Yes, we've established I'm in the throes of a little spending outburst. This isn't turning into a shoe blog, though I can understand your doubts. But I do have to blog about shoes again today. I'm sorry. (I know how much you all hate shoes.)
I'm going to pose a question now--brace yourselves. Have you ever owned shoes that were perfect for you? Perfect fit. Made you feel unbelievably sexy? Turned any outfit into a memorable fashion statement?
These are my perfect shoes. My Nine West (remember that, it will be important later) red patent leather peep toe flats. My darlings that I purchased at Filene's basement more than a year ago for less than $30 if my memory serves me right.
Imagine my horror when I realized my daily commute is taking a toll on my favorite shoes in the world. The patent leather is being slowly chewed up by the gravel trail I must walk daily.
Cry with me.
Don't cry. It's going to be okay. I made a resolution to replace these shoes before it becomes impossible to find another pair just like them. (I know these shoes don't look THAT bad... but I don't see them lasting more than another year...)
After a variety of search terms including "red," "patent leather," "peep toe," and "flats" I arrived at Bluefly.com. Scratching my head at why my shoes have another man's name on them, Stuart Weitzman, I ask, where are my affordably priced Nine West shoesies? Apparently, Nine West never actually made these shoes. Though "Nine West" is stamped on the sole, I'm beginning to think these shoes are the result of Stuart Weitzman overstock being sold to Nine West for distribution to bargain designer outlets, such as Filene's Basement. Ok, so I'm a fashion detective. Whatever. Just give the damn shoes.
Ahh. That's better.
Has anyone else searched high and low to replace a piece of your wardrobe that you can't imagine living without?