Perhaps because I was once a Girl Scout, I always plan ahead. So that means I'm already thinking about spring/ summer shoes (which can also means I'm open to wearing summer shoes now -- i.e. with tights -- since winterizing is all the rage these days).
Basically, unless I'm running out to a bodega, and sometimes even then, I HATE flipflops. HATE them. I also don't like platform wedges or espadrilles because I fear my ankle will pronate (fancy word for "buckle") and I'll crack my foot off. And ballet flats are totes ok, but I want an alternative. And if it's not too much to ask, since I'm already on a mission for cute footwear for the spring, I'd like something for NOW, something that isn't boots, because I'm wearing the living hell out of mine. Ok. so, I needed cute slip-on type shoes that I can wear now and in the coming months, particularly when it's not 3 degrees out.
At first I thought seriously about these. They're cute, affordable, and I can even wear them now. But, they're satin, which a.) I don't like, and b.) they'd be ruined even at the mere threat of moisture. So they're out.
($58.98, Tribeca, LoveMyShoes.com)
Next I found these. They're super cute, and I appreciate that extra little lift of height -- at 5.1" I could definitely use it. And the fact that they aren't 5" of platform is also much appreciated.
($15.99, Qupid, Cutesyshoes.com)
I didn't buy 'em, but um, I probably will.
I like the very ledo-deckness of these:
($89.00, BCBC, Macys.com)
They're sorta Shelley Winters in "The Poseidon Adventure" before she dies, of course.
Then I happened upon these on eBay:
And guess who WON! ME! Usually I'm VERY anti brown shoes, but I'm getting older and I think it's time to face my fears. And guess what... they're even more adorable in person, especially on. .. ME!
Since I'm still thinking about ballet flats, I found these, but then I stopped smoking crack and realized that they totally suck.
($39, TeeTee, LoveMyShoes.com)
Then I found these which I also bought. YAY!
($34, Prima Donna, Winknyc.com)
And, because I can't be content to buy just two pairs of shoes, and because I got SUCH GREAT DEALS (the ebay ones were less than $20), I decided to pick, these up too. Not in black. For someone who feared brown shoes since I grew out of my Buster Browns, I think I'm being pretty fearless, no? I think these could be totally cute with jeans.
($42.99, Dr. Scholl's, Overstock.com)
I also searched for "overstock coupons" online and got free shipping. Yay, me!
Since I'm already on a preppy shoes kick, these are also quite cute and would be great for summer, no?
($70, Steve Madden, piperlime.com)
Ok, here's what else I found on my online journey:
MORE GREY BOOTS, PLEASE!
($69 USD, Poste Mistress, Office.co.uk)
Mmm! Delicious grey suede!
EVEN MORE GREY BOOTS!
($110, Report, Macys.com)
These could actually be pretty cool, especially since I'm seeing lotsa mod/sporto stuff for the spring:
($18.99, Delicious, CutesyShoes.com)
($51.60, Seychelles, Winknyc.com)
But only in limited sizes = boo.
For some reason, I like these:
($62, BC, lafemmeboutique.com)
But I've been around long enough to know that they might be better in theory than practice. Sigh.
Same goes for these:
($249, Kenneth Cole, jmarco.com)
Now, I think they're cool, but I got a "you're out of your goddamned mind" from ONE CERTAIN BLOGGER and "I feel like I don't even know you" from a NOW-ENEMY when I shared my sentiments. I like 'em, but what do I know? I'm just your motha! Hmph!
These could be super cheap looking in real life, but for 10 bucks, who cares?
($9.99, Wild Diva -- horbs name, I know -- CutesyShoes.com)
Woah. Are you still reading this? You're the best!
Do I need these? No. Do I like 'em? Of course.
($85, Adidas, Urbanoutfitters.com)
These shoes rule:
($189.99, Bettye Muller, Amazon)
These shoes suck:
($454 USD - !!!! - Acne Jeans, Brownsfashions.com)
So awful, but you just KNOW you're gonna see Sienna or Jessica Simpson in them in like a week. Still, it's NO excuse.
And, finally, speaking of footwear sin, I leave you with these:
($19.75, Chinese Laundry, plasticlandclothing.com)
Ok, I'm finally done. Bon voyage!