Monday, August 8, 2011

YSL With A Looming Debt Ceiling

I have been ALL about the wedges this summer.  While I have decent selection in my current Working Girl’s Shoe Closet, I have had the urge to add a little flair to the mix.  Sadly, with this recession that’s lasting longer than that bad Tijuana hangover in college, the shoe funds must be spent more mindfully these days. 

I was absolutely thrilled to find my reminder from Decades Two of their biannual shoe sale!  For those of you not familiar with or, sadly, far from LA, Decades Two is a designer consignment shop with a very discriminated stock of very well cared for second hand items.  The shoes they take are virtually pristine.  The shoes are fully scrubbed and resoled in a way that really makes you do a double take on them being used.  In many instances, there are some items that have never been worn, which makes it a phenomenal find. 

This particular sale is twice a year that sells everything pretty much at $150…. Yes, ladies, you read that right… Louboutins, Manolos, Gucci, Prada, D&G, Choos, Zanotis, you name it, $150.  So you know that you have to get there at the latest at 6 am to get in line for the 9 am cracking open of the doors.  If you are a hard to find size, you get to sleep in since those are the shoes that are still there around 10 am.

 I was lucky enough to get my wedge fix with these fantastic platform Yves Saint Laurants.  It took me a little while to get used to a 4” platform that is not much of a heel, but they are so very comfortable.  I really loved the tassels that are so very soft.  I was completely swayed by the olive green color that is a great neutral for all my khaki Summer and Fall casual outfits.  And at $150, there’s clearly more to debate over raising the debt ceiling than whether or not to get these fabulous platform wedges.  You can’t beat designer kicks on a recessionista budget. ;)



Unknown said...

You're such a nifty shoe shopper!! Love them!

The Working Girl's Shoe Closet said...

@Monique - Thanks Doll! *hearts*