Thursday, September 30, 2010

Coulda, Woulda, Prada

I am trotting out my now “vintage” Prada’s that I was able to score at the Barney’s Warehouse Sale back in 2004.  I was back in grad school at the time and this was SUCH a major splurge.  I look back and think that was such a MAJOR score. They were originally priced at $550 and I got them for a steal at $220. I DIE just looking at them. ;) 

They are made of grey lizard skin with fuchsia pink suede detailing on the cross straps and heel edging.  They have a 4” heel and no platform.  Now, you know how much I love my platform for their shock absorption (and height of course).  But these are so amazingly comfortable, that they surprise me each and every time I wear them.  The slightly thicker square-ish heel really helps you feel stable in them despite their height.  They are incredibly versatile.  They go from season to season by adding tights for the cooler months and wearing them sans tights in the warmer weather.  The neutral grey with the nice gradations of grey makes them easy to match to most of your grey wardrobe options.  And the pinky and plumy fuchsia just makes the girly girl inside me jump for joy.

I have NO idea what the style name is on this other than the box is imprinted with “Tejus” and the label reads “Tejus Chic” under the Group Name.  I actually think that’s a type of lizard skin.  Prada seems to think its chic lizard, and I really do have to agree.  I haven’t been able to find them anywhere to give you a link to share.  But if you do come across one, I’d be so happy if you could share it with me. ;)

Happy Project Runway Eve!


Camille said...

Tights/stockings with open-toed shoes?...I thought that wasn't kosher. Please share your thoughts and opinions on this.

Anna said...

Love, love, love these shoes!

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The Working Girl's Shoe Closet said...

Hey there Camille,

Tights with open toe sandals are GREAT. This look rocked Fall fashions over the last 4-5 years. Its kinda like the socks with pumps 80s look modernized. :) Its definitely a great way to make your summer sandals carry you through the seasons. Hope this helps! xoxo

The Working Girl's Shoe Closet said...

Darling ClassyCareerGirl, I would be HONORED to do a guest post! I'm so excited to collaborate! Let's talk some more! xoxo. :)

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