**Update** See all Sam Edelman Lorissa posts/pictures HERE. 🙂
I jumped on the crackle/shatter nail polish band wagon. I’m a bad blogger and forgot to upload my shots of my hands… they’re hot pink with Grey China Glaze Crackle polish – but I’ll be sure to include it in my upcoming post featuring the actual outfit I’m wearing in these shots – that in itself is a completely different post lol 🙂
I’ve had my eye on these Sam Edelman Lorissa’s for a while now but the thought of purchasing them never crossed my mind. Not because of the look (for me, the more outrageous the better 😛 ) but because of the price range – and not the reason you’re probably thinking. I’ve mentioned my obsession with shoes before on here but I didn’t really bring up my “go big or go home” mentality when it comes to fashion. See, I’m very extreme. I have shoes that cost me (literally) a couple bucks and some that were in the triple digits. Shoes like these, what I consider in the median price range, never really enticed me. Anything between $150-$400, regardless of how amazing they were like these $200 Lorissa’s, I’d instantly disregard them and think to myself that I’d either rather get a few pairs of less expensive shoes for that much money or save up for the big guns like my favorite Louboutin’s or Choo’s… But, recently I’ve been giving them more thought. I find myself swooning over Boutique 9s, Jeffrey Campbells, Pour La Victoires, Charles Davids and Sam Edelmans etc. Perhaps it’s the influence from other fashion bloggers or maybe my empty bank account from splurging on high-end designers… whatever it is, I definitely see my so-called median price range designer shoes in a new light.
What really pushed me over the edge with these Sam Edelman Lorissa’s was when my friend Joanna Gayle (aka Sugarette) posted them on her facebook 😉 seeing her post definitely reignited my interest in them and the next thing I knew, I had both the black leather and nude leather Lorissa’s ordered on Endless and on their way to my doorstep overnight. Yep, I bought them in two colors… I couldn’t help myself.
P.S. Despite what the reviews for these shoes say, they did not run big for me. I bought my true size and they fit perfectly. I think it really depends on your width. If you’re narrow or regular, get your actual size. If you’re wide, get it a half size bigger 🙂 HTH!
P.S.S. More photos of my nails and the Lorissa’s here in a new post.
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I love this post! I definitely have the same weird shoe snobbery as you. I love splurging on Louboutins, Choos and Atwoods but have a bunch of Forever21 shoes too. I’ve become kinda obsessed with Jeffrey Campbell’s but after reading this post, I think I’ll have to get a pair of those Sam Edleman’s in nude. I can’t wait to see a post with them! I love the cracked nail polish too, looks great with the spikes. Do you remember when Covergirl came out with it in the 90s?April 6, 2011 at 1:43 pm
Yes!!! that’s exactly how I am! Shoe snobbery lol!! i love it. I’ve been eyeing Jeffry Campbells more lately too! I keep looking at the Lita’s but idk if i can pull them off. I definitely recommend these, though! You will LOVE the nude. I like the nude better than the black leather – just how demure the nudes look with a surprising edgyness 🙂April 11, 2011 at 9:15 am
OH and i totally remember the crackle polish in the 90s!!! I feel like it was called something different though. I was in elementary/middle school at the time and remember being so amused with how it would crack while it dried lol i love that even nail fashion comes back over time!April 11, 2011 at 9:18 am
I’ve had my eye on these for awhile too and still do. LOL!!! I’ve been hesitating because they were so heavy on my foot when I tried them on in Dillards. How do you like the feel of them? They are just oh so HAUTE!!!! They are a FAB shoe, for sure!!April 6, 2011 at 6:32 pm
They’re heavy if they’re loose (the weight will slip off) but if you try on your size or whatever is a nice snug (not tight of course) fit then you should be good i think! For me, they’re comfy and fit great…not heavy at all.April 11, 2011 at 9:11 am
When I saw the shoe, I was just about to ask you if you’d seen the nude ones…but after reading your post I see that you BOUGHT the nude ones as well!!! LOL! This is one hot shoe, mama! Love it!!April 7, 2011 at 8:50 am
lol i have no self control xPApril 11, 2011 at 9:00 am
gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!April 7, 2011 at 1:09 pm
i just love those! i’ve been trying to recreate them with my black pumps and glue on studs for a while, but they’re turning out kind of wierd lol!April 7, 2011 at 3:46 pm
lol!!! studs are too intimidating for me to DIY on shoes… you’ve gotta post pictures Zarna! 😀April 11, 2011 at 8:58 am
These shoes are to die for!!!Love them I need a pair too!April 8, 2011 at 3:21 am
Those shoes are the bomb.com!!! They look super heavy tho. And yes, I too am going to jump on the crackle paint bandwagon in a quick minute. You look HAUTE!
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Thanks 😀 they’re not that heavy! I think they’ll be heavy if you get them too loose but if they fit right, you wouldn’t even notice the weight.April 11, 2011 at 8:57 am
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