I have a confession to make… I always say the high street does not provide comfort when it comes to shoes, and that the first wear is usually the last if I’ve ever made an impulse purchase. However, there is a little store that has got it sooo right this season. When I wear these shoes, everyone stops to ask me where they’re from – so I had to do a post.
This season, Gucci, No. 21, Jimmy Choo, Miu Miu, Marni – you name it – everyone has embellished footwear be it studs, or crystals or flowers or pearls. But the only problem is that they’re so beautiful and delicate that you don’t want to wear them outside. One unannounced crack in the wooden floor of a restaurant or a sudden rain shower – and they would be ruined in an instant.
So when I found these – it was akin to Cinderella and those glass slippers. Except for these cost less than £50. Actually, they cost less than £40. And there’s nothing shabby about them.
My Mother in Law, let’s call her ‘Mrs H’, always asks for a ‘present list’ at birthday time, and Louboutins and Charlotte Olympia feels like a little bitttt too big of an ask. But when I found these, at Marks and Spencer – yep – MARKS AND SPENCER!!!! – I added them to the top of my list. And they cost £35.00! Everywhere I go people ask me if I got them from Selfridges or Harrods or Dubai or LA or if they’re a pre-released shoe. No one believes me when I say they’re from good old M&S and for less than two cocktails on a Friday night in Mayfair.
I also have my eye on a couple of mules… Trustworthy Marks and Spencer.