Wednesday, June 23, 2010

the stuff dreams are made of






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!!


  1. GET OUT (you can fall down like I shoved you like Elaine)!!!!

    You deserve this- the shove, that is.

    No way, just kidding. THIS IS AMAZING! I am so happy for you and your little feet in their Miu Miu Shoe Job Wearing feet land.

    Congratulations a million times over. Seriously. That is incredibly righteous.

    I wish I could throw you a party somehow. But maybe with all them Modcloth bones you'll be making-- you can just ship me out and then I'll throw you a party.

    On your dime.


  2. I also have to say that my comment verification word was "terlit", which is how I sometimes say toilet.

    That is all.


  3. That is quite awesome, congrats on the job! Seems like you will be getting even more beautiful clothes fr me to pine over!

    And I don't even know what to say about those shoes... they are... godly.

  4. What an great, inspirational story! Congrats!! The shoes are PERFECT on you and I can only imagine how rewarding it was putting those on legitimately! Best of luck at your new job! I love Modcloth and their entire team! They're so sweet.