I couldn’t concentrate my way out of paper bag this afternoon, so I left Tabs a note and took the afternoon off!
I wrote the words, “fashion emergency,” but what I meant was, “I desperately need to look at shoes, and I need to look at them NOW.”
I don’t know. Footwear. It just soothes me.
I headed to the DSW about a half a mile away here in Novato. Since it’s finally warm enough to bust out the sandals and put away the boots, and because my current casual shoes all look like Tabs has been using them to test his claws (he hates anything that isn’t haute couture), I went with the goal of finding a cute, comfy pair of shoes for spring.
Soon as I got there (my safe place!), I tried on a pair of mint flats by Steve Madden.
Adorable! — but my toes were sweating within 30 seconds. Pass.
Then I stumbled on these striped flats by Dr. Scholl’s…
I loved the bright, cheerful stripes, and when I slipped them on, I felt like I was floating on a cloud…
Unfortunately, I wasn’t sure about the buckle, and that sort of put me on the fence about them, so I messaged my friend Jen for advice.
She liked ’em, too, but there was that buckle… I mean, I just couldn’t get over the buckle. The more I looked at it, the more it looked like the Green Bay Packers logo to me.
So I passed.
After I put the shoes back on the shelf, I wandered around some more and waited for inspiration to strike.
When inspiration struck, I was looking at these platforms by Franco Sarto ($59.95, which isn’t too bad)!
The leather felt nice and soft, and the heel wasn’t too high (I think the platforms make them seem taller).
Now it was just a matter of deciding between the sassy teal number or the practical nude…
After much deliberation and careful thought, I went with the teal. I figured they’d jazz up plain jeans and dresses pretty well.
I wonder if Tabs will like them. What do you think?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,