Thursday, February 28, 2013

Spring Shoe Shopping Fun {Spring 2013}

I love shoes. I think I get it from my grandmother, who was always put together. Wearing a cute pair of flats or new heels gives me a little confidence boost to get through the day. I like the idea that even if you gain or lose a little weight, your shoes (and your handbags) will still be there for you. I do not, however, have the budget to spend a lot on shoes these days. As much as I'd love to own a pair of Louboutins, I tend to buy inexpensive, trendy footwear pieces these days. I look cute for a season or two, get a bunch of compliments on my footwear, and then I can donate them (or discard if they are too roughed up). I thought it would be fun to share some pics of affordable shoes I spotted online this week. A virtual shoe shopping trip!
A great shoe quote!

Confession. I do shop at Payless. No, not the best quality...but if you're looking for adorable shoes at rock bottom prices, this is your spot. I get more compliments on footwear from Payless than I do on the pricier pieces I've found in department and shoe stores!

Spring Shoe Shopping Line-Up at Serenity Now blog

These colorful pumps could go cartoonish quickly, but with the right outfit, they could work:
Spring Shoe Shopping Line-Up at Serenity Now blog

These wedges caught my eye...I don't normally do orange, but I like these:
Spring Shoe Shopping Line-Up at Serenity Now blog

How precious are these bow flats?
Spring Shoe Shopping Line-Up at Serenity Now blog

A nice, "plain" black flip flop with a little bit of shine to it. 
Spring Shoe Shopping Line-Up at Serenity Now blog

Let's head to Target, shall we?

I think these ballet flats are fun (on clearance too):
Spring Shoe Shopping Line-Up at Serenity Now blog

Ya gotta love an espadrille!
Spring Shoe Shopping Line-Up at Serenity Now blog

Believe it or not, these metallic cap toe flats are from Wal-Mart!
Spring Shoe Shopping Line-Up at Serenity Now blog
 As are these precious flower strap thong sandals:
Spring Shoe Shopping Line-Up at Serenity Now blog

I spotted these beaded sandals from Jessica Simpson on DSW's site. $50 is a bit more than what I'd spend on sandals these days, but I love me some sparkly stuff.
Spring Shoe Shopping Line-Up at Serenity Now blog

I also love these Steve Madden Pumps, even if they're $80. 
Spring Shoe Shopping Line-Up at Serenity Now blog

I could do this all day, people! I think I am attracted to "showy" shoes and accessories because they can quickly dress up a plain outfit and you can mix and match with them. 

Have you been shoe shopping lately? What's your favorite style for Spring?

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Vel Criste said...

Amanda we are on the same boat with shoes!!! I used to buy a lot of the expensive ones, but I know what you mean, having a family changes you. I shop payless too especially for the trendy stuff. The classics though, I still have my shoes from way back when (luckily my feet didn't get too big when I had my boys)! I adore the sandals you chose. Hope you enjoy some of them this spring!

DIY On the Cheap said...

These are all cute! I really need some new shoes - but I have no time to shop anymore! Maybe I'll get a cute pair for spring. I have shopped at Payless a few times. I always forget about them! Thanks for the reminder.

-Erin @ DIY On the Cheap

Paula@SweetPea said...

I have bought many pairs of shoes at Payless that I've really enjoyed. I can't wear their flats because they are always too wide but their boots and other shoes work fine for me. It's great to get something cute for a cheap price.

Krysta said...

Oooh. I love your shoe picks!

I always love the look of wedges, but have never bought any...I feel like I not a wedge person! And I have a new love of flats! I could spend a whole bunch of money on them! Thanks for sharing!

SueAnn Lommler said...

Oh my!!! I am obsessed! Love love love shoes...of all types. If I have two dollars to rub together, I am shoe shopping! Ha

Erin @ His and Hers said...

Those bow flats are adorable! My MO with shoes is that if they are cheap I get to replace them with a cute new pair that much sooner. ;)

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