Not every shoe purchase should wipe out your savings. For a self-confessed shoe addict like me, saying “NO” to feet candy can really be quite daunting. Well, how do you know if you should buy that pair that’s just blinking with “TAKE ME HOME, MAMA!” ? Here are my tried and tested rules.
1. Don’t doubt BLACK – Whether it be pumps, stilettos , wedges , flats or sandals, you’ll get the most mileage from black. It goes with almost anything!
2. Which outfit will go well with it? – Ringing up yellow shoes seem silly, if you can’t wear it with anything in your closet. Since I normally sport jeans, white shorts or a shift dress when I got to the mall, any pair I try on that looks good with whatever I’m wearing is a sure buy for me!
3. Comfort or Fashion? Now this is entirely YOUR choice! Admittedly, I’m willing to suffer for fashion. But that’s me. A beautiful pair of shoes makes me very happy even if I can wear it only for a few hours at a time. And for that sacrifice , I insist on full body shots to immortalize the moment! Hahaha!
These two brands are my favorite in the mid-range price category. Both are fashion forward but are reasonably priced.
My picks from the Pedro online store are shown below:
CHARLES & KEITH
THE BQP’s COLLECTION
CHARLES & KEITH
And for the juicy finale, here is my current favorite from Charles & Keith!
Hmmm… I must admit it was only when I was fixing the pictures for this post that I noticed most of my recent purchases have been in nude. No worries! All are smart buys and the happiness these shoes give continues until today. But what’s more important is that I’m able to use all of them unlike some pairs that have collected cobwebs in my closet.
I’ll repeat what I wrote in the early days of my blogging. Never , never buy ANYTHING that is way out of your budget. If you like two or three but can only afford one, then buy the one you like most. Fashion has a price — but make sure it’s a price YOU can afford. With that said, I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as i did writing it.
Another confession from this happy shoe addict,