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.
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.