While I was away, I noticed that the shoes were reduced from $150 to $90. And available in the half-size I take. So it had to be done. They have arrived. They are spectacular.
By "the shoes," I mean a pair I've been obsessed with for years, although in a sense since childhood: ruby slippers. I guess the classic comes from Repetto, but Bloch is a notch less dainty (i.e. more practical, comfortable, cushioned, less on the verge of being worn through) and yeah, maybe a touch less expensive-looking, but also so much less expensive. If I had $270 ballet flats, I would need to put them into a museum display case.
The schmancy Repettos, via Polyvore.