Shoeper Shoe Challenge #10: Oscar Night

What: New Look pink patent bow platforms
When: Sunday, March 7th, 2010
Where: Dinner with parents & Oscar night with Shoeperman
With: Black skinny trousers (TK Maxx); black tank (; cream bow cardi (H&M); bag (Topshop, a gift from Shoeperman)

It’s one step forward and one step back today as far as the Shoe Challenge is concerned, because although I DID wear these shoes this weekend, and can thus cross them off my list, I also BOUGHT them this weekend, which means I’ve made no actual progress at all. Whoops.

I’m not going to be too hard on myself, though, because I think the shoes in question are worth the lack of progress. I actually bought a pair of these in black a couple of months ago, and have been wanting the pink ones ever since, but it was only when I actually saw them in person, and realised that they’re such a pale shade of pink that they almost qualify as nude, that I realised I couldn’t possibly leave the store without them.

For some reason, this style comes up really, really small. I have lots of shoes from New Look, and they’re almost all a size four, but I had to go up to a UK 5 for both these and the black versions: the size four was absolutely tiny, but the size fives fit perfectly in both the black and the pink, so I’m assuming this style just runs very small.

Tonight is Oscar night (Which I’m going to be live-blogging for The Fashion Police), so I decided to go with a classic, vaguely Hollywood-inspired outfit, which also helps tone down the five-inch heels a little. The fluffy dog accessory helps, too…


  • Wow those shoes are gorgeous and if I could actually walk in heels, I’d buy a pair myself. I think your purchase was definitely justified. The rest of the outfit looks lovely too 🙂

  • Ooooh, the whole outfit is amazing, as usual! I know many of your readers wrote about your model potential, but really, never thought of it? Amazing photos, lovely! The shoes are gorgeous! I confess when I read the right side of your blog… and it was written: 76 pairs… I thought immediately “ah! She bought one pair this weekend!” 🙂 Why not? This pair is really sweet! Enjoy your Oscar night! (Meanwhile, I must confess… I am out of the challenge for a while, sorry… serious reasons. As soon as I can, I’ll go back to it… promise!)
    .-= Denise´s last blog ..Sunday real break =-.

  • These are amazing :O I tried them on in the shop but couldn’t justify buying them when even just standing up in them caused such pain.
    In regards to them running small, I found, when I tried them on, to be fine-I’m normally on the small side of a 5 (but not quite a 4) and the 5 was fine on me.
    Love the outfit!
    .-= Julia´s last blog ..Ann D Lace-ups DIY =-.

  • I’ve had my eye on them for a while now, but I haven’t made it to the store yet and am trying to cut back on online purchases. But now it’s settled: I’ll just have to force myself to go out shopping this weekend!

  • Wow, thanks so much for the tip-off about these shoes! I went into my local New Look today and they only had two pairs of the black ones left – luckily one pair was a size up from mine and fit perfectly. I’ve been looking everywhere for a decent and affordable pair of uber-high black patent heels reminiscent of the YSL Tribute pumps – these ones definitely fit the bill!

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