Friday, July 31, 2009

The Maxwell Show

I really really want to go and see recording artist Maxwell. I have been in love with Maxwell and his music since the 1990's and now he's back with a new CD and on a nationwide tour. He so happens to be venturing to my little ole town and I have to see him! Only the tickets range from $51.50 - $127. My dreams came to a screeching hault after seeing those ticket prices.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

L.A.M.B. knockoff

This is turning into a shoe blog! I was on Piperlime viewing Rachel Zoe's picks and of course most of her choices are expensive designer labels with a $300 minimum. Included in the dream collection are a pair of L.A.M.B. Rasta botties that I immediately gasped over! These lovely creations put me in a shoe trance. However needless to say they are out of my price range at $345. Stylish Me found a knockoff pair at Steven by Steve Madden called Persis for $170; that's less than half the price! Right now I'm finding my detail oriented personality as a nuisance as I'm picking out all of the differences, albeit small, in the knockoff pair.



Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Aldo sandals

Should I buy these sandals by Aldo for $85 in the store and $70 on the website, which doesn't include the shipping fee? Aldo tends to be so overpriced, but I just adore these sandals so much! I wish they came in a chocolate brown, but I would settle for this bone color. I love the ankle strap, and I just love the heel. Why oh why are they so pricey.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Proenza Schouler sandal

I finally found them! The sandal from the spring 2008 Proenza Schouler collection. I've been dying for these when I first saw them in Harpers Bazaar on a model in their spring show. I went from doing all kinds of research trying to locate them and finding nothing to years later locating them on three different websites: Netaporter, Yoox, and Theoutnet. But as suspected although they are now discounted I cannot afford them at $480 on Netaporter, $245 on Yoox (not bad relatively speaking), and $435 on Theoutnet, which is slightly different with a multistrap. They've soldout of these on Netaporter, Theoutnet does not have my size available, Yoox however has my size in stock... Be strong be strong!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

J.Crew flip flops

I have been searching for a pair of silver flat thong sandals and surprisingly I'm having a very hard time. I own a pair of gold flats by Colin Stuart at Victoria's Secret, but for some reason they come in every color but silver. I found this pair in silver at the J.Crew website, and it looks like the exact pair I've been searching for. It's at a decent price, $49.50, and Italian leather made in Italy. My only question: how comfortable are they? From the picture they seem to have such a hard sole. My Colin Stuart pair have a soft squishy sole that are so comfortable I can where them to work and stand and run around for people all day in them. Will the J.Crew pair offer me the same satisfaction?