Tuesday, January 17, 2012

French Soldes & More New Shoes

As I mentioned (admitted) last week, I went wild buying ballerines marked down 50 to 60 percent. I was swooping and scooping like a mad woman.

Are these beyond cute or what?
The Anniel ballerina slippers give new meaning to fashion, function, comfort, chic. Yes, I do wear them outside -- if it isn't raining and I've pretty much given up on snow this year, but no, I wouldn't wear them in snow. However, they are so easy to slip into my bag I don't think twice about changing from sensible to snappy.

The gold ones I showed you will stay in the house. They are my new slipper/slippers. Since they are fabric I think this is a good decision. They're so cute.
Serious, investment, but incredibly important as a fashion color statement. . .

Aren't they sweet with their sparkle and little grosgrain bows?

Never, ever, ever in my life have I bought so many pairs of shoes at one time. It was as if I was possessed. Terrifying, but tantalizing if you know what I mean.

I may never buy shoes again. Maybe.

Oh yes, you asked me why the sales have legislated start and stop dates which, if not observed can result in a hefty fine. The reason, apparently, is unfair competition. Retailers circumvent the laws by calling markdowns "promotions" whenever they feel so inclined.

23 comments:

la fourchette said...

I was looking for a pair of black repetto ballerinas during les soldes and dared to ask...which met with a subtle roll of the eye and a bit of a 'pffft' and the response that they never go on sale. There was a pair on sale of a mushroom color that I may reconsider...but no simple black. Dommage. I'm on the lookout for Anniel now.

You really scored! Yay you! (And yes, those be-ribboned numbers are sweet.)

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Love the shoes. At times like this I recall the quote. "We're here for a good time and not a long time."

Good buying Trish.

Julienne said...

Delicious!

Debra said...

Shop 'till you drop... Then sit down and buy shoes! That my motto when gorgeous ballerinas go on sale! They are all just perfection Tish.

LuxeBytes said...

Oui, beyond cute. Well done, you.

xoxox --
M.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I love these...so cute..ballet flats are my favorites and these are so cute!! Great shopping!

Villette said...

But so hard (or totally impossible) to find ballerinas in narrow width -- not fair!

NotesFromAbroad said...

I have a pair of red leather ballet flats with little flat bows on the front.
People ( well, women) admire them all the time.
I live in ballet flats, it is the best shoe for me to wear when not wearing boots, here in the city where we walk miles a day .. just for the hell of it :)
besitos, C

Joni said...

Oo! I love them all -- très belle!

Duchesse said...

Great scoop, you will be so pretty in them!

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I adore gross grain ribbon and on ballet flats...
I am swooning with envy.
You must be so excited to wear them.

Class factotum said...

No such thing as too many shoes.

And if a shoe sale is unfair competition, then give me an unfair world.

frugalscholar said...

Can't wait to scope these out when I am in France next summer--probably coinciding with les soldes. Are they widely available?

BigLittleWolf said...

"Possessed" by shoe shopping?

Huh. I can't imagine!

(*** just smiling ***)

California Girl said...

I love shoes. I don't think I'd go the route of having thousands like Celine Dion admits in a recent Vanity Fair article but, I'd certainly have several hundred if I had the money and the closet space.

kathy peck said...

All so precious (in the good sense of the word) - I love them. Don't your feet get cold wearing them out in the winter though? I live in LA, and my feet get cold!

Jacqueline said...

Since having problems with my right foot over the past year, I have eschewed high heels (except for the occasional cocktail party) and fully embraced the ballerina. Your choices are delicious.

Teas arrived yesterday...haven't had a chance to try any yet...coming soon!

Splenderosa said...

Buying shoes is one of my favorite things, and I always buy many pairs at once. Like you, I sometimes buy the same style in different colors. I mean, let's face it, by now I know what I will wear don't I? We have this wonderful place called DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse), in some of their stores they actually have designer shoes and you would D.I.E.
Cannot wait to see who you will invite to our BIO dinner...
love you...

Carol said...

Ah, they're gorgeous Tish. l love the little grosgrain bows on the last pair.
l would have bought an armload too.

Mouse said...

ah yes, we share the same taste in shoes, when not in flip flops or furry Finnish boots I wear such shoes

lovely, perfectly lovely

helen tilston said...

Hello Tish

You have some beauties here. I also wear ballerinas all the time, heels for evening. I will look for the brand Anniel when next shopping.
Bellissimo
Helenxx

ParisBreakfasts said...

where have I been?
I've never heard of these...
Utterly green with envy - what treasures! They're gorgeous.
But all I see is a shop somewhere in Italy..
SOS
Help
where in Paris..drooling

Susan Tiner said...

So pretty. You're inspiring me to try some ballerinas. My daughter (26) practically lives in them.

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