I happened upon an amazing deal a little while back on the HauteLook website. I’ve never actually purchased anything from them before. (What I can say is they ship a LOT faster than RueLala or Ideeli, considering purchases from them have taken 4-6 weeks to arrive.) Now there’s so many “members-only” sample sale sites that I’ve pretty much lost track, and a lot of the good stuff sometimes gets lost in the shuffle.
The week in question they were having a sale for Shoes: $100 and Under, which are pretty much magic words to my ears;-) Normally I would have trouble finding something in my fairly common 7.5 shoe size, but this time I happened upon the most gorgeous pair of Velvet Angels shoes – and just kept refreshing the screen repeatedly, muttering little prayers all the while.
And finally, 7.5 was in stock!
I snapped up these beautiful Optima Wedges, original retail price $295, for just over $60. Unbelievable!
And what was more unbelievable to me when they arrived was the quality. Beautiful crinkled leather, unique molded mirrored platform, footbed with velvet-covered metatarsal padding, and a sheer weight to them that “felt” like luxury (which I know is really just a concept, but bear me out). Plus they came in a lovely sliding box, just like a little drawer, ready to go in my closet.
I can’t wait to showcase these in an outfit! I’m thinking a little romper…and something handmade… we’ll just have to wait and see!
Of course, the Peanut Gallery just had to take them out for a spin before I could.;-)
If you’d like to join HauteLook and snag a similar “Wheeeee!” -inducing find for yourself, feel free to use my invite below:
Upcoming sales for this week include (Tuesday 8/17) Kate Somerville, t-bags, Custo Barcelona; (Wednesday 8/18) Sue Wong, Christopher Kon; (Thursday 8/19) Splendid, sky, and Fall Trends from Lucky Magazine (which I’m just dying to peek at!!)
Hope everyone’s having a great start to their weeks!
OMG, that is an INSANELY GREAT DEAL!!!!!!!
SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!
These are AMAZING!!!!!
You're so lucky they had it in your size for that price.
Are they hard to walk in?
The heel is kind of scaring me. It looks at least 6 inches. haha.
wowza!! those are hot! can't wait to see them on!
Wow, they're amazing! I've never seen shoes like these! x
I LOVE Velvet Angels. Those are hot!