Sunday, February 14, 2010
In the past, I have always gravitated towards warm weather footwear in the form of wedges, platforms and anything with a heel because I believed that my size 8.5 - 9 feet were disproportionate to my 5' 3 1/2" height. But I've finally come to terms with my shoe size and overcame my fear of my feet looking like waterskis in flats. What better way to inaugurate my newfound confidence with these fabulous Balenciaga gladiator sandals in a chic shade of beige!
I first came across them in a feature in Harper's Bazaar, where Julie Gilhart, fashion director of Barneys New York, deemed them as the buy of the season. I tried them on in the store last Friday and found them to be incredibly comfortable and stylish. The $575 price tag was still a little much for me to fathom, so I told the saleslady that I'd think about them... Which, of course, in my world means searching for them on eBay. I honestly thought that it'd be a fruitless effort, but--lo and behold--there they were in my size and for a fraction of the price! Buy It Now = score!