might match. I'm not sure I like all of them lol. I knew I would have some trouble picking what was best to wear with these shoes and I think I might have to think a little more out of the box/out of brand for this so that it's still within my personal taste. Definitely have to do a little more experimentation/trial and error!
Liz Lisa gingham fruit cropped halter top and skirt set with Liz Lisa floral lace peek cardigan
Set by itself and with a different Liz Lisa cover up
Liz Lisa doll top and bottom set up. I'm really not convinced that this works. Maybe with a different sock or something. I liked it okay earlier but second guessing myself a lot now lol.
Liz Lisa floral tiered dress with Liz Lisa batwing knit
Close ups of the shoes worn -
Quickly put together some (choppy :|) gifs of the shoes worn (with and without socks) so you can fully see how the heart design goes around the back heel. The color shows a little darker here but it's because the lighting was so variable the other day -__- That's basically the color when they're in the shade though.
Overall, I'm glad I took a chance and purchased these (especially since they're sold out in red now so I would have missed my opportunity if I had hesitated!). They're definitely not typical Liz Lisa but I can see them working with clothes outside of brand easily...I just have to figure out how I want to coordinate it so that I'm happy with the outfit lol. I also think these will make a great holiday shoe so I'm glad I received them the weekend before Christmas! If they were still available in my size in pink, I would definitely consider picking up another pair in that color.
Thanks to Tenso's new shipping options, I purchased a pair of shoes at sale price and despite the shipping, was finally still under the original retail total. Usually, even at 50+% off pricing for the shoes, I would be paying just dead even or a little more than retail for the total because of the old cost to ship with Tenso. I had to wait a little longer to receive them because I chose SAL, but it was worth it to save about $10! This time it took around 10 days total to have it delivered to my house (I wasn't available to sign, so I didn't get it until the next day, but that's kind of irrelevant). It actually took 7 days to even leave Japan lol. It seems like that's where the real delay is when you use SAL over EMS. Your package just isn't prioritized to leave Japan. I would say still worth it though to save money!
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