Shoes Or Booties - 3 Tips To Choose The Right Footwear I stumbled across both of these pairs a couple of months ago when my sister was visiting and … [Read More...]
Shoes Or Booties – 3 Tips To Choose The Right Footwear
I stumbled across both of these pairs a couple of months ago when my sister was visiting and forced me to go shopping at TJ Maxx. My sister is cruel like that.
TJ Maxx often has a very large shoe and boot selection. If there are lots of styles I like I will often buy multiple pairs with the caveat that I keep only one pair after trying them out at home and return the others. This also allows me to judge which are more comfortable and try them out with other pieces from my wardrobe.
This works out
most some of the time.
Truth be told, I have been known to keep more than one pair sometimes.
Shhh. Keep that info under your hat. No one but you and I need to know about my
crack shoe addiction.
Cute, elongating, with a don’t-walk-out-of-them ankle strap and reasonable-ish heel height.
Now let’s check out the tapestry bootie option…
Gorgeous colours, possibly more practical due to Ontario weather, with a higher block heel.
I think Zoë likes them. She is eyeing them up as a midnight chew toy.
Back to the shoes.
Zoë isn’t so sure. Do they taste like chicken dipped in beef stuffed with pork?
Which to choose?
Zoë has had enough of this fash-un BS.
She is doing what we all should do when faced with such a arduous decision…
Take a nap.
Which to choose? The shoes or booties?
I hear you screaming.
That’s me laughing…not my husband or pug.
We all know there is not enough room at The Shoe Inn for both.
So which pair did I choose?
Shoes or Booties – 3 Tips To Choose The Right Pair Of Footwear
- Check the store’s return policy. Buying from a store that allows 10 or 30 day returns means you can try them out at home first. I used to walk a kilometre on my treadmill with the shoes to see if they were going to truly be comfortable to walk in. Two of the large thrift store chains I shop at have a seven day exchange policy.
- See how many outfits you can create with the footwear. They should work seamlessly with the clothing you already have.
- Avoid purchasing if they resemble something you already own.
Here is a hint…as to which I chose to keep…I already own a pair of tapestry booties. Let me refresh your memory…
If you guessed that I kept the shoes … congratulations!
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Which pair would you have kept?
Linking up with the lovely Patti over at Visible Monday.
Velvet is warm, cozy and perfect for fall/winter.
Leather is sleek, sexy and timeless.
Combine the two and it’s a no brainer.
Velvet And Leather The Perfect Mates
Everything is thrifted except the boots which I bought at TJ Maxx. I had them altered at my shoe cobbler. They were thigh high and I had them shortened to just below the knee and taken in with the hopes that they will stay tight on my legs. They are still a bit baggy around the ankles due to the placement of the zipper which is disappointing. I’m hoping these will be in heavy rotation as they are neutral and basically skin tone. I’m not sure how they will hold up when the snow comes though.
I haven’t decided if I will keep the skirt or not yet. I really like the shape and colour. It looks fine with boots but once again it is hitting me at the thickest part of my man-cows (massive calves) which makes my legs appear even larger.
Here I am doing my very best to stop the snow from coming.
Wish me luck.
And here I am dreaming about being on a warm beach instead.
My husband just FaceTimed me from the beach just outside of Melbourne.
Seriously! It is 30 C and sunny with lovely clear waters and cute, colourful little beach huts.
Beam me up Scotty!
I suppose that should be, “Beam me down Scotty”.
I love the beach and would like to visit the hubby but I hate the 24 hour plane ride and the pug needs someone to
love feed her.
I’m sharing a couple of photos of a vintage dress that I sold yesterday about a minute after I showed the photo on my Instagram.
I can always tell when I really love a piece because my photos turn out better. Otherwise I can look uncomfortable or bitchy.
To be perfectly honest I wasn’t sure I wanted to give up this lovely maxi dress. It goes so well with my sock booties!
Ah well…I can’t keep them all!
What is the point of having my Vintage by Suzanne store if I just keep it all for myself?
Then I’d be considered a hoarder.
And we all know I’m not a hoarder.
Ten bucks if you answer that last question correctly. Put it on my tab.