Ever since I stopped working in an office 5 days a week, many of my shoes have collected dust. While it certainly is nice to not have to put on anything dressier than jeans and flip-flops most days, it does make me a little sad to not be putting my cute shoes to use. I haven't bought new shoes in a while because of this career change, but I happily took a trip to DSW recently after being given a $100 gift card. What's better than new shoes? Free shoes!
Since we're about to enter the days of cooler temps, I decided to buy one pair of shoes that would rival the comfort and convenience of flip-flops, but look good under jeans. I didn't need them to be dressy, just something I could slide on for daycare trips and running errands, when it's cold outside. Enter these Privo by Clark's:
I think I'll get a lot of everyday use out of them, and even be able to pair them with certain sweaters for the occasional "slightly dressier than casual" scenario. Since I still had money left after selecting these, I decided to ignore practicality and just search around for a fun pump to add to my collection. Enter this pair from The Glass Slipper Collection:
The lace overlay really makes you feel fancy! I definitely don't need more dress shoes, black ones at that, but when I'm not footing the bill, why not? Granted, I did exceed the amount on the gift card, but I also had a $10 reward certificate from DSW, so I ended up getting two new pairs of shoes for not much out of pocket! They also had an incentive where I received a free tote bag for spending over $39. Jackpot all around!