Gianni Bini Mary Jane Wedges in Cognac - Circa 1999 via Dillard's
I was in 8th grade when I bought these, and I paid for them with money I earned working at my dad's store after school. So when my parents griped at me for spending $69 on a pair of shoes, I thought "these were such a great investment - I'll wear them forever, or at least a year or two..."
Although I probably had no business buying $69 shoes just for the heck of it (there's no way I needed them; I had plenty of shoes - my love of clothes started way earlier than 8th grade), this is one of the only times I am glad I spent money against my parents' wishes.
Twelve years, one high school graduation, one college graduation, a husband, a baby, and one resole job later, I am still in love with these shoes.