I love red in a way where you can make a statement with class; in a way where simultaneously it's enough to catch one's attention without desperately vieing for it. For example, a man's red tie with an all black suit or a woman's red lipstick with subtle make-up and features.
I've always been in search of all things red. And I think I've only narrowed my list down a little bit. I've already found the perfect red lipstick, the perfect red nail polish, even the perfect shade of red that's on my walls in my computer nook at home.
However, for as long as I can remember, or way back when my obsession for shoes developed, I have always wanted a red pair of heels. And so began the on going quest for "the perfect red shoe". And my, has it been a long, drawn out search that's lasted years. I've come so close, where, only to have the pair not be the right shade, or texture or material or height.
Finally my search is over.
A couple weeks ago, upon browsing in the mall in search of last minute wedding goodies for my girlfriend's big day, I happened to stumble upon "the pair" in the Nine West store, where conveniently there was an end of season sale (up to 70% off!!!). There they were, on the glass shelf, in my size, as if calling my name: the perfect pair, perfect shade, perfect texture, perfect height. (It was typically that kind of moment where a light would shine upon it while the heavenly choir sings in the background...LOL.) Although as beautiful as they were, I resisted the temptation to buy - which by the way I'm STILL proud of myself for doing!!!
That night, I told my good friend Cristina about them - as I HAD to tell someone about it.
Well, I am so glad to have a friend like Cristina in my life! This week, I had helped land her a job in my workplace; to help her get back to the working world - as she had been a full time super mommy for the past three years.
To make a long story short, she had been job searching for a while already and upon hearing there was an opening at my work, I casually recommended her to my boss. And literally, within an hour of that recommendation, she was hired! We've worked together for such a long time in the past - the past 2 companies I've worked for, she too has been there! This will make it lucky number 3!!! Already, just with her being in the office with me is a life saver! She has made my days at work SO much more bearable, as I've felt a little down and out-of-place as of late.
Cristina was so grateful to me for helping her land a job, that she decided to do something utterly and completely outrageous (which by the way SHE DIDN'T HAVE TO DO...ahem ms. xtina). As a thank-you gift from her, she ended my long drawn-out search by buying those perfect red shoes for me!!!!!
Thank you again, Cristina! You're such a loving, generous person and a wonderful friend to me! I can never thank you enough! You know I always gotchu! Anytime you want to borrow this pair, you are always welcome!!!