|Charlotte Olympia Kitty Flats in purple velvet with crystal eyes!|
Last fall I saw a drop-dead gorgeous Asian gal with long glossy black hair wearing a black fur gilet, black leather leggings, and gorgeous cobalt blue satin Charlotte Olympia Kitty flats. It was a perfect outfit for one of those crisp but sunny fall days in the city! She was standing outside the midtown Manhattan studio where my son takes ballroom classes and I had some time to kill so I couldn’t resist asking this beautiful girl about her beautiful shoes.
She told me that they were indeed Charlotte Olympia, which I had guessed, and that they were really comfortable. I decided to get kind of personal and said, “Can I ask, did you get them on sale or did you pay full retail?”
She didn’t bat an eye at my forwardness. “Full retail. If you wait until a sale all the good colors are gone and they never have your size.”
I had to laugh at her answer and her honesty. It’s true, if you are gone on something sometimes it does not pay to wait for it to go on sale because if you do, you run the risk of finding the thing you love long departed and you may be forever looking for it on eBay to see if you can find it again. This has happened to me!
|I am smitten by the spiderweb detail on the front of the box.|
I have found that the girl was right—I have been keeping my eye out for Charlotte Olympia flats on sale (her high heels are just too high for me) but they never have my size, in any style, and the Kitty shoes never make it to the sales. I had given up on owning a pair since I decided I was not going to pay the full retail price. I am saving for other things!
So I could not believe my utter luck in finding this pair of Charlotte Olympia Kitty flats in purple velvet with gold heels and crystal eyes, on steep sale and in my size, at Neiman Marcus online over the summer. What are the odds? Actually, I can tell you. They are quite low. These shoes are from Fall 2013 but I don’t care, purple velvet never goes out of style! They are so well-made and gorgeous. They go with jeans and black pants and I think I will get a lot of use out of them. With my affinity for cats (Is it because I’m a Leo or because I own a cat? Or both?), I can’t help being a fan of Charlotte Olympia’s Kitty line.
|I also love the gold heel.|
|A Polaroid is included to affix to the outside of the box so you know what’s inside!|
|This cat was made for walking.|
|Here kitty kitty!|
I can also see my cat-obsessed daughter falling hard for these shoes. I won’t be surprised to find her click-clacking around the house in them!
Have you ever scored an item on your fashion wish list on sale? Tell me all about your purchase!