My in-laws visited this weekend, so my mother-in-law and I partook in a joint hobby while the boys were at a Super Cross (dirt bike) race: shopping the sale.
While hunting for a well-priced handbag, I had the happy accident of being right by the Dillard's clearance shoe section. These babies caught my eye. About once a month for the past three or four months, I've been checking for $40-or-less booties on eBay and Amazon.com, only to be disappointed with what I saw. So when I turned this Lucky Brand shoe over to see a $35.00 clearance sticker, my heart was aflutter. They're comfortable, stylish and constructed well (nice, soft leather). They didn't come with laces (sales guy said they aren't meant to have laces)… but I think they look naked without. What do you think – laces or no?
Oh, and the rang up evan less than marked ($22 – originally $119) – oh lucky day! So wearing these to work tomorrow with funky tights (before the Georgia spring heat becomes overbearing).
These aren't available at Dillard's anymore, but you can check out other Lucky Brand shoes here.
Claire also brought me a bundle of early birthday goodies, including the shoes below. They're Simply Vera (Vera Wang for Kohl's). Style is called "Landry Peep-toe Platform heels (originally $74.99, now marked down to $36.99). The M.I.L. really knows my style. These shoes, as well as the other treats she brought (sweaters, chunky costume necklace, an evening cluctch), are so my style. I was spoiled this year!
These shoes are actually very similar style-wise to a cheapy pair I picked up on eBay over a year ago… that I have… never worn (gasp!). Construction of el cheapies was not good, and they weren't comfortable, yet I felt bad tossing them into the Goodwill pile. Now I can. Be gone! The Simply Vera replacements seem to be comfortable and well-made (though similarly to my eBay throw-aways, "vegan leather," aka man-made materials).
I love shoes, but thankfully not as much as this girl.