Brand: Oscar De La Renta
Purchased from: Gilt Groupe
Materials: Crocodile, Leather, Wood
Work Wearability: Poor
Notes: Sure, the historical context and insights into my psyche are fine and all, but whatever, this is about shoes. And these are Shoes. The only ones I own that are made out of crocodile, which is something right there. (And no worries, the crocodile harvesting is done all sustainably and stuff. I saw it on an episode of Dirty Jobs.) They had a retail price that would blow your mind, if I could remember exactly what it was, but don’t worry, mom, I didn’t pay anywhere near that. I bought them in the additional clearance sale at one of my favorite discount sites, an occasional event that plays out like an electronic feeding frenzy, with bargain-mad shoppers frantically adding things to their carts and speed-clicking “refresh” and wishing this whole mess could be solved with a good old fashioned elbow to the face. It’s fun, though hurried shopping can lead to failures in judgement, which may or may not have something to do with why I now own a sequined gold belt.
But that’s not the point. The shoes are the point, and the point is, the shoes are fabulous.