In the Navy

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Sometimes I get it in my head that my life simply can’t go on without a certain thing in my closet. (This is one of those “first world problems,” isn’t it?) Most recently, that was a pair of silver pumps. Seems simple enough, but you would not believe how much trouble I went through.

First of all, I’m really picky, so not just any silver pumps would do. I finally found the perfect ones, ordered them, waited 2 weeks for them to ship from overseas, and they were too small. So I sent them back and ordered the next size up. I waited another 2 weeks. The new size came and they weren’t too small, but I had this weird sensation like I was drunk when I walked in them. I looked at them and discovered the heel of the left shoe was not perpendicular to the ground. I’m no Christian Louboutin, but I think I’ve seen enough heels in my life to know that’s some subpar craftsmanship. Naturally, I shot an angry email to customer service and demanded a replacement, but – surprise – that size was now sold out.

So I was back to square one. I found another pair from a brand I’ve worn before, so I should know what size I need, right? WRONG. This was the smallest size 7 that’s ever been made. I think it might have been a child’s size 7. This time shipping wasn’t free, so after 3 strikes, I decided to send the miniature shoes back and give the silver shoe search a rest for a little while.

You might be wondering why I kept ordering shoes blindly instead of trying on ones in stores. I’m not as dumb as I look. I tried that too. No luck.

Then fiiiiinally a pair I had spotted at Nordstrom for $100 popped up on HauteLook for almost half off, so I went for it. And I ordered a 7.5 since apparently my feet have grown or all shoes have shrunk. And here they are. Epic journey comes to a fabulous close.

Dress* // Shoes // Bag (on sale) // similar Necklace (under $10) // Sunglasses // Lips “Orange de Chine”

*Dress provided courtesy of Kika. Kika is a mother-daughter business that sells high-quality (but affordable) eco-conscious clothing. While they did give me this dress for free, they’re not paying me to say this :). Check out how I wore my other fabulous Kika dress here.

4 thoughts on “In the Navy

  1. Oooh, I feel you on this! I want a pair of silver pumps, too, but I’m also super picky. I can’t do a heel higher than 3″ and I need them to be wide in the toebox but narrow in the heel. Why can’t Bandolino just make a silver pump with a 3″ inch heel??

    Yours are quite cute, though, so I’m glad you finally found some!

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