Sam Edelman for AEO

This past weekend, I went to the International Plaza and Bay Street with my mother and sister.

I left the house wearing heels.

Wearing heels turned out to be a terrible idea, which my mother pointed out minutes before we walked out of the front door.

But, as English novelist Arnold Bennett once said, “A cause may be inconvenient, but it’s magnificent. It’s like champagne or high heels, and one must be prepared to suffer for it.”

My cause was fashion, and as I always say, fashion isn’t about practicality.

Well, three hours of walking shifted into two hours of limping, and I ducked into the nearest store with flat-soled footwear on display. That store turned out to be American Eagle Outfitters.

That’s right- the mecca of my middle school years.

A display of gorgeous sandals caught my eye on the right. Peering past the shiny metallic straps, I caught sight of a familiar loopy logo.

“Sam Edelman for American Eagle Outfitters?” I gasped maniacally, drawing worried looks from the teeny-boppers and harried mothers surrounding me.

I had, seemingly, hit a gold mine.

My favorite shoe designer collaborating with a beloved store from my youth? Sam Edelman shoes offered at an affordable price? I couldn’t believe it!

I swiped up a pair and dashed to the register, preparing to explain my desire to wear the sandals out of the store.

With a knowing look, the American Eagle Outfitters employee snapped the tags off.

My feet sighing in relief, I hurried off to meet my mother and sister for dinner. Moral of the story: Stick to you guns, and you could end up with a great pair of sandals!

Check out the Sam Edelman for American Eagle Outfitters collection; it’s the perfect combination of stylish luxury and collegiate affordability.

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