You know how sometimes you buy things on impulse - just a spur-of-the-moment, I-have-to-have-this, toss-it-in-the-cart kind of thing? Usually, that thing that you couldn't live without at the time ends up sitting in the back of your closet for a few years before finally being donated to a thrift shop. For a while there, I thought that was the fate for these puppies.
They're from Target, which gets me every time with the impulse buys. Everything is just so cute and colorful and cheap! I was shopping for things for my apartment last fall when these called my name from the sale rack. They are absolutely not my style at all - I hardly wear heels, and when I do they're plain and black and tall. So leopard print wedges? Really?
Well, I fell in love and threw them in my cart and spend the extra $10. My mom about cried when I showed them to her because she thought they were so hideous, and I've worn them a grand total of two times in the year and a half I've owned them. Maybe they just weren't meant to be.
But then I went to Europe. And threw them in my suitcase. And have literally worn them at least two times a week since I've been here. When we go out at night here in Barcelona, we wear heels. And sometimes the black dress + black tights + black coat + black booties thing can become more than a little monotonous. Solution? Throw these babies on. They're comfortable enough to dance in all night, and the leopard adds that little something-something your outfit has been missing. I've more than gotten my money's worth.
So my advice? Next time you see something cheap and cute and ohmgodyouhavetohaveit?
Buy it - you'll thank me later.