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There's something about a plain black pump that instantly makes us not want to buy it. Call us crazy, but somehow, the classically "sensible" shoe just doesn't get our sartorial blood flowing — shocker, right?
Well, thankfully, not every black pump is created equal. In fact, we've tracked down 10 truly stunning pairs that, while sensible, are lacking nothing in the style department. From gorgeous calf hair to ankle wraps to skeletal cutouts (just wait until you see these Ingelmos!), each of these heels would rightfully earn its place in even the most eccentric shoe collector's closet.
The best part? These classic black beauties are just as versatile as your plain-Jane versions. Just swap one of these beauties in, and we guarantee you'll never look back.
UPDATE: Feeling the stay-inside vibe this weekend? This is all you need to pass the weekend by in a glorious TV trance. This story was originally published on January 12, 2013 (but we've added some new must-watch entries!).
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Hold on to your oil-absorbing wipes, folks: It's about to get real hot and sticky up in here. This time of the year, our cold-weather-related dry-skin woes seem like a distant memory as our foreheads turn into oil slicks and our skin reddens in the rising UV index. And, don't even get us started about our summertime foot read