So, do you remember this scene in The Devil Wears Prada wear Miranda goes in on Andy’s cerulean sweater?
LOL!! Definitely, one of my favorites….and I actually think of it quite often whenever I “fish” something awesome out of a “clearance bin” of a mainstream retailer…though, you will not catch me in a Casual Corner… do they still have those anywhere? The “trickle down” fashion phenomenon is quite fascinating…especially since the trickle down happens faster and faster these days. Since I’ve been blogging, I am even more aware of it because I pay much closer attention to the sources of various trends. Silver shoes are definitely having a moment right now. The trend first caught my eye last fall when I spotted Alexander Wang’s Fabiana sandals on the happy feet of some of my fave celebs and bloggers. I. Loved. These. Shoes….but, needless to say, $495 for a single pair of shoes was not going to happen.
Image via Northern Light Blog
Well, fast forward a full season, and I happily fished this cute look for less out of the cyber-clearance bin for only $15 on Alloy.com. <insert wide cheesy smile here!>
Davina Heel | Alloy.com | $15 on Clearance
Obviously, there are a few differences here…the Davina has a platform and a thicker strap across the toe…and of course, the Wang’s have that cape-like thing covering the heel…but I think for $15, these will do just fine for giving me the minimalist metallic look I’m looking for. What do you think?