Yesterday, I got a wonderfully complimentary comment from reader, Lauren. Beyond that she had a question (regarding the sandals in my Memorial Day post):
"...I ask just to see if you know, where did this shape of sandal come from? It is all over the place ... and I have a feeling that everybody didn't just come up with the same idea at the same time. Did a super-influential designer send it down the runways? or have these shoes been all over Europe? I'd love if you would follow this up-it would be a great start for a series of posts about designer looks for the budget concious. Thanks!"
Should I be ashamed to admit this? I have absolutely no idea where this shape comes from. I did find a "look for less" post on these sandals from several months ago. It lists a designer origin of DV by Dolce Vita. They are being sold at Piperlime for $49.99. Also, if you are looking for designer look-a-likes for less, an awesome source is a blog called The Look 4 Less.
Onto the confession.... are you guys excited? Ok, seriously. My confession is I know very little about designer fashion. I don't know the lines or most of the people who create them. I didn't even know what J.Crew was until about a year ago. Are you shocked? Anyway. I am learning as much about midrange and higher-end fashion as I can, as I try to give you the best looks for the best value. But the way I see it, we are on this journey together. Thanks for allowing me to take it with a few readers along for the ride. You guys are awesome.
Also, if any of you know more about the sandal shape in question, expand our community knowledge by leaving a comment!