Get It Now. The (Utterly Fashionable) One That Got Away

July 16, 2008 • Fashion


Jacqueline Zenn for Second City Style Magazine

Most of us have the one that got away – no, not that significant other who broke your heart, but that special piece that you once found and still think about, but for whatever reason, you didn’t buy it.
You may have even gone back to the shop where you first saw it and
discovered that it was already gone, sold to someone more decisive than

My most bittersweet “one that got away” was a luscious pair of burgundy patent Stuart Weitzman shoes
that were a steal, and they fit me perfectly. However, I was a student
at the time and sexy pumps just didn’t fit into my slightly preppy
college wardrobe, so I left them on the rack. Now, every time I
walk by the Stuart Weitzman store here in Chicago and see similar pairs
priced at around $300, I mentally kick myself.

There have been other items I’ve passed on because although I coveted them, they didn’t seem to fit into my existing wardrobe or lifestyle. An ivory suede coat that was as stunningly impractical as it was beautiful, a pair of shimmering shoulder-dusting chandelier earrings that were just a little too heavy for comfort, and several marked down Pucci scarves (I have a deep affection for things printed with Pucci-esque designs) that I should have snapped up.

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