Christian Louboutin Simple Pumps vs Ann Taylor Perfect Pumps

Two beautiful shoes, two very different price points.
Louboutin Simple 100 Pumps (buy here) vs. Ann Taylor Perfect Pumps (buy here)
Video Review:

Vest & dress: H&M;  Beaded necklace: F21 (buy here)  Nails: Revlon Tropical Temptation


Top: H&M; ruffle bib blouse sz 2 (old)

Jeans: Gap Legging Jeans in “dark rinse” sz 00P
Bag: LV Speedy 25    Ring: YSL Coral sz 5



More comparison shots:




It wasn’t easy tracking down a nude sz 35. The stores were full of a “bone” color, which unfortunately is more of a bridal, eggshell white. Right after I got these, an SA managed to find the original shoe I was coveting (New Simples – just like Simples but with a thin 1/2″ platform). Those are now en route to my grubby hands, so I will need the help of dear readers in deciding which nude CL’s to keep.

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    Posted 7.16.13 Reply
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  3. Anonymous wrote:

    this is a super old post.. hope you are still reading comments. i was wondering if you purchased these new, on sale at a dept store? or via ebay? i would love nude CL pumps but cant seem to be able to pull the trigger.. 🙁

    Posted 6.13.12 Reply
  4. Naly wrote:


    Have you had trouble with the cushion of the pumps peeling back? Especially at the toes? I've purchased my first pair of AT pumps but unfortunately must have gotten a defected on!

    Posted 12.3.11 Reply
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    im planning to get my first louboutin heels. i'm not very good with walking in heels.. but i want them to be around 4 inches because i dont want to be short compared to everyone in photos. any suggestions on which louboutin to get?im looking for one that's versatile– one that can be worn to a club/party, wedding, work.. does that exist?

    Posted 4.23.11 Reply
  6. Those ann taylor pumps are so great!

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    Posted 4.12.11 Reply
  7. Omg I think the CL's look amazing! I'm a petite girl myself (5'1") and I've been thinking of getting nude CL's for the up coming Summer…

    I'm kind of stuck between the Simple 100 nude's you've got there and the Very Prive nude peep toe ones… not sure which would be more versatile & look better for petites… From shorts/skirts to jeans/leggins… Cause the very prive does have a thick platform… hrm….

    Just wondering if you'll be doing a blog post on peep toe pumps for petite? 🙂 Looking forward to it! 🙂

    Posted 4.11.11 Reply
  8. Hey Jen, I love your blog and thanks very much for sharing! I got a pair of Ann Taylor heels you recommended, and they are fabulous! The only question is that they seem to be worn out pretty easy, do you have any recommendations for protection for the bottom? Any good places to go in Boston? Thanks!

    Posted 4.8.11 Reply
  9. Anonymous wrote:

    Great blog! I noticed that you don't have on your blogroll, which you should because she is also petite/xs and her style is so chic!

    Posted 4.5.11 Reply
  10. @samanthaloves Thank you! You should the plunge with the next 40% off discount! Or, if you can do a 6…maybe find them in store at end of season clearance? : )

    @Aubrey He's not alone…one of my clients who knows NOTHING about fashion asked what the shoes with the red soles were…see? man magnets! lol

    @Annapurna Hi Annapurna! Yes I saw them in store and they're a burgandy red, not true red. I did get a pair of shoes in the same exact red color on their final sale – the Kendra oxford pump.

    @Anni I like the Corso Como Delicious nude pump on the blogger Fast Food and Fast Fashion. I forget how much they are but ppl usually say that brand is cushioned and comfortable! And I think I did see sz 5? Maybe you ahve to click on the different colors? The good sales aren't too frequent…right now it's 30% off with a coupon code.

    @Tiffany – I am Style-ish I admit I am probably biased because of the price : ) But the Ann taylor's really are perfectly padded for someone like me. They would be too big on you, though! Another cause for my discomfort is how freakin tight the 35's are on me…but 35.5 slipped alas I must practice self-chinese foot binding while stuffing my large foot into this shoe…

    @diaryofashopper I'm impressed! if they're comfy enough for Ping Pong they should be comfortable enough for me ; )

    Posted 4.4.11 Reply
  11. Thank you ladies for your lovely comments!

    @Nukem Jen and I were talking today about how a 4" heel on a size 5 shoe is completely different from what it'd feel like on a, say, sz 8 shoe. I think there's a limit to how high of an arch our small feet can handle!

    @Gracie Yes! And I went on their site and noticed a pair of black perfect pumps with a wood heel that's painted black…sneaky!

    @questforfashionsense The walrus color is very nice and versatile! Yes PP should keep us happy for now…I hope you like yours as much as I do!

    @Haptic Hi there…a reader, RL, shared about a stackable sale a month or so back and I posted about it : ) I'll be sure to share if I hear about another sale like it!

    @PetiteXXS The platforms coming are in the same nude color as these…I'm pretty "pumped" !

    @Jennifer Soo glad you like them! I really hope they come out with great color choices in coming seasons for us : )

    @fabulouslyfrugirl No they do not…I'm pretty sad. I really don't know why they don't make a nude, because they would sell VERY well, I'm certain!

    @Alterations Needed The 85's are equally beautiful…I wanted a higher heel for nude to maximize leg elongation. Can't wait to see what you end up picking out!

    @Anonymous Lol! Dad…? Is that you?

    @Jenny Unfortunately it was a random seller who doesn't have more, and there are no brands on it at all…I searched on ebay for back of heel pads/cushions/insoles and picked the ones that looked thickest : ) I don't know about blister prevention, but they make them more comfortable because they're not slipping off and chafing my heels.

    @Arlene Thank you Arlene, that's very helpful. I will wait til my platform CL's arrive and then decide whether to give the lovely SW's a try!

    @SewPetiteGal Lol!! Soon there will be two little "hewwoo"s

    @AubreyOhDang! That Suri! > : O Loubies for babies?

    @Sunshine Huge bummer the AT's don't come smaller. I'm already surprised they come in a 5. i can't wait to see your reveal!

    @grace Oh Grace, the AT perfect pumps are wonderful for what they are : ) I'm glad you found a pair for a great price. Oh, the new simples I got are the same nude color…I just couldn't find them left anywehre online.

    @sumin Hi Sumin, I am between a 5 and 5.5 (ie. for Nine West I have to wear 5.5…5 is way too small) and I had to size down for the Ann taylor shoes. I've heard the same thing from other ladies as well. I wear them all day, BUT I don't walk all day. I think they are about as comfortable as SLEEK pumps get though, in my personal opinion!

    Posted 4.4.11 Reply
  12. Vicky wrote:

    Another great review, Jean. I watched the video on iphone yesterday and had to show Bryan your Nick voice. He loved it. lol.
    I can't believe how similar the two pairs of pumps look. Now I am loving my AT pumps even more. 🙂

    Posted 4.4.11 Reply
  13. Pretty shoes. Your videos are so cute! Love them. I ended up with the Simple 70's rather than the perfect pumps, because the Louboutins run narrower for super narrow feet. On our last cruise a couple months ago, I played a ping pong match in my simple pumps after the formal dinner. I know I am crazy for doing that. But they are that super comfy and luckily, I didn't scuff them up. I did beat my husband, three-inch heels and all. 🙂

    Posted 4.4.11 Reply

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