Thursday, February 17, 2011

Lela for Less

I'm not sure about you, but I am so much more inclined to buy a product or support a brand if I believe in the people behind it. It's the same reason I pretty much only buy my outdoor gear from Patagonia. It's the same reason I visit the same boutique over and over again because I not only want to clothe myself in things that (I think!) look good, but I want to support the people/person offering me the selection. Similarly, this notion is why I love Texas-born designer Lela Rose. She has appeared to be extremely down to earth from day one...even designing a line of shoes for Payless, making her genius accessible to just about anyone.

At her Spring 2011 RTW show last fall, her models partners their breath-taking ensembles with styles from the now-available Payless line.

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Even Lela herself sported her Payless peep toes when greeting the crowd for the Spring 2011 RTW finale!

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Now a few of these styles are available for purchase via, and I have to say I'm having a hard time just which one to choose...they're all absolutely precious and will go with just about anything I plan on wearing when the weather warms up. I'm particularly partial to wedges since I'll be trouncing up and down the hilly streets of Asheville.

Lela Rose for Payless Bolivar Wedge: $49.99

Lela Rose for Payless Loreto Wedge: $49.99

Lela Rose for Payless Olivos Satin T Strap Pump: $44.99

Which one is your favorite? I think the Bolivar wedge might have to be mine by the end of the week!


  1. Ohhhh fun! I think I vote for the first pair...I THINK!

  2. I'm with you, Linds. First pair is definitely my fave.

  3. Me too, I always look on the brand before I will buy my clothes. But, for casual clothing men, it is hard for me to choose best for my husband.