Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Shoe crazed

This is a story... of lovely shoe-crazed lady!! She bought one amazing shoe in Hong Kong, bought four more pairs on her birthday week alone and received another pair of shoe from her dearest friend in HK that same week. Let's meet the shoe family....

Was looking for open-toed flats while I was in Hong Kong after attending Vivian & Ivan's wedding. Saw this pair in one of the many stores selling women fashion at Argyle Center. The gold trimmed side caught my eye! Never really thought of myself as a gold-colored shoe buyer but once I tried it on, it was so comfy and oh so adorable!! It was the best purchase ever this summer. Paid HKD70 for them which comes to a grand total of USD$9.10. They are so comfortable and cute.

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This next pair is an Etienne Aigner black flats that was purchased the day after my birthday... reason for this purchase, next to the $10 dollar gift certificate from the store, it was to cheer myself up from a miserable mid-morning discussion of my future in my doctoral program. Don't really want to get into detail about it... but nothing beats retail theraphy, right? But then again, I really do need this pair... for the time being before the weather turns cold. The black flats works well in the office and I can climb ladders reaching files! Retail price after store discount and gift certificate = $26.45 (tax included).

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Next, we have a Mudd open-toed white laced sandals which Pete and I were initially looking for at some of the stores around Buffalo. They didn't have my size and I searched the internet. No luck, but a trip to the Waterloo outlet mall and a sister with a sharp eye got me the exact same shoe I wanted in my size. Discounted too!It's the end of summer sale and my rationale for getting this pair was that it is similar to my gold pair from Hong Kong which is showing some signs of wear and tear! :( Retail price = $26.00 (tax included).

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These next two pairs were found at the Aldo store at the Waterloo outlet mall as well. Who can resists a sale? Prior to getting the gold shoes, I was really particular in trying to find an open-toed flat or semi-flat that is black & white, medium-sized polkadots with a nice bow. This pair at Aldo's was dark-blue... it would do and its comfy as well. The other pair was just plain cute and it can be my part of my running around doing errands gear! Retail price for each pair of Aldos = $9.95, which brings us to a grand total of $20.60 (tax included).

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The final pair was the one previously mentioned in an earlier post of a birthday surprise from Vivian delivered all the way from Hong Kong. I simply love, LOVE this red heels from the Venilla Suite made in love collection. Genuine soft leather... what luxury!! Thanks to Vivian for hunting this red pair down for me!!

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Let's do a little math of the $moolah$ I spent on shoes my birthday week alone including the gold trimmed shoe that was a steal from Hong Kong.
$9.10+$26.45+$26.00+$20.60+$gift = USD$82.15
Not bad at all considering I have purchased one pair of shoe for more than that amount in red!! Okay..... note to self... no more shoes for a while now.

1 comment:

Sweet Cheeks said...

Haha! I lOVE YOUR SHOES and good bargain!! coming from one shoe addict to another shoe addict! worry not.. its completely normal. (Yup... I bought 4 pairs in 15 minutes before.. so its normal.. coz I think I'm normal.. lolz)

That aside.. your Aldo polka dot ones looks like sister to my black polka dot ones. :P