Blue Light Special: The $8 Dakota


I'm a Target girl. Give me that big, red bull's eye in the sky over Walmart any day of the week. But there is one big box store I do make an exception for, and that place is Kmart. The reason? Well, of course, it's to satisfy a little guilty shoe pleasure I have.

You see, Kmart sells my favorite little slip-on canvas tennies. Their Basic Editions Dakota ($8) shoe is the perfect nondescript, goes-with-anything, tee-and-jorts, summertime footwear.

They come in tan, black, white, navy and an adorable red and white striped number. One small caveat -- OK, they're not the most durable shoe known to man. But hey, unless you're planning on climbing Machu Picchu, the Dakota is your shoe.