Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Battle of the Payless Polka Dots

At first I was smitten with the alice + olivia polka dot flat I saw more than a month ago at Payless on 34th Street and Broadway. What's not to like? It's cute, it's funny, and it's very spring. Then I saw the Lela Rose flat and thought it looked kind of weird and boring compared to the a+o's bright polka dot. Here's a picture of them cohabiting on the shoe wall (a+o top, lela bottom, both $30). Isn't alice more photogenic? But guess who's really cute on the foot? Well, both, but Lela was surprisingly pretty. My wallet would vote for her because she's more 9-5.

But don't stop with the polka dots. There's also a great Lela Rose denim pump ($35), an Abaete soft pink strappy sandal, and an espadrille....oh, here, take a look at them all together:

What a happy little pile of shoes. I'll go clockwise from the brown espadrille, a great basic for $19.99, the metallic slide, also $19.99, the above-mentioned Lela denim pump, light blue Abaete sandal ($30.00 and comfortable, how does she do it?), Dexter woven ballet flat $24.99 (another great & inexpensive basic), alice + olivia (hard to choose between the black/pink, white/black, or white/green), Lela Rose, pink Abaete sandal.

Payless, 110 W. 34th between Broadway & 7th