Fashion and Fun after Fifty

Dress Shoes on the Cheap

Posted on: August 10, 2012

Tomorrow hubby and I will be celebrating our 22nd Wedding Anniversary at our favorite restaurant in Newark. I will be wearing the blue dress that I purchased from Boscov’s and for the life of me I couldn’t remember if I had shoes to wear with it. Driving home I contemplated stopping at the mall but I didn’t want to spend a lot on a pair of shoes that most likely will be worn only a few times.
I drive by a Goodwill so I decided to stop and found 2 pairs of shoes for $4.00 each! In the past I would never have purchased second hand shoes but thanks to the recession that is no longer unthinkable.

Most times the shoes are gently worn or haven’t been worn at all and I make sure to thoroughly disinfectant them prior to wearing. I donate shoes to Goodwill all the time and there are times when women have tried on shoes in the department store prior to my purchasing them so it’s no big deal.

I spray and wipe out the shoes and straps while wearing plastic or rubber gloves, and for non-fabric shoes I use bleach and water.





18 Responses to "Dress Shoes on the Cheap"

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nice shoes, your right there is no difference as many try on shoes at high end stores as well. I purchased three new pairs of shoes today from Goodwill. name brands, L.L Bean
Capezio & NY & CO. cleaned them they are gorgeous!!

Wow, did you go to Smyrna?

no, Middletown

Oh, haven’t been there in a while. Will check it next month for the Labor Day sales!

Great finds! And Happy Anniversary!

Thank you, we had a great dinner date.

great finds for a great price! People always ask me if I feel funny about wearing thrifted shoes but it doesn’t bother me- I usually just clean them with a Clorox wipe! Happy Anniversary to you guys! That’s quite an achievement these days!


Cute shoes! I’m going to try your cleaning tips, I have 3 recently thrifted pairs I haven’t worn yet. 🙂

Great, I also use Clorox disinfecting wipes.

LOVE the shoes you found! And for $4? WOW!
-Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

Thank you, I love finding great thrifted items. Have a fantastic day!

ahh Happy Anniversary! and I love me some thrifted shoes..sometimes I find them brand new…I really don’t care..I clean and wear…LOVE it!! and so happy you are part of the thrifters anonymous family!! Thanks for linking Up!!!


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Thank you. I am on the hunt for Cowboy Boots!!!

I def try to take care of mines and those cleaning tips are great!!
Dont forget to join my twitter party EVERY Tuesday!! 9pm UK/9pm Miami/6pm L.A Secret Code: #HFT3

Great, thanks for the invite but I don’t get home from work until after 6.

Great, thanks for the invite I’ll try to check in tonight at 9.

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