Day 67: Vegas Baby
June 8, 2009 § 3 Comments
Nothing says Vegas like shiny gold as far as colors go. Glitz, glitter, shine, sparkle, noise…my words to describe it and these shoes fit right in: flat enough to hike down the strip, through gargantuan casinos and convention centers, yet with a bit of flash. Yes they might be a little ‘crazy grandma on vacation from Fort Lauderdale’, but I’m a sucker for their eccentricity: the slingback and shiny snakeskin texture, the large metallic and enamel medallion on the barely open peep toe. Very Palm Springs, a bit C.Z. Guest. I also appreciate that the brand, Sam Edelman, goes the distance with the same gold texture on the insole. Nothing subtle here. I also favor them because they hint at a higher-end designer who likes to put large gold medallions on the toes of her shoes, without the high-end cost. In short, I love them in their un-subtlety. Do you agree or am I just like a kid, inordinately attracted to shiny objects?
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place or source of origin: The provenance of the shoes has yet to be determined.
Date of Purchase: Spring 2009
Circumstances: To be fair, I recently purchased these, long after the Pair Diem challenge had begun, but I just couldn’t resist bringing them to Vegas. I purchased these during a wonderful outing with one of my favorite and most stylish friends, Kelly. We enjoyed a relaxing brunch one Saturday afternoon before deciding to investigate the newly opened Nordstrom Rack in our neighborhood. I had heard rumors of the great selection and we were not disappointed. I found no less than 6 pairs of shoes I could easily have purchased if money and prudence weren’t a hindrance. I carried several pairs around as we shopped and tried on beautiful clothing, dress-up for adults if you will (Valentino and Versace dresses, DVF leather trimmed coats, etc) As we prepared to leave I had to address the shoes in the cart. This pair was a ‘must have’ we determined, because we both just loved them. They made the cut, along with a few others…but you’ll have to wait and see which.
Compliment Meter: 4. Considering I was at a trade show in Vegas with 80% trade show union workers (males) I wasn’t expecting much in the way of compliments. However, they garnered several compliments out and about.
Comfort: Other than the slingback slipping off my heels occasionally, very comfortable. Overall, an 8 out of 10.
Thoughts: “Terrorism, hurricanes, and ~Author Jane Eldershaw can’t part a true Imelda from her shoes.”
Do these babies stay in the rotation or get dumped into the Shoe Graveyard?