Saturday afternoon Genevieve and I decided to peruse a few local consignment shops for no reason other than it was a cloudy day and we had no plans on our agendas. I ruffled through cashmere sweaters daydreaming about wearing nothing else from November through February. I fell in love with a little silk Prada bag that really would be perfect for the upcoming ball but restrained myself knowing that it is my ultimate goal to SAVE MONEY. I was browsing vintage shoes when I a set of studs caught my eye. I couldn’t believe my eyes, right in front of me at a consignment shop in Halifax stood a pale pink Valentino Rockstud flat! I grabbed for it a sense of urgency pulsing through my veins…as if every other woman in the store was simultaneously grabbing for it (they weren’t) and called out to Gen!
She’s a good cousin and knows my unhealthy obsession with these shoes. I mean, Valentinos have been my dream shoes for I don’t even know how long! I held my breath as I slid my foot into the delicate Italian leather. I was certain they wouldn’t fit, so when they fit PERFECTLY I knew it was a sign from the heavens that I was meant to have my Valentinos at last. After kissing hundreds of dollars goodbye I was still swooning. The euphoria I felt in that moment had me questioning whether I had actually really ever loved before? The rest of our shopping trip I just held them close to my chest as if I were coddling a baby. Gen even found the most gorgeous DVF green leather clutch (it was truly beautiful). It was a very happy Saturday for two little shopaholics.
I can’t wait to frolic around in my new shoes like a perfect little Valentino Princess. I think the light pink adds a touch of girliness to every outfit while the studs add a touch of edginess to every outfit. I love mixing edgy and girly so they are literally the perfect shoes. I’m pretty sure they’re going to be competing with my Tory Burch riding boots for most worn pieces in my closet. I probably should take my new flats into a cobbler and get the soles reinforced before I wear them out (and am forced to cry myself to sleep at night).
Woe is me, I have more shoe ambitions than I have life ambitions!
Do you have a pair of dream shoes? Have you added them to your wardrobe yet?
P.S. Crossing these babies off of my 30 before 30 list!