the barney's boot
So back in July, I walked upon on holy ground--the shoe department at the new Barney's in Chicago.
Before I tell you about my bootgasm let me get out my thoughts on this new location.
I had the privilege of working at Barney's when I was working for NARS in Chicago. That store was special. The vibe was incredible-infectious even. The staff was amazing. Compared to Beverly Hills, and the New York store, it was very intimate. I loved every second of it. I even loved my devoted crazy side wearing ponytail customer who was in her 70's that bought every outfit I had on. I'm not kidding. But that's another story.......
The new store is gorgeous-there is no denying that. Gallery-esque. Very chic. My tongue was wagging every 2 seconds. The cosmetic area is insane-- however, why they chose to follow NY's footsteps and put it on the lower level is beyond my comprehension--uh, hello?? window's would be nice when putting together a face!
Anyhoo--on to visit my friend, Micheal in shoe heaven. I was on my way to kissing him hello, when-gasp! Lanvin on the sale rack?? Marni wedges in my size???!!!
And then, there they were in all of their glory-those boots. I immediately flung my sandals off, and slipped those beauties on like I was Cinderella. And yes, they were my size. "I could wear these with everything"!! I became numb, and wanted to send Jared to the restroom so I could open a Barney's charge right then and there. But when we said our "I do's", he made me say the whole "through thick and through thin and we will only pay cash" vow.
I have been dreaming about them since. To be honest, they aren't freakishly expensive (when comparing to Loubouton, not Mossimo), but I have soooo many things on my fall want list! I stumbled across the Madden knock offs, and they are pretty darn close (sorry for the crappy photo), but just not the same.
What's sad is that I already blogged about another pair of boots I am obsessing over.
Stay tuned my friends---it's only just begun. And it's AUGUST.