|Ugg boots via Saxon shoe store|
For me, the ideal pair of shoes would be made of high quality leather and preferably from Italy, Spain or Brazil. Some favorite brands of mine are: Franco Sarto, Ugg, Gianni Bini, Via Spiga, Kenneth Cole and Vince Camuto; curiously enough, none of those are made in the afore mentioned places. As far as I can tell they’re mostly made in China. Yes, even the Uggs. Shouldn’t they be from Austrailia? And Gianni Binni sure does have an Italian ring to it.
The wonderful thing about shopping at thrift stores is, the money I save on clothing I can put toward shoes! Perfectly logical reasoning if you ask me. Don’t get me wrong; I find cute shoes at the thrift stores too, which brings me to my next thought. In the past I would bypass Payless and the shoe section at Target unless I needed some cheap flip flops or espadrilles – things I would expect to wear only for a short, single, season. Lately though, I’ve found some pretty cute shoes in thrift stores that I know to be a Payless or Target brand. And lo and behold! They’re actually cute and not too cheap looking either. In two of my posts I’m wearing shoes from such places, here, and here. Do you agree that Payless has stepped up its game? They’ve certainly stepped up their prices. I’m eyeing a pair of faux leather wedges with yellow accents. They’re $24.99. A very affordable, typical Payless price, but there’s others that cost as much as $54.00. What’s up with that?
While we’re on the subject of shoes, I’d like to mention the “Rock the Red Pump Project” that was brought to my attention by Tavia over at Nine to Fly. It concerns HIV awareness for women and young girls. As a medical professional and a lover of fashion this has double whammy appeal for me! Check it out. It’s really important stuff! Thanks Tavia.
I’m just going to put some questions out there because I’m curious to hear from other shoe lovers. What’s the most you’ve ever paid for a pair of shoes? How many years have you had your oldest pair of shoes? Do you ever buy shoes from the thrift store or is that going a little too far? What are some of your favorite shoe sources?
Here’s a few “shoe” facts about me
My mom bought all my shoes from Stride Rite because she felt they had “good support”.
Shoe size: 8 ½
Tsubo and Fly London are my newest shoe interest
Fave shoes of the moment: Thrifted Franco Sarto metallic gold sandals.
Oldest pair of shoes- 12 years old, and I still haven’t worn em’!
I love flats
4 ½” heels are my limit!
Fave online sources: Zappos, Nordstrom and 6 pm .com
Until next post, happy dressing,
Style Agent 909