This has been slightly difficult, as it turns out I've gotten to be super cheap, and just don't feel like spending more than $50 on a pair of shoes, especially flats. Other than my Louboutins, I guess you could say I prefer cheap shoes. I'm a firm believer that cheap shoes don't necessarily mean bad quality. It was 2004 that I got a bogo pair of black flats from Payless for $3. Yes, $3. I just got rid of them this year.
I've now gone through two cheap pairs this year and I've gotten frustrated with my inability to find a pair I really like. My first pair fell apart, and the second pair are uncomfortable. I've tried on so many pairs at so many stores, but I just haven't found anything. Everything was either too expensive, or ugly, or uncomfortable, or not my size.
So when Catherine told me the quinn flats at the Tory Burch sample sale were more than half off, I thought I should go check them out. I waited in line on Wednesday forever just to try them on, but decided against them. I still didn't want to spend as much as they cost.
After I left I was sort of kicking myself, thinking maybe I should have just gotten them. I decided I'd go back on Friday (payday) and see if they still had them (unlikely at a sample sale.)
Yesterday was miserable outside. I made it about four blocks and my current, cheap flats were completely soaked through and my feet were freezing and wet. I had to stop and buy some rain boots along the way, and thought, wow, now I really hope they still have my size.
And guess what? They did. And I love them so much I dreamt about them last night.