The highly anticipated day finally arrived! My dad came down to Nordstrom today and we did some settling of our bet. As many of you know back in June, I blogged about my successes so far in keeping my own resolution for the year of not buying any shoes. I was doing this for myself and not for anyone else. However on July 3rd, my dad said this...
I just noticed your silly posting. How can one be "in love with shoes" and not purchase any. I would be willing to bet a pair of Jimmy Choo's you'll be off the wagon by Christmas!
This definitely upped the ante. Although there were some temptations to buy shoes those last six months, there was no way I was going to miss the opportunity for my dad to buy me another pair of Jimmy's.
I survived the whole year of not buying any shoes! I did it! As my dad came into the store, it was as though everyone in the store knew why he was there... as you may have guessed, I have not kept this a secret. We had a great time picking out the shoes... well, at least everyone, but my dad. These are the beauties...
What do you think?
Jimmy Choo 'Pavia' Patent Leather Pump Glossy patent leather is fashioned into an incredibly versatile, chic pump styled with a low mary jane strap and almond-shaped toe. Decorative mary jane strap with goldtone, logo-embossed buckle closure. Approx. heel height: 4". Patent leather upper/leather lining and sole. Made in Italy. Salon Shoes.
Dustin turned 28 on Thursday and we got to celebrate with family and friends at the big white barn by the lake. We had BBQ beef sandwiches (thanks mom), ribs (thanks Amy), cornbread (thanks Becky), and ice cream cake (thanks dairy queen)...
We went on a hay ride around the lake. It was super fun, but we needed a tractor driver...
Dustin stepped up and drove us... It was a dream come true for him.
Doesn't he make that tractor look good.... same with that North Face.
This was Dustin's favorite game growing up. The only game that he will ever play. We have tried looking for it at almost every store, but no one makes it anymore. I finally found in on ebay and it came all the way from Great Britain.
My mom didn't know what to get him and I told her that he wanted work overalls... he was so excited that he put them on and really has not taken them off since.
This was a Santa Dustin's mom Becky got him. It sings born to be wild and is driving a hog... Awesome..
I have made it 10 months! Now I only have 60 days to go... that is so easy. I already have a pair picked out, for my first purchase... although, I am not going to make up for the last year, by purchasing a dozen shoes in a couple weeks. That would defeat the purpose, but it would be fun!
I know that you have all been dying to know... I have successfully completed the third quarter of the year without any shoe purchases. Donald Pliner was even at my store on Friday and was autographing any shoes purchased. Lets face it, I rock! Really, it might be a matter of being super stubborn. Either way, it is allowing me to buy other things, such as snowmobiles! Three more months, no problem. I hope my dad is saving his money for my Jimmy Choos!