After several weeks of being “sensible” by only buying shoes I knew I’d be able to wear by the end of my Shoe Challenge, for this month’s Sarenza Brand Ambassador pick, I decided to take full advantage of the fact that the Challenge is over, and go for a pair of beautiful-but-not-exactly-practical glitter encrusted beauties!
I also took full advantage of the Sarenza sale to do this. I’d had my eye on a pair of Ted Baker Mayter pumps ever since they first appeared on the site, so when they went down to £72 in the sale, it seemed like a good time to grab a pair before they sold out. Sarenza stock these shoes in silver glitter, plus nude, red and black satin: I decided to go for the brown glitter version, partly because brown is a colour that’s under-represented in my shoe collection, but mostly because I have a brown shimmery dress which I’ve always struggled to find the right footwear for, so I thought these might come in handy. I should say here that I wouldn’t normally buy a pair of shoes just to wear with one specific item of clothing (In fact, I rarely buy shoes at all these days unless I’m sure I’ll get lots of use out of them: the Shoe Challenge has definitely taught me well!), but, well, as I said, the Shoe Challenge had just ended, and January is a long, dark month: sometimes a purely frivolous treat is in order, I think!
As it turned out, these shoes are actually a slightly different shade of brown from the dress, but as soon as I took them out of the box I knew there was no possible chance of me ever being persuaded to return them: they’re just so beautiful! The bow is, of course, the stand-out feature of these shoes, and it’s the kind of feature I just can’t stop staring at. The rest of the shoe, however, is beautifully made, with a slimline, elegant shape and a 4″ stiletto heel.
These are my third pair of Ted Bakers, so I was able to be fairly confident about the sizing, and went for my usual size 4. I’ve only worn them around the house so far, but I’m really happy with the fit, and would say they’re true to size, although they do seem fairly narrow, so if you have wide feet you might want to consider sizing up.
I meanwhile, am now trying to decide what my next Ted Baker Mayter colour should be. I have a feeling this won’t be my last pair in this style, somehow…
[Disclosure: these shoes were purchased using a gift code supplied by Sarenza. All opinions are my own.]