I'll just go ahead and begin, then, by admitting that on my
daily latest Target trip, what began as an innocent paper towel excursion ended up in the shoe section. I have no excuse save the siren call that is the patent stiletto:
I bring you the Mossimo Valonia Pump, available in blue and black. Longtime readers know my Target Sniff Test; due to the heinous quality of Target's online photos and occasional in-person quality issues, I try to only recommend that which I've personally inspected on my
daily latest adventures. These pass my TST; they look far more expensive than they are, and the blue ones in particular are a rich, azure color in person. If These Difficult Times interfere with my plans to invest in the red shoes of hotness, I will be purchasing these excellent alternatives.
On the other end of the shoe spectrum, I hate to disappoint the more preptastic amongst you, but the recent Miss Trish of Capri collection is . . . um, it does not pass the TST. Admittedly, this line has always been a bit Palm Beach prepalicious for this Banana Republican, California sort of girl. However, in the interest of blog reporting - and spending more time in the shoe department - I decided to investigate:
Bejeweled turtles? Cheap-looking pleather? Insane wedges? Most un-Pretty.
Wishing a well-shod, wonderful week to you all . . .