I have a confession to make. My daughter’s have been wearing ghetto fabulous shoes. They’re ghetto fabulous because they were fabulous to begin with, but after many months of wear, they’ve turned ghetto.
When my daughter’s were younger they probably had 10 pairs of shoes each to wear at any given time. Yeah, I’m a shoe whore. One of the anesthesiologists I work with has actually referred to me as Imelda Marcos. I didn’t even know who she was until I Googled her. I was impressed though, apparently at one time she had 3000 pairs of shoes! I’m not that bad, but I admit that I was once secretly using an entire locker at work for all my “work shoes.” I only work 2 days/week, and when I cleaned that locker out last summer there were at least 15 pairs of shoes! I was only slightly embarrassed by this.
Anyshoe. Now that Alivia and Lainey are somewhat older they have fewer shoes because apparently the bigger the foot, the more expensive the shoe. Who knew? It’s probably common sense, but whatever.
So, we headed to Kohl’s last weekend determined to hit the “Early Bird” specials and use my additional 15% off coupon. Before we even got to the store, we discussed that Mom would have the final say on which pair of shoes were purchased. I’m not exactly sure what happened to that rule, because the shoes they ended up with go against everything I stand for.
They are Sketchers. “Twinkle Toe” Sketchers to be exact. Don’t ask me why, but I despise Sketchers almost as much as I despise clothing with characters. I admit they are cute, but I’m not exactly sure what they go with. My husband claims they go with everything, because clearly they do have every color of the rainbow in them. He does have a point.
So, it looks like we went from ghetto fabulous to … ghetto fabulous. You don’t even want to know how much they cost. Apparently more bling = more money. At Kohl’s they were $39.99 and $44.99. Shut the front door! For kid’s shoes? I just couldn’t bring myself to pay that much, especially after Alivia’s last shoe debacle. As we were flipping a coin to decide which child we were going to sell to Kohl’s to buy the shoes, I thought to head over to Shoe Carnival. Phew! They were $29.98 there, and they were doing the “buy one get one half off” sale.
When we got home the girls put on a little fashion show including their prized shoes and a few other pieces from their spring ensemble:
This is one of my favorite outfits! Oh, and do you see that tattoo on her arm? It has been there for 3 freakin’ weeks!
These outfits are from Target. I had been lusting after these skirts for weeks, and they finally went on sale this week. I also used a printable coupon from Target’s website for $5 off a $30 purchase of kid’s clothes, so it was a sweet deal!
Alivia had some very interesting modeling poses, including this one. This twinset is from Old Navy, purple is her absolute favorite color. Lainey’s cardigan and tank in the picture below are also from Old Navy.
I told you they had some interesting poses! Don’t act like you’re not impressed. They totally have a career in modeling ahead of them. These t-shirts are also from Old Navy. I made all the Old Navy purchases when I had a 30% off coupon, so I got some sweet deals there too!
What’s that? You want a picture of me? Oh, okay.
I bought this dress a few weeks ago at Target, but I wasn’t completely sold on it. I figured I’d bring it home, try it on, and take it back if I didn’t like it. However, while I was trying it on Shawn came upstairs and saw it, and he loved it. This might be my first clothing item ever in an animal print. I also do not wear red, so the necklace and shoes are totally pushing me outside the box.
Oh, and don’t feel bad for my husband. He did get a new shirt and new shoes, but he refused to participate in the fashion show. Hater.
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