substitute teacher: the study of gray suede slingbacks

23 Dec

Shannon is all-together lovely and charming and all those things you look for in a friend who lives in your computer.  Plus, she does awesome things like send me pictures of  shoe ornaments (as in, things that go on a tree).  Clearly, we are meant to be friends.

Howdy from Texas! (No, we don’t always say that, but it’s a good distinguisher from the other substitutes thus far.) What a wonderful opportunity we shoe-lovers have here to share while The Shoeologist is off getting sand in her toes.   In the southern part of Texas, our Christmas weather currently has a high of a nice chilly 78 degrees. Which is why I can still wear my favorite pair of shoes just a few days before Christmas.

This pair of gray suede peep toe slingbacks are from my favorite designers, Elie Tahari. Now, if you are familiar with Tahari, you might be with me and consider her a luxury designer… I shop sale racks only. But, during a quick trip to Marshall’s to look for a dress, I saw these shoes. And it was almost an “angelic” moment, for I could hear a chorus. (Maybe it was the background music, but go with it.) I tried the shoes on and they fit perfectly. They spoke to me and said, “We are coming home with you.” So, of course, they did!

One of my favorite aspects of these shoes is they are probably one of the most comfortable pair of shoes I own! I have worn them to work, and then social functions that evening, and it was only around the 12-hour mark that my feet started questioning my sanity.  Now, I fear these shoes were on such deep discount ($50) because they are no longer available…I cannot find any place on the internet to guide you to these lovely beauties. However, if you are at one of your local discount shopping stores, you never know what type of luxury shoes you can find at not-even-close-to luxury pricing.

4 Responses to “substitute teacher: the study of gray suede slingbacks”

  1. Sparkle December 23, 2010 at 9:07 am #

    Of course it wasn’t background music! It was the moment. the moment when shoes speak to you and you just have to take them home. And what a lovely pair!! They are beautiful!

    • Shannon Johnson December 23, 2010 at 9:33 am #

      That is a wonderful moment, isn’t it? :)

  2. Elizabeth December 23, 2010 at 12:28 pm #

    Suede. Peep toes. I love them! They are perfect! Thanks for sharing.

    xo -El

  3. heidi: the shoeologist December 28, 2010 at 8:51 am #

    Oooooh, these are fantastic! I have some serious shoe-envy right now! Love these!


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