Last year J.Crew came out with the cutest pair of glitter sandals (see pic below). I adored them (and obviously everyone else haha), but decided to hold off buying them. J.Crew shoes are not cheap! So when I went back to buy them, you guys can imagine what happened next. Yep, they were GONE! G-O-N-E!!! I'm 6ft and wear a size 11 shoe. I didn't think MY size would be gone so fast. WTH???
So the next thing I did was go to net-a-porter. I'm going to let you in on a secret. Shhh, don't tell anybody! When designer stuff sells out at the regular store, they usually have it on net-a-porter. Well guess what? It was sold out there TOO! Well the other day, I found the damn sandal on eBay! Some guy is selling them for $350.00, but only in a size 8 and 9 (if you're interested). So the bottom line is, he doesn't have my size, I'm not paying him $350 even if he did have my size and I can't find this shoe anywhere. Ohhhh, what a HARD LESSON to learn!
Second Chances! So, I was on Pinterest the other day and decided to type "glitter sandals" in the search box. A lot of glitter sandals came up! I looked through them all. Ho! Hum! They're not like the J. Crew crushed glitter sandal (sigh, sigh) and then ALL OF A SUDDEN...the trumpets blared...the fat lady began to SING...and a light glowed around a pair of shoes on the screen. Omg'd, I LOVE THESE! Let me click on the link to see who makes them! Pixie Market! Pixie Market? I've never heard of them before! They're in New York! I checked the listing, and they only had ONE SIZE LEFT IN THAT SANDAL. A SIZE 11!!! It was MINE! MINE! I grabbed my credit card, before any other big foot size 11 Fashionista could purchase them and here they are (see pics below). What GLITTERY GOODNESS they are! THE END! Don't you love HAPPY ENDINGS! :) I'm a happy girl! Pixie Market says I'm a Pixienista! LOL I Love You Pixie Market!
Emma Go "Juliette" Sandal
(Pixie Market US: Sold Out)
(Limited in UK: here and here)
Have you ever held off purchasing something, only to find it GONE when you went back? Share your story.
Lesson Learned: If you LOVE IT, BUY IT! Don't let it WALK AWAY! HaHa