When Budget Shoes Knock Your Socks Off
These are the Christian Sirianos I ordered from Payless. Now sold out, apparently. $29.99. A second pair half off. Free shipping. This kind of pricing is not common in my usual retail pursuits. So I had to wonder, were the shoes going to be, you know, OK?
Yes. They are. Fabric holds up in person. Heels, nice and shiny. Zipper, sufficiently substantial. Run a little big, which means my size 7 Ferragamos, size 7.5 Manolos feet are floating just a tad in the Siriano 7s. This made my daughter very happy, since the 7.5s I ordered as the second pair were released to accompany her on the holiday party trail Back East. (That's what we Californians call that side of the US.) I am confident that no one will look at my gold zippered feet and think, "Oh, poorly made shoes, darling. Tssk. Tssk. Tssk."
Lisa, one of our readers here, appears to agree, having bought not only the zipper flats, but similar heels. She sent me these accounts of her Siriano outings.
I'm just sending this email to let you in on (and thank you) my 'little secret': after your posting of the zipper shoes by Christian Siriano, I went to the Payless website - I loved those shoes!!! I bought the flats in gold and the other colorway AND the heels. Tonight I went to an Art Gallery opening and wore those heels. I must say that I HAD the best shoes in the joint. (I have two very dear friends who help me dress, and they chose those shoes first out of my ample shoe closet, and the rest of my outfit revolved around them - they are a recently married gay couple (GO IOWA!) and their taste is impeccable.) Anyway, THANK YOU, I never would have thought of Payless (I didn't have the heart to tell my stylists where they came from) and I have three pairs of the coolest shoes around. (Of course, this is not a big city and I kind of stand out in the shoe department anyway :) Louboutins tend to do that.)You are very welcome, Lisa. May all our holidays be FUN:). And well-shod besides.
...yesterday I went to an annual "Holiday Open House."...in deciding my ensemble (without my stylists!), I went with an all cream outfit and topped (bottomed?) it off with my gold zippered Christian (not Louboutin) shoes. This IS a crowd that takes their clothing VERY seriously and I can't begin to tell you the number of compliments I got on the shoes!!!!! I've got one more of these occasions to attend and have two more pairs of zippered shoes in my arsenal - OH THE FUN!!!!