Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Shoesday the 19th of June 2012!

Summertime for a lot of people mean flipflops.  All those pretty flipflops -- so cheap and colorful -- so many designs -- so plentiful -- so easy to slip on and go.  But this girl can't wear them!  I know; it's tragic!  But they chafe the tops of my feet.   (It must be my queenly instep!)


So, here's what I wear instead:
Bandals!
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They're comfy, thick soled slip-ons with changeable bands.  How clever is that!  


And what made this even better was the price.  I found these recently at a little local shop; they were outside on a table of miscellaneous discounted items.  But you could choose any other discounted item on the table and the reduced price of all the items went down even further:  2 items = 20%; 3 items = 30%; 4 items = 40%; all the way up to 5 items = 50%.  


Now, I was never good at math in school; but take me shopping, and I can calculate a discount in seconds flat!  I purchased 5 items for $25.50 .... less than the original reduced $31 price of the Bandals!  AND I made my feet happy!


I got the "Bandals" you see above (which come with one set of bands) plus 3 more pairs of changeable bands!  



  • What's that you say?
  • That's only 4 items?
  • What was Item #5?



This was Item #5.
A girl's gotta have a pretty glass for her summer "apres mowing" beverage when she's lounging in the deck chair and wearing her new "Bandals"!


And the sentiment on the front happens to be correct -- I am a beer snob!  My girls have called me that many time.  




But I like to think of it as having higher standards than some people.  Because what the flip side says is so true.
  




Drink good beer, my friends .....


And wear comfy footwear!









11 comments:

Jackie/Jake said...

I LOVE these shoes and am going to have to track me down a pair!!

Do you think we could start a weekly meme called Shoesday???

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I do love my flip flops but have found only one kind I can wear and they don't come cheap at all. I'm thinking I'll have to keep my eye out for a pair of bandals and see if I can wear them. Hope your Tuesday is a terrific one!

Darla said...

I want those shoes with that band, love the color!! Cute glass too.

Pamela Gordon said...

I have never seen these sandals before but they sure are a great idea. And you got a good deal on them too! Such a wise shopper you are! :)

wendy said...

Those shoes look actually perfect for me too. I gravitate to comfy shoes...bunions and all.
Love the glasses.

Jill said...

What a neat idea!! Have you ever tried the Okabashi flip flops?? I don't wear flip flops either but these are good quality and so much more comfortable than a regular flip flop

Mary said...

You have an eye for bargains. I do too, but I think you are better at bargain hunting than I am. I really love the shoes. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Diana said...

Such an intelligent woman you are!!
I knew it, that's why I keep coming back.

Love the Bandals and I am very choosy about beer. The great deal was the icing on the cake!

Love Di ♥

TARYTERRE said...

I have never heard of BANDALS. How cool is that. Being able to change bands and color, design. LOVE them. They look comfy too. ENJOY.

Pat MacKenzie said...

I'm with you. I can't wear flip flops - can't stand the thing between my toes. You.ve found the perfect alternative.

Pat MacKenzie said...

I'm with you. I can't wear flip flops - can't stand the thing between my toes. You.ve found the perfect alternative.