I really don't know why, but my mother was a big believer in Stride Rite shoes so I have become a fan of Stride Rite shoes. So we trooped to Stride Rite this past Friday.
We had many options for her tiny size 5 foot and decided on this cute Mary Jane that was amazingly on sale for $29.99.
I had not planned on getting shoes for our oldest daughter, but I did know she was in need of new tennis shoes. I was hoping to get her a cheapo pair for the summer and then a good pair in August before school started; however, since we were at the shoe store, I had the salesman measure her foot. This would be were the make mom feel guilty part happens. The tennis shoes she wore into Stride Rite were a size 3 and she walked out in these in a .....
size 4 1/2. YIKES!!! I felt horrible. So needless to say, I didn't think we could walk out of there without a new pair of shoes since her current shoes were 1 1/2 sizes too small. (Meanwhile, what other almost 2nd grader wears a 4 1/2?)
I thought our shoe shopping adventures were over; however, I couldn't walk through Macy's with out looking at their shoe sale racks. I hardly ever find anything on the shoe sale rack, but it must have been my lucky day or something like that as these were calling my name.
I can't say I know what I am going to wear with them, but if you ever watch Clinton and Stacy on TLC's What Not To Wear, you know that every woman needs a pop of color somewhere in her wardrobe and I just couldn't pass on a pair of shoes that were over half off. These shoes were originally $59.00 and I got them for $26.55 which I thought more than justified the means.
I'm afraid I am passing on my love of shoes to my girls, but there are worse things... right?