Whenever I’m not at home to receive a package, the postman leaves me a little paper slip which I need to take to the post office. Obviously I don’t like to go there three times a week, so I wait until I have a few packages to retrieve. Which is why I walked out of the post office this week with several packages in my arms, most of which were shoes that I scored from eBay. Among them, a couple of all-time favourites that I had been on the hunt for since forever.
Point in case: these Teal boots from Next. Some of you who have been following me for a while now may remember this post. At the time I figured £95 was a bit too much, even if they were real leather and suede, but I did feel a touch of disappointment when they sold out and I had missed my chance. I installed an automatic eBay search though, but it took forever for something to turn up. But, lucky me, the very first pair that did turn up, was a size 5, worn only once. Yeay! That said, the colour is a blueish teal, and not bottle green like it appears in this photo. They are also massively comfortable, albeit a bit roomy for my feet, and I love the slightly tough seventies vibe of that wooden heel. Best part? I paid £22,5 in total, shipping included (in fact, shipping was the biggest expense here). I immediately took them out (before spring is really here) on Monday, with a black wrap dress.
Another eBay find. I wasn’t exactly on the lookout for these, but their shape is so similar to my beloved Kurt Geiger Belles (sans bow) that I couldn’t resist. They are not that versatile, although they will spruce up any LBD. An “easy” shoe, as I call it. They look more golden in this photo, but they are really a silvery pewter. I wore them to work on Tuesday with my navy polka dot wiggle dress.
(worn in the shoe challenge)
On Wednesday it rained, so any of my new pairs were out of the question. Instead I opted for the first pair of quasi-waterproof shoes I saw: my purple “bondage” pumps from Feud. They were a bit dusty though, as I hadn’t worn them in quite a while. I bought these about three years ago, and I still love their sauciness and the wavy curves on the side. And they’re comfortable, which helps as well. They went well with my raspberry pink dress.
(worn in the shoe challenge)
The next day I decided to give my Asos Prop heels another chance. Last time I wore them, they were killing my feet, and I wouldn’t say they’ve gotten exactly more comfortable over time. I did wear them with tights this time, which made some difference. I have to be careful when I wear these and really watch how I put my feet down, or I would certainly land ungracefully on the floor. It’s a pity though, since they’re really pretty, and I still covet the version in black and gold as well. But I’ll stay away from those, I guess…
I figured these babies deserved a proper close-up. If I had photographed them on the side, you would’ve never gotten a good look at those wonderful flower appliqués. These Irregular Choice “Can’t touch this” will definitely be waaaaaay too over the top for some, but for me, they’re just enough. Sometimes Irregular Choice has the tendency to pile things on things on things on their shoes, and although that pretty much sums up these shoes (perspex engraved heel, floral print, blue trim, three (!) flowery appliqués…), I quite like the effect. That said, my colleague informed me on Friday that very few people would get away with these. I paired them with my new Hell Bunny Karen dress in red polka dot print, that wouldn’t get overwhelmed by the shoes, and some hot red lippy. Proper outfit photos to follow!
Not much happened on Saturday, except some grocery shopping and me working on my paper for school. So comfy shoes were in order. The weather was sunny enough to get away with this laceless white trainers from New Look. I own five pairs of New Look’s trainers by now. Not a coincidence, I promise you. For about ten euros a pair, these babies are well worth their money!