“The fact is, sometimes it’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. That’s why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun.” Carrie Bradshaw, Sex & The City.
I never splurged on expensive shoes. Maybe if I had, my single life would have been more Carrie Bradshaw and less Bridget Jones.
But even this New Indian Bride wants what those Maharani brides have – a Cinderella moment with those perfect pair of heals peeping out from the bottom of her lengha (and of course, an artistic shot of the bride’s shoes perched one on top of the other, flashing the brand of some fabulous, splurge-worthy designer one does not normally afford, dazzlingly in all its spectacular shoe glory!)
Trying to be practical and not overspend, I thought I could just get by with a pair from Nine West.
But then the perfect shoe from my favorite designer came into my life. While perusing the Kate Spade website I came across a beautiful shoe in the exact color of my lengha. Unfortunately, it was a bit more than I wanted to spend.
Perhaps it was time to splurge. Every Bride, even The New Indian Bride is allowed a couple splurges, right?
I called the Kate Spade boutique in San Francisco to see if they had the shoe in store. They did not but they could ship it to me from another boutique. Perfect! It is at the outlet. Even more perfect! It is actually on sale at the outlet! Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. It is exactly one-third the price listed online! Perfect to the fourth power! When the shoe arrived (yup, you guessed it) they fit perfectly.
So in the words of Bette Midler: “Give a girl the correct footwear and she can conquer the world.” Give the girl the correct footwear on sale and she will conquer the world (or at least her wedding) with a few extra bucks in her pocket.