There's a really interesting story about these lovely perforated lace-up shoes actually. I saw them at the Nordstrom website and I wanted them in white. Since I didn't want to pay shipping (Remember, if you're doing some damage to your credit card, try to be as gentle as possible!), I decided to call up the local Nordstrom to ask if they have it available so I can just pick it up.
A few calls and a few minutes later, the lovely Sales Associate informed me that they do not have it in white in any of their stores but they do have it in black. I stared at my monitor for a while, examining the black version. It wasn't really what I wanted but it was cute and I could always use a back-up one just in case the one I already have decides to fall apart (Knock on wood!). I gave it some thought. After all, I was in search of white ones, not black. I asked her if they were also in sale in the store since it was on sale on the website and the lovely Sales Associate said that they weren't BUT they will match the online price for me. SWEET! Not only that, she also said that she will ship it to me for free. AWESOME!
Next thing I know, there I was on the phone, putting an order for another pair of shoes. That seemingly sweet and helpful Sales Associate just got me to buy another pair of shoes! I got tricked! SNEAKY but SMOOTH! REAL SMOOTH! I give major props to that Sales Associate. Major props. *claps hands*
So, anyway, below is the lovely I bought over the phone. (Apparently, there's no place to hide from shopping!) It's amazing how they make you part with your money so easily and without much thought.