Something Fun: Payless Block Heel Pumps – $18

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Payless Brash Block Heel Pumps – use code 59863 for 40% off (thanks, Kellie!)

I’m not usually a platform nor block heel kinda girl. I feel that chunky heels can weigh down short legs, and make them look stocky versus long and lean. There’s something about these pumps, however, that’s done right (especially for a discount brand). The slightly tapered block heel and high-cut arch look retro chic, without being too clunky.

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(Above) Trying ’em on with a holiday mini (or black tights) and (Below) with Seven Gwenevere jeans

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These shoes retail for $36.99, are currently on sale for $29.99, plus you can use code 59863 shared by my awesome reader Kellie to get another 40% off. I initially ordered the soft gray version with a lesser discount, plus free ship to any Payless store (you just have to go pick it up).

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The black is currently sold out online in all sizes but 5.5, but the product locator showed plenty in-stores. The only downside to buying in-store versus online is the price ($29.99 in stores), but I found an amazing SA who entered the 59863 coupon code into the register and gave me the online 40% off : ) I only plan on keeping one pair, so will await the greys to arrive and do a compare.

Fit: True to size. A sz 5 fits me perfectly. For reference, I typically take 5 in Ann Taylor perfect pumps, and am between a 5 and 5.5 in BR shoes. No toe cleavage.

Comfort: So, so surprised at the comfort. The toes are semi-squared, so no crushed toes. The chunky heel and platform are sturdy and easy to walk in. I am not sure how these feel for wider feet, though.

Measurements: Heel height on my sz 5s (measured from the back center) is about 4.75″ and the platform is about 1.25.” Insoles of the size 5s measure about 8.75.”

Quality: I’m not usually a fan of Payless shoes even for the price, but these are better-made than many of their offerings. The outer is a micro faux-suede, and the soles are a plastic-rubber mix and don’t skid. Worth the $18 in my opinion.
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Readers – Did anyone else pick up these pumps? How will you be styling them?

PS- For anyone who ordered a Coldwater Creek chambray shirt from my last post, a reader kindly shared the following: “There is a 40% off sale on all items with free shipping until 12/18 midnight with code BEST40. If you have already placed your order…contact customer service and ask for a credit.” I called and got my price adjustment painlessly. The shirt is now $10.19 w/ free ship!

PPS – In love with H&M; Spring arrivals so far (lots of kelly green and ivory). I tweeted a preview, and will do a review post soon.

 

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