I am so excited about my newest purchase that I simply have to share it with all of you folks!
New-in-box, but not new-this-season….
Cesare Paciotti Emerald Python Pumps.
Have you ever had THAT MOMENT. The moment when, innocently cruising the *Bay when you find an amazing auction opportunity? Have you ever had your hubby, boyfriend, sig-other or what-not look over your shoulder right at the moment that you click to take a better look and say ‘Those are nice’, and ‘Wow, that’s a really good (starting) price (for the material)” … and the next day, in a conversational non-sequitur ‘So, do you still want them; you do have a birthday coming up’.
With not-quite-two days left on the auction, I found myself investigating reptile care, authenticity concerns, seller reputation, et. al. Then, cautiously optimistic enough to take the auction plunge – and making sure to be home at the appointed hour (busy soccer Saturdays, don’t ya know) so that I could cross my fingers & bid at the last 10 minutes*.
*As a side-note, does anybody else have the inevitable luck that if they watch an item & don’t bid, the auction closes without selling, but if you place a bid before that last hour, the act of bidding inevitably draws out some competitive lurker who will drive the price into the stratosphere? Just wondering – since that’s always what happens to me if I don’t play the whole last-minute bid & hold my breath game.
So, three days and one priority mail box later left me in possession of these (as my sister notes) ‘Swank’ beauties.
And, check out that rock-star dagger detail.
Did these need a little reptile conditioner and TLC? Yes, but they were neglected in a box for almost four years (2005 season) Four years old and not out-dated; I’ve started them on a shoe-spa regimen and they are already getting their sheen and suppleness back.
See, resisting boot temptation does mollify the Karma gods.