I know I keep on (and on, and on…) saying this, but I really can’t believe I’m sitting here writing my last ever Shoe Challenge post! In some ways the year has dragged, but in other ways it’s flown by – last night Shoeperman and I went to the same restaurant we ate at on Valentine’s Day last year, on the first day of the Challenge, and it really didn’t feel like a whole year had passed: time flies when you’re saving shoes!
As I mentioned yesterday, I have a Shoe Challenge wrap-up to post later in the week, but for now, here’s my final pair of saved shoes:
These are Carvela’s ‘Grass’ pumps, which, as those of you who follow me on Facebook can no doubt testify, I’d been drooling over for months. They’d sold out pretty quickly at Kurt Geiger, so I’d resigned myself to a lifetime of eBay searching when, back in December, they popped up on the Sarenza website in the same week that my December giftcode (as part of the Brand Ambassador Programme) dropped into my inbox. And even although I’d done really well up to that point not to buy any more peep toes, which I knew I’d struggle to save before the Valentine’s Day deadline, I figured it was fate – and that I could always just wear them with tights if I had to.
(Please excuse my odd facial expression here: I really wanted to show you the neckline of the dress, and I couldn’t seem to do it without staring off into space!)
As it happened, I didn’t have to resort to tights after all: not only was yesterday unseasonably warm for February (and today it’s been almost Spring-like: yay!), the restaurant we were going to has parking right in front of it, which meant my bare legs were only exposed to the elements for the few seconds it took me to run in from the car, so no tights required, thank goodness! The shoes are actually surprisingly comfortable for such a high heel: you’re aware that you’re much taller than usual, but the platform means that the foot isn’t at any more of an angle than it would be in any other heels, making them relatively easy to walk in.
Enough about the shoes, though: here’s the most important of last night’s accessories:
Shoeper Champers, to celebrate the end of the Challenge! It’s all over, folks: I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!
I owe another big thank-you, not just to those of you who joined me in the Challenge, but to everyone who’s stuck with me through endless pairs of nude peep toes, red heels, and all those green dresses – your comments and encouragement have meant the world to me, and have really helped motivate me to continue with this challenge over the past two years: you’re all true Shoeperheroes!