The first pair is the Lily Lace-up Canvas Peep Toe Bootie in size 5.5:
And the second pair is the Lace Bootie in size 5.5:
Here's how they look on the feet:
Please ignore the hot pink nail polish. I recently tried on my little sister's polish but was too lazy to wipe off even though it's a little loud for my taste.
The lace bootie was absolutely gorgeous online (see post), but got a thumbs down from both hubby and my Mom in person. The appearance is hard to describe, but almost looks like lace-printed nude fabric more than anything (I'm not sure what else I was expecting I suppose). The nude/lace part is rather crinkly and noticeably doesn't match my skin tone. But I do like the unique lace design and since it's black, it could potentially go with more outfits and can also be worn with tights.
While they both have a 4.25" heel (with a small hidden platform in front), the canvas peep toe pair is a little more comfortable whereas the lace pair digs into my ankle a bit. And while I do like the neutral color of the canvas pair, it seems strictly a spring/summer shoe because of the peep toe, and is also a little pricey at $103. Styling it is another issue, although it's pretty cute on Chloe and here are some more ideas from Ann Taylor:
One last look to compare the two:
So which would you keep? Or neither... or both??