Friday, January 21, 2011

Thrift Store Steal

I couldn't resist these boots. I was walking through Salvation Army on Wednesday (you know, "Family Day" where all the clothes and shoes are half off) and stopped by the shoes. Generally I don't buy second hand shoes for a variety of reasons, but mostly I think that's gross. Not judging you if you do buy second hand shoes, I'm just really picky about such things.

Anyway, I was walking along, and on the top shelf of the women's shoes, these were standing there. I swear, they were surrounded in a golden halo and there were angelic voices singing to me. I scooped them up to inspect them. What were they made out of? "Genuine leather". What brand name? Divalesi. Never heard of it, but google revealed it's a brazilian company who is committed to being sustainable and the shoes are rather expensive. I couldn't tell for sure because the site was in Portuguese. What size? 10. Blast, I usually wear a nine and a half, but I decided to try them on anyway. They fit perfectly. It was a match made in heaven. The moment of truth: Price? 15.99 but half off... 8.00! So of course I scooped them up! They didn't have any scuffs on the bottoms or anything, so I'm guessing they weren't even worn outside. I also found a skirt for three bucks, but that's going to get featured in a future style file.

Also, the what's for dinner next week will not be my Chicken Noodle Soup. Change of plans, but I will feature the soup the week after next. This week will be Crockpot Roast and veggies! Yay!


Vicki said...

Great boots, the gals at work here want cute boots call for sizes, lol.

Beth C. said...

They are super cute! Great find! I love thrifting when I have the time.