My hands down favorite thing to shop for is shoes. I must buy a pair a week these days. I'm obsessed. Very seriously obsessed. I would buy more if I could but I'm running out of room to store them all. Of course, I couldn't afford all these fabulous shoes if I was paying full price. I almost never pay full price for a pair of shoes, or any fashion item for that matter. Behold these insanely cute, leg-lengthening platforms from Nine West. I first spotted these babies when they were released last spring. Absolutely loved them and fantasized for a while about buying them. But then I got caught up in the flow of life...I spent my whole summer abroad in the UK, where I shopped for tons of summer sale discounted goodness that couldn't be found in the US. And yes I came home with three new pairs of shoes, among many other fantastic finds. I've shopped a decent bit since my return from across the pond, but these shoes didn't re-appear on my radar until Friday night. I was out at the Westside Pavillion mall, actually getting a pedicure...LA's weather is still in the triple digits so I'm still in open-toes. As I passed by Nine West following my pedi, I spotted multiple shelves of clearance shoes, so I had to pop in. Wasn't expecting to find these in my size, and in fact, the sales girl told me they were out. But then moments later she returned with a fresh pair - the only pair in my size - and they were still brand new plastic wrapped and all inside the box. It was serendipity! They were in perfect condition, a perfect fit, and super comfortable. The best part...when I first saw these shoes they were selling for $99. Last Friday I scooped them up for $19. Seriously. Even I couldn't believe it. Just in case anyone's interested, they're out of stock on Nine West's website, but you can still find them here for around $50.
10/6/2012 08:24:46 am
These are adorable!
10/6/2012 09:11:25 am
Aww...these are cute! Reminds me of Minnie Mouse
10/7/2012 08:47:09 am
OMG Aya I kind of thought that too when I was trying them on but I hoped it was just me. When I wear them I'll be sure to avoid the Mini Mouse look as much as possible...will style them in a completely different way.
Holly Robertson Rose
10/6/2012 12:21:15 pm
Love these! I look forward to checking out more of your blog :)
10/6/2012 01:31:49 pm
I like the brevity and content of your blog, but how come men never get any fashion attention!? What's the chance you can give some office styling tips for us guys?
10/7/2012 08:44:12 am
John, I actually offer a special seminar on how to dress well at the office! Feel free to contact me for a free personal consultation.
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Luisa Lucia is a Los Angeles based wardrobe stylist and lifelong fashion fanatic.