Monday, October 11, 2010

fate.



I've never been the sort of person who believes in fate or the one or "everything happens for a reason" but recently something has started to change my mind. You might remember these shoes from my August Wishlist. They were on Nasty Gal for $145 but with shipping and the currency exchange I was looking at paying about $250 and I just couldn't justify the cost.

A few weeks later I signed up to ebay after a self-imposed six year ban due to a little bit of an ebay addiction. The first shoes I saw were leopard platforms, not as pretty as the Jeffrey Campbell ones but they were cute and in my size and going for about $50. I bid, I won and I asked the seller if it was okay for me to pay them a few days later. When the day I was going to pay came around suddenly the seller was no longer a registered ebay user and then some things started to add up - the fact that they had asked me to deposit the money into their bank account instead of paypal, the fact that they were selling some other things using only stock photos - basically it become pretty clear that they were a scammer so I was lucky I hadn't paid but I was really sad I wasn't going to get my dream shoes.

About a week after that I was sadly browsing ebay when I saw my dream shoes! Jeffrey Campbell leopard platforms in my size and at a reasonable price. I got some advice from ebay experts (don't bid until the last 30 seconds), I set alarms on my phone to remind me and everything came together perfectly and I won. A few days later they were delivered to my door and we have been living happily ever since.

I still don't believe in fate or "the one" when it comes to dudes, but with shoes... well I'm starting to think it's a different story.





platforms: jeffrey campbell (via ebay), dress: silence & noise

25 comments:

heavyaura said...

gorgeous! i'm a thrifter by nature, but the jeffrey campbell shoes i've been seeing recently are just stunning.

Ashley said...

they were made for you!

Manders said...

i like them, but I feel like they don't fit the front of your feet properly.

M. said...

Love them! They look so good, your legs look awesome. I'm a sucker for Jeffrey Campbell's leopard shoes, no matter what style.

Elizabeth said...

Ohhh those are gorgeous!

stina honey said...

so jealous!

Natalie said...

HOTTTTTT!

caron said...

oooooh they are truly amazing!!!

Natalie Mulford said...

Yeaaah! I'm pretty sure Jeffrey Campbell creates perfection in shoe form!!

Those shoes look amazing & suit you so well! They match your blog header :P

jordan said...

you make me want to start wearing heels.
I'm glad you finally got your leopards, you look stunning in them!

brodie said...

pardon me while i use a word i usually avoid: FIERCE!

Andi B. Goode said...

Good heavens but those shoes are amazing. You were clearly made to be together.
-Andi x

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Raez said...

cant be more jealous of your fabulous new shoes! work it girl!

xx raez

Ali said...

whoa those are INCREDIBLE

Jazza. said...

wow, they are fierce...
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Yasemin said...

You are so lucky, I have been lusting over those shoes for a very very long time.

Reena said...

Love leopard print :) Nice dress too, even the length because it elongates the legs.

Cara said...

very pretty love leapord shoes...or heels was thinking of getting a pair but havent found any in my price range so Ill remain a hunter. :)...well be sure to chk out my blog as well.

-ciao Cara

asha said...

SO gorgeous. I bet they're comfy too? The Litas are :)

iUnderEye said...

ok, now these shoes are too cute and they seem to go perfectly with your personality if i do say so myself. lol


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Ariadne said...

Great pics!
Lovely shoes!!!!
KISS

Lee Oliveira said...

Love those nice chunky shoes! and they are leopard too
LOx

hiven said...

ohhh lucky! they're lovely
xx

Hendrika Stekhoven-Smith said...

Ooo you are such a cutie!! LOVE the shoes... I can't say no to anything Leopard print!