Valentina patent d’Orsay pumps (03873, $238) are currently on sale online in acropolis blue, bright persimmon, burnished rust and dark wisteria, $169.99. These shades are available online only, according to the online description.
Size 8 – I wear 7.5, but size 8 is my J Crew pump/wedge size and any shoes that have pointy toes.
I love the style even though the Valentinas require some breaking in. I will never use a wooden shoe stretcher again on this style again and will just stick to my shoe stretcher spray. I used the wooden stretcher on a pair of Valentinas and it made them too big. The spray is good because it helps the shoe form to your feet, as opposed to just making the shoe larger based on the shape of the wood.
I expected the color to be more blue than purple. I don’t know why. Now that I look at the stock pic again, I can see just how purple it is. Nevermind the color name — dark wisteria — being a clue. Doh! I wanted them to be blue and I stubbornly ordered them with that hope. They weren’t marked final sale, which is the only reason I took a gamble.
This color isn’t for me, personally. It will be lovely for someone else and mix well with J. Crew colors.