It was love at first sight. I was a new mum and had been schlepping around in flats for nearly a year...and then I saw them. Deep red leather, sky-high heels...sex in the shape of a shoe.
I picked them up, caressing their curves...then sighed deeply and returned them to the shelf. I was on maternity leave and couldn't justify spending $150 on a pair of shoes I might wear once a season (no matter how much I loved them.) I left the store, determined to put them out of my mind...but like a spurned lover, they never truly left me.
A couple of months later, I returned and they were still there...but this time they were $70...and in my size! It was as if they had been waiting for my return. This time I wasn't strong enough to reject their advances, and I handed over my cash before I could have second thoughts.
Nearly three years later and they still look as good as new. There's a reason for that. See that dust on the shoe box?
I reckon I've worn them once a year since buying them but, you know what? I don't regret it in the slightest. Those three times I've felt sexy and confident and a world away from being 'mum'...and that makes them worth all the money in the world.
What's YOUR most impractical (yet most adored) item of clothing or accessory?
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