If at first you don’t succeed…
…buy, buy again.
In March 2021 I saw some really cute heels on Facebook (it was an ad; why are ads for heels showing up on my Facebook feed? I’m shocked, I tell you, shocked!). I was texting with my GG friend Michelle, and she loved them too. I ordered two pairs, a size 10 for her, a size 11 for me, and had them shipped to her house.
The heels came from China, and if you weren’t living under a rock, you remember there were supply chain issues. It took about two months for the heels to arrive at Michelle’s, but only the size 10 (hers) arrived. My pair, the size 11, never showed. I emailed about a refund, but never got that either. I lived with the loss, both not getting the heels nor the refund. Win some, lose some.
A few months later, I tried on Michelle’s pair and I could squeeze into them. Fast forward to Halloween and we went out together, and I wore her pair of heels because they went with the costume and because it was Halloween.
I have a love/hate relationship with higher heels. I love the idea of wearing them, I love how they look, I just don’t always love wearing them. They can be somewhat painful. A few days after wearing Michelle’s pair on Halloween, I got a case of plantar facitis in my right foot. I’m not sure wearing the heels for a couple of hours was the cause or not. It took about a month to recover.
You know the adage “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” After wearing them for Halloween, I decided again I wanted a pair. They weren’t so expensive where if they didn’t show again I wouldn’t be devastated. I ordered another size 11 pair, this time shipped to my house, and crossed my fingers.
Fate was kind. They arrived, and it was my day to get the mail out of the mailbox when they arrived, which means less questions from my wife (yes, she knows I dress). My wife was also out for a while, so I had a chance for some quick makeup and a short photoshoot. I then got to wear them to a dinner meeting of the St. Louis Gender Foundation.
Yes I’m glad I took the chance and ordered them a second time. Now I will have to figure out more places to wear them.