Red hot.

May 26, 2010

I recently had a discussion with a friend-of-a-friend who works in the fashion industry. He mentioned that he finds it interesting the justification process that women often use when shopping, which apparently men are not as apt to do.  I am definitely guilty of this justification. You know, the “Well I HAD to get that pair of boots, because I need black comfortable boots which I can wear through at least 2 seasons and they are in INVESTMENT.” Or, I HAVE to get those shoes because I don’t have any heels that height and that color that I can wear in the month of May exclusively and I had a REALLY bad week so I TOTALLY deserve to take care of myself…” I imagine at this point in my ranting, my average female reader is smiling and nodding because I know you do it to, and my average male reader is shaking his head in wonderment at the craziness of the female thought process. Yes, we can be just this crazy.

So after a recent positive life change (aka- promotion!) I FINALLY have a good reason to do a little shopping. I mean, I’ll have (slightly) more income and this is a reason to celebrate and reward myself and…  I know, I know, it SOUNDS like a justification, but this time it is completely different! I Swear! Really! Believe me!

Ok. So I didn’t buy that either. But reality is, I’m going to celebrate a new position with a new pair of shoes. I’ve been contemplating a pair of coral heels for probably the past 2 years, but have just never had a good enough justification for them. Until now.

Look at these!

Christian Louboutin Lady Sling. Coral. Peep-toe. Patent. Perfect. And if you look carefully, you can spot that red-hot sole that would certainly spice up my wardrobe!  Bluefly has the shoe listed for a cool $596 (retail $745). They even have it in  my size (9- in case anyone is in a charitable mood!). Sadly, though, I will have to keep searching. Promotion in my line of work means I’ll have to wait a few years on these heels, and maybe just get a pair of coral flip-flops this time.  Still, a girl can dream…