Wednesday, July 6, 2011


I have wanted a pair of Sperry Topsiders for over two years- I don't know what has kept me from buying them. Probably because you can't wear them with every outfit and I just always found something else to do with $100.

Monday was the 4th of July and Jerry and I were going to meet our friend L, who was working at Nordstrom, so she could teach us about the Ergo baby carrier-- and then buy us one with her discount. SCORE. (Yes, we're ditching our Baby Bjorn for it. Mamas-to-be, you should know that I'm wishing I had known just how amazing the Ergo was before we spent the money on the BB. Holy moley.) On the way to Nordstrom we pass J.Crew and, since that is Jerr and I's favorite store in the entire universe, we were naturally obligated to stop in.

So I passed all the full-price lovelies, making me drool and dream, and headed to the back room where I could peruse the magical sales. On a shelf immediately to the right, through the doorway, was the sale shoes collection. The poor, scattered, mismatched shoe boxes- two boxes of this style, three of that one.

Wait. What is this?? A box that says "Sperry for J.Crew"? In a size 8.5???? But, that's MY size. Surely I must take a look.

Open the box, Lauren. Be brave. Take a deep breath and find out what is inside. They're probably the wrong color, anyway. Or maybe only one is the right size and the other was wrongly placed. You're only going to know if you open it.

(opens the lid) Oooooooooh. They're beeeeeeeeeeautiful.

Rip off platform heels currently on my feet. Slide feet into the Sperrys.


I have never felt anything so soft or cushion-y in my life.

How much are these puppies, anyway? I'm sure they're ridiculous. It's J.Crew, after all. And these are Sperry Topsiders. Even sale is going to mean moolah.

Originally $98. Yep, okay that's expected.

On sale for $59.99?? Wow- that's nice!

ADDITIONAL 30% OFF RED PRICE?? $41.99?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

For those of you who don't consider math a strong point, that is $56.00 off!!!! Yes, that is OVER HALF.

Hello, reward for waiting so long.

Aren't they beautiful?? :)


  1. I've never heard of these magical Sperry's before but now I feel obligated to go check them out. I TOLD YOU ABOUT THE ERGO though!!!!! It is single handedly the most amazing baby product that I own. Easily. She's 25 pounds. I'm small. I still use it a couple times a week. Love. Totally worth it. I got mine at Baby Awearness by UH.

  2. Friend, I can totally relate to this blog post- I got my first pair of Sperry Topsiders this spring and LOVE THEM. They are seriously the most comfortable pair of shoes I have! Yours are gorgeous.

  3. Jamie- I will say it loud and clear: YOU TOLD ME SO. :) I almost gave you credit in the blog but I didn't know how you'd feel about being mentioned by name- some people like to stay under the radar. And it's a fine line once you start mentioning people by name and writing about them. I learned my lesson in college when I wrote things about my roommate she wished I would have left out, so I am staying pretty vague about people. But you told me and it was only my own foolishness that has kept me from the glory that is Ergo. Life is better now. And now it's my turn to pass greatness along to you- yes, go check out a pair of Sperry Topsiders. T.O.D.A.Y.

    Beck, they really ARE the most comfortable pair of shoes I have ever owned. No contest! It's unreal. Had I known, I would have gotten them much, much sooner. Okay, so you had the Dior mascara and the Sperrys...what other greatness do I need to be aware of?!?! Why are you holding out on me?!

  4. Girl- I'm also currently in love with the China Glaze Crackling nail polish- have you seen it?? It's amazing and my new favorite beauty splurge :)

    Also, I just realized that you got your Sperrys for $41.99- that is an ah-mazing price!!!! Mine were the normal $74 I think.

    PS. I love catching up on your life this way :)Your blog is in my favorites tab!

  5. I have heard about the crakling nail polish and have it in red but I haven't tried it out yet. What color is China Glaze?
    I love knowing that you read my blog and feel pretty stinkin' honored that it's in your "favorites" tab! Yours is in mine also and I was very excited to read your new post today. Happy summer :)