Thursday, August 28, 2008

Seeing Stars

It all started back in February. I was strolling around the Salon Shoe department at the Nordstrom in Las Vegas when I laid my eyes upon the most dazzling pair of shoes. I work in shoes. I am around shoes all the time, so to be truly dazzled, well, that is quite a feat (no pun intended...) I gently lifted one of the shoes off it's riser to see how much I could not afford them. They were beautifully sculpted, I mean, they were a piece of art! These little pieces of art for my feet were a mere $495, that is $249 each. They were Italian, Miu Miu, to be precise. Months went by and the lovely shoes haunted me. I would pick out outfits and think, "Those Miu Miu's would go perfect with this." Then in June, Nordstrom had their Half Yearly Sale and I could now purchase the shoes for a bargain at $249 for both! That was still quite steep for me, however, now that they were on the racks I could try them on with no guilt of not purchasing them. And they were lovely on my foot, customers near by said so! But again, I left the store without the shoes. A few weeks ago Berdie came home very excited about her Designer shoe purchases from the Nordstrom Rack. She bought two pairs of Prada shoes for something ridiculous like $300. It was a GREAT bargain. I jokingly asked if my Miu Miu shoes were there. Berdie replied, "the ones with the stars?" My heart sped up. Yes, the Miu Miu's were there for $169. I did not run out that moment, not even the next day. I mulled it around in my head for a few days. I decided I needed those shoes. I deserved those shoes! I was in the Valley working and made my way to the Nordstrom Rack in Topanga. There in the size 7's sat my Miu Miu shoes with the stars. I slipped one on my foot and a customer walking by said to me, "You are buying those shoes, aren't you? They fit you perfectly." I smiled and told her I have wanted them for months, she said they were mine now. Not that I needed any confirmation, but I made the purchase that day. I had always wanted to someday own a pair of Manolo Blahnik's. But just like you don't always fall in love with the man you dream about, I now own a pair of Miu Miu shoes instead of Manolo's and couldn't be happier, the fit is perfect.

5 comments:

Lisa said...

Nice choice..! I too got a pair of nice designed shoes from Nordstrom.

Jen said...

Those shoes are HOT! Love ya!

geramyum said...

Of course you deserve those shoes little miss twinkle toes!!!!

valerie said...

it is like they came with your name on them, they are so you, huh?

Anonymous said...

Just checking in with wondering how many times you have worn them?
I bet you can find almost anything can work.
Nancy