Flats from a previous Christian Siriano for Payless Collection
Hello again fashion lovers!
If you couldn’t tell by the name of my blog, one of my most favorite designers is Christian Siriano. I loved him since the early bits of snark he threw during the first episode of Project Runway Season 4. His styles are sleek, elegant, playful…and ungodly expensive. So, it is a given that as soon as I learned he was doing shoes for Payless Shoe Source, I was on it quicker than an aspiring model at a trunk sale.
I purchased a pair of shoes from his line last fall and they were fabulousness enriched with style and charm. Honestly, if I had the funds I would have purchased the whole line! What those Christian Siriano shoes were not is comfortable. In fact, they were like beautiful little torture devices pinching and squeezing my feet enough to make Vladimir the Impaler wince. Because I will always take style over pain I have continued to check the Payless website for the new designer lines (Isabele Toledo & Lela Rose also have lines for sale) to ensure I knew exactly when they were released.
The Spring 2011 collection was put out a few weeks ago and I had my eye on a fab pair of snakeskin wedges. Unfortunately, I was not the only one because the pair I wanted sold out in my size on the website in record time. The diva in me needed to at least see these shoes and try them on! I send an email to Payless customer service and I was told that they could only be found in the select stores that carry the designer lines (usually in big cities).
Christian Siriano Zanzi in Multi
After some sleuthing, I learned that the Payless at Westfield San Francisco Centre carried these lines and had the pair I wanted in my size! Coincidentally, I was going to the dentist at UCSF (hubby works there) the following day and the Mall is located just steps from the public transit line I used to get there. Yay! I don’t make special trips to SF just for shopping, so I was excited that I could squeeze in a mall visit while I was already down there.
When I arrived, the store was tidy and pleasant. The designer lines were located at the front and to my great surprise…they were also on sale! These lovely shoes were on sale for $34.99 and they look so, so much more expensive. They are so luxe…and as comfortable as a 4” wedge heel can be. I cannot wait to wear them and I will do so the first chance I get.
My only fear is that…if I fall in these heels I will surely die because I am so high off the floor. I have been known to fall in heels…more than once…(sometimes witnessed by a crowd of boys). If I die though, I know I will do so looking fabulous.