Some days, the stars align in ways I don’t even think about or understand. But when it does, magic happens!
Like when I walked into the Cole Haan store on a whim (I had some vouchers) and realised that there was a sale on and the sale was ending that very day!
Or like when my eyes fell on this pair of shoes from the sale rack.
It looked quite normal on the shelf, until I slipped it on my feet, looked into the mirror and was immediately transformed into a Princess!
Granted the only princesses I know are Disney princesses, but I felt like that moment when Cinderella’s fairy godmother waved her wand, chanted Bippity Boppity Boo! and turned her into a princess. It was like that, except without a fairy godmother, wand nor incantation 🙂 I just kept staring in the mirror because I’d never seen a pair of shoes make my feet look so dainty and delicate before!
This pair of shoes have been a long time in coming. I tried on a pair of Cole Haan shoes many years ago and they are super comfortable. They have Nike Air technology so the footbed is cushioned and fairly comfortable. But couldn’t bring myself to pay for them back then. I still can’t now, to be honest but having vouchers help of course 😉
Incidentally, they still had this in my size which was a surprise. Most of the time, sale racks no longer have my size, especially when its at the tail end of the sale. The shoe is a sling back which is a style I happen not to like very much, but which felt so comfortable on. I was assured that the buckle could be moved along if it loosens and I was pleased to note there was no elastic that could over-stretch like my last pair of slingbacks did.
There are a couple of nice touches in the box when I got home and looked inside.
- Shoes are kept in separated shoe bags – the shoe bag is divided into 2 so each shoe sits in their own compartment and don’t rub against each other and scratch. Very thoughtful!
- There were spare heel bits included! I don’t know what you call those bits at the bottom of the heel that wear out as you walk but there was a little envelope with a pair of these bits in the box, so you can easily get a cobbler to replace them with original pieces. Again, very thoughtful!
I guess thats the value-add in a pricey shoe! 🙂
This is about the priciest shoe I’ve ever bought, which goes against my policy of not paying too much for shoes, since they wear out quite quickly. RM350 has been the most I’ve ever paid thus far, but I’m very happy with my purchase and I plan to stop by the Cole Haan store the next time they go on sale.
In case, you know the stars align again and I snag a great deal 😉
Bippity Boppity Boo! 😀
Do you have a pair of shoes that make you feel like a Princess? Or do you own Cole Haan shoes and know how they hold up with wear? I saw some beautiful knee high boots in there I was so tempted to buy… except I had to have sanity reign. Boots? In the tropics? Yes I’d definitely need magic to justify that 🙂