So I get home and work harder than I did when I was at work in California. It was like a vacation rather than work.
From the absence of my contribution to the house, things were in need of.., attention. I do enjoy house work for sure, but the more creative type stuff like building a room, finishing the basement; not that washing the cars and the toys are not fun as it gets me outside in the sun shine.
I have recently obtained an assignment in Michigan. Not sure it will be as much fun as California was, but I will make the best of it. It will be interesting to see if I can get to a DSW there or perhaps I will venture out to purchase at other stores. That statement makes me nervous.
So on with the second part of the shoes from California. Of course most are from DSW, but I did get some eBay items, and I also had some shipped from DSW before I returned. I will also include some I have purchased since being home. Please leave some comments on the selections as well as recommendations.
Here we go:
These first three are all the same style by Steve Madden, colors Black, Grey and Brown. The brown is traditional leather and the black and grey pairs are suede. Round toes are a favorite style of mine as they are very comfortable. I find I have more toe space in them. The stacked wood half round heel is the exact same in all of them. I got these on line and I could not decide what color I like the best. Since they were all on clearance, I figured I would get three of the four (The forth color was a bright red in suede) and decide after I saw them. I have not decided yet.
These purple chunky suede covered platform pumps are also by Steve Madden. I wanted to add some color to my collection and decided to try these. Comfortable as always and certainly eye catching.
These are also a purple suede pump with a stiletto style heel and a almond toe. I have a few shoes by Sam Edelman and thought I would try more of his designs. I like the low cut vamp exposing the toe cleavage. I know not everyone finds that appealing but I find the shoe fit better with a low cut vamp as well as enjoy the appearance.
Snake skin, single strap vamp sandal with a patent leather ankle strap by Jessica Simpson. These are an awesome fitting shoe. I got these at a DSW at the Galleria in Sherman oaks in CA. One thing I did not notice when I got them was the right foot ankle strap is backwards. The buckle is on the inside of the foot. I kind of like the difference. I do not think I will exchange them. I will confess I am not a huge fan of snake skin prints but these have a style that tones that down a bit.
I got these on eBay. The brand is called “it’s”. I bid on them not expecting to win as I was not sure about them. They intrigued me but I was not sure why. I like the wedge, the red color is nice and the uppers are all really low cut, the ankle strap is one with the upper and I like the open toes. I am unsure of the vamp embellishment. Tell me what you think. In the end, they were only $8 and that included shipping so it will not be a big loss.
Now with the shoes I got in April while at home.
These are a patent black sandal with a cork platform. The ankle straps are adjustable but they also have a zipper back so you do not have to get in and out of the shoe by undoing the buckles. Very comfortable shoe without a doubt. They come in a nude color as well, and they are on clearance. Certainly a favorite for the summer.
An open toe, cork embellished platform & heel pump, again by Jessica Simpson. The red is very bright. I think bordering on the neon side and almost a pink. The picture shows up a little more pink than they are. You also can not see the small color specks in the cork but there is some aqua, purple, teal, black, white, yellow and red that really looks cool. The Mrs. liked these so I found her a pair as well. She agrees they are very comfortable and they look amazing.
Last but not least, a pair of open toe, sling backs by Guess. The grey, blue and red are a satin material and the brown straps are leather. I saw these when I was in CA and almost bought them. I decided to wait and I am glad I did. They ended up on clearance! I think the satin is toned out of the elegant standings with the color combination as well as the leather straps. I guess I am saying they will not need to be dressed up, I can wear these with jeans for sure. When I dare.
Believe it or not I have already acquired some new shoes for this month of May. I did not included them here as I will hopefully have some new stuff to write about to include them with. I will tease you and say they are some fun ones for sure.
As always, please share your comments and suggestions. I enjoy the encouragement as well as the insight.