Friday, June 8, 2012

Shoes, Glorious Shoes! 7

This pair took some work. We were in Atlanta, in Discover Mills…

You’ll notice a lot of my stories revolve around this mall. In fact I believe one of my blogs already has. Maybe I should come up with a code word or shorthand for it: Same city, same mall.

…we had already been in Rack Room and another shoe store that I can’t think of the name right now. No finds. I was beginning to think the shoe gods had turned on me. Then we walked in Off Broadway. After walking two full aisles and not finding anything, I half-heartedly started down aisle three. Now if you’ve ever been in an Off Broadway Shoes, you know how massive these stores are compared to other shoe stores. So for me to make it through two whole aisles and not stop once to try anything on, or even just look at the price… crazy.

Aisle 3 brought me these gems. Well… sort of. I stopped dead in my tracks as soon as I saw them. Looked at the boxes below to see if they had my size and… of course not. So I put a “sticky note” on my phone with the name of the shoe so I could search it once we got back home. Cut to a month (and about 20 web searches) later, FINALLY someone put them on eBay in the size I was looking for. Of course I instantly purchased them, wasn’t about to let someone else get MY shoes.

Now, it should be noted that I am a very VERY impatient person when it comes to waiting on a package to be delivered to me. I want it the day after I order it. I’m nice enough to give them that long. But even with all of that said, these shoes took forever to get to me. 7 days was the final transit time, and they were shipped Priority Mail (supposedly a 2-3 day transit). They said out for delivery 4 days before they were actually delivered. This was not a shocker, I mean it IS the USPS we’re talking about and I am hands down the biggest USPS hater in the world, but still incredibly angering. I sent them an angry e-mail. I picture them reading it and laughing an evil villain laugh. They lost their “we give a shit” chip years and YEARS ago.

But I digress. I had my shoes and they were finally ready to be seen in all their glory!!!

Brand: Betsey Johnson Name: Dita
Store: eBay
Review: 6” heel. They’re actually about 5 ½” but they have so much attitude, I’m giving them the extra half inch. I had read several reviews online that Betsey Johnson shoes run a size small, so I purchased a half size bigger than I normally do. Figured half size was less risky than a full size. Boy am I glad I did. They definitely run small. It was work getting them on for the first time. But as the day went on (I tend to kick my shoes off under my desk when working on a project, so I can pull my feet up under me in my chair) it got easier and easier so I think I stretched them a bit. I think if I had gone up a full size, they would’ve ended up being loose after wearing them a few times.

The best part about these shoes are the heels. Again, attitude even when walking away. And I LOVE how shiny they are. Words and pictures don’t do it justice. You’d have to see in person. But you definitely see these shoes coming from a mile away.

The outfit was flirty, to play off of the shoes.

And the accessories. I love when worlds collide in the most delightful ways. I bought this ring online a month or so ago, for the katybug of course. It didn’t even occur to me at the time I had this bracelet that my grandmother bought me years ago. Perfect match, right? The only bummer is I have a red flower Y necklace that would have been the accessory trifecta, but I couldn’t find it that day. Come to think of it… I still haven’t.

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