Before you judge me for being a blight on the economy and a waste of hardworking taxpayer money, let me just be clear about two things: first, I may be indirectly funneling taxpayer dollars into a pair of shoes now and then, but if anything I'm the solution the economy needs right now (just give me money, I promise I'll spend it) and secondly, they were only $15.
I have discovered amiclubwear, a website whose design aesthetic falls somewhere in between Hot Topic and Wet Seal--on cocaine. In short, it's the most brilliant source ever for flashy whore shoes that won't set you back more than $25. I would be happy to take any of the following styles home with me:
clockwise from top left: Black gladiator wedge, $12.99; Beige oxford peep-toe, $5.99; Peep toe ankle strap platform, $24.99; Buckle platform ankle boot, $34.99; T-strap platforms, $25.99; Platform peep-toe heel, $19.99
I ended up choosing these gold stunners though because I love the crackled metallic finish and the little platform in the front. I want to wear them with thick woolly black tights and an airy white minidress that I don't actually own at this point in time...I better look into that.