Label Addict Guest Post
I used to care about how that one pair of shoes would look with outfit I had in mind. Now, I need the shoe to serve several purposes. I ask myself, can I wear it to work? Church? Will they go with anything else in my wardrobe? Are they an investment or an impulse purchase? If I buy them, can I return them after I werk the carpet runway in my house? Side Note: Well, technically, it's not a runway but in my mind, it's Fashion Week in New York and I'm walking for Tom Ford. Realistically, it's just a long rug that runs down the hallway and keeps me from walking on the cold floor in the winter months.
This allows me to keep my shoes in brand new condition and return them with no problem once sensibility and practicality wake me up from my dream that I am playing dress up in Olivia Pope's closet. How long can I actually stand in them. In real life! Not the 'Oh I'm just going to walk from the car to the event and sit down, life". I don't know how many times I've told myself that and when I actually went to the event, I was standing most of the night because there were either no seats or no gentlemen (ahem) willing to give their seat up! Either way, I can lovingly gaze at these shoes and admire them on others who don't have to go through the three-point process of whether or not to buy them. I'll enjoy this vintage royalty inspired trend by buying items that can be worn comfortably and over the next few months.
Here are a few pieces that allow you to dive into the trend without breaking your ankles, or the bank. Have fun, it's fashion!