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When I wrote about Cynthia Vincent’s new line for Target, I purposefully did not include the most ubiquitous pair.
This shoe is everywhere – ads for the new line, “fashion under $100″ spreads, etc. And well, initially something just wasn’t working for me. Maybe I thought the wedge looked cheap compared to the other shoes in the line. Regardless, this week I’ve started thinking that maybe the shoe is actually rather stylish and needs a place in my wardrobe. I wasn’t quick enough with the ballet flats, and according to Target’s website that shoe is already sold-out online and in stores.
What do you think of the Gladiator Wedge? Cute or too cheap to be cute?
Today Target unveiled Cynthia Vincent’s new low-priced shoe line. I love everything Cynthia Vincent ever does so I was super excited to see what she was designing for Target. The shoes are priced between $24.99 and $29.99. Overall, I liked the shoes. Some of her signature prints and overall aesthetic are very apparent, but I’m not in love with all six styles in the Target line. Still, I’m sure I’ll buy at least one pair before they sell out, which, if previous designer lines for Target are any indication, will be very soon!
These are my favorite sandals in the Target line.
This simple thong sandal also caught my eye.
Generally speaking, I’ve found that cheaper shoes are not as comfortable as their more expensive (and ostensibly better made) counterparts. With this in mind, the heels and wedges in Cynthia Vincent’s Target line will probably be rather unbearable for people who are devoted to flats like me. With that in mind, I am considering buying these ballet flats. I like the print and they seem like a fun summer shoe!
Love them or hate them … the ‘for Target’ lines certainly keep things interesting for anyone on a budget.
Today’s question regards your image of the perfect summer sandal. Do you love a neutral, classic design that will support a flirty summer outfit without being the focus of attention? If so, the hot-selling Miss Trish of Capri for Target are probably not for you.
On the other hand, if you love a loud, seasonal sandal that shouts out “Here I am!”, this guest-designer line at Target may be just the thing for a more adventurous shoe personality.
Understand, at the Target price-point, these are not all-leather shoes; and they tend to be on the aggressive and shiny side. Having given that warning, they are also better looking in real life than the official online stock photos would suggest. And, after finding only 6 lonely boxes left at my local Target this weekend, they are apparently finding an appreciative shopping audience and are selling out fast.
Available styles are:
This is, color aside, about as conservative as this line comes. Not for the shy, these designs.
… yes those are pink rhinestone turtles, thank you very much; I did say, ‘Not for the Shy’, didn’t I?
… these are almost conservative compared to the hot-pink wedges we just saw.
… these are just screaming for a jaunt to the beach.
… I’m not even sure what to say about these; for some reason Charles Dickens immediately springs to mind.
… I’m actually kind of digging the whole queen-bee over the top vibe on this; kitschy and corny, but fun.
… And I must admit, these cuties are also making me smile.
So, what do you think? Are these too glam-tastic for your taste? Or, are they just that crazy touch of fun needed to push you into that full-fledged summer vay-cay mood? Target certainly got the memo that color is king this year.
This morning’s shoe crush is brought to you courtesy of Gothic Beauty and Target.com.
Anyway, while at the family’s weekly pilgrimage to our local Borders book store, my husband was lucky enough to trip across the only copy (likely our whole city) of the latest Gothic Beauty Magazine (Issue #27) - strangely hidden away in the automotive section of the magazine rack.
So, for those unfamiliar with this magazine, it is a fashion resource for those ‘alternatively inclined’ in their fashion sense – and, incidentally, has some amazing models and photography within it’s pages.
Among this issue’s photo articles is the ‘Dark Carnivale’; and the shoes I am loving are worn by model ‘Betty Valentine’ (in yellow corset).
Shoe Detail from alternate photos here:
I have started to see variations of this shoe here and there…and I love it. Unfortunately, since this was a model-supplied pair, there is no magazine credit for the shoe listed.
But, I have been lusting over the following shoe over at Target which is pretty darned close – and was also surprisingly comfortable when I tried on a pair locally about a month ago.
This is one classic and sexy shoe; the blush color is a great variation on a classic neutral. I will, however, be taking mine sans fishnet – that ship, for me at least, has long sailed.
Incidentally, per article credits, the barely-glimpsed oxfords on the other models are courtesy of Pleaser USA.
While I continue to gape and awe at the latest trendy designer shoes and bags, I’m realistic. The current economy and job market doesn’t make it very prudent to splurge on expensive accessories. Yet, I am a girl with desires. The need to shop is almost as strong as my need for air and water to live.
That’s why Target is my fashion heroine right now. Target just came to this economic-savvy shopaholic’s rescue with the Sigerson Morrison for Target limited edition footwear collection AND the Anya Hindmarch for Target handbag line. Designer chic but for cheap? What a great combo!
Both designer collections are available online NOW through December 26th (if the stock even lasts that long) and I’m quite impressed with both collections as they have a fun style to fit every girl’s tastes, especially the Sigerson Morrison shoes! Santa just dropped off a few early Christmas presents for me!
I’ve seen Anya Hindmarch clutches and hobos go for upwards of $1,000. Anya Hindmarch for Target handbags start at $19.99 and go up to $49.99. At those prices, you can pick one up for the office, a second purse for the casual weekend, and a third for cocktail hour.