The last time I was at Aldo (haulage here) I was instantly smitten with these White Peep-Toe Pumps! Unfortunately, Size 39 was much too large on me and 36 was way too tight. The only size 37 available, was the one on display (tester). I totally would’ve purchased it too, except one side (the tester) had been significantly stretched out, to the extent that my foot kept slipping out of the shoe as I walked around the store, whereas the other side fit perfectly fine. The Sales Assistants (two women and a man) kept urging me to go ahead and purchase it, assuring me that the size was fine, regardless of the blatantly large gap. I think not. I wasn’t about to spend KD 20/000 on a pair of shoes that so vastly differed in size, from left to right!
That said, I was obsessed with the White Peep-Toe Pumps and really had my heart set on getting them. So, I had the man um… manning the cash register, call up all the other Aldo stores and ask if it was available in a size 37. They told him it wasn’t from the current collection so they had no way of knowing if it was in stock or not, and if it was in stock, it was most likely in the sale section and they had no way of reserving a pair for me. Basically, it was no longer listed in their inventory. Thankfully, the Aldo store at The Promenade Mall came through! They had a size 38 but they could only put it on hold for 24 hours. I couldn’t make it in time… and sorta’ lost interest. So the Aldo branch at The Promenade Mall called me up to remind me. I told them I couldn’t make it (meaning they might as well go ahead and sell it). They called me up the next day as well, and the next and the next and the next.
3 weeks later… they were still calling me (thirsty much?) to come pick up the shoes, and since I’d already been to The Promenade Mall once before (at the crack of dawn) to check out Sultan Center (haulage here), I figured I might as well explore the rest of the place… during opening hours. I ended up picking up the gorgeous White Peep-Toe Pumps and Multi-Strand Gold Coins Necklace (trending) and since the Free Choker Necklace promo was still ongoing, I picked out a Tan Braided Suede Choker for free (for purchasing worth KD 15+)!
Stellaa White Peep-Toe Pumps on sale for KD 19/000
From special occasion styling to elevating everyday jeans and skirts, this white peep-toe pump is an essential for the modern girl’s closet.
These babies were available in White (as shown above) and Silver and a stunning Tropical Print (shown on the side). I’m not a huge fan of Peep-Toes but these just spoke to me! They had 4 inch heels (exactly 10 cm), so they weren’t exactly the most comfortable thing to walk around in. They were a bit big on me as well, but the Sales Assistant tried her best by stuffing them with everything from heel cushions at the soles and gel pads in the back. Nothing worked, but I was so obsessed with these things that eventually I decided to go ahead and get them in a size 38 anyway. I’ve already worn them during Eid paired with my H&M White Pantsuit (haulage here) to debut my new short haircut.
Werradien Gold Necklace originally retails for KD 5/000 but I got it on sale for KD 3/500
With just the right nod to boho styling, this delicate, modern multi strand necklace features metal coin pendants with face detailing. Always put your best face forward!
Let’s just get this out of the way right now. I can’t stand Gold. However, Roman Coin Necklaces or Florence-Inspired Coin Necklaces and pretty much Gold Coin Necklaces in general, have been having a moment in fashion. As such, I decided to pick this one up, on a whim. Multi-Strand Necklaces are an effortless way to get that whole boho-chic layering effect. Plus, they just look cooler! This thing was already budget-friendly to begin with, but I got it on sale for even cheaper, only KD 3/500!
Saelle Tan Choker Necklace retails for KD 7/000 but I got it for free (promo)
Lastly, they still had that “free choker necklace” promo going on, where you got a free choker for every KD 15/000 spent instore. I don’t really wear Chokers, but this one looked pretty cool, what with it being all tan and suede and braided. Surprisingly, it was originally KD 7/000 but as I said, I got it for free. This totally looks like something I’d wear out and about!
Super stoked about snagging the gorgeous White Heels and cute Coin Necklace and cool Choker!
I only spent KD 22/500 which is pretty fair since most of it was on the shoes. All in all, the Hawally branch of Aldo (The Promenade Mall) is a bit small, but since it’s closer to where I live, I just might be visiting it more often in the future.