“Smells Like Couture”


True story. I have been virtually stalking these hardware flats since their sister shoe, the suede “envy,” appeared in the September ’07 issue of Lucky. Not willing to pay the retail price for another pair of flats, I tried to appease my desires with a low-budget alternative (see AK double ring flats here). The terribly uncomfortable alternative fell short. I mean, if a shoe is going to hurt, it better have a 5 inch heel.
Nine months later, on a routine trip to one of my usual shopping spots, I caught a glimpse of a display filled with Juicy shoes and at prices 56% lower than retail. Could my shoe be there? Yes!
The patent leather flat has a perforated heart pattern, gold interlocking circles on the vamp, and a gold accent trim on the .75” heel. And, after a test run, I am happy to report that they meet my comfort standards.
Shoes—Juicy Couture via Marshalls

P.S. If these flats tickle your fancy, smartbargains has them at the same price and in three colors–red, yellow, and black.

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19 Comments

  1. June 16, 2008 / 6:42 pm

    i am so glad you got thoso luxurious flat 🙂

    a kiss for you sweetie,

    Kira

  2. June 16, 2008 / 9:09 pm

    Fabulous flats! I love the perforated hearts, too cute!

  3. June 16, 2008 / 9:58 pm

    Kira Fashion: It was about time, right? I was so ecstatic when I saw them in store 🙂

    Owner of this space: Love your name! Yes, these were a real cool find. I had already planned on ordering them online. I am glad I didn’t though, for I had to get a 1/2 size larger than I normally wear. And, switching sizes is such a nightmare on smartbargains.

    Danz: The perforated detail is such a nice touch. I was skeptical at first since I am not a fan of hearts, but they are a beauteous in person.

  4. June 16, 2008 / 11:39 pm

    Great that you got your beautiful shoes.
    They’re gorgeous and seems really confy.

    xoxo

  5. June 17, 2008 / 12:08 am

    Very very sweet.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy that you succeeded in your fashion quest.

  6. June 17, 2008 / 1:22 am

    Fashion Critic: They really do. Most importantly, they are sooo comfortable. I always wear my most comfortable flats when taking long haul trips. I am already planning travel chic looks around these flats 🙂

    Seeker: Yes, they really are. I was concerned with the fit at first, but quickly noticed that I needed to size up. So, I am happy I was able to try them on in store.

    Cheryl Lynn: I am glad I stopped by too!

    This search ended quite successfully and when I least expected it too.

  7. June 17, 2008 / 1:30 am

    Saweet! Great shoes for a great price! You go girl!

  8. June 17, 2008 / 2:00 pm

    I like your style. You tell it like it is.

  9. June 17, 2008 / 3:24 pm

    What a great blog and a great find! And I love the way you pull off your finds with such great panache and style.

    Did you notice that when you blend PanaCHE and StYle you get “PSYCHE”? Okay, I’ve been doing way too many NYT puzzles. ;-p

    Best of luck with your academic goals as well – thanks for showing the world that smart and fabulous go together.

  10. June 17, 2008 / 3:57 pm

    Nice shoes–and I’m glad to see someone who is stylish but doesn’t mind waiting nine months to find what they want at the right price! Good for you!

  11. June 17, 2008 / 6:33 pm

    Secretista: I was jumping for joy when I spotted these. They were such a cool surprise.

    Buff yoga bod: Thanks! I love that connection–panache, style, and psyche–and can’t wait to drop that one somewhere 🙂

    Clothes are ideas. So, it is so odd that fashion and style are seen as unintellectual. They can go together just like you said!

    Wendy Dackson: After studying markets, it would pain me to pay full price for something that is later marked down. I do splurge at times, but only when necessary 🙂

  12. June 17, 2008 / 7:21 pm

    Ellie: Ha. Thanks! It is amazing how this blog has allowed me to get a clearer sense of my personal style.

  13. June 17, 2008 / 10:31 pm

    I hear people complaining about 2 inches, AMEN on the commitment to 5!!!

    The Shoe Gods have rewarded your patience!

  14. June 18, 2008 / 4:03 pm

    Imelda Matt: I really believe that 🙂

    Fresh & Fab: They are so chic looking in person, really worth the full price, which makes getting them at a lower price even more enjoyable.

  15. June 18, 2008 / 9:03 pm

    SCORE! Congratulations! 🙂

  16. June 20, 2008 / 4:25 am

    “if a shoe is going to hurt, it better have a 5 inch heel”
    I love that! that is so true!!
    Congrats on getting the item you stalked; that happened to me a few days ago with a Ralph Lauren bikini at TJ Maxx… oh, to get a nod from the shopping Gods