True love…or rebound?

Do you have items that “got away”? As in, you were staring at them for a long time, lustfully waffling back and forth while praying to the sale gods …when all of a sudden…they were sold out?

As a discount lover this has happened more than once for me, and in December 2009 (yes I remember the exact month!) I was so sad when I finally decided to jump the gun full price on these bad boys and discovered they were completely sold out everywhere. Platform, gold glitter and velvet bows from Miu Miu…RIP (unless they come back to life on eBay).

So I came upon these the other day…and thought they might make a nice consolation prize. As a plus they have lovely painted gold soles…but they are missing one velvet bow ribbon…

Excuse my dry skin!

What do you think…are these true love….or just a rebound? I took them home for now!

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  • Nikki
    April 19, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    I think they are just as fabulous as the original pair. Plus, if you're brave enough, you can always add the bow later on.

  • jillian m.
    April 19, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    i say true love! they're super cute. plus, it doesn't have the open toe, so you can rock these in the winter, if you like. such glamorous shoes!

  • Tangles
    April 19, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    True love! Peep toes are difficult for me to wear comfortably. I am a big believer in "If you love something, buy it right away and pay full price if you have to!" ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Tarana
    April 19, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    True love! These are beautiful and if not nicer than the open toe pair! can't wait to see in pictures these shoes with a fancy dress on you!

  • Lindsay @ A Walk in the Closet
    April 19, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    I actually like the ones WITHOUT the bows better! I think they're a lot more versatile. Plus, there are a few "shoe adornment" lines out there that you can dress these up with if you wish. I know it sounds cheesy but I've seen a few that actually look quite cute!

  • Tierney
    April 19, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Don't settle for anything less than you love. Those Miu Miu's with the bow are absolute perfection.

    I actually saw a similar pair in the Juicy Couture store last month (they came in silver/black and gold). I can't find them anywhere online, but here's a link to the post with the picture:

    Maybe the store would be more helpful. Sorry I don't have a name for you, but at least we both have great taste!

  • Annette
    April 19, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Oh my, I think the golden soles are amazing! And they make a beautiful replacement. You could definitely also add on a little velvet bow yourself in the future. One of those shoe embellishment clip ons so it doesn't have to be permanent!

  • Kimberley
    April 19, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Adorable, maybe you can somehow brainstorm and get a bow on them ๐Ÿ™‚ However, they are BEAUTIFUL without the bow too ๐Ÿ™‚

    My skin of my feet are super dry in the winter too ๐Ÿ™ haha eww i know, but true!

  • Melissa
    April 19, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    That DID happen to me, on multiple occasions. And I'm a HUGE waffler. I'm currently torturing myself over Givenchy sandals… we'll see how that turns out!

    Anywho, I was looking at some heels on this February, and I had actually planned over half of my spring wardrobe around them. For the LIFE of me, I don't know why I waited–they weren't prohibitively expensive or anything! Then poof, when I actually decided to get them, they were sold out except for a pair of 10's and a pair of 6's. I even had my English friend check the UK site, and they were ALL sold out there. I'm embarrassed to admit that I actually shed a tear ๐Ÿ™

    But I have consoled myself with others since, and my oh-so-supportive mother told me what all good mothers tell their daughters when they are scorned by a lover (okay, I'm getting dramatic): "There are other shoes in the sea"

    I still think THOSE Miu Mius are to die for, and as time goes on, you may actually grow to like them more than those silly bows!!


  • Tara @ Haute Lunch
    April 19, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Oh my goodness- LOVE them! The original pair you were lusting after are fab, too, but I think you definitely made a good decision buying these pumps- now I want them! ๐Ÿ™‚ FAB-U-LOUS!!!

  • Stephanie
    April 19, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    I LOVE them! And if you're crafty, you can add the velvet bow yourself. I had this happen to me with a leopard-print cardigan I was lusty after but couldn't afford. As soon as I started working, I went to buy it but it was sold out. Not in stores, not online. Nada. So sad!

  • Belle de Ville
    April 19, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    The "one that got away", there are too many too mention, in clothes, accessories…and men.
    I love the shoes, they are sparklicious!

  • Marla Horenbein
    April 19, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    The originals are definitely fabulous, but I think the pair you purchased are pretty amazing too. I often find myself in the same predicament. Remember the Michael Kors camouflage bag from this past fall? I was debating for 3 months if I should buy the trendy piece (I usually go for more staple items), and I waited too long and then it was sold out everywhere. Funny thing is, I haven't seen anyone carrying it!

  • EllysMakeupbag
    April 19, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    True love of course…it's miu miu afterall <3

  • Fashion Is Passion by Poison
    April 19, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    I would say it is a rebound. I prefer the first pair with platform and velvet bow. Plus it's open-toed platform means it should be more comfy.

    The pair you bought has a more dainty look. Sweet in a way.


  • Lily
    April 19, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    True love !! Those are beautiful !!


  • Jaime @ La vie...J'aime
    April 19, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I think they are gorgeous!! Miu Miu and sparkles… how can it not be true love? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • DSK Steph
    April 19, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Those are gorgeous!!

  • Harris
    April 19, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    I say both! You can never have enough gold glitter, right?

