A while of ago you’ll remember that I was struggling with a tricky dilemma. Well, maybe not. There have been a lot of moans about the weather and bad outfit photos since then, but I like to kid myself that you all hang on my every word with bated breath, so humour me, just go with it….
Anyway, for my Birthday this year my sisters did the incredibly cruel and dastardly thing of telling me I could have a pair of my favourite-shoes-of-the-moment, Office’s ‘On To Point’ courts as a gift. Now, that might sound like a really kind gesture to you, but no, it’s not. It might be to the average, non shoe obsessed person, but not me. Because I am not capable of making decisions. I can’t even decide what I want to eat for tea most days, never mind choose just one pair out of the vast array of beauties they currently have on offer. So they did me a right injustice right there, and I still haven’t quite forgiven them to be honest. They obviously hate me.
As you know, I managed to power through and whittle it down to four pairs, and then…. well then, nothing happened. Because I had to think about it, you see, because that’s what I do. I think about it and think about it and think about it until I’ve made up my mind. Then I think about it again, change my mind a few times, and think about it a little bit more just to be sure. I fanny around in other words. It’s basically a sickness.
After a few weeks, I did manage to get it down from four pairs to three, which was an accomplishment as far as I’m concerned. I decided that, as much as I’m championing the whole Glitter Is For Life Not Just For Christmas thing, the fact I’d bought four pairs of glittery shoes since December might make a fifth pair just a teensy bit excessive, so the rose gold pair was vetoed, god rest their sparkly soles (geddit??). So I felt like I was getting somewhere at least, though the remaining three were not easy to rank. The khaki were so versatile, the lilac so pretty, the coral so fun – all of them had qualities that appealed. But in the end, a really, really, really long time after they first presented me with the offer, I made my decision. I decided to go with the sensible choice and chose the khaki pair, because I was probably going to get more wear out of them, and I am trying to be a little more measured in my purchases these days.
You know what is coming next, don’t you?
Yep, they had sold out. Of course they had! Because that is also a running theme of my life. So, back to the drawing board!
I fully expected to spend a few sleepless nights now pondering whether or not to get the lilac or the coral (you think I’m joking but I’m not – real life stuff, stuff that actually matters, I can do. I am actually pretty handy in a crisis. But daft things like which shoes to buy send my brain into overdrive. I think I might need therapy) but then I happened across a bit of luck. There was a reason the khaki had sold out, and that was because there was a FREAKIN’ SALE ON! Oh yeah, both my second choice pairs were now basically half price, and those mean sisters of mine agreed it only made sense for me to have both. THANK GOD FOR THAT! Decision time over!
Now that all the hard work was done, all I had left to worry about was whether or not they’d live up to expectations, but I needn’t have worried. They are every bit as awesome as my previous pairs, and those pastel shades are just so darn cute together I’m actually half considering trying to start an odd shoe trend so I don’t have to pick which ones to wear at any one time!
So there you have it, we all lived happily ever after. THE END!
A few days later, before the world’s most deliberated shoe purchases had even arrived on my doorstep I was out on a lunch break browse in House of Fraser when what did I see? Oh yeah….:
There was the khaki pair, just sat there all, ‘Oh hi! Look at me! I’m that pair you wanted originally! The ones you thought you’d never get to see again! Oh and guess what! I’m size 5, and I’m the last pair!’
Reader, I bought them. I felt a tiny bit guilty for all of, oooooh, 5 seconds? But then that OMG I HAVE THREE NEW PAIRS OF SHOES, WOOHOOOOO high kicked in and I was all, ‘What savings account????’ so it’s still a happy ending! Ah, look at them altogether, my happy little On To Point family:
Only problem now is, I’ve suddenly started wondering why I didn’t consider the baby blue ones before. And why they’ve only now decided to start making satin pairs….!
Good job I have no money left!
P.S – They STILL haven’t reduced the rose gold glitter pair, by the way. What is their actual problem? Don’t they know I have a glitter problem to feed?? Are they made of actual gold or something?? Jeez, come on Office, do a girl a favour….!