Today I decided to take a peek at the designer creations at Payless Shoe Store. I have a love hate relationship with the wallet friendly shoe outpost. I've tried on a Payless casual flat here and there and even bought some cute suede boots in 2006 for $5. Despite my stylish finds my sub-conscious readily reminds me of the man made souls, synthetic fibers and weird rubber shoe smell each time I enter a Payless Store.
Inquisitive about all the hoopla surrounding my myspace BFF Pat Field, I decided to check out the "BOGO" retailer for myself.
It was around 10:15am, the store just opened and was surprisingly neat. Upon my arrival I was greeted by a friendly & stylish sales associate (meant to get a photo) inquiring if I needed any assistance. When I asked her for the Patricia Field Collection, she quickly asked my size and returned with an amazing pair of platform sandals.
After snapping a few photos I tried them on and they looked really cute minus the security tag.
Pat even wore her signature collection to the 79th Annual Academy Awards.
I Couldn't leave without my Blue Suede Shoes....... I saw these suede booties on the Payless website in black. These $26.99 gems are so worth it..... Not only are they cute, they felt good. No really, they felt good...kind of like cushion was inside. I can definitely see myself rocking these with a sweater dress & tights or just running around in my jeans with the kids.
After much consideration, I decided to pass on the booties....I am such a diva and so afraid everyone would know I was wearing Payless Shoes. I even felt a little weird walking in the store with my full length mink coat (yes, Ms. Tres Chic wears fur & makes no apologies for it) and my ridiculously priced designer handbag.
Fashionistas, I learned a great lesson today. It's simple, Payless Shoes are Cute! I absolutely adore fashion and while my taste typically steers me to luxury designer brands I may be inclined to do the Payless thing every now and then. And as far those "Blue Suede Shoes", I just ordered them along with the "Tempura's" online and hopefully they'll be here by the weekend.....
Currently Payless has the BOGO Promotion (Buy 1, Get 1 Half-Off), until 12/10.
Pssst.....The Patricia Field Collection is a Limted Holiday Edition, so get to a Payless soon.