3.1 Phillip Lim Calder T-Strap Platform Pump

Oh My Goodness, I want these! They are exquisite!! It’s never going to happen, but a girl can dream.

3.1 Phillip Lim reinterprets the classic spectator pump with several notable twists: equipping it with a platform for added height, a T-strap to secure dipped construction, and juxtaposing textures in addition to colors.

  • Leather T-strap, pointed-toe front with snake-embossed leather shank, back, and heel.
  • Seam defines concealed platform.
  • Adjustable buckle.
  • Covered heel.

I can’t dance them, so maybe that can be the reason I shouldn’t get them. Haha, or the *gulp $850 price tag….yeah, that’s the biggest reason I can’t get them. Again…. a girl can dream. I’m a 38 if there are any wealthy benefactors out there. 😀

Most Expensive Mistake to date

So here is a fatty-fatty, expensive mistake of mine.

Months ago I bought my plane ticket into Europe and then back out. I am flying into London-Gatwick and then leaving from Gotenborg, Sweden. Well, after buying my ticket, I was asked by an organizer if I could change it so that I could fly into Madrid instead, since that was where my flight to the Canary Island is going out from. Hmm…..that would have been good info to have before I bought my ticket (there was some miscommunication….I will totally take some credit for this). Because it was going to cost $200 to change I opted to not change this and to get a one-way ticket within Europe instead. Ok, so not off to a terribly good start, but I am earning lots of miles (the only silver lining I can find).

So fast forward. Gotenborg recently got canceled, which means that my return ticket isn’t much good to me. No problem, I’ll change my ticket online. Oh no. Wait. I can’t do that. I have to call Orbitz (or Cheaptickets, or whatever) to do that for some unstated reason on their website. Cool. No problem. I’ll call on Skype. Oh, that’s right; I can’t get credit onto my account either through a bank transfer, pay pal transfer, and Wells Fargo won’t verify my credit card. Wow….. it’s not looking too good.

As of right now, I have a $940 (now) one-way ticket into the wrong city, which isn’t even first class, and I’ll need to buy a $650 return ticket separately so I can get home. Why must I do this, you ask? Oh, well, because I managed to buy a ticket where I cannot change the departure city. I could change the date, but the fare difference, plus the change fee would be about $1100. Hmm…. looks like buying that one-way isn’t looking too shabby!

Ok, just sharing the joys of traveling.

Flight to Sweden

Yesterday (or today really; I haven’t slept yet) Kevin and I left for our trip to Sweden and it was off to a great start, until I realized that I forgot my jacket and gloves! Total amateur hour! How could I, Miss I-am-cold-all-the-time, forget my jacket when I am going to Northern Europe and the Easter Block? Oh yeah, that’s right….because it was hot in Pittsburgh when I left!

Well, there has been lots of flying since that discover and still no new jacket in sight. At PIT I tried to find a jacket and couldn’t; at DTW I tried again and found a sweatshirt (I have one of those already, btw) for $120 which is WAY too pricey; and here at AMS I have found some sweatshirt things, but they are in Euros and I just cringe at the thought at how much it will really cost me.

The flight from DTW to AMS was pretty easy. I watched a movie and then watched some dance clips on my iPod and now I am pumped to dance! And guess what?! I have 4 hours until my next flight, so realistically, I have the time to dance before I take off for Sweden.

I didn’t sleep on that flight. I think it was the fact that I was thinking about dancing, choreography and all the things I want to accomplish, or I could chalk it up to the fact the seats were uncomfortable. Highlight of the flight: Kevo stopped by a Japanese restaurant before we left DTW and bought some sushi (which I got a bite of) and a bean cake for me. Delish!! He’s so thoughtful!!!

Currently, Kev and I are sitting in the internet area typing away at emails. After we write a bunch we are going to hop online, send these guys, upload the new ones, sign off, write some more, sign back on, and do it all again.

Last thing (this is amusing/ironic for me). I don’t like to check luggage because I feel wherever you go (unless you are moving), you shouldn’t have to check luggage. This trip required that Kevin and I check our heavy and over-sized luggage and I was betting that my luggage would be delayed because that would make life even better (forgetting the jacket SUCKS, but having my luggage go missing on top of that would super suck). Yet it isn’t my luggage that will be delayed; it’s Kevin’s! It’s sad to hear, but oh so ironic.

More later. Cheers.