I’m pretty open-minded. I shop far and wide for cute shoes, and I know that some will have a shorter shelf life than others. But if they’re cute, they might be worth the money I spend.
I own very few pairs of Payless shoes, but I look through their store from time to time. Since I’m a half size, their selection is rather limited. But somehow I stumbled upon something that blew my mind–Isabel Toledo does a line there. It’s been a while since she’s showed anything, but her clothes are classic and well-designed. Most famously, she designed this:
I RUSHED to the Payless website to see what the shoes looked like, and came across this:
First of all, OMG it’s a SHOOTIE. I HATE that word. It looks like the bastard child of a heel and a Lands’ End swim shoe. It reminds me of the Timberland high-heeled boots that were both ugly and short-lived. I also think your feet would look weird in this shoe.
There’s a wedge version, too!
Poking around a little, I found that Christian Siriano does a shoe line for Payless, too! I loved him on Project Runway! Oh, Christian, give me something good!
Ummm…that’s not it.
What would I need with these hooker pumps? And what’s the deal with the rope? I feel like it’s a hot glue “embellishment” added by a teen girl wannabe fashionista to make it “like a boat shoe!” Ugggggg!
Lela Rose does a collaboration, too, which I felt had the best shoes. However, I have a question: when did tweed become a spring and summer fabric? I feel like it’s too fall for this collection.
But, this IS the Wednesday Wants post, so if you assumed that I did find a couple of pairs of shoes that are worthwhile, you would be RIGHT.
Isabel Toledo hits the right note with this wedge:
The red wedge looks pretty hot with this one. And the rope works with an espadrille, not a pump!
And a cute flat from Isabel Toledo:
Christian Siriano offers up a hooker shootie I’d wear. And there’s a sentence I never thought I’d say. Can we call it a “cage heel” instead?
And the best shoe from Lela Rose is a wedge, too. I am rockin’ the wedge for summer–you heard it here first.
I LOVE the print on the wedge.
What do you think? Anyone for swimmy shoe pumps? Do you hate the word “shootie” too?