Last Monday, after picking me up at the airport, my hubby was kind enough to stop by Nordstrom as a way of killing time before meeting for dinner with the in-laws that evening (Our little town doesn’t get any fancier than Macy’s & TJ Maxx). So, we did the mall walk-through, ending in the Nordie’s shoe department …. Oh, do they have other departments?
Anyway, they were just enough new boots on display to make me both excited and impatient for fall to be here already. And, there was one purple ankle bootie that had hubby again acting the enabler to my shoe habit – All purple suede and a funky-tough zipper trim. “Hey Babe, you don’t really have anything in purple, do you?”. (Really, this is why I can’t take the man shopping with me: I can say no to myself, but he has a bit of a tougher time of it….Of course, I suppose a gal could have worse issues to deal with than a hubby that wants to see her happy.)
And, I have to admit, I don’t have anything in my shoe-closet quite like this:
But, I was good and didn’t try them on. After all, we had dinner plans and had the whole next day free before we needed to head back on the 3-hour drive back home.
Um, maybe not so good. Apparently, Nordstrom re-set their entire women’s shoe department overnight and these babies were nowhere to be found in-store come Tuesday.
But, all was not lost. While no longer available at the local Nordstrom (I have a feeling The Rack could be seeing these shortly), a quick search at the Nordstrom website had these showing on sale for about $70 off. So, I guess, that’s not such bad news after all.
Now, at $100 these are a much better value than when they were at their original $170-ish pricing. Plus, Madden’s are a great fit on my higher arched feet; they are almost always true to size and ready to wear without my needing to run to the store for arch inserts.
And let’s face it. They’re purple! Maybe it’s time to dust of my Nordstrom’s card.