I have a problem: a problem buying shoes
. I didn’t used to be this way. But then beige/”nude” pumps became popular and a 5’5″ pipsqueak like myself could not contain her excitement for footwear that elegantly elongates my legs. (No joke, this morning my father asked me if I’d had a growth spurt.)
Editor’s Note: Not to turn a silly, fun Shopping Guide into something more serious, but I just wanted to acknowledge why we’re using the word “beige” instead of the more popular “nude” to describe these heels. “Nude” is never nude on everyone. If you have darker skin — or if Jessica decides to get the Snooki spray tan — these beige heels will likely not have a radical leg-elongating effect, though they may still look absolutely fabulous. Onward!
Much to the chagrin of my debit card, I have three pairs of beige shoes in steady rotation. But if you nab one of the budget-friendly pairs I’ve included in this roundup, your bank balance won’t be hurting like mine.