Yesterday, my co-worker Kristin wore these awesome new boots:
Shannon Slouch Ankle Boot, Payless, $29.99
The ruching on the instep brings these booties into the present day, and they are incredibly versatile shoes. From jeans to a sundress to tights and a skirt, these boots will work for just about any look. If I hadn't asked where she got them, I would probably have spent the evening looking through all the shoes at Nordstrom, when all along, they were at Payless. That place has really stepped up the game in recent years. What used to simply be a bargain basement for comfortable, "sensible" shoes now features shoes by American Eagle and Christian Siriano. It wasn't until recently that Payless started to up the ante on fashionable shoes. Fortunately, we get to reap the benefits of their newly discovered good taste. Good fashion sense doesn't have to cost a fortune, I suppose.