Maybe I can’t sing with all the voices of the mountains or paint with all the colors of the wind, but you better believe I can sniff out a good shoe deal in my vicinity.
With that in mind, I took a deep breath and plunged into the chaos that is the Barney’s Warehouse sale this past weekend. For those of you unfamiliar with this storied event, it’s a once a year sale that runs for a couple weeks and basically involves Barney’s trying to clear out all their leftovers. The bargains (and consequently the madness) get progressively larger and larger as the sale goes along, so if you’re willing to hunt through the dregs at the end, you can snag yourself some really excellent deals. Or some unidentifiable articles of clothing that might be shirts or skirts or legwarmers.
I was out of luck on the clothing front this year, but what I did manage to walk away with was a pair of Christian Louboutin moccasin-style laced flats for a mere $180 (as opposed to the original sticker price of $725)! Why the Pocahontas reference up top? See for yourself.
The color and styling and the contrasting stitches certainly put me in mind of Pocahontas, though I bet she never had such stylish footwear.
And because I couldn’t bear the thought of those lovely red soles being scuffed to death on the cruel sidewalks, I took these babies straight to the cobbler, where he added a Vibram sole in cherry red. This particular cobbler is known for matching his soles to the color of the soles of your shoes (might help the woman in this article who needs her soles to be gray or white), a service perfectly tailored to the Louboutin-lovers out there who want the red to remain without scuffing. The Pursebloggers are discussing it over here.