March 25th, 2021
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Throwback Thursday

After I spied these Gucci Pumps, I went down a long lane of early 2000s memories. I had two pairs, a black and a tan (no surprise), and wore them to death. These were the shoes I wore to my interview at Harper’s Bazaar, to show castings, to drop the girls at school, for church, traveling — basically everywhere. Folks made fun of me and I just didn’t care — they got the job done. I remember finally letting them go and how conflicted I felt. They were in terrible shape, which was the impetus to toss.

But, here they are again in a shiny new iteration. Can I go there? Perhaps. I’ll post a picture if I keep them.

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SAINT LAURENT

Suzanne mini leather cross-body bag

SAINT LAURENT

Jota chain-embellished leather sandals

MATTEAU

Broderie-cotton maxi skirt

PRADA

Single-breasted hooded raincoat

BOTTEGA VENETA

Leather sandals

SAINT LAURENT

Flower brooch

SAINT LAURENT

Le Maillon leather shoulder bag

GUCCI

Aviator-style gold-tone and acetate sunglasses

TOTÊME

High-neck striped wool-blend sweater

THE ROW

Park linen-blend canvas tote bag

NILI LOTAN

Fran belted suede jacket

VALENTINO

Wool-blend playsuit

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  • Ooh, memories! I had these too, in my days as a young professional, and I also wore them non-stop. On those long days that started with a sprint to the office, continued with client meetings, ended with dates or drinks with friends. Mine were black with silver buckles, and my then boyfriend, now husband, thought they were very chic. He’s always preferred silver metals, but if these come in black with gold hardware, I will buy them in flash. I also wore mine to death, and have missed them. They were perfect.

    KIC fanMarch 25th, 2021  8:46 AM

     
  • They look like the perfect classic pump. And I love this pale spring color!

    SLFMarch 25th, 2021  8:56 AM

     
  • LOVE these! I’ve been holding out on a new pair of Gucci loafers; now I’m thinking I get these instead, but showing unavailable? Thanks for sharing.

    AliciaMarch 25th, 2021  11:46 AM

     
  • Alicia, they’ll be on NAP tomorrow.

    PrestonMarch 25th, 2021  12:01 PM

     
  • Yes, definitely bring back memories. I hope you will try them and find they feel new, but also you. From your recent clothing rack wardrobe post, I’d say they fit in beautifully with your pieces. Look forward to hearing whether the update works or if that time has passed.

    Lisa FMarch 25th, 2021  12:32 PM

     
  • Thank you, Preston!

    AliciaMarch 25th, 2021  12:43 PM

     
  • I have the open toe slide version of these in black patent – still work!!

    Stacey BewkesMarch 25th, 2021  1:03 PM

     
  • I had the in black with silver snaffle, and recently sold them on Vestiaire after feeling that they had sat in their box for long enough.
    I hope their new owner will be enjoying my now vintage versions at a fraction of the cost of the updated shoes!

    BeccaMarch 25th, 2021  2:41 PM

     
  • Go there! I’m right behind you.

    TracyMarch 25th, 2021  3:13 PM

     
  • I love the idea of these as a feminine version of an everyday classic loafer.

    karenMarch 26th, 2021  7:02 AM

     
  • Yes! Go there! Classics always work, as you well know.

    JulieMarch 26th, 2021  7:52 AM

     
  • I vote a YES on these!
    Love your blog. They brighten my day.
    Thank you!
    Be well,
    Hollye

    Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW
    Resilience Coach
    Instagram & Twitter @hollyejacobs

    HollyeMarch 26th, 2021  8:28 AM

     
  • This is my kind of shoe-goes the distance-perfect in every way. Thanks Preston!

    Mary BethMarch 26th, 2021  12:53 PM

     
  • Love! Will they be releasing it in a dark color?

    StefanieMarch 26th, 2021  4:41 PM

     
  • Like you, had a few pairs of these in the 90’s and wore them to death! Held on to one last pair (black with silver bit) for sentimental reasons. Great shoes!

    LizMarch 27th, 2021  10:32 AM

     
  • I was just able to order them in my size. What did you think Preston?

    StefanieApril 1st, 2021  5:54 PM

     
  • I’m on the fence, not sure if the toe shape suits me. Please let me know what you think. xp

    PrestonApril 1st, 2021  6:31 PM

     

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