Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Hunt for the Perfect Shoe

Not to stereotype, but like most gals, I love a good shoe. I love the summer for it's bright and breezy wedges and the fall/winter for boots. LOVE boots! During the summer, I purchased this Polka Dot Skirt and Red Bowtie Tee (below) from Diviine ModesTee and wanted some really awesome shoes to go with it.

Red Polka Dot skirt

I had my little heart set on red wedges. In the past I have had really good luck with purchasing shoes on eBay (NO! Not used!) so I decided to give that a try again. I bid and won these shoes:

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I swearthey weren't 5 inches high on eBay! While they went really well with the outfit...bows and all...I was reminded a little too much of Dorothy on stilts. In fact, I wore these one day to the office and was soundly mocked and ridiculed. Probably because I could hardly walk.

So obviously these were not going to work. "I'll try eBay again", I thought, where I saw these absolutely adorable wedges.

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Unique-looking and not quite so amazon-inducing. I Could not WAIT to get these shoes! When they finally came I was in heaven! So adorable! The next day I decide to wear my Polka Dot Skirt to work so that I can wear these shoes. I haul out these shoes and attempt to put them on. There I have a teensy problem.

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Can you spot what doesn't belong? Oh, that's right! *slaps forehead* the buckles go on the OUTSIDE of the shoes! *sigh* (Insert a really good two-left-feet-joke right here)

But I just can't let eBay go. Third time's the charm, right? Right. Bid, won and received these:

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Cute, wedges, unique, not made for two left feet...they were perfect! I've always prescribed to the theory that Beauty Hurts...the cuter the shoe, the more it's going to cause you pain and sorrow. Not these babies.

Next time I buy an outfit I'm going to make sure I already have shoes to go with it. This whole process took almost 6 weeks. Six weeks before I could wear the cute outfit because of the lack of proper, stylish footwear. And no, I did not get my money back for the defective shoes. I wanted to have them to blog about....duh!

3 comments:

three girls and a guy said...

So are you a fashion consultant for diviine modestee?
I've thought about becoming a consultant but haven't done it yet. I have a few questions and need to see if I can fit it into my schedule.
I love fashion, and also love designing. I've designed and sewn some of my own clothes as well as some for my two little girlies. I just don't know if I'm as good at being a sales person. I love the idea of earning free clothing especially from diviine modestee since there stuff is so super cute!!
Holly

Sandy said...

Hi Holly,
I'm glad you like our stuff! Have you seen the new dresses that just went up on the website? They are so adorable...

I'm not a Fashion Consultant for Diviine ModesTee...I work for Diviine ModesTee as their Fashion Consultant Manager and Wholesale Accounts Manager. Meaning I recruit and train Consultants and write all the training information and I also round up wholesale accounts and keep those going as well. It's a fun job, I absolutely LOVE it! As far as being a Consultant and selling, I think that if you have a love for fashion and a love for what you are selling you'll do great. We start Consultants out at 15% commission going up to 20% depending upon sales volume, which if you shop around among other companies that do Shows or Parties...it's just about unbeatable.

If you want more information, email me at sandy@diviinemodestee.com and I can email you some more information in an attachment.

Thanks for your comment and thanks for loving our products!

Sandy

Linda and Peter said...

This story made me laugh! Those one shoes are adorable and how odd that the buckle is in the opposite location it should be. If we wore the same size I would be tempted to say send them my way!

You blog looks great!

Linda