GWAS Shops: Oops, I slipped...

Companies are downsizing (full-time employment down 44,000 jobs), families are going into baked-beans-for-dinner recession mode and, yet, I still can't help myself...

I slipped into a certain department store en route to Coles last night to buy necessities, like loo paper, toothpaste and Herbal Essences shampoo, when I saw them. Like Baby spotting Patrick Swayze (God bless), I was instantly smitten. There, amongst the scattered sale debris was a single tan Tony Bianco pump waiting to be rescued... by moi.

I caressed it with the same affection one might reserve for a Shitzu puppy and checked the size... 5 1/2. Oh, no! This lovely, "Almond Vogue Ana" t-bar was a size too small. Still, I approached the sales assistant and requested its soul sole mate (ah, punny!), clasping my hands together like a hopeful nun in prayer. She returned five minutes later and I took a seat...

Then came my Cinderella moment – they fit! Giddy with excitement – these shoes are the missing link in my shoe wardrobe of approximately 326 pairs of tan heels/flats/wedges/sandals, I thought – I handed over my credit card. Then, as if to seal this fateful shopping experience, the sales assistant gleefully informed me that they had been marked down even further... from $129 to $79 to just $53! To not buy them would have been irresponsible. God wanted me to have these shoes, I was sure (stars aligning and all that). Plus, I reasoned, I am doing my bit for Myer the economy and keeping this helpful sales assistant in a job.

Ah, the fine art of female economic rationalism...

Yours truly,
Girl With a Satchel

11 comments:

Lisa said...

I bought the exact same pair of shoes in very similar circumstances from Shoobiz just after Christmas...in my case they were a size too big but dammit I made them fit!! I paid $79 though. I am still completely smitten with them :)

the assistant said...

Good on you! A girl can't pass up a good shoe... at least that's what I tell myself.

Olivia said...

Haha! Love it! I am even going to give Lorenzo the link to read this great insight into the female mind.. hopefully it makes him stop being the shopping police - I can only hope haha :)

AVD said...

$53?! Babe you practically got them for FREE! Don't feel so bad... I went to the shops the other day and walked out with a chest of drawers. A lot more expensive than a teeny weeny pair of Tony Biancos...

BeRolle said...

Love it Erica!! You brighten my world! See you tonight! Yippeee!!!

maggie said...

You most definitely need more posts like this =D I love it!

...I want those shoes now.

Rochelle said...

Great post, Erica! :-)

The Crafty Librarian said...

If would have been wrong of you NOT to buy them...and they're super cute and will match with most things, so there you go. You were actually being quite thrifty :op

Erica Bartle (nee Holburn) said...

Bless! I love that you guys are totally justifying this purchase for me! :)

Lucie said...

Very nice pair of shoes.

http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/article5494746.ece

Ask Mrs. Press said...

You are very funny! I love this post, and AVD is right - $53 is a bargain. Worry when you add a zero...
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