I’m sorry. The title of this post is resolutely awful, but I couldn’t resist. Just couldn’t!
I love shoes. I need to share with you the three newest pairs to grace my life- but before I do, a little thought on the matter. It’s a far too clichéd thing to claim that every woman loves shoes. It’s not true- not by a long shot- but it’s true that there is something truly irresistible about footwear to many. Why? Part of me thinks that a good pair of shoes can change the very way you walk. On a purely practical level- a well made pair of shoes supports the foot; it can elongate; it can correct a dodgy stance; it can force you to straighten your back and extend your neck. On a slightly more basic level, a good pair of shoes makes you feel good. They can make you feel confident, cheer you up on a bad day. It’s almost as if they have magical powers. Some famous pairs of shoes have even changed the course of history- Dorothy’s ruby slippers, the red shoes at the end of Snow White… They can change an outfit from day to night in an instant- just pop on a pair of heels and you’re good to go. They can express personality, they can tie in themes, patterns, textures or colours to make an outfit feel more ‘together’- in short, shoes are a wonderful thing.
On that note, I need to share these glittery wonders with you:
The flash was not incredibly kind to these beauties, but look at them! They cost me £10 in the New Look sale, and I have been searching for a pair like this for ages. They’re not too high so even I can wear them without having to hobble from A to B, and they’re so glitzy. So glitzy. Much girlier than I would usually wear, but just looking at them makes me feel happy. They’re a gorgeous, multi toned glitter with shades of pink, silver, blue, gold, white… argh! Just talking about them makes me want to put them on!
I also acquired these before Christmas:
These are the shoes I wore with my Christmas outfit. Again from New Look- as a lot of my shoes are!- and a gorgeous soft, textured black suede-style fabric. Deceptively comfortable, and they look amazing on. Because of the chunky platform sole, they don’t actually feel as if you’re wearing heels when you have them on. It’s quite bizarre! But additionally because of the platform sole, they give you a nice bit of height and definition in your legs. Which is another plus to a pair of heels, ladies.
Finally, these bad boys!
I’ve posted these shoes in a counter-chronological order, as these are the shoes I acquired first out of the three! I love how fierce they are, with the solid shoe-boot style and then the silver conical spikes all over the heel. The wedge heel makes them extremely comfortable to wear and very easy to walk in, even for heel novices like myself. I thoroughly recommend wedge heels! Also, wearing a solid coloured shoe boot, such as these, with a matching pair of solid, opaque tights elongates the leg! Try it and see.