Saturday, January 24, 2009

so many shoes, so little money

i know yesterday's blog was very deep and emotional. i was supposed to be working on creating my resolutions to improve myself and my current position in life. not only did i have the best of intentions but i am still planning on working on those later tonight. but, today being saturday, i just had to check out my wish list on saturday to see what is any of the shoes on my wish list had been slashed further on clearance. this truly has become part of my weekly ritual as i have found reductions occur on either saturday or sunday. i have become quite taken well some might say obsessed with shoes over the last year. those who know me know that i am always on the look for a deal. additionally, i am like many people in this economy in a cash crunch and am forced to shoe shall i say cheap. target has become one of my go to stores for shoes, because they have some cute shoes. so, i practice patience and wait and watch as they go from full price to 30% off to 50% off then 75 or 80% off. sadly, i made about half of what i normally do the last two days making it hard to justify buying shoes. so, of course when i look today several of the shoes i desperately desire are now 75% off.
the first shoe i am looking at is merona's red miah. target labels it as red but i would say it is more of a metallic burgundy a color i currently do not have in my shoe wardrobe. the heel is only 1.75" which is tiny for a heel especially for me a woman of a mere 5'4". to me, the buckle and baby heel make it quite work appropriate despite the peep toe if only i had an office job not a job waitressing where i am sadly required to wear slip resistant flat lace up shoes(yes it actually says that in our handbook). but, at $5.74 how can i say no.
my next shoe that is tugging at my heart strings is xhilaration sharon. i am undecided between the gold or wine(which is the metallic with the purple undertone). i am in love with the double straps and the exotic snake skin texture. all of xhilaration's fall/winter line gold shoes have this antiqued look which i think makes them look classier and less tacky than a lot of the gold shoes that also start out in the $30 range at stores. and, the marbling on all the metallics makes them more interesting to me. even though i prefer stiletto heels over these thicker more 40s inspired heels for going out, i could still see wearing these shoes out for my weekly night out with my girls most of which are boys of the variety that like other boys. i had originally been in love with the purple metallic which almost immediately sold out in my side and am leaning towards the gold. both pair are also a steal though at $5.74.

sigerson morrison are shoe designers who i am a huge fan of even before the line at target this past fall. i have to admit i am a sucker for any of the designer duds i can get thru target's design for all program at prices anyone can afford especially when they hit the clearance racks. three of the designs that were part of sigerson morrison's target collection caught my eye and all of them are now on sale.

the lustra d'orsay pump in black/pink caught my eye online so much so that i even tried it on at the store. now, it does annoy me a bit the it is titled on the site as a d'orsay pump despite it being open on both sides instead of just having a cutout on only one side. i was amazed this summer when i got my first pair of d'orsay shoes at how sexy cutout is when revealing the arch of the foot. somehow by having both sides open though when i tried it on, this shoe seems to take away from that effect where all but the top and one side of the arch is shown. the picture doesn't seem to do justice to the whimsy of the pink lightening bolt applique on the back of the shoe and piping which is done in a fuschia snakeskin. all of these shoes are suede though meaning they are only fall/winter appropriate. the lustra are currently $8.74.
the divya with nailhead dots in various shades of one color(i have pictured purple and gold.) look like perfect party shoes. usually, i would go for the gold as the more practical of the shoes, however this season has drawn me to purple as it seems to be the color of this past fall season. both are marked down to $9.24.

i must admit that from high school until last summer with the exception of athletic shoes and sandals, i had not purchased flats. thanks to stacy london's urging to contributors to try flats despite almost always being featured on camera in heels, i decided to try flats again. i bought a pair of zebra print ballet flats and was hooked for daytime errand running and even occassionally casual nights with friends. they felt like wearing slippers. while not all flats are so comfy, they are a nice break from heels and often more appropriate for casual wear.
the vallie flat in claret(a metallic purple snake skin) and purple patent seem to be calling my name to add to my flat collection. the piping looks almost like the threads of a zipper one of the shoe details i am really into right now. $6.24 makes them quite the bargain.

for truly casual wear, i am looking at converse all stars metallic slip on dance shoe. with the rubber sole, these could never be worn to an office like most flats, however when i tried them on they were so cute and comfy i wanted to buy them even at full price. at $7.49, they seem to be more in my price range.

so, this is my first attempt at blogging about one current obsessions, shoes. i regret i did not go into as much detail about the shoes as i would like but learning how to format and add pics to the blog has taken up way to much of my time. now, i must head off to have dinner and having figured all the basics out hope the next one will be an improvement. please feel free to comment as it may help in making the difficult decisions of what shoes i can have now and which i have to say i am waiting for another daying anxiously holding my breath hoping they do not sell out.

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