Has there ever been a time when you wanted a pair of shoes so bad it hurt?
My answer: YES!
Last Christmas I had my eyes on a pair of Gucci loafers. And by my eyes on a pair of Gucci loafers I mean I looked at them every day online (I borderline stalked them) and I secretly hated every blogger who featured them on their Instagram feeds. I created an entire Pinterest board dedicated to my love and desire for everything Gucci (and it is still up there – here). Well fast forward to the week before Christmas when my lovely mother took the train from the Peninsula to San Francisco to spend the evening shopping and admiring the holiday decorations with me in San Francisco’s Union Square. Our first stop was Neiman Marcus. Home to one of the most stunning Christmas trees in San Francisco and one of my favorite restaurants, The Rotunda. After admiring the tree and all its beauty we headed up the escalator to the shoe department…and there they were MY SHOES! The Gucci loafers of my dreams. I picked them up. I tried them on. I cradled them like a baby.
And then I asked my mother to buy them for me…
Mind you I am a 30 (almost 31) year-old adult in the middle of Union Square begging for shoes. It was as if I was a teenager at Hillsdale Mall begging for shoes at Nordstrom. Well, my lovely mother held strong until I finally broke her. I mean I spent nearly two years of high school working in the Banana Republic shoe department. I knew all the features and benefits of these shoes: the clean lines, the classic elegant loafer shape, the supple leather and of course the signature Gucci horse bit hardware. Well…my adult (baby) tantrum didn’t work because my poor mother had already purchased the Gucci loafers for me and they were wrapped and waiting for me under our Christmas tree. She finally screamed at me, “I ALREADY BOUGHT THEM!” Well, I guess my not so subtle hints paid off and Santa hooked me up.
Fast forward to over eight months later and I am still just as obsessed with these shoes…and still a total brat (working on that). Check out how I’ve styled my Gucci Loafers over the past couple of months below AND if you are not in the mood to splurge I am 100% obsessed with these mules from my main man Sam Edelman.