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Actually, it’s more like Sheila at Ephemera, Megan at Megan Mae Daily, Megan at The Fashionable Bureaucrat, and The Dashing Eccentric made me do it, or inspired me to do it, or kept showing John Fluevog shoes on their style blogs until I couldn’t stand it anymore.
I bought my first pair of Fluevogs. Remember, I’m a person who thought spending $50 on a pair of Bandolino flats was crazy-talk, and has never been interested in most designer clothing or labels. Yes, there are brands that suit my body-type and career work style, but if I can find a knock-off, especially thrifted, I’m equally happy.
I drooled over my favorite style bloggers’ Fluevogs until I vowed to own a pair, just a single pair. First, I checked eBay. Yikes, these are shoes that get more expensive with age, and the availability and/or popularity of a particular model. Some of the used Vogs cost more than brand new Vogs. So then I discovered the clearance offerings at the Fluevog site. You have to be decisive and act fast, or the clearance styles are snapped right up.
So I snapped. And then I only told Sheila and Megan Mae. Sheila said my ice blue Breva pumps are from the Coffee family (this brand has actual families) and will be a great heel for work, with just the right amount of funky style.
I was so excited when the box came last week that I didn’t open it until today. (That’s how I handle excitement, people, don’t ask). I decided to document the unveiling of my first pair of Fluevogs.
|A hand-written thank you note! And stickers that indicate these people seem to know me well.|
|A bag for the precious babies. With some good advice on it.|
|Lollipops in the box! These people are better than Christmas!|
|Teapot heel and naughty body parts. An investment shoe that will have a key place in my work wardrobe.|
Am I turning into a shoe-buying fool? No. Will I stop buying less expensive heels for work, and save for my next pair of Fluevogs, whether they’re from the clearance section, or eBay? Yes.
I’ll also be putting the cool little “No, YOU’RE weird!” pin on my purse.
What’s the most expensive pair of shoes you ever bought – and was it worth it?