Friday, June 5, 2020

In the Nude

Stana's Nudes
Honestly, the only time I feel confident ‘in the nude’ is when I am fully clothed and wearing my nude patent leather pumps. :)

From nude kitten heels to a classic nude pump, here are a few reasons why nude shoes make a perfect wardrobe staple. 


A nude shoe can be paired with more outfits than your classic black pump. You can pair it with browns, grays, blacks, patterns, colors. It can be dressed up or dressed down. It transitions from day to night and season to season. Wear it with shorts, jeans, pants, skirts, dresses - really anything!

Elongate legs

Because a nude shoe doesn’t break the visual line between the leg and the foot, it provides the illusion of longer, more slender legs. And who doesn’t want that? 


While some consider the nude shoe a trend, fashion experts claim it won’t go out of style anytime soon.

And hats off to Christian Louboutin, who has expanded the number of nude shades featured in his collection to match our numerous colors of nude.

With Louboutin leading the charge, you know it won’t be long before brands at all price points follow suit.

To help you feel more comfortable in the nude, don’t forget to add Vivian Lou weight-shifting insoles to your shoes.

Ideal for any style and type of shoe with a 2 inch heel or higher, Vivian Lou insoles help you wear the shoes you love 4x longer without pain.


The above came from Abby at Vivian Lou. I could not have said it better myself.

Last count, I own eight pairs of shoes in the nude. That shade is my go-to shoe color. Whenever I wear nude, I feel confident that my shoes will match my outfit.

One day shopping at the Lancôme counter at Macy’s, the saleswoman loved the nude pumps I was wearing and said they were “classic.” Compliments like that encourage me to wear nude shoes all of the time!

And all my nude pumps have Vivian Lou weight-shifting insoles. I won’t leave home without them! 

As I wrote here back in February, Vivian Lou insoles are different from other inserts I have tried (and discarded). Instead of adding padding to the shoe, which is basically what many other shoe inserts do, “Insolia Inserts shift weight off of the ball of the foot back to the heel by placing the foot in the optimal position for high heels.”

As a result, high heels are comfortable longer than they would be sans the inserts. They really work and since that time, I automatically buy a new pair of Insolia inserts whenever I buy a new pair of heels.

Wearing Boston Proper
Wearing Boston Proper. Note the nude pumps with the blue dress. 

Miami Beach High is the home of this Halloween femulator
Miami Beach High is the home of this Halloween femulator 

Darren Trumeter
Darren Trumeter femulates in a 2010 episode of television’s The Whitest Kids U'Know


  1. I've seen the Vivian Lou insoles advertised but wondered about how good they are. Thanks for the recommendation.
    I recently acquired a pair of nude pumps and not only are they versatile but they are the most comfortable pumps I've ever worn.

  2. AnonymousJune 06, 2020

    When I was a teen my friends parents had a house party they hosted with a lot of couples upstairs I was asked to go to the basement cellar to bring up bottles of wine. In the entrance there was a shoe rack and I spotted a wonderful pair of black leather high heels. I tried them on and they fit like a glove. Wow I was in heaven.

    It didnt take long to figure out how I was going to borrow them

    I love the Mary Janes you have


  3. Sally StoneJune 06, 2020

    Thanks Stana. My go to color for shoes is also "Nude." I have several pairs as well.