The story of the yellow Pigalles:
You’ve met my gorgeous neons already but you don’t know the story behind them.
Every lunch time and I mean every lunch time I visit the Shoe Boudoir (where the loubies live) at Harrods. Every employee there can vouch for this. I will go as far as saying the visits are more than once a day. Because of this I decided reel myself in slightly and reduce the visits. Well that’s the last time I listen to Claire, the sensible side of me.
I stay away for three whole days. And what happens? Ill tell you what, these neon Pigalles came in and I didn’t even know. I had no idea there was chaos with people running to Harrods to buy them. One; because this colour is rare, two; because there Pigalles; Pigalles are one of the cheaper styles retailing at £375 so more people buy them and there so limited. Three because Kim Kardashian (see image below) was wearing them the same weekend. If I had followed my normal routine I could have grabbed myself a pair, but noooooo the one time I didn’t. I was livid with myself. Can you start to understand how much thinking space this consumes me on a daily basis? I run to where the Loubies live and there is one left and they’re my size 38.5!! I was over the moon. I try them on and they don’t fit. I stay there for 20 minutes staring at them waiting for them to shrink. They didn’t. What a tease!
This is the photo I took, telling all my friends about my horror story (no one cared or understood):
To add the cherry on the cake one of my work colleagues told me on the THIRD day. “Oh Claire I must tell you I bought some yellow Louboutins you would love. No one else cares but I know you will.” I didn’t know whether to slap her with jealousy or ask to see them. I did neither and screamed at her ” Why didn’t you tell me?! Why are you only telling me now?! What size did you get? She replies size 5. I tell her “well fine i’ll give you the money, sell me them!” The poor girl! But you must know it’s not me talking I get carried away.
I then drop everything and go on a rampage to find them. I went to both boutiques, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges….nothing! For some stupid reason the boutique decides to lock the door. Why? And when did they start this? So I’m standing locked outside watching all the girls try on their shoes….LET ME IN! First of all I can’t afford them as I had just bought the Celine. Secondly I for sure can’t afford them full price if I buy them out of Harrods. But Chanelle was there to reassure me I need them and we will think about the consequences after. Mean time I am texting my friend every ten minutes making her feel as guilty as possible about the situation she’s put me in. Oh god just writing this I feel terrible.
Paris was away for a few days. He calls me to check how I am, I tell him I can’t speak I have a dilemma and put the phone down. He knows me and knew it would be something pathetic, related to shoes or a bag.
The shops all close and I’m Pigalle – less! I retire home STILL texting my friends what I can offer her on top of the money. She replies with a petrified “lol”. Em psycho!
The next day an angel was looking down on me laaaaaaaa (angels falling from heaven noises) I was meant to have those shoes. I walk to the shoe boudoir. After learning my lesson I’m back to my usual routine! I ask the manager (one of my favourite friends at Harrods) Oh just checking if you’ve had a refund in a size 5. All smiling she tells me “Yes, I called you earlier we had one delivered in a size 38” I could not believe it. And you know what I said? I said “SHUT THE BACK DOOR!” This is a saying you all know but it’s a saying me and my friend (the girl who had the yellow shoes before me) have. She always gets it wrong and says “shut the front door”. So I dedicate the title of this post to her.
Moral of the story don’t bully your friends like me! And yes I appologised sincerely and saying sorry this weekend. AND the shoes were meant for me!!!
Words of wisdom; when buying Pigalles always buy at least half a side smaller.
And here they are MINE MINE MINE mahahahha (evil laugh.) Lets not talk about the money aspect as i’ll get palpitations.