They were the very last pair of glitter booties that were in my size.
I tried them on back in December just to see what the hype was all about and I understood why.
(This is why I should never try on expensive things)
After that, I obsessively checked eBay, Saks, Neiman Marcus, Net-a-Porter etc. as the Christmas sales were going on and the shoes were retailing at about $600-700 excluding international shipping.
Most of the boots were the ones without glitter and you all know how much I need sparkly things in my life.
2 weeks later, my aunt and her family dropped by from Singapore and we went hunting for a new Prada bag for herself, and I entered Miu Miu again.
The shoes I tried on were 40% off! (Another Miu Miu fate)
It was as if they waited for me to come back.
We made Miuccia Prada very happy that day (and vice versa)
Let's just say we had a ladies' understanding not to bleat our purchases to our families since we have our own crazy collections.
(My bag-obsessed aunt did show her bag to my bag-obsessed mom though)
They are definitely the most expensive item I've ever purchased, but hey, I've gotten my first salary and I have a new job with a slightly higher pay so I guess it's finally time to blog about these shoes.
As my belated awesome birthday (11.11.11) + Thank-God-Trixie-survived + graduation (I literally clawed my way to my engineering degree) + I-got-2-new-cool-jobs present to myself, I have no regrets ;)
I love how sparkly they are under sunlight!
The shoes are very well-made and the heels, although curved, are surprisingly very sturdy!
Huge thanks to Sheila for helping me take this shot (and keeping it a secret for so long! Cheryl too!)
PS: Top notch customer service at Miu Miu, KLCC. The salesman literally wanted to play dress up with me by shoving bags, sunglasses and shoes for me to try on when I tried the shoes on for the first time and he kindly obliged when I told him I didn't want them then.