Tuesday, October 05, 2010

the purple shoes

women and shoes are inseparable. i am not so much of a shoe-holic but i love shoes and i love looking at them. i love to try them on in shops. and i love the way they are nicely displayed on the racks. it can make me go crazy. some shoes look so good that they instantly caught my eyes and i get this feeling that says "i just HAVE to have those shoes!" i bet a lot of women out there can relate to this, right? however, buying a pair of shoes is not necessarily an easy task, especially if you have decided that you want a certain colour. you will find every other colour BUT the colour that you want.

i was in a search of a pair of purple shoes, preferably one in soft purple/lavender/lilac or whatever shade you call it as long as it's soft i.e. not the real purple or Barney the Dinosaur purple. my search began way before raya. during the raya sale, i was already on the lookout of THE PURPLE SHOES. but like i said earlier, there are every other colour BUT soft purple. why do they have soft/baby pink shoes, baby blue shoes, fluorescent orange shoes, electric blue shoes (you name it, they have every colour there is in the colour palette) but not soft purple/lavender/lilac shoes? i have also set a certain budget for the shoes. it shall not exceed a certain amount because i know the shoes will be lying in the shoe rack collecting dust. so no high-end, branded or designer shoes for me.

ohhhhh they do have in the colour that i wanted! *sigh of relief*

however, it did not appeal to me. it's a bit too simple and the heels are less than 3 inches tall. bummer. i continued my search from Parkson Grand KLCC to Parkson Grand Pavilion to TANGS in both Pavilion and Empire Shopping Gallery to Subang Parade to Sungai Wang to Isetan to Ampang Park and to God-knows-where else. phew~

i found these two shoes at Parkson Grand, Pavilion. there was a glimpse of hope and a ray of light shone upon me. however, when i tried them on, they are not comfortable (heck, no pretty shoes are comfortable anyway, right?) and they are very hard. i still have time so i thought i'd KIV these shoes. at least i know there are shoes in these colour.

the search continued even after raya.

i almost gave up but i can't. i just HAVE to have a soft purple/lavender/lilac shoes. then i thought, ok, i could do with purple (as in Barney purple) shoes i guess.

this was at Isetan KLCC recently. there was a wide array of shoes that i became crazy. i fell in love with many shoes but i resisted myself from trying other shoes. i've set my mind not to go astray as i am in the search of THE PURPLE SHOES.

i tried on a few purple shoes. some fit me nicely, some doesn't have my size while some was not comfortable. i only tried them on not more than 5 minutes and i can already feel the pain. not a good sign. and they don't come cheap too. there comes a point where i almost go way over my budget. time is not on my side to dilly dally any longer.

then i remembered a shoe shop in Ampang Park (i can't remember the name but it's some chinese name like Syarikat Kasut Yoong or something). yeah, nothing fancy, i know. i'm sure most of you have not heard of it. i've always been in and out of this particular shoe shop without even knowing the name. i only call it Kedai Kasut Neva. wanna know why?

because the brand name of the shoes are NEVA SHOES. what the heck, right? :D all i know is that this shop sells pretty shoes and they have almost, almost every colour you can think of. i kid you not. but of course they don't have a soft purple/lilac/lavender shoes. and then one purple shoes caught my eyes.

TA-DAA!! presenting THE PURPLE SHOES. nothing fancy, right?

they're not that cheap, mind you. for a brand-less shoes and for a simple (yet elegant) looking shoes, they costs RM99.90. and of course that was the last pair in that size. pfffft. i always get the last pair, i don't know why. those shoes look plain so i took the lrt and went to Masjid Jamek and bought myself two little brooches.

each brooch costs RM3. very cheap. i almost bought a bigger brooch but boyfie said that it's a bit too big for the shoes so i settled with this one. i also almost bought the ones with purplish stones but they did not stand out because the colour of the shoes is already in deep purple.

i went home and i simply pinned the brooch onto the shoes and voila! a whole new shoes at only RM105.90. other brands would cost no less than RM150. was i satisfied? definitely. am i happy with my purchase? of course! was it still within my budget? i could get another shoes with the balance of my budget!

so i guess it pays to go on a massive hunt. but of course you must have the time to shop around. it also pays to blog-hop to get ideas from bloggers and from the internet. D-I-Y and you can save a lot! unfortunately i did not take a pic of me wearing those shoes. but they are pretty, yes?


Bads said...

ohh! that's really clever to pin the bling bling on your kasut. transformed totally.

today i'm also wearing a pair of purple shoes. but mine is a pair of ballet flats and they're suede. and i love them even tho it's v difficult to match the shoes =)

p.s. i bought my first court shoes (v low, v simple) at Ampang Park too for less than RM80! there are a number of those kedai kan berderet-deret.. they've loadsa colours too..

Izyan Darling said...

kann? got the idea from other bloggers and also from the internet. i know i won't be wearing it much that's why i don't want to buy an expensive one. i know i'll end up wearing the same shoes until the tapak haus.
yup there are a number of shops in Ampang Park. this Neva shop alone ada 2 atau 3 outlets i think. tapi tak pernah sale, tak pernah ada diskaun. cuma to clear stock, they will sell some shoes at a cheaper price. but memang tak pernah sale.

dipsz said...

Who care abt the brand name. as long as cantik lawa.. kita suka. beli ajer.:D

Izyan Darling said...

betul tu dipsz! bila pakai bukan nampak pun brand apa. janji cantik & selesa & affordable. :)

Mimi said...

Love the purple shoes!