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April 20, 2012 / staceyj

Shoe Shopping

Yesterday I picked Beaut.one up after school and we had a few minutes to burn before heading to her weekly performance group practice.  After a quick errand was complete, we decided to take a few moments to just ‘browse’ the store next door, Marshalls.  Places like Marshalls, TJ Maxx and the like can be really hit or miss for me.  Today falls convincingly in the hit column.

We only had 15 minutes to browse so my sweet little inside voice said, “How much can you really find to buy in a mere fifteen minutes?”  Four pairs of shoes later I said back to my sweet and now sheepish inside voice, “Apparently a lot!”

To my credit, two pairs of the shoes were more necessity than splurge.  My lovely daughter needed a new pair of rain boots since her sweet Hello Kitty ones just stopped fitting last week.  And rain boots get a workout around here.  They are essential footwear for fishing and earthworm hunting, garden and burn pile monitoring.  Oh, and yes, they are also worn for puddle stomping after a good rain.

Aren’t these bright floral numbers from Western Chief just the cutest?  And we scored them for a mere $12.00.

Beaut.one was also in need of a new pair of summer flip flops.  A single pair.  But then we came across these blue and pink numbers and my daughter just couldn’t choose.  And…well…by this point we only had mere minutes left to shop and check out and then drive across town, so we just quit wasting precious time on deciding and instead bought them both.  It seemed quite brilliant at the time.

And for $5.99 a piece we figured it wasn’t worth the stress of choice.  Glitter and jewels all in one shoe?  A hit with any young lady for certain.  And the mom in me loved the thick padding and comfort of these since most flip flops aren’t exactly known for their superior foot support.

And last but definitely not least…new pair of shoes #4!

I am not quite sure where my recent obsession with green came from but I’m not going to fight it.  Especially when my eyes landed on these Ellen Tracy wedges.

And for $34.99 I just had to have them.

The gold buckle sold me.  Seriously.  It is fantastic.

And the shoe even has a great profile.  Please warm up now so I can wear these!

You may have been thinking to yourself…”Those shoes look small.  I was convinced that Beaut.one walked away with four new pairs of shoes.”  I can see why you would think that.  I have really small feet for any age really, but especially for a grown woman.  Size 6.  Both a blessing and a curse.

Blessings:
1).  I can almost always find the shoe I like in my size.
2). A shoe in a small size always looks great…that’s why they usually have the smallest size on display.
3). At shoe stores where you ask to try on shoes, I don’t even have to ask.  Size 6 is already out and on display so I can try them on, decide if I do or do not like them, all before most people even gain the attention of a salesperson.

Curses:
See numbers 1, 2 and 3 above!

Blessed shoe shopping.  A timeless joy that I now share with my daughter.

Beaut.one: “Mom.  That was really fun.  Let’s do that again.”
Me: “Absolutely sweetheart.  Next time let’s not be so rushed.  I’m sweating.”
Beaut.one: “Me too.”

Wishing you all a lovely weekend.  Stacey

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  1. Teenie Bird / Apr 23 2012 10:29 am

    I have a theory. Those amazing green wedges tug on your Irish heritage heart strings….and your desire to reach the top shelf in your kitchen.

    • staceyj / Apr 23 2012 10:23 pm

      That, my friend, is spot on! Since my St. Patty’s Day celebration was such an epic fail, I have been trying to redeem it ever since. And I haven’t had a step stool in my kitchen forever so my shoes sure do come in handy. Plus, I’m needing to pull out all the stops to remain taller than your eldest. Sheesh!

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