The power of nude pumps

Jimmy Choo high heels
$495 – net-a-porter.com

FOOTCANDY high heels
$240 – footcandyshoes.com

Pageant girls have a secret. In addition to learning such crucial life skills as applying liquid liner in a moving car, creating cleavage with surgical tape, and using “butt glue,” pageant competitors know the power of nude pumps.

Nude pumps trick the eye and instantly lengthen legs, which is why those pageant gals wear them in the swimsuit competition. They make you look taller and really, who couldn’t use a few more inches? Plus, they provide an graceful foil for almost every spring outfit, particularly the elegant pastels so popular this year.

Luckily, you don’t need to be Miss America to use nude pumps to your advantage. This Spring you can find nude pumps everywhere from Manolo Blahnik to Payless Shoe Source. Here are my top picks to help you add the finishing touch to the perfect Spring ensemble.

In my next post, maybe I’ll explain how you use Vaseline on your teeth… then again, maybe not!

While you’re here, please take some time to enter the Meray Arnette Spring tote giveaway. A $165 retail value!

Susan McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur and social activist. In addition to Susan Said What?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game!, Success Won’t Wait! and new for 2011 The Best Christmas Ever!

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