It was love at first sight when I saw the shoes in a catalog that came in the mail yesterday. They were my kind of shoes. Cute little flats in cool colors. And the store had my size, 11. I had to try them on as soon as possible. So after work, I took Rigby and walked 30 blocks to the shop. It was 7 pm and the shoe department was gloriously empty. When I tried on the flats, I was more in love than ever. They look a little like espadrilles, but they’re sexier and in satin. I wanted them in every color. “The minute the catalog hit, we were inundated with orders,” the cute, young salesman told me. “You’re lucky. The only reason we had them is because you wear a big size.” I went wild and bought the flats in three colors. I already know I’ll be wearing them all summer. I’m taking a pair on a business trip to Florida today.