Last weekend, my friend Carolyn of Hey Pretty Thing invited me to a brunch she was hosting with Shoedazzle. They sent me a pair of shoes to wear to the brunch. They let me choose the style, so it wasn't a surprise, but the big surprise was that when they arrived, I fell in love! I admit, I'm a bit of a shoe snob. I do own a good amount of designer shoes and that's mainly because I find that they just tend to be more comfortable and in my opinion worth the price tag. I've worn and kept most of my designer shoes way longer than any of my non designer brands so the investment is worth it in the long run. However I haven't seen a design like these before and I've been mildly obsessed with tassels on bags and shoes lately so I chose these and I just had to share as they are now one of my favorite pair of shoes!
These retail for $49.95 but while I was on the site I joined the "VIP" club and they were offering 75% off a pair of shoes... so definitely worth checking out if you are interested! Quality wise - they are inline with most man-made material shoes that I've come across. I really love the gray and the pink combo and the tassels are such a great detail. The tassels can be annoying though, if you don't tie them tight, they will come undone and suddenly you are kicking around a bunch of tassels. Comfort wise - these are 5 inch heels so keep that in mind. I'm used to heels so I'm fine in them but for somebody who's not as used to heels, I'd probably advise to stay away as they really are quite high and there is not much padding in the footbed. Brunch was in Capitol Hill and if you are familiar with that Seattle neighborhood, you will know that parking is impossible around there. I found a spot 3 blocks away and walked to the restaurant and was fine in them. I probably could not walk a full hour in them but to and from a restaurant is perfect. They don't make a size 5 in any of their shoes - which is annoying - why start at 5.5? But I am wearing the 5.5 and they fit fine. Since the heels are so high, your foot does end up falling forward while you walk but because I could tie them tight on my foot, they didn't feel too big or fall off.
p.s. I wasn't asked to write this post - I really just wanted to share my cute shoes as I have never thought of shoedazzle as a good place to buy shoes but I have now changed my mind!