Oh HAY DERE! According to some recent Twitter activity on my stream, it seems like a lot of us hit that Gilt sale for Melissa shoes a couple weeks ago INCL yours truly. It was the first time I purchased something off of Gilt as well as my first pair of Melissa shoesies. I had mixed feelings about Melissas shoes for a long time until I realized I kept thinking about those Viv Westwood X Melissa Lady Dragons with the hearts. If you keep thinking about something/ somebody for a year that means you better do something about it, right? GRAB DEM BOOBS AND GO FOR IT! However, they didn’t even have the ones I wanted so I went with this other pair I have been eyeing ever since I saw them on my beloved Elsa Billgren’s blog . Was buying these shoes akin to sleeping with the brother of the guy that you want because he’s not available? HOW WHORRIBLE! Excuse my Monday assholism if you’ve done that and I’m bringing up your life’s regrets. Anyway…here I am beach hausin’ with these Melissas.
As you know, I am an avid fan of knee socks so I thought they’d look perf with the new chancla heels. This is the way I worq that ‘trend.’ I feel like the socks and sandals look is something one has to be very careful with. For instance, if I was wearing short thick socks with these shoes I would look like a FOB piano teacher. On that note, I have a lot of things to say about current trends, in particular the ones that have finally trickled down from my motherland Tokyo but I’ll save that for another post this week.
The reflector heels are the best part of these shoes because I can do a little kick and use it as a mirror to reapply my lipstick. OKAY CONFESH. I scratched the heels while climbing on these beach rocks!!! UGH! I was so bummed until Emi said “It was only a matter of time” and I was like “Ugh she’s right. I can’t help my freestyle walking.”
I’m sure you are all like “OK MARIE, STOP TOOTIN’ AROUND AND SPILL IT. Where do these new chanclitas lay on your Shoe Triangle???” Well, as much as I hoped they’d be at the top, they are deemed DINNER/WORK SHOES. They are easy to walk in but they ripped up my right toe. Not sure why only the right toe was affected but I’m thinking it’s because I am right-handed. WHAT THE? Sidenote, my ladies who have the Melissa x VW Heart Lady Dragons, can you please tell me your experience with them? Where do they lay on the Shoe Triangle for you? Will they abuse my right toe? Will I get bored with them after a while similar to having a longtime crush on someone and finding out they aren’t really the dreamlover I thought they were?