A few years ago I wrote about an adorable shoe store I stumbled upon in downtown Norfolk called Monticello Shoes. They have their own designs, custom made in Italy and the shoes are absolutely gorgeous. And for designer shoes, the prices are completely reasonable.
So, two years ago I bought these lovely shoes (see left) and I wrote about them. When I went back into the store, Michael at Monticello Shoes knew who I was, knew about my blog post and gave me a hefty discount on another pair of shoes. I bought two. He also told me they were going to name my first gorgeous shoe purchase over there after me.
I thought, "Oh, isn't that sweet" and forgot about it.
Over the last two years my shoe purchasing has slowed down. Now that I work from home, heels aren't a daily necessity. And I have to admit that I wear flip flops more often than my beautiful work shoes. But I still love my shoes. And I still send everyone who will listen to Monticello Shoes. If I need a pair of shoes for something special, like say an inaugural ball, I always go there first. You see, they will also custom make shoes for you so you have just the right color, heel size, whatever. Just for you. Isn't that awesome?
Monticello Shoes has recently started this wonderful Deal of the Day on their website where you can get up to 60% off the featured shoe of the day. This weekend, they're having a Fourth of July blowout sale so I meandered over to their website to check it out. While browsing, I saw my pretty shoe. You know, the one in the photo up there?
It's called the Stephanie.
They did name it after me. And I don't think I could be more excited if someone had dedicated a park or a library in my honor.
* Just to be clear and to stay square with the FTC, Monticello shoes did not solicit this review or give me anything for writing it.