Consciously Trending…Shoes…Lots of Shoes

Oy vey friends! I told you I was in my friend’s wedding a couple of weeks ago (here). One of the requirements for my bridesmaid attire was silver shoes which I did not have.Β  I wanted to buy them ethically but I was in a pinch because of course I procrastinated and made myself a tight deadline.

Well, I hit my local thrift stores and found way more than what I was looking for…eep!

You can see the actual reason for my thrifting excursion in the silver shoes on the far right. But honestly all these shoes were on my wish list for summer so I could not leave them behind. I just could not!!!

From left to right:

  1. Classic pump with an edge
  2. Everyday black flats that will match everything
  3. Sandals I can wear to work that have height
  4. Plain black pumps (I own a pair that is way too high for day time)
  5. Silver shoes for my bridesmaid duties
  6. Dressy black sandals for a wedding
  7. Clear heeled shoes

Truly these shoes were on my list and some have been there for a long while. Actually I was feeling a tad guilty for buying so many shoes in one haul until I took these pictures. I totally have worn each and every pair…some several times now and it’s only been a month! And I spent just over $100 on all 7 pairs…which I shouldn’t feel bad about at all!

So friends, be sure to check your local thrift stores before heading to that department store!!! Who knows what you will find :).



  1. StarletStarlet June 22, 2012 / 12:57 am

    Jamillah, you are crazy genius and creatively stylish!!! I really love the idea of getting 7 pairs of shoes for 100 bucks. It’s like how many permutations of outfit can come from those! Brilliant and what awesome picks. I especially loveee the bridesmaids shoes!
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  2. Madeline Quaint June 22, 2012 / 7:50 am

    Great finds! πŸ™‚
    I thrift all the time but I have to admit I’ve never bought second hand shoes! They never look this nice and new around here! πŸ˜€
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  3. Jenmarie June 22, 2012 / 12:24 pm

    Oh my goodness, you really did some shopping didn’t you? $100 is an incredible price for seven pairs of shoes! My favorite would have to be #3 πŸ™‚

  4. kawthar October 6, 2012 / 6:55 pm

    I actually have a client that sells fair trade shoes imported from morocco and they are absolutely stunning! They are great, really. Check em out!


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