Two Words: Panda Converse

Last week, I told you that I did the unthinkable and patched my daughter’s shoes with cardboard until we could shop for a suitable replacement pair. Sierra and I set out on Saturday morning to do just that. On our way out the door, Mark asked if she was going to get another pair like the old ones. If she doesn’t have eye strain from how hard she rolled her eyes at him, I’ll be shocked. “Why would I do that?” was the response. (Uh, because you were almost crying when they broke?? … obviously parents just don’t get it.)

Luckily, the girls’ favorite place to shop for clothes and shoes is one of the easiest stores for our budget, Plato’s Closet. I love that their prices are reasonable and I don’t have to navigate 10 different stores to get a decent selection. Sierra loves that she can get funky/cute/unique stuff that suits her style… and her sisters can easily suit their own styles as well.

I thought we were going to strike out this time, since all the shoes we saw were dress shoes or too small. But there, shining like a tiny beacon at the back of the store, she spotted these. Sierra: “OMGPandaConverse!!!” Me: “Wahoo, they’re brand new and only $18!!”

That’s right… never been worn, fantastically amazing Panda Converse ($50-$80 shoes) for $18. You can’t even get the Payless plain generic version for that. Once again, Plato’s Closet saved me a million hassles in the shopping department. These shoes nothing like the last pair, yet still completely Sierra.

Sleep well tonight, my friends. Sierra isn’t wearing cardboard reinforced shoes out there in the rain today. She has OMGPANDACONVERSE.