For those in search of a frothier and more affordable alternative to the Valentino Rockstud Pumps (pictured above in the 2.5″ kitten heel version), look no further than the Kate Spade Lydia Heels, which retails for $398 (take 25% off with code YOUANDME until 04/10/16).
The fit is true to size length-wise, but since Kate Spade offers free return shipping, it may be worthwhile to order two sizes if you have wider feet or typically find yourself between sizes.
The Lydia Pump is available in a dozen colors, all of which have a patent leather vamp and a light pink trim/strap, with the exception of the shoe in “petal pink” which is done in smooth cowhide throughout.
This style is also on sale at Nordstrom in four colors.
If Lydia’s four-inch heels are impractical for your lifestyle, consider the 2.5″-heeled Julianna or the Becca Flats, which I ordered and returned because the fit felt weird on my slightly wide feet (I took the larger of my two sizes and found the length a half size too long).