I don’t know too many girls and women who do not love shoe shopping. If you’re like me, your shoes tell the world who you are. Shoes are a way I express myself. I’m pretty bold in some of the things I wear (not shown here), but shoes allow me to just go even crazier. It’s either the outfit or the shoes, but there has to be a nice balance so you don’t get a Lady Gaga reputation, and if you do but don’t care…then my hats off to you x50.
My love of shoes is probably out of hand or so some would say (of course I wouldn’t say that or even dream that- I dream of even more), and I used to want to have the largest shoe collection in the world. The competition is pretty stiff, but hey, anything is possible.
Christina Aguilera: With son Max in her closet.
The only problem I see getting in my way at the current time would be the cost of some of these gorgeous, pieces of art. I’m in a time where there are actually more important things to worry about like saving for a house, paying off debt and student loans, but more importantly, keeping my kids comfortable with everything they need for school.
Even with everything going on, I manage to get some things here and there without thinking about how many hours or days I had to work to pay for one item. Have you guys ever done that?
Doing this really helps me decide on what I should or shouldn’t buy and when. If I break down my pay with my business and my side job or whatever income we have coming in to where I have an amount per hour for an eight hour day, I look at the price of the item and think about how many hours I would have to work to pay for that item. This may sound pretty silly, but depending on what your situation is, you’d be surprised at how your mind can quickly change. If there is a higher priced item that would take me 2 or 3 days of work (according to this system) then I have to think about if it’s really worth it or can I find the same thing or something similar somewhere else for less. Sometimes its worth it and sometimes it’s not. Sometimes it’s not and willpower didn’t feel like working that day so I give in. Lol. Rarely though.
Anyway, shoes. I love shoes, but I have found that I don’t like paying the high prices that come with some of these shoes anymore. Even if dropping $150 or $650+ on some shoes was no problem, having gone through some of the things we have recently, I probably wouldn’t do it. Idk. It’s easy to say that now, but if things changed, who knows to be honest.
And as you all already know, I love a good thrift find now days, and here I will show you some shoes that I found in a few Goodwills and thrift shops. Most of these were snapped in ONE Goodwill in the SAME visit. It was like the shoe thrift jackpot, but none of them were my size. It’s a good thing too. I don’t necessarily like all of them, but I am showing how there are some decent shoes that pass by these stores, and some are even brand new with tags on. I also threw in some that I DO have, but many I have not taken photos of yet (craaaazy).
Enjoy (because it took me a long time to take these, crop them, save them, email them, save them again, upload them here, and then insert them, LOL)!!
White House | Black Market
Pierre Dumas (lol. Get it??? Comment if you do)
Mossimo Supply Co.
Bandolino (I don’t think shoes should be written on!!!)
(If I remember correctly these were 14.99 at the Goodwill Boutique)
I don’t remember but they were real leather and comfy
These were found in a few Goodwill stores within a couple of days and some private thrift shops. While they aren’t crazy, crazy shoes, they are shoes in great condition, but don’t have the great big prices. The most any of these shoes are are 9.99. Most are 4.99 and the kids shoes are always 2.99 (at Goodwill here, and sometimes you can find an adult pair for 2.99 because they made a mistake- this happens with shirts too). When you get a half off color tag…even betterrrr!!
Some I forgot to jot down the brands (because in my mind, I thought I could remember them all- bwahahaha).
So, not too bad and I used to be a shoe snob. Snob isn’t even the best word to describe it, but I’d rather not say the others.
Feet may scare you like they scare me, but a little can of lysol and cleaner becomes your best friend ;). Again, some of them are brand new and never worn out.
Here are a few that I did get and a few I picked up for some other people.
Keds- brand new
Aldo- brand new
Bandolino- brand new
Metaphore- brand new
East 5th- brand new
Jessica Simpson- brand new
White House | Black Market- brand new
Mossimo Supply Co.- brand new
Lela Rose- brand new (for someone)
Dolce Vita- brand new (for someone)
Calvin Klein- brand new (my most recent shoe find)
Cynthia Rowley- brand new (for Alexis)
Converse- brand new (for Alexis)
Airwalk (for Alexis)
Croft & Barrow wedges- brand new (for Alexis)
Aldo (just needs new inserts)
Mossimo Supply Co.
So a few cuties to add to the collection. Like I mentioned in a previous post, I would never go to the shoe section because of my fear of feet (other peoples feet), until I glanced over and saw a new pair with tags. It was kind of exciting and I had been missing out on a lot of things. Now I will walk through first thing because they don’t last long.
The Vince Camuto, patent leather stilettos were regularly $150 retail, but I found them in perfect condition for 4.99 in a GW. Goodwill has started marking up the name brand items if the person tagging knows what they are. Prices have gone from 4.99 to 9.99 for “designer” (so they call them) brands that are in decent or new condition (and some arent even in great condition). Even if it is a Target or Walmart brand in good condition, they will be marked at 9.99. Luckily, whoever tagged the Vince Camuto pair did not know or didn’t care, idk. Same with the Antonio Milanis that run for $98 and the Dolce Vitas that run in the $90s. I did pay 9.99 for two or three of the pairs shown and a pair that is not shown here (navy blue suede stilletos by Fuss made in Italy).
SO, it is possible to get some decent shoes at a thrift store. It is rare that one has so many at the same time like the Cape location a while back, but they were different sizes. Sometimes there are some NWT (new with tag) pairs, but they aren’t my size. Those are like the most bummer faced moments ever, lol.
Happy thrifting and show us what you find!!! Follow me on Instagram to see find updates there as well :). @LauraCharie.
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