Sunday, December 25, 2016

New kicks...


Activity: Family city day (lots of walking, lunching, ice skating...)

Blazer: Waverly Grey, thrifted (similar)
Top: thrifted (similar)
Jeans: J. Crew (similar)
Shoes: Puma via ebay (similar)
Bag: thrifted (similar)
Watch: Citizen - borrowed from Mike (similar)

As a mom of a most crazy and delightful 6 year old boy, I've had to rethink some of my fashion choices.  I'm rarely on a "day out" without him, so my wardrobe choices for those fun days have changed. No more toddling about in cute platform sandals....  (I still wear them, just on other days!)  I need to be ready for action!

Thankfully, sneakers as fashion is appropriate these days, but even if it wasn't I'd be choosing comfortable and cute shoes like these.  I had been scoping red suede Pumas or Adidas Stan Smiths for a while, and I found some good deals online (Pumas in this style are only $65 new anyway, Stan Smiths, not so much....), but when I found these for $17 and free shipping on eBay, I made the plunge.  I'm so glad I did!  This day we walked over 14,000 steps, then brutalized our feet in hard plastic skates for an hour and a half, so I was so grateful for these pillowy soft and comfortable shoes.  

A few tips for finding good deals when you have a specific style/brand in mind:

1. Shop around - check eBay, Amazon, store websites for Footlocker, etc, or the official brand website.  It can take a bit of homework.  

2. Get a good sense of the going price before you click to buy, but be ready to go when you see a great deal.  Sometimes it's the same price at several websites, so see where you could get a coupon code, or where you already have free shipping (like Amazon). You could even check in stores, if you have any near you.  Sometimes prices are lower in stores than online. 

3. Check out alternate sizing, not just women's shoe sizes.  My Pumas are a men's size (just subtract 1.5 sizes from your regular women's size) and were listed under the men's shoes section of eBay.  (Since my feet are wide, men's sizing often fits me better anyway.)  If your feet are smaller, you might even be able to buy children's sizes of the same shoe- almost always cheaper!

Here are some cute options for you:

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