Eulogy for Payless Shoe Source

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Happy Friday Southernistas! I know it has been a while since I’ve blogged and I ask your forgiveness but the weather here in North Carolina has not lent itself to photo shoots but the rain seems to be holding off so I can create more content for the blog! I hope everyone has had a great week and that you have a great weekend.

Today Southernistas and fellow shoe addicts as you can tell from the title this blog is a memorial for my absolute favorite shoe store Payless Shoe Source. Last month the news broke that after 62 years Payless doors are closing and I am devastated. This news came out of nowhere and to say I was blindsided would be an understatement. Payless has always been my go to store for affordable and stylish shoes for years. In 2008 they partnered with Christian Siriano and it has been a very successful partnership. Payless has appeared on the runway at NYFW and who could forget the recent commercial where bloggers pair hundreds of dollars for their shoes because they though they were designer shoes.

There is no other shoe store you could go to with a $100 and walk out with 6 pairs of shoes a cute bag and still have change! That was the beauty of Payless your dollar went a long way especially for families. I can’t count the number of times I stood in line behind families who were buying shoes for the whole family especially during buy one get one half off. When I was really strapped for cash I knew I could always go to Payless and get a few pair shoes at a really great price.

There is no doubt I am going to miss Payless Shoe Source! I am going to miss Christian Siriano’s shoe line. I am going to miss the savings there is no doubt. I am just going to miss Payless!

So thank you Payless Shoe Source for the Christina Siriano collection, the great sales, but most of all the great shoes! I am going to miss you dear friend. R.I.P


Until next time Southernistas remember Be Brave, Be Bold, Be Beautiful

Shoe Spotlight: Just Fab

Hey y’all!

I hope you had a great 4th of July and a great week if you’re on vacation this week.

I want to talk about another of my favorite go to for shoes: JustFab (www.justfab.com). In fact at one point just about every week I had a delivery waiting for me from JustFab. Just Fab doesn’t just offer shoes they also have handbags, clothes, and jewelry. Other brands that are part of the JustFab brand are JustFab Kids, Fabletics which is there active wear brand, and Shoe Dazzle but today I want to talk about their shoes. JustFab is not a subscription service but you do have join JustFab. You fill out a style profile and the cost is $39.95 a month but you have the option of skipping the month if you don’t see anything you like or if it’s not in your budget. The cost is applied as a credit towards your purchase so you can easily pay only the shipping cost and nothing else. I cannot say enough about JustFab and their shoes they offer. They have flats, heels, wedges, boots, and sneakers. They also offer many of their shoes in wide widths and they go up to a size 12 and they offer some their boots in wide calf. If you see a pair of shoes that you love and it doesn’t come in wide widths I go up a 1/2 size and this works for fine for me. I really love this brand and I really love the fact that they offer an extensive selection of shoes so there is something for everyone. You have to be quick if you see a pair of shoes you really love because they do tend to sell out fast.

Gingham Heels and Flats (no longer available)

I loved these so much I got them in both colors (no longer available)



At JustFab there is a shoe for everyone and every style and if you get overwhelmed with the shoe choices you can narrow your search by size, heel height, and type of shoe!

Until next time Be Bold, Be Fearless, Be Confident!

This is not a sponsored post.

It’s a Shoe Thing

Happy Friday Y’all!

It’s no secret that I love shoes especially heels and the higher the heel the better. My family and friends all know that I take my shoes very seriously. I don’t like to brag but my shoe game is fierce! I am often inspired in my outfit choices by a pair of shoes that I want to wear. For me shoes are the ultimate accessory. You can dress up an outfit or dress down an outfit just by changing your shoes. Now I will admit I have more heels than flats in my closet but I’m working on incorporating more flats in my shoe wardrobe.

This weekend I went to DSW shoe store just to look and ended up buying two pairs of shoes the first are these cute gingham print Anne Klein shoes. Gingham is still avery much a popular trend and they can work as a neutral. It’s a great way to add a pop to a monochromatic outfit. These shoes are true to size and very comfortable which is always a plus when wearing heels. The second pair of shoes I spied were these Kelly & Katie denim heels that have a round toe instead of a pointed toe (your toes will thank you). If you don’t own a pair of denim shoes what are you waiting for? These shoes are true to size and again very, very comfortable. If you’ve never been to DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse) I highly recommend DSW it’s a great place to get designer shoes without the designer price.

Kelly & Katie Denim Shoes & Anne Klein Gingham Print Shoes (DSW)

My next stop was Payless Shoe Source to check out their sale and I found these cute pair of flats! I love these flats and the gold studs on the flats make them that extra something. Flats don’t have to be boring and although I love my heels I realize that flats are practical but practical doesn’t have to mean boring and they can be very stylish. The great thing about Payless is your dollar goes a long way at Payless especially when they are having their buy one get one ½ off sale. If you didn’t know the incredibly talented designer Christian Siriano has a shoe line and pocketbooks with Payless for some years now.

Brash Brit Studded Flats (Payless)

I hope you enjoyed this little shoe blog.

Have a great weekend!

The Southernista