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Well Heeled

blog_beautyshoe2J. Crew is a brand that becomes more lustworthy with each catalogue that lands in my mailbox now that the supremely fashionable Jenna Lyons is at the design helm. My tradition is to pour a glass of wine, get cozy and then revel in each glossy page. I always find myself wishing I could just dive in and live a perfectly coiffed and cashmere clad life with a dapper, be-suited J. Crew model. But alas, since catalogue diving is not yet an option, purchasing goods from the pages is the next best thing. So imagine my glee when I saw the J. Crew shoe of the month club. For $1,800 (a girl can have a Christmas wish, can she not?) a footwear fanatic’s fantasy will come true as each month of 2011 a hand-selected pair is delivered to her doorstep in all its leather or suede glory. Will it be boots? A pair of pumps? Perhaps a gladiator sandal? The suspense of waiting for the shoes to arrive in the mail may rival even the excitement of receiving the latest J. Crew catalogue. Find out more at jcrew.com.
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