I had a unique opportunity last week to do something fun, inspirational and creative! I wanted to express love in action with some brand new shoes! Seven weeks ago, I met an amazing young Woman Entrepreneur that opened "Perfect Pair Shoe Boutique" in Boise, ID. At first glance, I thought to myself that these designer shoes were beautiful, but way out of my price range. I am a real Budget Shopper and never pay full price for anything!I received an email last week from my new business associate letting me know that she was going to liquidate some of her last season's shoes at 70% off the regular store prices. These one-of-a-kind shoes are from New York, Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
I thought it would be a good idea to support my new friend and check out her shoes. I was pleasantly surprised to find a few pair I could actually use. My son bought me a wonderful early Christmas present - beautiful black suede and patent leather combination pumps with a designer twist. They are the most expensive pair of shoes I have ever worn! I even found some fun, comfy, dressier shoes to wear with my jeans. What woman does not like shoes? What a fun treat and surprise!!
Last Sunday morning, I thought about how my 20 year old niece would just love these types of shoes! I called her Mom, my sister-in-law and asked her to find out if her daughter would be interested in some new shoes. I have never seen them move so quickly! They dropped everything and we were off. We not only found shoes for my 20 year old niece, her older sister attending college in New York, but also for my beloved sister-in-law. (I put a lot of thought into gift purchases for my loved ones.
I don't buy gifts carelessly.) Now, the funny thing was I told them that I could only spend a certain amount. They were very appreciative that I would even purchase one pair of shoes for each of them. We found some amazing deals too good to pass up. There was a remarkable pair of designer shoes that I just had to buy for my younger niece. I have never seen her so excited and grateful for these gifts! Now, this young lady has been through quite a bit. She is always the one who is helping and encouraging her friends. She even helped her parents through a very difficult time this past year. It is very challenging to know how to buy the perfect meaningful and useful gifts for your twenty-something nieces! Today will be a special memory for me for me all because of brand new shoes!
~Have a Colorful Day!