[We Love Right Now]: Designers for Payless

Being the spendthrifts that we are, it hurts to spend a lot on something when you're trained in the fine art of thrifting. But, one thing we will splurge on is shoes, and affordable ones, at that! For years Payless has been teaming up with designers like Lela Rose, Abaete, alice + olivia, but the two newest designers, Christian Siriano (who's already got a few collections with Payless under his belt) and Isabel Toledo are by far our favorite.

When Christian Siriano's S/S '10 came out with clothes and shoes printed with Italian coastlines, well, let's just say we drooled a little. We searched high and low (it's tough in Kentucky sometimes) but couldn't find a pair of these babies in our size:


So sad.

BUT! We got sweet satisfaction when we saw Isabel Toledo's F/W '10 line with this lovely lady catching our eye:

Not available in Kentucky, it was by mere chance that while walking through downtown Chicago, Maggie saw a Payless, ran in and bought her beloved (albeit crazy) shoes.

Now with S/S '11 lines already out in stores, we've found two more pairs of shoes that we're yearning for. This fabulously "fierce" boot by - who else? - Christian Siriano:



And this INSANE printed platform heel by Isabel Toledo:


Needless to say, we've already put our order in. Have you?