Actually, let's backtrack to the time when I was in the Target shoe department; the purchase wasn't quite as devoid of reason as it seems. I came across these Mary Janes for girls, available in pink and in black. What impressed me was that if you look past the cutesy inner lining, the shoe could actually pass for something for adults. The design of the shoe is not at all childlike. Even the pink shine is pretty well done--the shoe isn't plastered with cheap glitter that flakes off at the slightest touch. Rather, it seems more like a network of mesh with hexagonal pieces of foil. Since the pink is more a fuschia pink, it's a little more grown-up; I think I could actually pull it off as a whimsical piece of footwear. And the shoe fits me, too--this pair is a Girls' 5.5. The inside is very well-cushioned and comfortable.
However, even if the shoe fits, it's not meant to be. Even though I'm convinced that I can pull it off without looking stupid, I really don't need these comfortable kicks. I already have plenty of pairs of colorful sneakers, and realistically, these will probably not get worn a whole lot when the other arguably more sensible shoes are vying for my attention. Thanks to Target's lengthier return period (90 days with receipt), I can take these puppies back...maybe to exchange for the black glitter ones.