I've been to the shoe department at Macy's a few times in the past month or so. The other day I tried on a number of items and DV by Dolce Vita really caught my eye. I like the brand and I'm sure I own or have owned a pair. The styles have a little toughness or a little flair to some of the pieces, the boots in particular.
I tried on the Marlyn booties (2nd row, far right) and the heel was just too thick. There was not enough separation between the heel and sole. It might as well been a wedge. Too bad because they fit and felt really good. I wear 7.5, but take 8 in Dolce Vita. If you're in-between sizes, consider taking the larger of your two. I take an 8 in all DV boots, like my Fisher fringe booties (review).
I'm really loving the silver Oaklee pumps ($99). A lot. The sandals in the first row are totally out of season for most of us, but they're on sale for $38 at the moment.