I love me some good pumps for the office, but now that it's summer, they sometimes feel a little tight and closed-up, right? Peep-toes can get you so far, and some offices do allow sandal-type heels, for what for those who can't?
Enter the D'Orsay pump. Much like how strappy gladiator heels are like ventilated peep-toes, these are how you ventilate closed-toes (although they do make peep-toe versions, too). A D'Orsay is categorized by a showing of the arch. Sometimes, but not always, the cutout for the arch is mirrored on the outside edge of the foot as well.
Where do these fit in to the business environment? Well, if you choose a closed-toe version, it is basically acceptable for any office situation. But those cut-outs...oh, those cut-outs. They're like a little peek of skin, adding a subtle sexiness to even the most buttoned-up outfit. Next time, pay attention to a woman's shoes; the lady in a turtleneck, pants, and D'Orsays probably has something interesting to say.
Here are my D'Orsay picks:
My faves are top row, center, but they don't have my size. Oh darn.
Do D'Orsay heels count as conservative enough in your book?