On Saturday, I popped into Neiman Marcus to just look at the Louboutins. Turns out, Neiman was having a Last Call sale. The first thing I always do when I see those Last Call shoe racks is peer at the bottom of the racks to see if there are any red soles.
A camel-colored Louboutin sandal caught my eye, and it was in my size. I carried it over to the couch and sat down to try it on. As I was admiring the shoe in the mirror, my favorite salesman came over (he is always there when I find a great deal – he’s my good luck charm).
“Shall I get you the left foot?”
I told him yes, and he disappeared in the back, returning a few moments later with the shoebox and the other matching shoe.
As soon as I put both of them on, I knew that this was it. I had to get them. They felt as if they were made for my feet! The leather was so soft and supple, the heel just the right height, and they were on sale! Originally priced at $795, they were marked down to $357, with an additional 25% off the sale price. So my total came to $283.82!
I took them off and put them in the shoebox, trying to sort this out in my head. They weren’t the simple black Louboutins I had always planned on buying. But these camel ones were comfortable, classic, and I would have more opportunities to wear them. And I was in love with them. As I stood there with the box in my hand, my man came back over and said, “Will this be on your Neiman’s charge or your American Express?”
“My…my…Neiman’s,” I managed to say. And that was it!
I’m so happy with my purchase. I still can’t believe I have them! I’ve already broken them in and wore them out to dinner, and all those things you hear about wearing Louboutins are true. They do make you feel like a new woman.
So, with this news comes another announcement. This is my last blog post. I’ve had this on my mind for quite some time. Mainly, I am ready to move on to other things. I want to get my master’s degree, and there won’t be any time for blogging if I throw that into the mix. I want to travel and read more books. I want to dust off that book I started writing a few years ago and maybe get it published. But mostly, I want to be fully focused on the things that I am doing, and I feel like my priorities and desires are starting to change. Some of my other favorite bloggers have also recently stopped blogging to focus on other things. It just seems to be the right time for me too.
Thank you so much to everyone who has been reading my blog for the past two years. My purpose was to show how to find designer items for less. I have talked about sample sale sites, designer rental sites, technology to help you save money, designer collaborations, travel deals, trends, and more. I hope that reading my blog has helped you build a quality closet without spending a ton of money. Thanks again, and who knows what will be next, but I’m sure this won’t be the last you hear from me.
A look back at some of my favorite blogging moments:
- Interviewing Rachel Roy and Karina Petroni (and being featured in IFB’s Links a la Mode)
- Going backstage at Mara Hoffman’s Swim 2012 show
- Winning the 2011 Best of Blogs Award in the Personal category
- Participating in the Bloggers Do It Better challenge
- Participating in Society Stylist’s Little Black Dress Experiment Tours America
- Attending IFB’s Evolving Influence Conference in NYC (and winning an iPad!)
- Attending my first Gilt Warehouse sale
- Renting a dress for the first time
- Finding the perfect booties for fall
- Discussing the value of fashion
- Criticizing fast fashion
- Writing about my mom’s sewing and then seeing her featured in Urban Outfitter’s “Original Icon” contest)
- Saving money on our honeymoon
- Saving money on our wedding
- Buying my first Louis Vuitton handbag
- And my most popular post ever: The Wedding Guest