(An excuse to show you my) New Shoes

Pantofi-fantoma, buhuhu :)
EN: Ghost shoes :)

Rochie (de anul trecut)/// EN: Red poppy print shift dress: Dorothy Perkins (from last year);
Pantofi cu bareta, stil Mary Jane/// EN: High heel platform Mary Jane shoes: Shoe Art/ Darion Greece (magazin Shoe Art, AFI Palace Cotroceni/// EN: bought from a store in Bucharest; similar here and here; asemanatori aici);
Geanta de piele cu franjuri/// EN: Leather fringe across body bag: Asos;
Trenci (vechi)/// EN: Trench coat (old): Koton.

Banuiesc ca la fel ca multora dintre voi si mie mi se intampla foarte rar sa gasesc in magazine exact ce imi doresc, atunci cand imi doresc.
Pantofii sunt in mod special pentru mine o cumparatura cu grad sporit de dificultate pentru ca, purtand 38,5 (iar majoritatea marcilor neavand jumatati de masura), de obicei ori ma strang, ori imi cad din picioare (sau, varianta mea preferata, mai intai ma strang, apoi, cand se mai largesc, imi cad din picioare). (Noroc cu vremea din ultimii ani, care mi-a permis sa trec fara prea mari probleme de la cizme – de vara, ce-i drept -, direct la sandale.)

Anul acesta mi-a venit insa ideea salvatoare: pantofi cu bareta, stil Mary Jane, care, pe langa factorul siguranta (nu iti cad din picior), au si un aer retro care imi place. Desigur, de la idee la practica e cale lunga si dupa cateva vizite fara succes la suspectii obisnuiti (Musette, Bata, Otter, Nine West, Benvenutti, Zara, Asos) aproape ca ma consolasem cu gandul ca nu voi gasi ceea ce caut (pe langa bareta respectiva, voiam ca pantofii sa aiba platforma si toc inalt si sa fie din piele normala, nu lac sau piele intoarsa. Stiu, sunt mofturoasa!), sperand ca ma voi putea descurca si iarna asta cu pantofii mei stil Oxford de la Nine West (acestia, care, avand siret, nu-mi dau emotii ca i-as putea pierde pe drum).

Miracolul insa s-a intamplat si i-am gasit la Shoe Art, un magazin pe care eu il stiu doar din AFI Cotroceni (dar vad pe site ca exista si la Baneasa Shopping City): exact forma/ inaltimea/ platforma/ bareta pe care mi le doream si, incredibil, aveau si numarul meu (chiar am putut sa aleg intre 38 si 39)!!! Inca nu mi-am revenit din soc, desi mi i-am cumparat de 2 saptamani si ma astept sa ma loveasca traznetul sau ceva de genul asta ca sa se echilibreze cantitatea de noroc pe care mi-o aloca universul :).

EN: Just like many of you, I imagine, I rarely manage to find in stores what I want, when I want it.
Shoes are a particularly tricky item for me to buy, as I am between sizes, so I’m usually faced with the option of either getting shoes that are a little to small (and thus pinch my toes) or shoes that are a little too big (which fall off my feet, especially when worn with tights). And there’s also my “favourite” situation, when shoes first kill my toes and then, after they’ve stretched a bit, start to fall off my feet :).

This year however I came up with the idea of buying high heeled Mary Janes (shoes that have a strap on the foot), which, besides being secure on your feet, have the added bonus of a retro vibe.
Of course, there’s a long way from having an idea to the real thing, so after a few strike-outs at my favourite shoe stores in Bucharest, plus Zara, Asos and Spartoo (besides the Mary Jane style, I also wanted the shoes to have a high heel and platform and a leather upper, not suede or patent – because I’m picky that way :)) I had resigned myself to the fact that it wasn’t meant to be and that my heeled brogues from Nine West (see them here) would have to make do this winter.

However, incredibly enough, the miracle happened and I managed to find my dream shoes (perfect shape/ height/ platform) in a store in Bucharest (they are by Greek brand Shoe Art/ Darion). Even though it’s been 2 weeks since I bought them, I still can’t get over how lucky I  was and I’m expecting to get hit by lightening or something, so that the amount of luck the universe bestows on me is somehow ballanced out :).