|L-R, Bakers + Cole Haan|
Actually, let me go back a little. It actually started with the Bakers shoes on the left. I had just given birth to my 1st kid, I felt like a lump of clay and I wanted something cute. While looking at heels, my mom insisted that I give flats a chance. Did she? Did she use the dreaded 'f-word'? I tsk'ed at her and walked away but not before giving these a shoes a quick side-eye. Gray oxfords? Why would I wear those?
So I walked out of the store, sans shoes, and continued on my way. Except....I couldn't stop thinking about them. They could be cute, maybe. I like the masculine feel. Could I really rock them....and then! I had a dream about them that night. (side note: doesn't everyone dream about their purchases?) And that's when I decided that I had to have them.
Basically, those gray ones were my gateway drug. From there, I (like everyone else) fell in love with the Cole Haan ones on the right. But I was not in love with their price point. So I did what I always do in these situations -- internet hunt and wait in the cut. I found them on super sale and BOOM. They were mine.
But now I have a problem.
|(L-R) Bakers, Cole Haan, Gap, F21|
|(L-R) F21, BP, BP, F21|
|(L-R) BP, F21, Sam Edelman, F21|
Oh and I forgot about these 2 pairs.
|(L-R) Melissa, ???|
And for tips on how NOT to shop like a crazy person (me) check out my homey, Merl, and her post on creating a green[er] wardrobe.