Brand: Rock & Candy

Name: Maui

Year purchased: 2011

Store: DSW

Price: $11

Debut: a local bar show (I forget which one)

I took my pregnant friend to DSW so she could find a comfortable pair of shoes to support her growing feet and belly.  I wasn’t supposed to spend any money, but these were so cute and a reasonable $11 on the clearance rack, so I just couldn’t resist.

Note: the photo is in memoriam of my sweet princess Monkey.  This was her favorite spot and her favorite toy.  We lost her to kitty cancer on New Year’s Eve day.  R.I.P. pretty girl.  Bonus photo of Monkey in the same spot:


Brand: Xhilaration

Year purchased: 2008

Price: around $12

Store: Target

I bought these to wear to my friend Tari’s wedding when my feet started to hurt after wearing these shoes.  My outfit budget was starting to run out, otherwise I would’ve just gotten these other shoes in the first place, which were of better quality and matched perfectly.  I wouldn’t say it was a total waste, however.  These flats are cute in their own right and were super cheap, and they take up minimal closet space.  All in all, it was a win-win-win.

I don’t remember a whole lot about these sneakers.  I don’t remember where I bought them or how long I’ve had them or anything. The model name is not listed on the inside of the shoe, and the shoebox is long gone.  They are Vans.  They are suede and dirty and I’m fairly certain I got doggy doo stuck in the tread on the bottom once because I remember it being tough to clean out and really smelly.  I don’t think I had them in high school, but I’m pretty sure I wore them in college.  Maybe.  They seem like they’ve just always been around and I don’t remember when they weren’t.