I bought these at Dots way back in 2002. They are versatile and girly even in black. Lately it has become harder to walk in them for extended periods because they somehow pinch my fourth little toe on the right. I’ve also fallen out of love with rounded-toe shoes so they don’t bring me the usual amount of joy now :(. Pointy-toed shoes lengthen you legs and polish up a look effortlessly. A brighter color can be intimidating when it draws to a point but a pastel or neutral tone can certainly sophisticate a whole outfit.