Sunday, June 12, 2011

Hall of Fame Shoes

It is no secret that I am a lover of clothes, shoes, accessories, and anything related. Every once in a while, I invest in a piece, whether expensive or not, that ends up being a wardrobe staple for seasons to come. Twelve years ago, I purchased a pair of Gianni Bini cognac leather wedge Mary Janes. Here they are now, in all their glory:
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. 


  1. Leslie, I love your blog! I wish that I had your sense of fashion.


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