Confused by my title?  Let me explain!  I’ve been working on an updated MM.LaFleur review for awhile (you can see an old one here and here).  It’s been well over a month (almost two) since my appointment.  I’ve tried to write my review three times.  I never finish it and I usually trash the post.  Readers asked for info on the sweaters (sorry it will be Summer at you won’t care about sweaters by the time I write it).   You asked about dresses (it may happen eventually).  And shoes.  This we all care about!!   #ShoesMatter

So why is it taking so long?  Because my last visit to the store I left empty handed.  Say What?  Yep.  I had two items shipped home and I ended up keeping nothing.  I went for two reasons:  the shoes and a new little black dress.   There was a little black dress (and skirt) that came home but I ultimately returned both.  I think it was really more a matter of poor timing than their clothes; I blame the Holidays and my closet clean out.  But forget the clothes for a minute (we may get back to them someday).  Let’s talk about the real reason I went.  #ShoeTalk

The Shoes.

The shoes were the whole reason I made the appointment.  I’ve been looking for new everyday black heels since mid-summer.  Yep, LAST summer.  You should LOVE the idea that it takes me this long.  This should prove to you that I take my shoes VERY seriously.  I bought new Ted Baker shoes during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  And while I loved the fit even more than my old ones, the finish wasn’t working for me.  I wasn’t convinced the patina I love on mine would come with wear.  Since July, I have tried so many candidates.  All rejected. #LetsJustSayPicky

My MM.LaFleur Non-Shoe Shoe Review

I was so excited to try the MM.LaFleur Ginger Pump!!  I wore it almost my entire fitting and I loved it!  But I left it.  For those curious they fit TTS.  I am a US 9 and I’m wearing a 39.  They also have some killer tech that should make them virtually indestructible and worthy of any super hero (or boss lady) but I’ve been unable to test that thus far.  #IWouldBeAGoodTester #HardOnShoes   I did also try the loafers on and they were equally fabulous … you can see a picture and read a little more about them in this post.  #CrocEffect

There are two issues keeping me from buying them.  I really wanted the croc effect ones (currently only available in Green) and they are $395.  I think I could get over the croc effect desires since black has more longevity anyway but my second issue was with the price.  And let’s be real – that isn’t crazy expensive (especially for a pair I would wear nearly daily) but when I looked at similar it didn’t seem necessary.  The Ted ones I currently wear (and love) are $195.  The INEZ shoes I love are $238.  L.K. Bennett pumps are $295.  The only one that even gets close is the Sarah Flint perfect pump at $355 ( and you can almost always find a small discount AND it has Megan Markle creds).   #PrincessPonies

For some reason I have not been able to convince myself they are worth the investment. #ProConProblem

There are no reviews of the MM.Fleur shoes and they can’t really be found in the pre-loved market.  This says one of two things to me, either people aren’t buying them or they love them and aren’t talking about it (since they aren’t getting rid of them).   So I revisit their website once a month, take another look, debate for a few minutes and never click add to cart.  #JustCant

Still Hunting

In the meantime I continue my hunt for new (or new to me) black heels.  My Ted ones just came back from the cobbler (again).  He let it be known that he might not be able to save them anymore.  They are nearly six years old (worn weekly, sometimes daily) so they’ve earned their retirement rights.  They can’t be retired until I have a new pair.  I’ve been stalking the pre-loved market to snag a designer pair at a great price and trying every boutique brand with reasonable shipping and return policies in the interim.  #TheHuntIsOn

What would you do?  Take the plunge?  Buy a known entity like INEZ or L.K. Bennett?  Is there a brand I’ve missed that I need to try?  #HelpAGirlOut

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