Even though I'm a bargainista, I always expect to spend more money on shoes. Getting a blouse on crazy sale for a couple bucks is totally doable, but you can't say the same thing for a pair of shoes. I tend to budget myself $40 for each pair of shoes in my closet. Some are more and some are less, but most of the time I stay around that price point because I have a coupon, or I can catch a great sale! This year, following my pledge to only buy shoes that were unlike anything I already own (in attempt to not bury myself in shoes by the end of the year), I added these two pairs of sandals to my summer wardrobe. They are so unique and different that I just could not pass them up. Oh, did I mention they're well under budget?
This first pair of shoes you can find at everyone's favorite go-to bargain shoe joint, Payless. Yes, you read that right. These adorable strappy floral sandals were released this summer as part of the Christian Siriano line. Originally sold for $34.99, I picked these up a few days ago because the price has been slashed $10 off. I would definitely suggest picking these up while you can!
Next, let's talk about these bad boys. When I first saw them I have to admit I was a bit thrown off, and did not like them in the slightest bit. Honestly, I thought they were hideous. Then the power of bloggers came into play as I was perusing my blog roll and saw one of my favorite curvy girls rocking a pair of these clog like sandals with a flirty sundress and denim jacket. Seeing these chunky heeled sandals paired the right way completely sold me and I went back to Target to see if I could find them. Sadly (at the time) they were completely sold out and off the shelf, so I accepted defeat and walked out the store with my head down low.
Weeks later, when I was back at Target because that was obviously bound to happen, I saw they were back in stock and rushed over to the shoe section to grab my pair. On a 20% off all sandals sale, I was able to save a couple extra dollars. I will warn you to go up a full size, I had to purchase these shoes in a size 11 (I usually wear a 10). After wearing these shoes around for a couple hours I discovered they were possibly the most comfortable heels I've ever put on my feet in the history of my existence. They're unlike anything I own and I can't wait to style them in a way that fits my personality. I'm sure you'll be seeing a lot of these sandals in the upcoming months.
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