Thursday, May 28, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
So I purchased my first sandal in over two years, I wanted to give the flat sandal a chance. I thought I'd invest in some casual gladiator's. I love studs and diamonds or some sort of bling on a sandal so I went with this pair by NYLA, I paid $24 for them. As usual I find flat shoes difficult and painful to walk in. I'm hoping I will get use to wearing them, I haven't given up on them yet.
Posted by Debbie at 2:06 PM
I had got these by Steve Madden years ago, I liked them so much I got them in Black, Brown and this light pink I have featured in the picture. It was the fur and toggle that made me love them. These are at least 4 years old probably more but I can't remember. The black ones are starting to fade and should be ready to donate soon or I can save them for rainy days.
I'd like to try to get some of these shoe shots in with my clothing pieces in the up coming posts. I admire this in other fashion blogs and I'd like to see if I can make it work out for my blog.
Posted by Debbie at 12:08 PM
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Vintage Shoes I never wear because I'm just unsure about them. For years they occupied space in my closet and as they found a place in the Goodwill box on several occasions, I haven't been able to get rid of them. Now that rivets and studs are out everywhere I just might give them a 2nd chance for a better impression. If only they were suede.....I'm sure to appreciate them more.
Posted by Debbie at 11:06 PM
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
My Vintage Collection Of Sandals....
I owned all of these while living in San Diego years ago. They are vintage now... :) but still in new condition.. I know back than I liked the small 2 inch height on my sandals which is great because they work out good for a quick put together outfit to just about anywhere.
I haven't been shopping for sandals in 2 years so every sandal I've got is old.
Posted by Debbie at 3:03 PM
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I'm once again smacked in the face with a Balmain sandal, spotted over at Jake and Jill site. It's just not fair Balmain is so far out of my price range. I didn't even look up the price on these but I already know anything by Balmain has a very pricey tag on it.
Posted by Debbie at 4:41 PM
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Don't these buckle wedge sandals rock? I love them! Saw them on Jack and Jill blog.
My oldest boot in my closet and though I was fond of it way back 15 years ago, I've got much to complain about it now. I guess our taste does change over the years, what I don't like about this boot is the 2 inch wedge, do they even make many shoes with a 2 inch wedge? I'm not digging the square toe either. I noticed these expensive sandals resembling the buckle so I guess it is a trend that has transcended into a sandal. I'd still wear these but I have far more attractive boots in my closet. I haven't any idea who makes it as the brand name in the shoe is not visible. I'm pretty sure this was a Victoria's Secret catalogue purchase.
Which leaves me to this question, at what point do you send a shoe on it's way? Deliver it to the Rescue Mission or dump it in the trash? I know sandals go quickly, I don't like the foot imprint that appears on sandals after little use.
I had a pair of converse looking sneakers that had a nice 4 inch wedge on them, they were by Guess I loved them so much I wore the crap out of them. The wedge lost it's balance. When I put them in the Goodwill box, I pulled them out several times. Finally, I had to remind myself just how awful they look now. Now I'm seeing all these brands doing the wedge on a sneaker, I got rid of mine 2 years ago.
Posted by Debbie at 7:04 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2009
These are by Nine West, I got them the year I got pregnant in 2006, I remember wondering how much longer did I have to wear them before my feet swelled up. They remind me of the riding boot, I love the buckle detail on this boot as well as the dark saddle back color on them. The quality of leather is soft. These were a winter clearance item and I was lucky enough to get them less than $60. I'm a deal shopper, I feel cheated when I pay full price for anything, unless it is a beautiful boot would I be willing to make the sacrifice of paying full price but never for a sandal or mediocre shoe. I was skeptical at first, the heel height on these is 2 inches, I'm not a fan of flat shoes and even 2 inch shoes gives me second thoughts. I love height, I love the way my legs look in shoes with height. If I had long thin legs I would give flat shoes a chance but I'm 5'5 and my legs are not long.
One of the great features on the Nine West shoes is how they make them to fit slender feet like a glove. I don't own any pair by this brand that fit me loose or big, definitely not a brand made for wide feet or legs.
Posted by Debbie at 9:51 AM
I got these at Shoez boutique at least 3 years ago. I haven't bought a sandal in over 2 years, because of my pregnancy and because it's difficult to shop with a two year old. I saw this boutique go up a few miles from my house and I wanted to check it out. Her store was just full of really unique off the wall shoes, imported from France. Expensive though but I remember seeing these on her sale rack and thought I'd give the price tag a glimpse. I was lucky to snatch them at a deal.
My daughter is going to be so lucky when I pass my collection of shoes on to her which will be really cute vintage shoes by the time she gets them. The goodwill will get my worn out shoes but my daughter will get all my babies. I remember when my mom passed some of her boots down to me from the 70's, so freaking cool. Unfortunately I wasn't smart enough to take very good care of them, I destroyed them by wearing them in rain and mud. Till this day I could kick myself for not taking good care of them. I use to get so many compliments on them.
Posted by Debbie at 8:35 AM
This is my favorite sandal in my collection, these are by Nine West. I'm guessing they are at least 5 years old, I know that I bought them while working in Santa Barbara. I don't remember the year that I worked in Santa Barbara though. The reason I remember this, it was the hardest time in my life I had to resist shopping everyday as the window to the office pranced BEBE in my face. Watching new displays go up and not run over their during my lunch hour to purchase something was incredibly hard, more hard than not eating sweets. The Ninewest store sat across it and as I walked over to grab lunch one day, long and behold this unique looking fish net beaded style sandals glistened at me from the store window...
You can see why I have this fetish in the first place, I can hold back on just about any purchase but shoes....if I know I'm saving money I refuse to walk by a shoe store.
Posted by Debbie at 8:21 AM