These are my beloved Icone killer heels, bought back in
2006 from my favourite shoe shop in the UK,
Belle Scarpe, at The Mailbox in Birmingham.
I lusted after them for ages, but at an original selling price
of £320, no way was hubby giving in to my pouting.
Eventually they were in the sale.....and they still had my size
in stock....at £198 they were a definite bargain;
this time the pouting worked, and the shoe lust was satiated.
Of course, new shoes mean new handbag....
but I couldn't find anything I liked in Birmingham.
So, the following Saturday, I was 'on a mission'
to find a red handbag in Leicester, and I wouldn't
give up until I found one.
There were a couple of possibilities in Fenwick's
but I quickly discounted them....
then I spotted a Coccinelle bag on the highest
display shelf - it was perfect.
I asked the assistant if I could take a closer look.
"But that one's £120, Madam, I don't think
you'll want to pay that".
If it hadn't been exactly what I wanted,
I would have walked away.
Instead, I calmly replied,
"Having paid £198 for the shoes it's to match,
£120 is not a problem".
The bag is mine.....and I LOVE it!