Friday, January 29, 2010

A Frugal Person's Guide to Shoe Shopping...

We all have our vices. Some people love drinking alcohol. Others love eating fatty foods. Alex loves shoe shopping! I must say that these tough economic times have not allowed me to shoe shop as much as I'd like to, but I still catch myself window shopping from time to time. As a professional shoe shopper, I have found that one should NOT buy a pair of shoes unless they they absolutely need them. It's easy to tell yourself that something in a store is absolutely necessary so ask yourself these two questions first:

"Do I have clothing and/or accessories to match the shoes already?"

"Will I be able to pay my rent after purchasing these shoes?"

If the answer to both of these questions is "yes", then you NEED those shoes! I have found that an amazing pair of shoes can enhance even the simplest outfit. I try not to get shoes that are "so fly" that I'll never find anything to wear with them. I keep it simple and find shoes that I can actually wear often enough to feel as though I've gotten my money's worth. So take a look at a few pairs of shoes that I think I need in my life! I'll probably end up getting only one pair, but it doesn't hurt to look, right?

These Zed shoes by L.A.M.B. retail at about $300 and I wear a size 5 1/2 or a 6 if you're feeling generous.
These Lana booties by Dolce Vita also retail for about $300 and are perfect for any season if you ask me.
Lastly, I can't forget about the ONE MAN that's following my blog... I'm in love with the idea of men wearing loafers! Peep these Parigi loafers by Salvatore Ferragamo. Granted, they'll cost you $475 so I hope you're gainfully employed. I'm sure you can find plenty of alternatives though.

1 comment:

  1. If I can find about $350 I'm definitely buying those first shoes. Amazing! I figure $350 cuz of tax...Wait I'm gonna need a dress...And some jewlery. Maybe some makeup...Alex can I borrow about $600 dollars? lol