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Budget Career Dressing Deal: Faux Suede Pumps

Budget Career Dressing Deal: Faux Suede Pumps

If you lived with me, you’d know I’ve driven myself almost completely ’round the bend, and I keep myself from getting all the way there by focusing on Quests of the Moment. Not being possessed of great wealth, or any wealth at all, the objects of these Quests can’t cost much, and lately have been thrifted.

The last Quest of the Moment was centered on a search for a colored pair of heels for fall. I wanted them to add pop to my conservative and sometimes dark winter wardrobe. Plus, you’ve probably figured out by now that when the days get long at work, I entertain myself either with my shoes or my Arm Candy or both.

I found so many beautiful pumps in blues, pinks, and purples, but could not justify their cost right now. It’s the beginning of the school year, and we have to cough up hundreds of dollars in extracurricular activity fees for the teenage daughters. I can’t even look at the Fluevog clearance sale. I did see colored pumps in a price range I could live with in JCPenney circulars, but hadn’t had a chance to get to the local store.

When I found these Ollio colored pumps in an Amazon search, for less than $20, I decided to give them a try. After all, Amazon makes returns easy.

Readers and fellow recessionistas, I know these shoes won’t last forever (or maybe even two weeks), but they are so comfortable and well, the bomb-diggety. My feet like them, and they haven’t liked any online shoe purchases I’ve made this year. Now let’s hope my office wardrobe likes them, too. They come in many different colors, and I had a hard time choosing between the blue, brown, or purple.

12 Responses to Budget Career Dressing Deal: Faux Suede Pumps

  1. If the shoe fits…!! These are great!! One of my all-time favorite pairs of shoes came from Payless and they actually lasted a long time. Even if these don't, for the price, comfort, and look, I think they're a great deal. Might have to investigate…

  2. Great score on the shoes. I hope they last. Sometimes cheap shoes do out-live their expectancy. They should at least give you got a PPW.

    I'm still on a Quest for purple pants, but I've settled for purple boots and sweaters.

    (Btw did you get the package I sent you?)

  3. Terri, they are super comfortable, too. We are in the midst of an office re-model, with one of my bosses' offices located two floors down now. No elevator. I hiked up and down those antique stairs at least a dozen times today in these wedges. No pain. I am impressed. But I will let everyone know if they fall apart by the end of the month 😛

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