Monday, December 22, 2008

Diva's Shoe

It's all about the style, the look, the bargain shopping. In the 1930's women's shoes played a large role in shaping the fashion of the era. Fashion Templates describes the shoe trends:

A variety of shoe styles was available during this era. Rounded toes were seen with wide, thick heels. Pumps and flat shoes were available, and ankle strap styles with moderate heels also appeared. Slip-on styles, lace-up shoes and buckle shoes were all worn. Spectator or two-tone shoes appeared in the early thirties. Rubber companies were actually endorsed for their shoe soles in the Sears’ Catalogue.

Shopping for shoes recently I yearned for a style reminiscent of the 1930s, albeit at a bargain price. So, now that I have just a couple of twenties to spend on a pair of shoes I want to make sure my shoe purchase is fitting with the times. Hmmmm .... what to choose from?

Instead of paying $139.50 (on sale from $225) at, for these classic ballerina slippers, Piperlime has this darling pair of ballet slippers for $19.99. Just imagine these with black tights and tight mini skirt. Quite girlishly charming.

Back in the day, theseVia Spiga shoe boots (must have for this season), a to-die-for pair of black leather and suede for a cool $187.16 (on sale from $259.95) would already be in my closet!

But, now I'm shopping for something close to the look, and voila! I'm a lucky girl. For only $29 I can get peep-toe shoe boots from Newport News.
The last challenge was searching for a more affordable version of Manolo Blahnik's classic Mary Jane pumps (even on e-bay they were $829):

The diva in me didn't give up, and I came up with a fabulous bargain without sacrificing style. These were $64 from RSVP at

1 comment:

  1. The ballet shoes are designed to be pleasing to the audience and mostly they are designed to function for the dancers. Ballet shoes typically do not last very long and have a short life, but the shoes were designed to help the dancer move with implausible strength and grace while dancing. Pointe shoes, in many ways, can be considered an extension of the dancer.