Last week I went to the mall for the first time in, um, uuummm, well…. um…….. that long.
I’m not terribly fond of the mall because I kinda hate spending money on finished stuff. Imagine that. I love the art store. The craft store. Love the hardware store. Love Target and thrift shops because everything is affordable enough to muchify and ‘finish’ cooler than it is. That’s not to say I don’t spend money on finished stuff. It’s just to say I’d rather spend it on something inspiring to me rather than something that represents someone else’s inspiration. I think that’s why, at the depths of my loss of Muchness, I felt invisible. Because I was so entirely uninspired by life, but still not interested in spending money to represent myself in a way that felt like someone else’s inspiration. So, instead, I just wore crap I could buy cheap and quick.
***Editors Note*** Even I, at the height of my "wear this crap because it's cheap, easy and comfortable," phase, would not be caught dead in these.
Back to the point. Liat needed shoes. I went to the Mall. And I was honestly pleasantly surprised by the amount of Muchy shoes I found there! I didn’t buy any because the ones I loved the most are a few weeks salary but I took some pics!
These Brain Atwood shoes were just gorgeous. True Story.
These were super expensive but screamed DIY!!!
Neon Hotness that is everywhere this season…. And boy do I have a plan for this trend. Stay tuned!
These were actually super cute and affordable, but if I’m gonna buy shoes in March, it ain’t gonna be booties that I can’t wear ’till September. NEXT!
Ditto to what I wrote above…. but now that I’m looking at them in the picture, it occurred to me that since these are suede and so light colored, they’d actually be a great base to tie-die in a blendy kinda look of turqs, purples and fuschias… but also, I think they were Steve Madden and my feet are allergic to his shoes….aka- they are so incredibly uncomfortable I can’t stand it. No matter how cute they are on the shelf, they always look ugly to me after I come home limping because of them.
I’m on the fence about these. I kinda super love them, but I also feel like something is not quite right and I can’t put my finger on what it is. It’s like they wanna be …something…. I don’t know what… and obviously they’d bankrupt me.
These were cheap. I think they were in Forever 21. I thought about getting them. I thought if I got them, I’d totally glitterize that sole with a Mod Podge Concoction. But then I talked myself out of them. After looking at them for 45 seconds, I could feel the inevitable blisters forming on my baby toe and on the back of my heel.
Then saw this and thought “Oh, how ironic! I’m gonna snap a pic of it to put at the end of my blog post about all the shoes I saw at the mall!”
Alas. Here we are.
And, As is always the case when I leave the mall empty handed except for a phone full of pictures, there is the “Damn, I shoulda bought these” pic:
No. Really. I shoulda. I guess this makes this an “I’m gonna Make it!” post!