It’s been a long time since I took you all shoe shopping with me (Which is actually how I think of these features, by the way: it’s as if you’re all somehow tucked inside my phone, ooh-ing and aah-ing at each pair of shoes I point the camera at. Or sometimes all shouting, “NO, SHOEPERWOMAN! Put down the shoes and back slowly away!”) so I snapped some quick pictures last time I went on a shopping research trip. Yes, readers, I do the shopping so you don’t have to: I’m all heart!
Now, this trip wasn’t totally without objective. In fact, I very much wanted to get my hands (or feet, rather) on a pair of Schuh’s ‘Frenchie’ butterfly courts, which you may remember me declaring to be Shoe Kryptonite when I wrote about them back in December. And here they are:
Unfortunately the colour didn’t come out quite right in these photos, and the green shoes on the right of the picture look much more turquoise than they do in real life. Their actual colour is much more like the shade shown on the Schuh website, and is absolutely gorgeous, as are the shoes themselves, which made it very hard for me to walk away from them. Here’s a close-up of the butterfly detail:
So pretty I found myself willing to overlook the Dolce & Gabbana “inspiration”!
On my way out of Schuh, I stopped by the sale rack and tried on these Irregular Choice ‘Whitney’ platforms, which I think were down to about £35 (I couldn’t find them on the Schuh website):
The display model was a size too big for me, but these would be so much fun for summer.
Just for fun, I also tried on the green version of the Cortesan Woof courts:
Great shape, but a little too green, even for me!
Next up, I headed to the Miss Selfridge concession in Debenhams, where this was the sight that greeted me:
Nude pumps! My particular weakness right now. I’d actually spotted these shoes on the Miss Selfridge website, but hadn’t really given them a second thought. In person, though, I decided they were pretty much perfect:
Straight onto the wish list they went!
Finally came these babies, which you may remember me writing about back in December:
They’d been reduced to £20, but have since gone down to £15. They’re sold out online, but as you can see, there were still quite a few pairs left in my local Debenhams:
(Sorry about the blurry photo, my hands must’ve been shaking with excitement…)
Sadly, though, although I examined every single pair, none of them were my size, otherwise a pair of these would definitely have been coming home with me. As for what did come home with me:
Shoes # 70, nude platform pumps, £25 from Next. And yes, I know, I know: another pair of nude shoes. In my meagre defence, though:
a) They’re the perfect shade of nude for my skin tone
b) I’m obsessed.
c) Did I mention they were only £25? All things considered, I think I did pretty well not to buy the black version, too…
So, there you have it, and all I can say, Challengettes, is that sometimes, even when you already have 69 pairs of shoes at home, you will find a bargain pair of nude platforms that you just know you’ll get lots of wear out of. And when you do find those shoes, I will be in no position to judge you for buying them…