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Shoes are one of those items a gal just can't get enough of…except, of course, when the cash flow is low. So, to ensure you can indulge a little, right now — and still have enough money left in the piggy bank for some new footwear come springtime, we pulled together 15 cheap-yet-chic pairs — all $50 or less.
We've got all of your bases covered — from casual Friday-appropriate flats to sexy steppers suitable for a night out. And, because we know that sometimes trying shoes on is a must, this mix of fabulous finds even includes budget buys from some of Chicago's incomparable boutiques (lunch-hour pit stop, anyone?). The perfect remedy for the winter blahs? Certainly. But we'd go so far as to say a great deal is satisfying year-round.
Going home means getting an opportunity to appreciate some things you always took for granted. Things like a full fridge, neighbors who know your name, and decent thrift shops with reasonable prices (seriously — if we could count all the moments of rage we've experienced from sticker shock in big-city thrift shops...). read
Our noses are redder than a Louboutin sole, and we haven't felt our toes since October. Yep, it’s cold here in NYC. But, in Wisconsin, for example (where this editor's mother lives), it's even worse. (Meanwhile, his brother in L.A. thinks his 65-degree day is nippy.)
Winter weather may be complicated, but our read