I am so EXCITED to finally own my first pair of CL!!!
I unfortunately have wide feet, so almost 90% of CL don't fit me due to my wide feet. I finally found a pair that wasn't too narrow where my feet wasn't hurting by just trying them on at the store. I hope I can find more pairs that fit like this!
Long story made short... I saw these shoes online @ Saks & NM a few months ago, but never got around to ever trying them on at the store. I just LOVED the design so much, but couldn't quite justify the price if they were too narrow & didn't fit right.
Well as I was Xmas shopping at the mall, I found them a pair at Nordstroms! So of course I asked the salesperson for my size & he came back with some bad news saying that the display model was actually the LAST pair in the entire company :( The displays were a 38 & I needed a 39 or 39.5. As I mentioned, I love this design so much- I decide to squeeze my foot into them lol. They didn't zip up, but at least I got to try it on & take some pics with my wearing them in the store hehe.
Here are the pics I took of the shoes in the store-
I was devastated Nords didn't have any size but this last pair left in their entire inventory. I then remembered there was a NM at the particular mall I was at & rushed over there to see if they had them & as my bad luck streak extended, they didn't have them at all in any sizes left. They said the shoe sold out quickly when it was released & here I am trying to find them a month & a half later.
I'm not going to lie, I went home pouted like crazy to my fiancee about not jumping on the chance to get them when they first came out & now they are completely out of stock everywhere- even online. I was really beating myself up about & my fiancee just didn't understand b/c he thought they are just shoes & that another pair I'd like would come along soon etc... BUT I felt like I missed out on my HG shoes you know? I've always thought CL always made GORGEOUS shoes, but these really stood out to me- another level of sexy-ness
I literally would talk about these shoes everyday since I saw them in person & at that point, my fiancee knew I was really passionate about shoes b/c I have never brought up or spoke so much about any pairs of shoes I saw before.
At first my fiancee joked & said it's a good thing I missed out on them b/c I told him the price tag of the shoes lol. But then he said these shoes really did look like my style & he could totally seeing me wear them etc... He actually was sad seeing me bummed out so much over a shoe. He tried cheering me up saying he'll buy me a new handbag or something, but I didn't want anything else but those shoes. I have tons & tons of handbags already, and no special designer shoes really. I wanted my first pairs of CL to be unique & rememberable you know? I could go out & buy any one of those classic styles any day, but these were one of those type of shoes that were different & unique IMO.
So a week went by after my encounter with these fab shoes & it was Xmas now.... I don't know how my fiancee did it, but he found me a pair!!! When I unwrapped my present, I said the CL box... I honestly was thinking- "great, he got me a pair of CL that prolly don't fit me" b/c like I said, my feet are wide & I'm kinda all over in sizing when I try on CL shoes. Before I even opened the box, I told him- "I hope you kept the receipt b/c I'm anywhere from a 39-40 in CL shoes. He said just open it geez! LOL. As I opened the box, my eyes lit up & I was just so surprised, amazed & HAPPY!!! They were my HG shoes! He said he was able to find 1 pair out of all the places he searched around & they happen to be a 39. I honestly wasn't even sure these would fit me b/c as I mentioned, I'm all over the place in CL shoes, so I didn't get too excited b/c I was thinking these might run small. I tried them on & they fit like a GLOVE!!! I was one happy girl on Xmas
Sorry to have dragged this post on for so long, but just wanted to share my excitement regarding my first pairs of CL & the hunt my fiancee went on to get them for me
and special thanks for sharing your story — I just LOVE reveals with stories :)
Thank you DariaD!
That's too COOL that people enjoy hearing stories involved with reveals. I honestly was contemplating whether I should break down the whole store or not. I was just going to upload pics, but then I thought maybe people would like hearing the story behind these shoes hehe