Today I returned the Stuart Weitzman flats from NAS that didn't work out for me. I came home with an alternative pair to try, the Cole Haan Amelia, in Ironstone: a gray leather back part, with a silver and gray striated front part of the half-d"Orsay shoe (photo 1).

I like the look and feel of the shoe on my foot. It's comfortable, for a flat. My reservation about it is that it is a similar color to the light gray Mary Jane d'Orsay style I got earlier this summer by the brand Think! (photo 2). The shoes are quite different in character, admittedly, but I would wear them with some similar outfits, I imagine.

Why am I searching for a pointy-toed flat? I can't say they really fill a wardrobe hole. My main impulse is to have an updated pair of flats. I have several pairs of AGL almond-toe flats (black, mauve, platinum, denim), and when AGL came out with pointy ones last year, I was attracted to the new look. I don't really want more of the belted style, though. I do like the non-belted AGLs in Finds below, the pointy cap toe ballet flat, but I can't find them in my size, and I think I like the style of the Cole Haans a bit better, as they seem more modern and versatile.

I'm debating whether to order a different color in the Cole Haan Amalia, so I'm not duplicating the light blue-gray color family. Perhaps the black and gray-snake combo ("Sahara snake") or the black and black-beige ("black/cashew") ones below. But I do find the silvery gray combo very pretty, and I actually think the gray seems to go with more clothes in my wardrobe.

What say you all? Thoughts on color? Or on this style for me?

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