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June 03, 2010

A Very Special Tribute


_6017610 Every once in a while I come across a shoe that possesses so many ideal qualities it can only be described as perfection. These (almost completely sold out!) YSL Nude Tribute sandals are my idea of the quintessential shoe. Sexy, stylish and perfectly designed. Avid fans swear by the comfort of the design. Those of us needing the extra height (me, me, me!) love how the platform - and especially this nude shade - elongate the leg to near Gisele proportions. So long as the platform is en vogue, you might be able to call this shoe 'classic' (please, dear Shoe Gods... grant us permission to don the platform for many years to come). At least that's what I tell myself when I'm drooling at it and it's eqally jawdropping price tag.

I'll share a little secret... it's my birthday today (yay!) and I'd rather have this pretty little pair of shoes than any other sweet confection in the world! YSL sales are everywhere, so if you see this beauty (or her equally fabulous black sister), give me a shout! And yes, I'm serious about that. I'm looking everywhere for this baby.

But my real special tribute today is to you, dear readers. That's right, gorgeous... YOU! Thank you for another year of amazing comments, heartfelt emails and growing friendships. Blogging, tweeting and facebooking have enriched my life in ways I never expected, and I look forward to what the future holds for all of us. If you're willing to jump in head first and ride the waves being onlline is a terrific experience. My Venti wish for 2010? To meet as many of my online friends (ahem... that would be you) as possible and deepen my connections with all the rest.

Wouldn't it be great if we could just get together for a bit of shoe shopping and lunch at Neiman's? Maybe start the day with a power yoga class and pedicures to prepare us for the onslaught of strappy designer sandals - that ust happen to be on sale? *sigh* To me, that's a perfect day. Here's to you, stylish friends. Here's to you! Mmmmmmwah!


What the beautiful people are saying...

Have the most amazing birthday Miss Franki. You have infused such energy into how you interact with everyone and it is inspirational. Your perfect day sounds delightful and I would most definitely accompany you. Have a lovely day! =)

Great post, Franki. And Happy Birthday!

At 5'8" I don't need the extra height, but it never stops me. I adore the platforms. And don't worry, I don't think one can blog ENOUGH about shoes.


Happy Birthday Franki!!! I'm SO in on lunch, shopping, ... all of it! :)

Happy Birthday! I hope some lovely person treats you to these gorgeous shoes, they're stunning!

Have a fantastic day xx

Love your blog, thanks to you for all of your wise words, reccomendations and fabulous style. Have a great birthday.

Happy happy birthday!!! Cheers :)

Happy Birthday fellow shoe lover!! I hope you find these beauties, I will keep my eye out for you! I was able to get these in patent navy blue for Christmas and I have worn them winter, spring, and summer, extremely comfortable and great to dance in!

Happy Birthday! The shoes are fab - totally not in my budget though :o)

Those shoes are to die for. As a vertically challenged lass, high heels are always on my bill. And that blushy nude is the most gorgeous neutral. I just did 2 posts on YSL - on many of our minds.
Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Happy Birthday to You, Franki! Live well, love much, laugh often! Have a wonderful day!

Love the Shoes. That would be a Happy Birthday indeed to be walking around in those. Have a Great One!


Have a great weekend!

Thank you all so much! I was offline the majority of yesterday, so sorry for the slooooow response! I adore all of you! Thank you for being a part of my day!

I'm late to the party!!
Feliz Cumpleaños!! hope your day was fabulous. If we get to meet one day we must do as you say. Though I must warn you I give a little scream every time I see a shoe I love.... and sometimes a little dance :)
So how was the party??
kiss kiss,
Auckland - New Zealand

I've got these in black and they are THE MOST comfortable heeled shoe in my closet. It's ridiculous, the platform is cushioned and stable. Happy belated Birthday, I think this is my first visit to your blog!

Oh my goodness, Happy Belated Birthday! Sorry I missed it - getting distracted by these jaw-dropping heels didn't help. They're incredible!

Something to say, gorgeous?

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