  • Emily
    April 19, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Gorgeous shoes! ๐Ÿ™‚ I like them as much as the originals. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Maggie
    April 19, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Congrsts on your purchase. Thoes shoes are truly lovely!

  • chanello
    April 19, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    It's so true! I missed out on the Christian Louboutin Moon Bows about 5 years ago. I still miss them!

  • Judith,
    April 19, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    I love this high heels!:)xxx

  • alison*elle
    April 19, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    You could probably make a velvet bow yourself and clip it on like a shoeclip? I think these ones are pretty fabulous too but I know what you mean about missing out on beloved items.

    xo, alison*elle

  • Lisa
    April 19, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Omg kat I have these exact same pair in gold hahah great minds think alike!

  • Ashley, Lions Lace Lattes
    April 19, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    True Love. They are pretty close to your first choice. <3

  • Julie and Lauren
    April 19, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Omg- true love!! Much more classic and will live on forever. Love them. Very jealous ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • fawnoverfancy
    April 19, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    HELLO LOVER! haha these are beauteous! Thanks so much for the comment on my post. I will be sure to keep checking you out.


  • Lulu B
    April 19, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    TRUE LOVE! :oo Amazing xx

  • Chelsea
    April 19, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    I love the originals, but the new ones are really fantastic! Definitely TRUE LOVE!

    – Chelsea @Haute Child in the city (

  • Plain Jane
    April 19, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! These shoes are gorgeous! I like them better than the original!

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    April 19, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Wow! Stunning! I actually prefer yours that came without the bows.

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    April 19, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Wow! Stunning! I actually prefer yours that came without the bows.

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    April 19, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Wow! Stunning! I actually prefer yours that came without the bows.

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    April 19, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Wow! Stunning! I actually prefer yours that came without the bows.

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    April 19, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Wow! Stunning! I actually prefer yours that came without the bows.

  • kat @ featherfactor
    April 19, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Thank you everybody for all the feedback…glad to know there are others out there who have experienced the same thing I have! Jump on the items you love, ladies ๐Ÿ™‚

    For all those who suggested a shoe accessory add on – I never thought of that! Will have to research! Thank you again!

  • Chic 'n Cheap Living
    April 20, 2011 at 1:34 am

    I hate lust item regret and jump the gun a little more now. I love the shape and hidden platform of your new pair. You can definitely recreate the look with your own ribbon!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

    April 20, 2011 at 1:38 am

    i say they're THRU LOVE!!! I like these more than the originals too!!

  • Studying with Stilettos
    April 20, 2011 at 1:48 am

    i know what you are talking about! no worries though those shoes are fantastic! xo

  • Corina
    April 20, 2011 at 2:02 am

    OMG!!! Those shoes are amazing!!

  • Elle
    April 20, 2011 at 3:12 am

    Oh I know what you mean – there are 3 or 4 pairs of shoes that I stalk religiously on ebay hoping they one day turn up in my size… I have the Miu Mius with the bows, but honestly have only worn them a couple times around the holidays. I recently caved and got the newer version in black though – they're more comfortable IMO. Look great in gold as well!

  • Rosalia
    April 20, 2011 at 5:24 am

    Oh my! Both of those shoes are adorable! I say true love. I love those glittery sparkly shoes. I think you can get away with wearing them with a lot of things, dresses, jeans, etc. I've been trying to find a pair for me but it is so hard because I am a size 5!

  • Jen HaHA
    April 20, 2011 at 6:52 am

    I think they are a winner! I love peeptoes, but I like these. I like how it's continuous, not showing a platform. I like how the heel is smooth to shake things up. I like them bowless, but you can probably find bow clips. So, that's what I like ๐Ÿ˜€
    Jen Hemming and Hawing Again

  • lynnette
    April 20, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Haha I know the feeling!! I always lust for things that are too expensive and then I just end up getting substitutes… but I do ok with the substitutes anyway especially if they are like 1/10th the price of the original awesome item. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Btw, how did you know about the dimsum restaurant! ๐Ÿ˜€ you've been there before??

  • Plami
    April 20, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Definitely true love!!!


  • Style Maniac
    April 20, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Actually … I like them better. Plus far more versatile and you can wear them year 'round.

  • Lisa
    April 20, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Hehe great minds think alike!

    I actually wear these shoes a lot they look amazing with a LBD but also super cute with jeans!

  • Marissa
    April 20, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    These are absolutely gorgeous! Now I may be partial because I have a pair of gold glittery Stuart Weitzman's I'm wearing for graduation, but I so love them! xoxo Marissa

  • CoutureJunkie
    April 20, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    I say true love. They are beautiful. Just makes you want to click your heels. You can always do a DIY an add the velvet bows.

    Confessions of a Couture Junkie

  • Emily
    April 21, 2011 at 1:18 am

    OMG those are freakin' amazing!

  • Jacquelyn
    April 23, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    These are gorgeous no questions about it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hanna
    April 23, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    MiuMiu <3

  • Helene
    December 25, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    have you worn them yet? If not nye is the perfect opportunity for everything sparkly!

    Bon Vivant + a Budget

  • Helene
    December 25, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    btw, I posted about your interview on in my latest blog post, Fatten that Wallet: How to Have More Money in 2012


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