While I must admit that nothing is perfect, I can hardly wait to share my latest budget-friendly find. As I was searching for the perfect pair of black pumps for an upcoming engagement party, I was mostly underwhelmed with what was available. Yes, I realize black pumps are the simple, easy, go-to shoe, but I didn’t want boring. I wanted black, but with character. Before too long I came across these beauties below, it was love at first sight.
Unfortunately they weigh in at a whopping $795 at Nordstrom. This is not even within the realm of possibility as far as I am concerned. Frankly, I am convinced that even if I had all the money in the world at my disposal I wouldn’t pay this much for a pair of shoes. Yes, that’s right fashion friends, I said it. That is TOO much for one piece of clothing/accessory, etc.
After some custom Google searches I found the Steve Madden Brigitt.
I searched high and wide to find this version in my size. Apparently the majority of women in the US are a size 8 (same as me) and these shoes were next to impossible to find in my desired size. As luck would have it, Amazon has a knack of solving this very problem and I found a size 8. Sold. Unfortunately, Amazon doesn’t share the same sale love as SteveMadden.com and they were listed for full price, $129.95.
Once the shoes arrived I tore into the box like a child on Christmas morning, I could hardly wait to try them on. It turns out this particular style runs a bit small and the 8 didn’t quite fit properly…after all that searching.
I immediately hopped online only to find that both SteveMadden.com and Amazon.com were completely sold out of an 8.5 shoe size. Being the determined shopper I am, I refused to accept defeat so easily. After a few additional Google queries I was able to find a reasonable substitue, from lulus.com, product found here.
Victory is mine 🙂 This pair just arrived and are perfect! What is your go-to shoe for Fall events?