My shoe budget has shrunk from the days of yore, but I still appreciate, and have filled that hole more and more lately with tights and stockings, and occasionally pretty dresses.
Over the years I've had the best luck with Marshall's and TJMaxx for my tights purchases, and these latest finds are no different.
So the tights are interesting. I first found them in a deep blue, and called them my "syphilis tights." They were too odd for me *not* to buy, and cheap. I hate wearing jeans, so the winter affords me with the time and the weather to wear warm leg coverings.
Color me surprised when in a Marshall's trolling, I found them in black too, even cheaper. (I guess syphilis isn't a look people are going for) I paired them with another clearance find, and what are swiftly becoming one of my favorite pairs of shoes.
|Cynthia Rowley Studded Tights with Steve Madden Concord Flats|
The Steve Madden Concord "smoking flats" seem to be available online at various places, but not in the black/black combo. We can be appalled that they are knockoffs, or that I am buying knockoffs, or we can revel that I added cute shoes to my wardrobe. They fit true-to-size to a bit snug. These are a 7, and feel good with or without tights or thin socks. The comfort is so-so, but I suspect the glitterized part of the shoe makes them stiffer.
The Cynthia Rowley tights seem to be aplenty on eBay, and fit relatively larger. These are a small and I was happily surprised that they aren't sausagey on me.
Welcome back, friends! New year, new me. I have many more tights purchases to share and a few shoes here and there. See you soon.