a material girl stuck in a not-so-material work world


3 New Pairs of Shoes

I have been looking and looking for shoes all over the place. I'm very particular, and even though I've had bad luck with ordering shoes online, I'm at it again. With the free shipping/free returns at Zappos, Piperlime, and Endless; I really can't help myself.

Pair #1: Dolce Vita, Marine Patent Leather - $125 at Zappos

As part of the 80s stuff I can actually get into, I wanted some bright-colored, but not cheap-looking pumps. I'm kind of over red, but I wanted some colored shoes to wear, in particular, with my new black & white dress. I think these look fun. Plus, the review say they aren't really "patent" leather, which I like.

Pair #2: Tribeca by Kenneth Cole, Bellerina, black - $72.95 at Zappos

I've wanted these for a while. Finally decided on black. Hopefully they will be as cute in person.

Pair #3: Report Signature Vivian Pump, gray, $69.90 (with -$5 shipping) at Endless - I bought the last 7.5 pair! [$134 at Zappos!]

I know gray was huge for fall, but I just love these. I think the stacked wood heel keeps them from looking too "fall." The price didn't hurt either!

By the way, I LOVE Endless.com. What a great website. We'll see how their service rivals Zappos, but I love the sorting functions, the sale area, the fairer prices, and the lack of JUNK. You do have to act fast though. Yesterday, these $140 [at Nordstrom] Hype shoes were $39. Today they're gone.

I'm still wanting some cute leather flats (love these Steve Madden Trebbles in green), but I'm not willing to pay $60+ for casual shoes.

Update: Kept the Tribecas (they really are STIFF though), returned the 2 pumps (too much toe cleavage on both, and the gray ones were SUPER gorgeous, but the heel height was way too high for me!). I did buy some new patent pumps at Zappos... see next post!


BCBGirls Amsterdam Shopper

I've been wanting a blue purse with gold for a while... it sounds 80s, but I love that it doesn't look that way. This purse claims to be black, but it really looks navy, doesn't it? I love the name of this style of purse too - a "shopper." [BCBGirls - $188 at Nordstrom]

JC Penney Wedges

I saw these in Marie Claire in an ad for JC Penney's... thought they were pretty cute! [$44.99 at JCP]


Tribeca Shoes

About 7 years ago, I used to LOVE Kenneth Cole Reaction shoes. But with shoes like these, they've lost me in recent years. Tribeca (by Kenneth Cole), is what Reaction used to be. Cute, fashionable shoes, for very reasonable prices.

I tried these on at Macy's this weekend [$59 @ Macy's], and they were really comfortable. I'm thinking about going back and getting them, even though I don't really *need* them.

And I still like these a lot, but I'm unsure about the small peep toe and which color to get! [Zappos Link]

And last, but not least, I love these. [$63 @ Zappos] But... navy? black? or watermelon? "Decisions are the WORST!"

It's been a while.

In the past month, I've gotten engaged, bought a house, sold a car, bought a car, and been on vacation. Not much time for shopping, even online!

My most recent purchases have been for my house, including this super cute desk from West Elm...

....pillows from Target (plus a couple same color ones with dandelions on them) to go with a brown leather couch...

This is my theme color (with white & chocolate brown) for my new living room.

The bedroom is going to be a greenish-blue color (with white & chocolate brown) . I haven't found the ideal bed stuff yet.

I did buy a couple of pairs of shoes at Zappos, only to return them. I really want some wedges, but haven't found any that I really love because I can't wear tiny peep-toes, I'm too tall for super platforms that are everywhere, I'm fine with hints of 80s, but a complete resurgence is just GROSS.

In addition to wedges, I want a pair of fun-colored shoes, and I am so in love with navy shoes, but haven't found the perfect pair. I like these Steve Madden's (saw them at Nordstrom), but 3.75" heel? No thanks. [And, yes, Heather & Jessica - why don't SMs fit like they used to?]