I didn't go to work the Friday after President's Day since I worked on the holiday itself, so naturally I went shopping - and found THE MOST PERFECT WEDDING SHOES (again). They were yellow. They were Cole Haan (whom I have had a longstanding and unabashed love affair with for years). They were flat. Unfortunately, they were a size too small, and they only had one pair on the rack (clearance obviously).
I contemplated torturing my feet for just one day, after all they were perfect, for maybe 10 minutes and in the end decided against it after what happened with the last 'perfect shoes'.
I had found two other pairs of shoes I was getting so I made my way up to the counter; I waited in line; I asked - just out of curiosity if they had any shoes out back. They said, typically clearance shoes are all out on the racks, but volunteered to check anyways. I waited in suspense. The cashier said the women checking would probably just call if she didn't have any left.....no call came. I saw her, she had two boxes of shoes in her hands. I got excited, my stomach got all fluttery.....they were MY size!!!! Never been on the floor; never been tried on by anyone's feet but mine, perfect patent leather lemon yellow Cole Haan Piper Ballet flats in a 9.
To the Dear Ladies @ Saks,
Thank you for finding my shoes. Thank you for not looking at me with crazy eyes when I almost hugged you when you brought them. You really made my day - especially, when you rang them up and they were priced $20 less than marked, before the 50% off discount.
Without further ado - my wedding shoes!!!
And for those of you who stuck around - I got these bad boys for a whopping $14.98. Hence the extreme level of excitedness!!! (I don't think that is a word, but it is entirely accurate).
ALSO - I have always read that you should break-in your wedding shoes by wearing them around the house before the big day. This always confused me, how do I walk around without getting scuff marks on the bottom? None of the super cute shoe shots I've seen have any signs of wear. Do I buy a second pair just for pictures? I read somewhere the other day that you put socks OVER the shoes when you are breaking them in, so they stay pristine. Why did I not think of this before? I am the only one that had no idea how this was done?