Sunday, February 28, 2010

Ask And You Shall Receive

I dont know where to start.

Almost a year ago, a wonderful fellow CL-addict posted pictures of these blue ostrich CLs. Absolutely stunning and they have been on my mind every since.

Fast forward to last Sunday night. Bored and totally depressed at the thought of having to go to work the next day, I started emailing just about every CL boutique in the entire world :) I specifically had python in mind but thought it wouldn't hurt to throw in a question about ostrich availability.

Monday morning, 7:30am. Usual morning routine - wake up and read my emails in bed. Cept that day, I had one email that read "I have a 36.5 in Blue Jean Ostrich, SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!" I have no words to describe the thoughts and emotions racing through me as I frantically responded back. Before I knew it, I was driving to work while on the phone with the one of the sweetest SAs - giving her my CC info along with my undying love and gratitude. I think I was about to burst in my car and my heart beat did not slow to a normal pace until maybe three hours later.

The rest of the week was horrible. I spent all of Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday whining to G, J, RP, and just about anyone who would listen. What if something happens and the package gets sent back? What if the package gets lost? What if it gets damaged? Does the package have the correct address on there? Sorry I was so annoying and bless you all for putting up with me this past week. I promise to be just as patient with you if you ever decide to have a 3-day meltdown :)

Finally, after almost a year of longing and 4 days of intensive anticipation, I met my true love:

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A M A Z I N G.

I seriously must be doing something right cus the shopping gods adore me.

Buuuuuuuut - thats not all!!!!!!

Besides making my blue ostrich dream a reality, Monday also had me busy making some tough python decisions. I didn't think it was appropriate to place orders for three new exotic CLs in one day and after consulting with G and J, I ended up ordering Roccia Python VPs with red leather tip:

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Another long-running CL dream made into reality. Yup, Feb 22, 2010 was pretty amazing for me. A few key points I would like to stress:

1. Dont be afraid to ask. If you really want something, put in the work and do the research.
2. Save your money and skip the items that are just so-so. The amazing ones may cost you more but you will also love them more.
3. Remember to always give thanks for those who are willing to put up with your nonsense :D

**Updated shoe collection: click here.

*RP - I tried to make the pictures less predictable but Libby still managed to do her usual box pose...sorry. LOL


TheFashionAve said...

What a luck :)
Those shoes look gorgeous. ♥

lilflobowl said...

oh my! Both pairs are absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations on your wonderful scores :)

Thavasa said...

Seriously, the CL's VP has grown on me a lot after seeing so many pictures of people wearing them(your pictures def has that enabling power!)...I especialy love the python one with red tip, it looks stunning on you!

G-Zell said...

Those are HOT! I love it!...:)

EngineeringFashionista said...

Both are stunning!! So true, it's definitely worth it to save up and get something you really, really want. Congrats :)

Nessa said...

Both gorgeous pairs of shoes. I dream that someday I will be able to walk in heels that high.

Purse Addict said...

FashionAve - I knooow...I still can't believe I was able to snag the very last pair for both in my size O.O

lilflobowl - thank you so much!!

Thavasa - thank you dear :) I def think you should get some VPs!! They would go so well with your Chanel flaps ;)

G-zell - thank you! I love them

EngineeringFashionista - thank you, thank you! I've always been one of those ppl who end up spending way too much on sale items and lust after people who spend the money on stand out pieces. I think I've finally realized that they have the right idea goin on :P

Nessa - thank you and believe me, with practice, you will be able to pull off sky-high heels in no time!!

cheeky_deb said...

looks like you've been busy while I was away....stunning purchases as always :)

Purse Addict said...

Hi D! We have a lot to catch up on :) I actually have been pretty boring...until last Monday :P

Renée T. Bouchard said...

Those are both STUNNING. Color me jealous! Especially the blues- they are really amazing.

Also, I love the cats in the background of that one photo- adorable.

SoCalFashionista said...

what a fun story! love them both congrats!

you are so right about not being afraid to ask or search for something. I always chicken out and never bother emailing the boutiques to find something. but now this could lead to big trouble!

Sonu said...

Congrats, the pythons are amazing!! I am starting the same search for my pair of Very Galaxy Pumps in silver. The justification is that if I can find them in silver then as a reward I will buy myself the poseidon's in aqua :-)
If you ever see a pair of VG's in 36.5 in silver, let me know...


Sonu said...

Whoops, sorry, also wanted to ask. Where did you go to get the emails for all the CL boutiques?

Thank You!

Purse Addict said...

Renee - thank you!! I have been praying for ostrich CLs in a vibrant color for THE longest time...felt so good to cross that one off my list :) The kitty in the background is my big girl, Libby...the little one (Olivia) was MIA :P

SoCal - Dont be shy!! Some boutiques are bad abt emails but if you call, they're usually super sweet :)

Purse Addict said...

SJP - LOL...wait, so you're justifying finding shoes by buying more shoes?! LOL...too funny!! I'll def keep an eye out but my best guess is that you'll have to look on eBay cus most stores sold off any remaining stock this past sale season :(

If you go on the official CL website, there should be emails for every boutique!

chanello said...

the kitty in the back pouncing is SO adorable!

MadsaboutU said...

all i can say is...I'm a size 36.5! :)

I might not wear super high heels everyday but I sure hell wouldn't mind just staring at them in my closet.

Sonu said...

hahah of course! Hard work deserves a reward ;-)

Purse Addict said...

chanello - Libby says "Thank you!"...LOL

Junee - You would look uber hot in some CLs and skinnies!!!

Sonu - I LOVE the way you think..hahah! BTW - the Pearl Poseidon is very similar to the Platine VGs :)

litlstrawberry said...

haha.. seriously, you are Cl shoes goddess now! I love both of them. Stunning can't even describe them n' they look gorgeous on you!! :)

SoCalFashionista said...

Hi! give me a few months and I will definitley let you know about the Chanel, I think this will be the year for it. :)

Purse Addict said...

Hi Rachel!! Thank you so much <3

SoCal - I hope 2010 brings you your first Chanel!!!

Purse Pixie said...

Definitely agree that if you really want something, it's worth hunting it down. I called 25 different stores to find some boots I wanted and it paid off!

Love your shoes!

Purse Addict said...

LOL, yes, sometimes trying to find that one item can become a full-time job!!

Anonymous said...

I would love to see the full size photo images you have. only the second picture has the correct link to see, the others do not.

Purse Addict said...

^^sorry! Since I was adding so many pictures at a time, I went ahead and used photobucket to make the uploading as fast as possible. When I have time, I will slow resize the pictures :)