When lovely Shopping with M posted about the Bijoux bow ballet flats, they looked so pretty on her feet I started stalking them endlessly though I hadn't noticed them before then. After a couple months of absolutely no luck, imagine finding these:
Yes, this is one of my infamous handbag dust cover shots.
Look at the bling:
Ha! My shoe has more sparklies than yours.
And no cheaping out beneath the top layer ... love that.
They even made wearing Vera B-ish jeans kinda cool:
Well ... maybe not:
But I could not help but stared a lot at my feet all day:
Here's the best part: nice leather shoes, quality bling, wide enough and comfy out of the box ... and costing only a fraction of the price of the Bijoux even on sale with a big percentage off.
I know, I know. You're singing "tell me more, tell me more!"
(That song from Grease, silly.)
If the blinged-out ballet flats aren't to your liking, what about these (leather upper, lining and sole) for $45?
Or these suede cuties, also $45?
How about these very ladylike lambskin lovelies for $55?
Or these all-leather lace-ups for $59?
Like my friend, Blue Booby, you could hop over to yoox.com and go crazy ... they have 132 pages of shoes, showing 120 pairs each page, ranging from $18 to $2,795.
I kidded BB about being her personal shopper but note the Yoox friend-referral program ... for example, if you send your email address to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and you (if first-time shopper) bought something within 60 days, accessing through the email link sent to you, I get $35 credit in my account. Isn't that great incentive?
But that is not why I'm telling you this ... I LOVE that site for pretty or funky or fun or needed shoes that are quite affordable, especially when they have the big sale like they do now on Spring-Summer shoes. And! Until Sept. 10, you get another 10% off of sale prices like those above by using YOOXSALE10 in the YOOXCODE box when you check out.
Yoox delivers to more than 100 countries around the world, free shipping on orders of $150+. Most of the brands are unfamiliar to me but then, I'm not really up on
brands designers. I've loved everything I've taken a chance on, including discovering how wonderful Daniele Ancarani (and a few others') shoes are for my wide feet.
The scary thing: I could end up the poster child for
Gigi's A Thousand Sixty Pairs.