Greetings all you sub-par tinkerbells. Today I just have a short tale of a retail MIRACLE!! Unlike the rest of blogland, I’ve only been half paying attention to the Missoni for Target hub-bub. I knew it was coming, in fact, I had a vague idea that it was here, thanks to Twitter, but it wasn’t really on my radar, since most Missoni knits remind me of Charlie Brown’s shirt….
But yesterday morning my head nearly exploded from the allergies, so I ran to Target over my break – it’s across the street from my office building. On my frenzied dash to the pharmacy I passed the shoe section and saw a HUGE PICTURE of SWEATER COVERED BALLET FLATS!! In pink! And green! Not Charlie Brownish at all! Avarice filled my heart and I paused to grab some sweater shoes. Alas, there were, like, two pairs of little girl sized shoes and a pair of wellies left. I was bereft.
But wait! Later, on an office art-buying trip with a new co-worker, we stopped by a different Target to pick up a drill. She was nice enough to pass by the shoe section with me and my heart fell as I saw the empty shelves and empty boxes lying around. We almost didn’t stop, but a teeny stripe of hot pink attracted my eye. There, in the middle of all the boxes was ONE PAIR of the flats I wanted. In my size (11! Always hard to find at Target!) Can you believe it?
My very own pair of pink and green sweater shoes. Just looking at them makes me smile. Thank you you shoe fairy! I left a quarter under my pillow. I couldn’t remember if you liked cookies or coins…
They are so you !!!! Happy Happy for you ! Must have felt like when I found the discontinued New Look 6788 pattern ….again ( I lost out on the 1st one I found !) . Happy Happy for you and me !!!!
Those are absolutely adorable, and the very first actual purchase from Target/Missoni that I’ve seen! Congrats : >
I got them too! So cute
I had no idea that the Missoni sale was even happening…until it was pretty much over. Had I known they’d have sweater shoes, I may have paid more attention. Congrats on your coveted purchase – they look great!!!
What happy shoes! So cute. What’s crazy is that half the Missoni for Target line can now be found on EBay at 3x the price.
Those are adorable! I know absolutely nothing of this company, and Targets are few and far between here in Canada (although I hear the invading horde is marching North soon), but what a great find out of all the (apparent) hullabaloo!
How fabulous! There’s nothing better than shoes that make you smile and wiggle your toes when you’re wearing them (or maybe the toe wiggling’s just me). The Missoni line didn’t grab me, but the style blogs were definitely all abuzz.
Not sure which the shoe fairy likes better, but coins don’t leave crumbs in your sheets, so wise choice.
Ooh, so lucky! I scored at the Target Missoni launch too, but only because I was there early and the sweater fairy smiled on me. I should’ve left her a coin. Oops?
Sweater shoes are darling! Congrats! My local Target only had children’s sizes when I was there, but I did find myself a pair of Missoni wellies – in the same pattern as the shoes. Bring on the fall rains!