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Recent acquisition

May 9, 2012

Thoughts in my head:

“What will I post today? Oh yeah I could feature those killer mules I just bought.”

“Okay great idea. I’ve already taken the pics, but not with me wearing them. Well, that’s okay. Stills will have to do.”

“Okay- “Add New Post”. Click. Yes. Title- obviously ‘Recent acquisition’.”



“Oh dear. Haven’t I been posting “Recent acquisition” wayyyy too often these days? Have I been developing a shopping problem.”

“Do I *have* a shopping problem?”

“Hm, well maybe I can rename it. Or maybe just not feature the shoes today.”

“Sigh………………………………………. Never mind. We’re doing it.”


Now, I know what you’re thinking- no big deal. It’s just shoes. But actually, yes big deal. I don’t buy myself a lot of footwear and it’s a pleasure I give myself on few occasions throughout the year mostly because I figure that it’s a way to cut costs around here.

But these shoes are so ridiculously awesome, they lured me into Rudsak last week as I was just walking on by, not looking for anything for myself or for a reward for completing my income tax return on time.


Now, I wouldn’t call myself the type of gal who walks into the store and gets the animal print pants and the snakeskin bag, but here it is, I went totally weak in the knees for snakeskin leather shoes. And really, how this all happened is really not that complicated.

See, two weeks ago I dropped into the Guess? party celebrating “30 Sexy Years” and I was confronted with more animal prints and bare mid-riffs than I remembered, probably because I was three years old and bare mid-riffs were cute on toddlers. But oh-so Guess? they are.

You could wander into this party after being in a coma for 30 years and really not have missed a thing

The special Guess? anniversary collection includes animal prints, trousers and bustiers

So there I am, having a bubbly and eyeing the stretchy-tight trousers and thought, what the hell, it’s for a good cause (10% of the evening’s sales went to Save The Children foundation).

So I tried on a few things and guess what- I fell madly in love with these pants:

Totally unexpectedly, I tried on these purrfect pants and thought I want these right meow! But I didn’t get them

That’s right- I didn’t get them.  And instead of getting the damn pants I’m writing about them lustfully on my blog.

And instead of just buying the pants, I was primed for animal prints and bought the Rudsak snakeskin shoes. And I’m still thinking about those pants-!


(I like this shot here above, and the one below is pretty bad-ass too.)

So I guess the lesson here is, if you’re still thinking about the pants after the fact, go buy them IMMEDIATELY, otherwise you’ll blow your budget completely because you’ll *have* to buy the pants later anyway because you’re now totally nuts and buying other things that the pants primed you to buy.

On the other hand, this entire experience reminds me of what I refer to as The Lipstick Incident, when I “accidentally” came home with a $50 Chanel lipstick this winter. So, as a post-script to that, I’d like to say that I’ve been wearing the lipstick every time I walk out the door and I’ve had compliments on it. And so it will be with these shoes.


Images and thoughts by me.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. May 10, 2012 10:39 am

    No! This like Contagion. Now I want these more than anything. Ever. I love you and hate you. How will I do a lick of work today?

    • May 10, 2012 2:42 pm

      I am so sorry.

      I guess you don’t want to know that they’re actually ridiculously comfortable-? Seriously.
      And you can change up the laces with cream-coloured ones- just for fun- but they don’t come with additional laces, I’ll have to find some. They also come in beautiful bone leather but I figured that since I don’t have a lot of black shoes and I want to wear these year-round (with tights in winter! jeans whenever! dresses in summer!) I went ‘safe’, although the bone colour is frikken amazing.

      They weren’t even that expensive ($200). If nothing else, do it cus you want ’em. And it’s a Canuck label.

      • May 10, 2012 3:10 pm

        I am so weak. You are such a bad influence. But so good at the same time. Bone, you say???

      • May 10, 2012 3:24 pm

        Sue just knock back a scotch and then go in there like a big girl and buy the shoes

    • May 10, 2012 2:42 pm

      And it’s Mother’s Day! You deserve ’em. Go get ’em tiger!

      • Steph permalink
        May 13, 2012 12:55 pm

        You crack me up!
        So if I go and get wasted and go on a huge shopping spree tomorrow…. Totally your fault.
        Happy mother of a puffin’s day!

        I’ll send you pics of my new acquisitions! ;)

      • May 14, 2012 11:13 am

        Haha great! Yes I always believed that there should be boozed served at the malls- at the very least during the month of December!

        Hope you had an amazing Mother’s Day, too!

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