Wear the Shoes
This spring, I have gotten four pairs of leather boots and six pairs of leather sandals. The reasoning behind these excessive shoe purchases is simple--the right time--the right place--the right price. I found my boots on clearance at a shoe department end cap for $3 each as it was end of season. These boots were normally $20 at the store I purchased them at, and the same pair sells for $68 at a western shop with some added ornamental boot cuff bangles. So, for $12 I had $80-$272 worth of leather boots--a thrifty score!
Today, I joined my mother and Bob at a shoe store in which they had found a $5 sale table where 6 boxes of Softspots leather sandals in my size that were originally $75 each were begging to be brought home. So, for $30, I have $450 of worth of high-quality shoes to last me for quite a while. Bob also picked up a pair of clogs and a pair of Walking Cradle sandals for $40 altogether--buy one pair for $30 and get the next pair for $10. Altogether, we saved approximately $600! This Friday's Find leads me to believe that if the on sale shoe fits, looks nice, and feels comfy, buy it in every color!
The art of the deal has always been enjoyable to me. The finding of treasures on end-caps and around corners are a quest my family and I enjoy. The finding of bargains reminds me of the verse in Proverbs, "She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar." Proverbs 31:14, and I am sure she picked up a pair of pumps on the way back home.