“I Choo-Choo-Choose You!”

Okay, so can we take a second to drool over this, the Ivory sandal by Jimmy Choo?

The insouciant orange punctuated by the merest hints of copper. A skinny, sculpted 65mm heel that gives the illusion of height while not forcing you to hobble around in 4″ heels. Given that the web site doesn’t bother to tell you how much the damned thing costs, I’m going to guess that, just like other Jimmy Choo shoes, a pair would cost a small fortune. What is that old saw, “If you have to ask, you can’t afford it?”

The nice thing about Payless ShoeSource is that you need never ask. Payless shoes are happy to tell you how much of a bargain they are — endless commercials. Huge price tags that rarely ever climb north of $20.00. Um, and yeah, the name of the chain itself. Now I understand that for some of you there may be a certain ignominy in buying your shoes generally known for rendering most of their products in plastic, but give me a fucking break. Fabulous is fabulous, no matter the price point.

Which brings me to the unfortunately named Live It Up Strippy Sling, which is pretty much a dead ringer for the Jimmy Choo Ivory. I mean just look at it! Okay, maybe in the dark on the shortest day of the year, but at $16.99 (and that’s just the retail price — imagine what it would cost if it went on sale?) who cares? Just get the best pedicure you can afford and Work. It. Sista.

I see either sandal working with a frothy sun dress — fairly structured bodice, circle skirt, maybe a cute patent leather belt. A handbag of wicker or straw. It doesn’t have to be too cute, though. The shoes would have already taken care of that.


~ by Jasmine on June 17, 2005.

One Response to ““I Choo-Choo-Choose You!””

  1. Asics makes a sneaker version of the Payless sandals. Check it out here. Not on purpose, I’m sure, but it’s kind of eerie. And yes, I know that I shouldn’t be surprised that the colors are so similar, given the power of trend forecasting and whatnot, but still.

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