Friday, September 3, 2010
That Ol' Friday Shoe Thang
There was a time when
Used shoes gave me the heebies
No more — they're good deals
Shoe 'n Tell: Meet possibly my riskiest purchase ever — Stuart Weitzman "Woodstock" boots, bought off eBay. Never tried 'em on. No returns. Bought them in a 7 despite the fact that all my Stu sandals are 7.5. Lady Luck was on my side. Price tag: $50, which is much cheaper than the usual gazillion dollar price tag. I figured it was worth the shot. After all, I could always sell 'em on eBay.
For years it was taboo — for me — to even consider shoes worn by another. Now that I've been regularly doing swap parties with my friends, I completely see the validity: Someone else's tootsies have anguished through those initial wearings. Then I get 'em perfectly broken in.
Outfit: H&M leopard-print blouse from last year; Splendid asymmetrical cardi also from last year; Forever XXI necklace; DIY J Crew cutoffs; gray Target socks.