Like a true girl, I can rationalize the addition of another pair of shoes to my wardrobe.
Just a few weeks ago, I went for the first time on an overnight trip to Bellevue (Washington) with the Wives and Girlfriends. We skipped the chain stores and they introduced me to Ross and Marshalls, both of which are far better than Canadian discount aggregator store, Winners. My spending pattern was kind of embarassing for spread across the two stores and just 2 hours, I bought 4 dresses, 4 pairs of shoes… and one handbag!
I’m chortling in delight because the shoe brands included Puma and Steve Madden with the former at great discount and the latter costing less than $20. Steve Madden! Further, I’ll kick around in the Pumas ($27.99, regular $75USD) to make it well worth it and that means I dropped only $50 for three whole pairs of fanciful sandals.
Unwittingly, I matched my new sandals with my dress purchases… somewhat… like so. Weird.
Four pairs of shoes didn’t quite slow me down as I “needed” to get silver sandals to wear with my blue bridesmaid’s dress. MY, the helpful little sister, talked me out of it so I walked out of Spring with another pair of fuddy-duddy work-appropriate comfortable-for-commuting shoes. Because there is no such thing as too many sensible shoes. They were discounted to $20! And my orthotics will fit into them!
A few weeks ago, I was poking fun at Vin for when she shows me a link to a new pair of shoes, it re-inforces my STEREOTYPE of Vin-style shoes. That is, she favours black wedge-style leather clogs. I shouldn’t laugh because I have a distinct preference, too, as exemplified by my brown loafers and my brown “platypus” shoes!