Muddling Along Mummy has tagged me in the Shoe Lovers meme/award. Unfortunately my bottom of mywardrobe shoe closet doesn't contain the envy-inducing designer shoes that Muddling Along possesses (some Christian Louboutin's are on my wish-list. One day....) but my friends and family will tell you that I love love love shoes. I was trying to think about the last pair of shoes I bought, and realised sadly that my shoe purchases have almost ground to a halt since Miss E and Mr A came into my life. This is down to a combination of lack of shopping time, lack of money, and a lack of opportunity to wear gorgeous shoes.
So it seems like a great time to celebrate the shoes I already have...
First to take their run down the catwalk are my wedding shoes. Yes, I wore these to get hitched. My dress was a knee-length prom-dress, so I felt killer heels were a must. I took them off for five minutes on the dancefloor, but I was determined not to be defeated so I slipped them back on until the end of the night. Yes, my feet did hurt the next day. A lot. But these shoes helped me feel the most fabulous I have ever felt!
On the red eye
These are my current favourites (Carvela from Kurt Geiger - Kurt Geiger is my shoe-shop of choice), bought a couple of years ago for a wedding, and poised to make an appearance at at leat one other wedding this year. They are super-high, and I feel like a bit of a giant when I wear them but they are much more comfortable than they look. I love the colour of them - in the winter I wear them with brighly coloured opaque tights.
When in Rome
These gladiator sandals are bespoke! There was a little cobblers shop I saw when we were on holiday in Turkey, and they measured my feet and made these beauties for me. They are so comfortable and I wore them a lot when I was pregnant (it was a hot summer). I did have to get Young Daddy to buckle them for me when I could no longer reach my feet, though.
Back to school
I saw these Jack Purcell Converse plimsoll trainers in Grazia and immediately sought some out. I'm now onto my second pair - they are the best trainers ever. I have big feet so buying trainers is a nightmare for me, but these somehow manage not to make my feet look like boats.
These boots were made for walking
I bought these shortly after Miss E and Mr A were born (they are my most recent footwear purchase. Sniff)when I realised how much walking I was going to be doing (it was the only way to get the babies to sleep in the early days). They are ugg-style boots made by FitFlop that I saw in Grazia, and they claim to tone your bum and thighs while you walk. I've lived in them this winter which should mean I have pins to die for. Sadly not. But maybe they'd be even worse if I didn't have the boots?
I'm pretty sure most people have already done this meme by now, but I'll tag a few nonetheless!
I have no doubt that these lovely ladies will have shoe collections that are pure shoe porn:
I used to be an interiors editor on a glossy mag, and I swapped nosing round beautiful homes for dirty nappies and baby talk when twins Ez and Fonz were born in September 2009. Now I've joined the ranks of the Work At Home Mums, striving to find that perfect work/life balance....