7.26.2006

Shoe Thing

Since I'll be busy next week, I'm "frontloading" this week. The summer is winding down and there's so much to do.

Woe is me...on-campus recruiting is right around the corner, and my trusty pumps have literally worn down to the hilt:


I bought this pair of Issac Mizrahi pumps from Target last year; I paid full price (gasp!) because I desperately needed a pair of pumps for interviews. They've served me really well--I wore them all the time, they were fairly comfortable to walk in, and they look really sleek. People have mistaken them for some really expensive designer shoe. Since I love these shoes, I'll get the heels repaired. Any idea how much this costs? Everything in the LA proper is really expensive, so I'll have to wait until I have time to take them to the suburbs.

In the meantime, I need a backup pair of pumps. I went to the Goodwill yesterday in hopes I'll get them for cheap. Sure enough, I found a $2.99 pair of unworn Payless pumps with a cushiony insole. I figured that they're new because the heels and soles are completely free of scuffs. There were a few scratches here and there on the rest of the shoe, but not a big deal:


While I was there, I indulged in recreational shopping again:


They're used, but in pretty good shape and had a leather sole. I love the rich green color and the suede decorative detail--looks like a bow without looking tacky. The only problem that stands out is the little scratch on the toe of the left shoe, but the shoes are otherwise gorgeous. Not bad for $3.99.

Some rich lady must have made a donation recently, since I found quite a few Armani and Escada pants, skirts, and suit jackets. I found an Armani jacket for $6.99 that looked kinda cool, but it seemed too big on me (must have been the shoulder pads). Likewise, the other stuff was too big. Would have been nice additions to my work wardrobe had they fit.

7 comments:

CaliforniaStyle said...

Great picture of your shoe! Love it. I was sad when I wore out one of my favorite pumps and had to dragged myself to get it fixed. =)

Frapp said...

I really like the black shoes, a very good alternative to the regular round toe ballerina flats. Something you could wear to work without a heel and still look stylish.

Sales Rack Raider said...

Thanks for the comments! I wish the black shoes were flats, but my bad positioning of the shoes (to show the profile and the sole) obscured the heel part. Still, the heel is low and the insole is comfortable.

Marcy said...

I recently had my favorite pair of black kitten-heels from Payless break at the heel. =( They have a new pair that I love but alas none of the stores carry it in the wide sizes, so I think I'll have to break down and order them online....

BrownEyedGirl said...

I have those first shoes you showed that need repair. They are so comfy and stylish! Hopefully everything works out with fixing them! :)

postmoderngirl said...

Those bow pumps are adorable!!

I have a pair of steve maddens which are my staple interview/sleek pumps too, and just like yours, the heels are constantly wearing away. I tend to have to pay between $10-$12 to change it :/, which really sucks because you have to do it every once in a while. My shoes originally cots like $60, but considerin how many times i have replaced the heel, they now have cost me about $100. it sucks!

Sales Rack Raider said...

Wow...I had no idea the heels cost that much to replace. Thanks for letting me know! At this rate I may as well stick to cheap shoes and just buy a new pair when they wear out.