Post # 1
I have been searching and searching and searching… I want blue shoes. Bright, cobalt blue shoes. Peep toes. With a little bling on the top. I’ve seen some Louboutins that I LOVE and a pair of Martinez Valeros and one from Guess, but the heels are just too high for me (I would prefer 3″ or less) and I really don’t want to spend more than $150.
I saw a bee on another post mention “design your own” at Nina, and just went and checked it out. It might work! But before I drop any money on this, just want to know if anyone has any experience with it – would you recommend it?
Also, if anyone has ordered anything with the “china blue”, please let me know how it looks in real life! It might be too soft / powdery than what I’m looking for.
Post # 3
I don’t have experience yet, but I will. I placed an order for China Blue Fulvias a little over a week ago. I stumbled upon a black pair super-cheap at Ross and was extremely impressed with how comfortable they are (for 3.25″ heels) and how stable I felt wearing them. I wanted a brighter blue, too, though I can be flexible because I’m not trying to match anything. For what it’s worth, I think China Blue is more of a deep sky than a true cobalt.
Anyway, if you have time, you might try ordering a couple regular, returnable, non-Design-Your-Own pairs — one in your desired style and size and one in the China Blue. Nina has a good reputation. But that will ensure the fit and color will work for you.
Post # 4
@pinkrokker: thanks! That’s a really good idea… if I can’t find anything in the next week I think that’s what I’ll do! Please let me know what the colour of yours looks like when you get them, if you don’t mind!
Post # 5
I used Nina’s design your own thing for my wedding shoes. You can actually order a swatch book to see the color – and the swatches seemed true to color. It’s $10, but it says you can take that price off your order when you decide. I couldn’t figure out how to get the $10 off my next order, but I started a new account on my mom’s e-mail and got 20% off my purchase, so it was fine.
My shoes turned out beautifully and came in a fair amount of time. I suggest getting the swatch book or ordering some returnable shoes in that color – that way you can figure out what size you need too. I ordered some pairs of the style I was going to order on Zappos (in different colors, of course) first so I could decide on the size.
Post # 6
I did the design your own shoes. I picked the china blue as my sole color and it is a robins egg color. I am not too fond of it 🙁
I would say invest in the swatch!