My Precious(es)

Approximately three months ago, back before we went to Broome, I had lunch with a couple of friends. On the walk back to the tram, we passed the Prada store and I had to go in for a look. I saw a pair of shoes I absolutely had to have, so I went back during the week to try them on. Only the didn’t have them in my size. The nice lady told me she would try and find a pair for me in my size, so I left my number and went back to work.

Fast forward to last Friday. I hadn’t heard from the woman and had completely forgotten about the shoes. My mobile rings; it was the woman from Prada saying they had managed to get a pair of the shoes in for me FROM ITALY and did I want to come and try them on? Uh, sure, how’s Monday lunchtime?

These are not those shoes.
Prada 01

These are the shoes the woman did get for me from Italy.  But they are not the ones I thought I’d asked for.  But since I still like them – a lot – and they fit, I bought them.
Prada 02Actually, I love them, and I may wear them to bed tonight, just because.


7 responses to “My Precious(es)

  1. debbie October 26, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    I’ve been to the Prada outlet in Italy. All I bought was a cup of coffee, however there was this gorgeous leather jacket I would definitely have bought if I lived in Melbourne. Not much call for leather jackets up here.

  2. Trish October 26, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    I wish I could wear shoes like this, I really do. But I can’t. The bones in my feet (and I can feel them, each and every one of them) scream out in pain at anything with a chunkier heel than my Ecco sneakers. It’s sad, really, because I used to adore wearing heels. They look good and they made me feel good. But too many years in my Ecco sneakers (two pairs since 2004) have RUINED my feet for life.

    Instead, I will have to develop an obsession for handbags. And ballet flats.

    And I will live vicariously through you, your shoe fetish, your agreeable metatarsals and your presumably fabulous calf muscles. Please, keep buying shoes. It makes me very happy.

  3. Author October 26, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Fabulous. I’ve got some just the same in a very dark green patent. Sadly I can’t wear them at the moment due to my leg recovering from the bone graft. Still … one day soon … maybe

  4. Barb - WillThink4Wine October 27, 2009 at 12:31 am

    So glad you’re happy, but I’ll keep my sandals! Ahhhhhh…

  5. Valerie October 27, 2009 at 10:20 am

    LOVE THEM! They look so great!

    Do you have to walk much? I don’t have as expensive of shoes, but I have to walk quite a distance from the car to work and it seems to do quite a number on my nice shoes. I guess I should wear something else and then change.

  6. Shmoo October 27, 2009 at 11:35 am

    oh yes, yes, they are most wonderful. I just drooled.

    ooh, btw, amazingly enough, the Nine West bag… still loving it. I LOVE THIS BAG, can you believe it????

  7. Kent Wynter October 28, 2009 at 4:41 am

    Lovely shoes! You got me thinking into buying a pair of these for my wife…

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