Friday, March 6, 2009

Get Behind Me Nordstrom!

Chie Mihara "Serena" Pump ($415, now $247.90)

For Lent, I gave up shopping in all its varied and fantastic forms. So for the next few weeks, it's no shopping for clothes, accessories, home decor and -- perhaps most importantly -- absolutely no shopping for shoes. As if to test my willpower, Nordstrom has just rolled out a great shoe sale, with many of their shoes 40% off or more. Oh Nordstrom, you think you're so clever, trying to lure me in with your sales and your stylish shoes. But, while I'm sorely tempted, I'm going to stay strong. After all, I can't give up now, I'm only a week and a half in.

In light of my refusal to give into my shoe cravings, I'll have to settle for getting my fix virtually. The sale has quite a few gorgeous jewel-toned shoes that would transition beautifully from winter to spring. Besides, you don't really need another pair of black pumps now, do you? I say, if you're going to shop right now, be sure and get items that you love, that are special and that aren't like anything you already own. If I've learned anything from the current economic crisis, it's that you can get just as good a shopping buzz by buying less, but buying only what you absolutely adore.

Pour La Victoire "Florette" Flat ($195.95, now $116.90)

A sophisticated black-and-white striped bow paired with a gorgeous russet suede? You had me at "bonjour". This flat also comes in a gorgeous teal with purple bow. Tres chic.

At 6' I have absolutely no business wearing pumps this tall, but I can't get over the gorgeous grape suede, made more casual with the contrasting white stitching and chunky heel.

Bright yellow rain boots are just the thing to get you through the rainy spring ahead. The shorter bootie style is also a great nod to recent shoe trends and practical for its easy on/easy off design.

Madison Harding Patent Mary Jane ($159.95, now $94.90)

I couldn't resist including this shoe; it just makes me smile. I especially love the idea of a shoe like this as a bridal shoe. What a gorgeous and fun "something blue"!

Nanette Lepore "Flash Me" Flat ($395, now $156.90)

It's a good thing this flat is sold out in a size 10, because I'm not sure I'd be able to resist. Gray suede and stud detailing are two of my absolute favorite things.

There are tons of more great options on sale right now so be sure to click on over here and check it out! If do you partake, let me know what you scored so I can live vicariously through you!

Yes, yes. I've admitted it before, and I'll admit it again: I'm a shoe junkie....


Tina said...

Oh, I love the red shoes with the black and white bows!!! i gave up chocolate for lent this year. i should have given up shopping because now i'm going to obsess over these shoes! ha!
love your blog!

Quotidian Grace said...

They ARE awfully tempting.

Lunch date at Nordstrom's AFTER Easter? (They gave me a free valet parking card....)

Rev Kim said...

Beautiful shoes! Living here in the land of boots - for snow and hiking, not fashion - I'm beginning to forget what gorgeous shoes look like. I'll head on over to the website and drool some more!

Patch said...

I loved the black and reds, very Fraaaanche feeling, but I don't like any of the others! Woh woh. For rain boots, I just prefer a cute pair of galoshes. :-D

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