The color is a little darker in real life but it's still challenging to pair them with my wardrobe. The 70mm was a concession to my pregnancy. And I thought they would be more suitable for a mom of 2. Little did I know the reality is that it's all (100mm+) or nothing (flats) for me. The shorter heels do dampen the usually sexy Louboutin sass. I guess you can't have it all! Buy one size up.