A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Famous Footwear and invited to attend the new store opening in Lake St Louis. The new store is right up the street from my Mom's house so Pj and the kids went to hang out with Grandpa while Mom and I went to check it out.

1960's dress and beehive hair at famous footwear opening

 We had so much fun, trying on all kinds of shoes, taking pictures and entering raffles for free shoes. They picked one winner to run through the store for 30 seconds and grab as many free pairs of shoes as she could. We all wanted to be that girl. The lucky winner was a mom of 6 and I don't know about you but I think a mom of 6 deserves free shoes for life!

 I've been to a few Famous Footwear locations and they always have so many cute, vintagey looking shoes. This spring, they have several styles of canvas flats, summery wedges, shoes embellished with eyelet lace and pastel colors.

colorful vintage style summer wedges at famous footwear

colorful cork wedges at famous footwear

vintage inspired eyelet lace cork wedge shoe at famous footwear

colorful boater shoes at famous footwear

Mom and I are both bargain shoppers so we peeked at the clearance racks too, which had some awesome prices- as low as $5 for fall/winter shoes.

1960s dress and 1950s cardigan

 The shoes that really captured my heart are these funky jelly flats from Crocs.

crocs jelly flats at famous footwear
Remember jellies when you were a kid? I'd beg my parents to buy me Jellies every summer because they were sparkly and to a first grader, could pass for glass slippers. I wore them for a whole 10 minutes before my feet started to blister. Oh so cute...Oh, the torture!

Well, I saw these and they come in hot pink and grey (and brown online) and since they are made by Crocs, they're made of awesome. Seriously, I slipped them on and told my mom "Put these on! It's like a Jell-O cloud!" They're not exactly vintage style but I don't care. Every girl has to have at least one great pair of flats in her wardrobe and if they're manufactured in heaven and infused with magical properties of eternal comfort, even better! I'm going to return to buy them in grey soon and I think I will have to have a pair of pink eventually as well!

trying on crocs jelly flats at famous footwear, in a 1960's day dress and 1950s embroidered cardigan