once upon a time, there were the most gorgeous swoon-worthy miu miu pumps. they were satin, printed with delicate sparrows and even fit perfectly (hard for a girl with a size 5.5 foot!). sounds perfect right? there was only one issue: the price tag. i had never made THAT much of an investment in anything (except a trip to japan?) so i tried to forget about them...key word: tried. a few days passed and i couldn't stop dreaming about them. and to make matters worse i continued to google them furiously and all i kept reading about was how quickly they were selling out!
in the middle of this whole shoe-dream fiasco another fantasy was beginning to come to life: i found my dream job and applied immediately! i was lucky enough to hear back within 24 hours that they wanted to meet with me! I was seriously on cloud nine! as I'm sure all of you know, it's extremely difficult to find a job right now, let alone the perfect job with the perfect company in YOUR city! as shocking as the whole situation was to me, i also had this extreme intuitive feeling that i would in fact get the job. is that weird? i guess i just felt it was too perfect for me so i knew it had to be mine...kind of like the shoes!
SO, i had this crazy idea: to buy these shoes for my future self as a reward for getting the job. i realize it sounds crazy (because it was) but it felt so right! the next day i marched over to nordstroms and bought the shoes (on my credit card) i had lusted over for weeks and had tried on repeatedly (yes this situation slightly resembles the guitar purchase in wayne's world-"it will be mine, oh yes, it will be mine"). next came the hard part: not wearing the shoes until i had the job (i actually pretended i would return them if i didn't get it-HAAAA). i got home took them out of the box, cleared off a shelf and put them out on display. this display served as a huge source of inspiration in so many ways for the coming weeks. i don't know what was more amazing- the fact that i actually owned them or how gorgeous and impeccable they were!
two months later and here i am! i did it! woohoo! i was offered/accepted the job on friday and i start in just under two weeks as a Designer Relations Manager at ModCloth and I couldn't be more excited!!