Cinderella, Carrie Bradshaw – it’s all the same at 27, although I think they could learn a lot from each other. Anyways, attending my first charity gala with distinguished members of South Florida’s would be new territory and it seems these two icons were a bit of inspiration for this ensemble. As I stated previously, I procrastinated shopping for the event. So I got the white Halston, made my appointment for my blow out and frantically searched for shoes.
I went to all of my “sure thing” spots, nothing. Surely, I would need incredible shoes to compliment the dress but I was hellbent on finding a pair that I would wear again and that I loved. I don’t shop specifically for events, I shop for life. It’s not like I am shopping for a wedding dress to wear once.
I decided to step outside the DSW, Marshall’s, TJMaxx box and head to Nordstrom’s Rack. This was definitely the quality I was looking for but the prices still managed to be a little steep. However, shopping with such extreme time constraints can produce desperation or god forbid, paying full price.
By chance, I found myself in the higher end, more luxury brand shoes that I will barely even walk by in a standard department store. I finally, sheepishly tried on a beautiful pair of Badgley Mischka’s. Well, needless to say Cinderella found her slippers, sans fairy godmother.
I ended up wearing the breathtaking pair of Badgley Mischka, Glitter Indigo platform heels in a purple/gray color. Another brand I never considered, mine. The original cost of these shoes was $245. I paid $85, which is a 65% markdown.