So, as you all know I spent the entire day in San Francisco on Saturday. A very fun, yet very exhausting trip. I walked away happy, though, because I found my birthday dress. I purchased it at Betsey Johnson, the same place where I found the original dress, but I love this one even more! Here it is:
This photo does not really do it justice. IRL the dress is gorgeous! I just adore it! And, what makes this an even better purchase….I got a great deal on it! It was originally priced at $428, but had been marked down twice, and we got an additional 30% off on top of that! All said and done the dress ended up costing around $130. Not too shabby!
Onto the next dilemma. The shoes. After walking out of Betsey Johnson, I knew I
wanted needed a new pair of shoes! The dress is ivory and gold in color, and I literally do not own a single pair of gold shoes. I have one pair of nude heels, but they wouldn’t be appropriate with a party dress. So, we popped into Neiman Marcus to check out their shoe selection. I was immediately drawn to these babies:
We pulled out my dress and the shoes matched perfectly! I’ve never owned a pair of Jimmy Choo’s-and actually I’ve never even tried a pair on before. I’ve never really seen a pair that I liked that much. Until now. Unfortunately they didn’t have my size, so I had to try on the same style of shoe but in a different color. Once I put the shoe on, I still liked it, but it was hard to picture it with the dress because I was trying on the black pair. I didn’t feel great about the shoe, and with a hefty price tag of $950, I came to my senses and walked away shoe-less. Onto the next store.
Next up was Saks Fifth Avenue. They had what seemed like a much larger selection of shoes. Oddly enough, I gravitated toward the Jimmy Choo’s again. This time there were many more styles and options. I found another pair I really liked-even more than the first pair-and tried ‘em on!
These shoes were unbelievably gorgeous in person! I immediately like them! The only problem? Well, the first of two problems, really. My little toe stuck out of the side! The straps crisscrossed just right so that my baby toe poked out! And it drove me nuts! The other problem was again the hefty price tag. At $750 they were significantly cheaper than the first pair, but still out of my price range. Oh wells. The Jimmy Choo’s were meant for someone else I guess. This time, anyway.