Oh, 'dem golden slippers

A few days ago, en route to my mother's, I got a couple of hours to power shop at Yorkdale for my upcoming gala. The goal? To find a pair of gold shoes that would not be as "cheap looking" (Mr. Suz's provisional verdict about my RW&Co. specials) and a top to wear under the fuchsia suit. 

More tip top tales to follow, tomorrow. 

In the meantime, let me report on the footwear. 

I sought them here, I sought them there. 
My friends, I sought them everywhere. 
Were they in Davids or were they in Holts? 
Those peerless slippers made of gold. 

Guess what? 

I saw the Jimmy Choos. I saw the Kate Spades. I even saw the Manolo Blahniks. 

Along with a few other, less expensive varieties. 

And here was the thing. There were a number of sandals, none of which I much liked the look of. There were a number of glittery pumps, but most had peeptoes or high platforms or seemed clunky in some way; a couple had 5 inch heels, which is just going too high for me. I saw no pointy toed gold pumps at all on the sales floors. (They did exist in a few other colours, mostly nude, which could potentially have worked, but felt less festive.) 

The verdict? I'm keeping the ones I have. 

If you ask me, this falls under Angie's blog post today. And reminds me, once again, to leave no retail stone unturned. 

Oh, and Mr. Suz? Well, it turns out that he thought the pricey ones looked cheaper than the less expensive ones I got. And I had to agree with him! 

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26 Comments

  • MsMary replied 7 years ago

    Good call!  I love 'em!  Good for you, for doing your due diligence!

  • Mochi replied 7 years ago

    Very tastefully sexy and polished. Can't wait to see the whole outfit styled with them. So glad it worked out--shoes can really be the Waterloo of an outfit, or logjam, or downfall...or I'm not finding the right word but hopefully you know what I mean! 

  • deb replied 7 years ago

    Those will be just fine. I really like them.

  • Sveta replied 7 years ago

    I think they are fab, Suz. I guess men consider all shiny things "cheap".
    Did you get the trousers hemmed already?

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Nope - still waiting on the trousers, Sveta. It will be a few more days...

  • cciele replied 7 years ago

    I think your shoes will work out wonderfully!

  • replied 7 years ago

    Well I think they are perfect! They are comfy, and relatively inexpensive! Check and check!

  • Mia replied 7 years ago

    I love it.  

    Sometimes it is great to look at all your options and know that you have the right piece.  Gold footwear is really tough.  I have been looking myself for literally years to replace a comfortable strappy gold sandal I had by Stuart Weitzman that become too shabby to wear anymore.  I too have looked at those Choos, Manolos etc. with no success.  Those glitter ones in particular look "cheap" to me.  

    Anyway, they will be looking at your face and fab figure in that lovely suit.

  • Caro in Oz replied 7 years ago

    That's great Suz. Now you know :)

  • MNsara replied 7 years ago

    Good job, now you know for sure these are the ones for you!  Sometimes I need to do exactly that - keep shopping after buying to compare and be sure - to relax and feel confident about what I first picked.  I envy Angie's decisiveness when she finds an item and can truly be done looking.

    It will be fun for you to see how you can fit these into other summer outfits after they've done gala duty. . .

  • hedgiehog replied 7 years ago

    I think they look beautiful! Lovely print with the metallic and the heel looks comfortable. The sling back adds a little sexy vibe. I'm sure you will find another occasion to wear them as well.

  • Karie replied 7 years ago

    Beautiful, perfect shoes!

  • pil replied 7 years ago

    These look perfect for the occasion. Think of all the money you saved - does this fall under the girl math definition?

  • Ariadne replied 7 years ago

    Yay!  This gala is turning out to be a surprise bargain.  How fantastic is that?  Now you'll have to face the terrible, horrible task of finding something else to treat yourself with.  ;)

  • Joy replied 7 years ago

    Yay, Suz!  I'm glad you have your shoes.  I can't wait to see the whole outfit.  Did you find a top for under the jacket?

  • Sarah A replied 7 years ago

    Good! I think the heels shape is really nicely proportioned on these, and I bet they have breathed enough now not to be so stinky in the closet and will be just perfect. :)

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Yes, Sarah, the off-gassing is almost complete, LOL. But the top situation is not so rosy, Joy! Stay tuned! 

  • Thistle replied 7 years ago

    Lovely shoes! Are they comfortable?

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Totally comfortable! That's the crazy part. Cheap shoes usually equal major pain, but in this case, they were better than all the pricey ones I tried! 

  • unfrumped replied 7 years ago

    I love how you are coming up with a fab outfit without  feeling as though you have to burn money.. I think it also reflects your talent and confidence in your style-- being able to sift through the options. Of course it is a great special occasion,, but sometimes it is good not to have to feel as though it is so precious that you have to devote inordinate resources to it, you know? That you can find the breakpoint of sense and sensibility.

  • bj1111 replied 7 years ago

    I was going to ask about the top situation, but apparently it is still in play.

    My offer still stands. Gala events need the extra effort. It takes a vilkage...to dress for a big event. Aplogies to hillary.

  • Eliza replied 7 years ago

    Glad it worked out.  This may just be the season of the chase!  You are going to look fabulous.  Sometimes it is a matter of working what you have. 

  • lynn replied 7 years ago

    I really like these shoes! Cheap would never have crossed my mind and they look pretty on your feet. Comfortable too? Awesome!

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    An excellent example of what I was talking about in my post yesterday. We might think designer is always better - but it isn't always better. I believe that with all my heart, and this is coming from someone who has the utmost respect and appreciation for designer product.

    I'm glad you're keeping these, Suz!

  • CocoLion replied 7 years ago

    I never thought these looked cheap so good job!  Bird in hand and all that...

    To the uninitiated, the shiny gold animal/reptilian print may look glitzy so that's where DH's opinion could be coming from.  

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Loved these shoes when you first posted and still do. Sometimes expensive doesn't equal comfort. And sometimes you need to try on a gazzillion other options to realize what you already had is perfect :)

    When Mr. Suz sees you in the entire beautiful outfit, he won't care a lick about your shoes!

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