Each Fall I get a little bit jazzed about the runways shoes by the Payless-affiliated designers like Lela Rose and Christian Siriano. Not only do I like their clothing styles but they always show some lovely shoes.
This year was no different. I pinned a few lovely pairs to my Fall 2012 board in hopes they would make it to reality...
But, sadly again, the reality is not as edgy as the originals.
While these pumps are nice enough, and close to those shown above, they are missing the sheen and the height. Can't girls on budget have cute shoes too??? And these aren't even that "cheap" at $55!
Maybe more are on the way... right? Well, yes, the whole collection should be out in September. So I'm reserving full judgement until then.
The only collaboration that seems to really be consistently keeping up in the design arena is the Isabel Toledo collection. I like her edgy style, especially these Fluevog-esque mary janes.
Two-tone, patent, fun heel. These are heels I'd be happy to pick up from Payless, even for $55!
Payless, if you want to up your price range, you need to up your design bravery.