Sunday, December 27, 2009

And a Happy New Year!

I got towels for Christmas this year. They are quite lovely and will be a wonderful replacement for our current towels but the fact remains... towels. It's true: I am supremely ungrateful and bratty.

I went to bed dreaming of shoes, not towels, and woke up at 4:30 on Boxing Day, hopeful of some deals, despite the fact I don't really need anything. I (stylishly) trudged downtown a few hours later ready to push my way through hungover shoppers. It was much more crowded than Black Friday, probably because second cut sales are quite a bit steeper.

As soon as the doors were open I moved my way past everything and focused on shoes. I was glad to do so, because right as I moved to my section of the sale rack I spotted these sandals. I generally find Yves Saint Laurent overrated, especially post-Tom Ford, but I have been wanting these sandals for two years and had never seen them on sale outside of eBay, which is unfortunately littered with fakes.

Imagine my surprise when seeing the lone pair of these babies, in my size(ish), no less. I had tried them on in September, when shopping with my friend Jess. We had gone to Saks to do the Frederic Fekkai shampoo exchange and browsed around the store. They were still full-price, and certainly not a price I could stomach.

I was hoping they would be available on Black Friday, but they disappeared. Still lusting the next time I returned to the store, I spied them there and knew I had to get them.

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Tribute Patent Platform Sandal in Camel, S/S 09

Fit on these is probably true to size. These are a half-size up from my US size, but they were the only size available. The fit is fine, and the ankle straps fit quite well. They are insanely comfortable for the height (nearly 6"), honestly more so than many lower heels I have, but I wouldn't exactly call them "walking shoes". The polish is from OPI's Mini Merries collection, All A-bordeaux the Sled!


  1. The Tributes are HOT! I saw them at Saks, too, at first cut, and stupidly passed them up, and now I'm kicking myself for it. Happy New Year!

  2. Those are so pretty! Yay for managing to score them on sale ;) And your toes are beautiful with that polish on!