That wasn't entirely true. I actually think it is necessary to have a high-heeled pair of black pumps when you want to dress to impress or just wear a dress.
I had been on the hunt for the perfect designer-inspired pair when I found these:
"Smiles" by Enzo Angiolini
$99 at Zappos.com To Buy
(you definitely can find them for less)
I bought this pair in particular because they reminded me of some of the designer pairs out there...and cost about $400 less.
For me it was important to have a pair that could pass for designer when I needed them too. And I think I nailed it. Whenever I wear these shoes, co-workers will stop me throughout the day and ask me where I bought them. Usually this is followed by, "I am looking for a pair like that."
True story. Someone in the major fashion know told me to put my "cool shoes" back on instead of my (bought on super sale) designer pair.
I tricked him with my Enzos!
And that made me smile.