Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Marianne: Help me spend my gift card, part II

When last we played Help Me Spend My Gift Card, I was pondering several
anthropologie choices. I know you've all been on the edge of your seats, wondering what I chose.


Is this thing on?

Anyway, I ordered these Frye sandals and waited for them to be delivered with breathless anticipation. And then they came, and I immediately put them on, and...I could have cried. They were instantly uncomfortable. I stood up and they were so high that I felt like I was going to fall over and my feet protested like you wouldn't believe. So sad.

Back they went, and now I'm waiting anxiously for their replacement: Gorgeous, right? I can't wait to get them!

Since then, I received a lovely $150 gift card to Piperlime from my husband. Well, actually it's to Banana Republic, but I haven't been any more impressed with them lately than Adrien has, so Piperlime it is. And of course, I've spent it many times over in my head. Maybe you'd like to help me settle on what to buy?

With the Frye sandals not working, I still really need some black sandals. Like, really, really need them. I have at least two different outfits that I have planned in my head but cannot wear because I have no black sandals! Tragic. Anyway, I like these White Mountain sandals, mostly because they are $55.

I also love these Miz Mozz clogs, they are $99, which would still leave me $50 to spend on something else. I like that they almost have a Swedish Hasbeen feel to them, for half the price.

Two more black sandal options that I like, but maybe don't love. I could be talked into them, though. I'm impressionable. These $90 sandals from Clarks look really comfortable but I am not sold on the heel shape:And these, from Naya for $110, look like I could be on my feet all day, but they are a little boring, aren't they?Since I'll likely have a little money leftover after the shoe purchase, I'm also liking this funny little dress. I don't really know why. But I think it will be flattering and would be cute pulled over a bathingsuit or over skinny crops:

That's a lot of black, huh? Maybe this says something about my mood. Anyway, what say you? I need opinions, people!


  1. Whatever you chose, go with something you love. The "it'll do" choices will never make you happy. I really like the cloggy pair.

  2. The Miz Mozz's are my favorite. Sorry the Frye's were so uncomfortable, but the red shoes are where it's at. :)

  3. I had looked at both the Miz Mozz and the Clark's when I was seeking a more casual sandal. Neither swayed me enough to buy but they are cute.

    These are also too high but I like them: http://piperlime.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=40125&vid=1&pid=782765&scid=782765002