Any of you know the musical Oliver? Any of you know the song that goes, "Food, glorious food!" Well, it's a true story that yesterday upon getting home from a fabulous day of shopping with my sidekick sister, I sang "Shoes, glorious shoes!!!" at the top of my lungs to the tune of Oliver's song. haha. So I renewed my vow to work out more last Weds, and my goal was to work out 5 days in a row. I did it! So I decided I needed a prize. I've been going out here and there in Denver, and I have realized I don't own very many cute and functional pairs of high heels. It's not Fort Collins' Trailhead, where you can wear sweatpants and it's fine. This is Denver, where the girls I go out with get decked out head to toe (H2T - thanks, Tyra!). So, we drove to Fort Collins yesterday because Tyler wanted to brew beer with his dad and brothers. Did I want to join in all the brewing fun? No thanks. Would I like to go high heel shopping instead? Why, I think I would like that very much, please.
Lindsey and I started out at DSW. I haven't had luck here before, but perhaps that is because I have always gone with a very specific shoe in mind. This time, the rules were:
2. High heels
3. Zero pain (I made a deal with Tyler that for every $10 the shoes cost, I would walk in them for a minute, just to make sure they didn't hurt within those few minutes)
There were no "maybes". Either perfect or not. And my sister-turned-drill-sergeant made me stick to the rules. So, at DSW, the first pair my sister found were teal close-toed cloth pumps made by Rocket Dog (they make heels?!?!).
Successful pair #2 are Madden Girl black open toed T heels with ruffles along the T. Literally too comfortable for words. Too bad I can't wear them to work.
Pair #3 are Chinese Laundry strappy heels that channel sandals and will look so cute with sundresses! Also ridiculously COMFORTABLE despite the 4 inch + heels.
Note the zipper in the back!
After great and unexpected success, we tried Famous Footwear. Nothing caught my eye so we bounced to the mall. Macy's had some lovely black pumps by JSimpson and Guess. But of course they were out of my size in the one's by Jessica, and the Guess ones felt terrible. On to Journey's! I found a beautiful pair of sequined black close-toed pumps. LOVE THEM! Comfortable too! The girl who works their says she wears them to 12-hour days at motorcycle rallies - surely they'll work for a 6 hour night on the town, then?!?!
Yes -that is a purple lining
Lastly, we went to Old town because I had a gift card to the Cupboard left over from our WEDDING! Yes, it was almost a year ago! Haha. I got some fun tools for Tyler - a meat injecter, a meat tenderizer, and a meat thermometer. Can you tell he likes to cook meat? And I got us some SUPER cute mojito glasses, stirrers, and white balsamic vinegar because we needed it for a recipe and I couldn't find it at a regular grocery store. So that was fun!
Then we hit our last shoe stop. Cira. Love that place for shoes! And I found the most sky-high adorable floral peep toe heels! I think they may be my favorite!!!
So this must be love. Super sexy love.
So yes, I did get 5 pairs of high heels. Silly? Maybe. But I really have needed more of a variety for a VERY long time. And I thought I would have to spend more to get high quality, but I only spent $200 for all 5 pairs. I don't think I did too shabby :)
*Disclaimer: I don't mean for this post to be a bragfest...I just realized it kind of sounds like that. I'm just super stoked to have the new shoes and proud that I got them at kind of a deal!
Now, in a few weeks for a prize I get to get 2 pairs of wedges, I have decided! Gotta work out 5 days/week for 2 weeks to earn those!
Which brand/style of heels do you recommend for someone wanting to be cute yet practical?
Cheers to shoes!!!