These are my newest babies.
How We Met
My friend Molly over at The Magic Hour had a party in her store and, while chatting with a friend, i spotted a gal wearing these from across the room. When I finally made my way to her, she told me they were from Nine West (Nine West is still around??)
I'm sure it's no coincidence that it's got very strong The Row vibes. They're the hottest accessory designers of the year, who wouldn't want to knock them off?
Never Not Looking For Hyper Specific Pieces
What I had been looking for, specifically, was a vintage-inspired White Slingback or Mule with a low, sensible statement heel in brown or black. Does that not describe these to a T?
Here's another thing: I've always loved the idea of a mule, but hated the way they look on my feet. It always just felt too busy with my skin being two different shades and I also just felt very exposed? THESE, if you'll note, have a lip around the sole that is just the amount of security I need to ease into wearing mules. This is not only beautiful, but it is a gateway mule!
Needless to say, I became obsessed. I tried to buy them but they weren't ANYWHERE on the internet. Like, not even resale sites or 3rd party retailers. I didn't give up though, I tagged Nine West on IG, kept posting about my hunt for them (lost some followers) but GAINED the support of my angel, Jamie who later found the shoes a mere 3 hours after they were posted.
They are mine now.
and I am so happy.