My first order of shoes came from SmartBargains yesterday, and are they nice! Dark red slingbacks, on a shapely but not too high of a heel.
I also made a quick visit to TJ Maxx on the way back from a client's yesterday. I was looking for a some shorts and casual pants, seeing as I haven't been able to sew lately. I did find one pair of nice Columbia shorts. But...I also found more shoes on clearance.
The Anne Klein slingbacks were only $20. They're made of black logo design fabric--little tone on tone "AK"s. Too bad the lion motif isn't used anymore, that was one of the coolest designs ever. Sure, they're probably from a couple of seasons ago, but I can live with that considering that this brand normally runs $80/pair. These are great shoes for the banking business, a very classic design with a reasonable heel.
The other pair is by Rampage and harder to describe. The front is strappy like a sandal, but the heel section is enclosed like a shoe. And they're flats but have a teeny little kitten heel. They cost all of $10, so it was hard to go wrong.
Another pair came from from SmartBargains this evening, like I need more shoes. Ooooh, but these are fierce:
If I wanted to be serious, I'd probably find some deep seated reason from my childhood (the orthopedic shoes my mother insisted I wear, for example). But for now, I'll just say that they're pretty and fun and buying them doesn't hurt anybody. Sooner or later, I'll have to wear "comfort shoes" but not yet!
Oh, and I did do something sewing-related last night. I hemmed a pair of pants to wear to the office. For all the procrastinating I do, you'd think alterations were a big deal. They're not, but they don't provide a lot of creative joy either.