Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tie me up, Tie me down

Shoe envy. I get it all the time -- not realizing how bad I "need" a pair of shoes until I see them on someone else. That's what happened with my latest additions. I knew of their existence, but I never really gave them much thought -- until I saw someone post an in-real-life picture of how completely stunning they were.

I had to have them. (well, I didn't, but I wanted them superbad)

Surprisingly, unlike other holy grails, a few popped up on eBay at the same time after a bit of dedicated internet sleuthing. They are perfect and lovely and I don't think I've owned a sexier shoe. (I say that about a lot of my shoes, though)

I said goodbye to another holy grail in place of these (the Mad Marys -- go ahead and shed a tear, but I couldn't really walk in them anyhow), but I think these'll do quite nicely.

Tom Ford for Gucci Satin, Metal and Crystal Corset Pumps, 2004

Fit on these is really small. I'm not usually a Gucci fan, but when I've tried on shoes by the brand, I've typically been a 6.5. These are a 7.5 and I honestly could have even worn an 8. The length is too long, but the opening for the bottom of the shoe is so narrow it would be difficult to size down.

5 comments:

  1. Those are amazingly sexy! I am so glad you updated! I was wondering if all was quiet on the shoe front. Sad about the Mad Marys but if they weren't practical to wear then there was no reason to hold onto them.

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  2. jess - i've been out of the loop for a bit! i am trying to actually prune my shoe wardrobe and am ridiculously behind on updating this blog. but i LOVE these.

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