Clockwise, from top left: Zara Medium Heel ($59.90 CAD) | 424 FIFTH Bailee Suede Point Lace-up Pumps ($96.22 CAD) | Zara Embossed Slipper ($35.90 CAD) | Adidas Pure Boost X Training Shoes ($130 CAD)
You don’t need to remind me that I should be saving; I can explain!
Is this another post full of trade-offs? You bet your bottom dollar it is!
By now, I think it’s safe to say that I may or may not have a tiny shoe addiction. My OOTDs will prove that I typically wear all black as a base, and toss on a fun pair of shoes. This little addiction of mine can get a tad expensive, but, throughout the years, I’ve adapted a system that works for me.
I ask myself a few things: 1) What do I need? 2) What do I want? 3) What do I have to have?
And then I compromise (read: I justify the crap out of my responses).
This month, these are my replies:
I need a new pair of runners and a new pair of flats.
The trade-off? I normally buy Nike runners, which are typically 50% more expensive than Adidas sneaks for namesake alone. This time, I’ll buy the Adidas Pure Boost X Training Shoes that I’ve been raving about AND buy stylish, but low-priced flats for walking around the city. Zara flats are always worth it because they look great, are comfortable and won’t break my heart when they get destroyed at the end of summer because I spent less than $40.
I want to test out a trend.
I have been obsessing over the block heel dominating the recent collections at Chanel. I’ve also been ogling over Song of Style’s Chanel slingback heels when she posted them late last year. The trade-off? My go-to, Zara, duh! The Zara Medium Heels are going to be great for testing this trend out and I can’t wait to pair it with dresses, skirts and cropped pants (maybe even culottes?) all season long!
I have to have a pair of lace-up anything!
The lace-up trend is here to stay, and I am going to embrace it! I found the 424 FIFTH lace-up pumps at Hudsons Bay and, in my defense, they were on sale! I know you won’t believe me when I tell you that I actually picked them up for $25 CAD, but I really don’t care. Why? Because I have witnesses. No trade-off here, just plain smart shopping. 😉
I promise you that I’m saving (I’m actually saving a lot quicker than I thought), but if you think about it, these shoes are a great defense mechanism; when window displays tempt me, I know I can look down at my feet as I walk away with sartorial prowess and that, perhaps, is the most satisfying trade-off of all. (Or at least I shoes to believe it.(Sorry.)) 😉