Attack of the Plaid Pumps

So I quite possibly just did the worst thing yesterday…. I fell in love with a pair of shoes.  I know, it’s not at all surprising that I’m looking at shoes considering the book I’m writing…. but normally I can browse quite safely with a good bonus to my will save.  To be honest, I don’t recall how I got onto this particular website in the first place; either my mother (a quite seriously afflicted shoe addict) linked me or someone else did.   Needless to say, I’ve not been able to get them out of my head at all since I first laid eyes on them.

They’re a pair of Mary Jane Pumps, with a 6 inch heel… for $143 (AUD) before postage costs.  Four different colours to choose from & my mother takes one look at them on my screen before looking at me & saying, “Those are definitely a pair that if they fit, buy every colour.”

She was right though.  I wanted them first in the red plaid, then the pewter, the red cloud & lastly the black, & I knew then & there that I’d wear them all.  A lot.  In fact, I know what I’d wear them with.  Which jeans, skirts & dresses that I have already, which shirts & tees (because the plaid will go so brilliantly with my D&G skinnies & a particular Thinkgeek tshirt I love).  And I don’t have red plaid pumps yet.  I have boots & chuck lookalikes… & I have peeptoe pumps in charcoal plaid, but not red.  These had it all – spike stiletto, buckles, extra straps, platform… & their colours were something that wasn’t everyday.

So I did the only thing I could.  I showed two of my fellow shoe addicts; Jenna & Erin.  Jenna suggested 3 cheaper Aussie stores that she goes to for her fetish & pole shoes… which sadly don’t stock the brand that make this shoe.  Erin chased them down on Google until she found them under $100 including postage.  Give the woman a medal; $75 including postage from the US.  And the exchange rate?  Hot damn I love the strength of the Aussie Dollar right now.

So I’m looking at a pair of shoes I want in four different colours, that I couldn’t get out of my head when they were going to cost me $200 each… that I can now get all four for a total of $300.

I’m going to need to roll a natural 20 on this will save.