Monday to Wednesday Shoes

Hi again,

When was I last here?  Life has been a whirlwind.  I think you’re meant to start winding down as you approach your leaving date at work but I’ve been working like a beast in the run up to leaving my job to try and get everything done and leave the firm and my clients with good memories.

As my last week is now here after three months I have decided to have a little shoe parade in the office and wear some of my more fancy shoes.

This is what I’ve worn so far this week.
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Left to right you have Shoes of Prey, KG and Ruby Shoo.

I love these Shoes of Prey and I’m almost certain that no one will have an identical pair given that you get to hand pick all of the colours, etc.P1000941
My only issue with these shoes is that I don’t think the cross straps are quite in the right place as I have an issue with my little toe!
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I seem to spend the whole time trying to fiddle with the straps and tuck it in.  I think that’s the reason I don’t wear them all that often as nothing looks uglier than toes sticking out all over the place!

Tuesday I wore the pink KG heels on the left, these must be about 8 to 10 years old.  It goes to prove that shoes can last a very long time if you look after them well.  That means that today’s shoes were the Roby Shoo’s on the right.  I found these on TK Maxx and couldn’t decide whether or not to buy them (https://emmaonshoes.wordpress.com/2016/05/12/screen-shopping-for-shoes/)
They are really lovely but they have a zip up the back and the back of the heel comes quite high up the ankle.  They can rub your ankles raw but I have discovered Compeed Blister plasters and they saved my ankle today from being skinned.P1000944

All I need to do now is decide what I’m going to wear on Thursday and Friday!

It’s been more than six years since I last changed jobs so it’s going to be a wrench as I’ve made some good friends but you sometimes have to try following your dreams and see where life takes you!

Something for the Weekend?

Good evening fellow shoe lovers.

It occurred to me when I was taking some pictures of my shoes that the way we photograph shoes is not representative of the way that we actually see our shoes when we wear them.  Perhaps I can revolutionise how we photograph shoes…P1000429
I guess not the most flattering of angles…  I’ll work on that!!

To be honest, if I left this post with just the above picture you would have no idea of what these shoes actually look like.  This picture holds a secret!

Let me tell you a bit about the shoes before the reveal.

I remember being in a popular high street store once and looking at a pair of shoes that I thought were really pretty.  I was umming and ahhing and had picked them up and was about to take them to pay for them when two other women came into the shop, picked them up and bought them.  This was my cue to put them back and leave the shop.  I don’t like the idea that other people are wearing the same shoes as me so when I discovered Shoes of Prey I thought all of my dreams had come true!

https://www.shoesofprey.com/

I have spent many an evening designing pairs of shoes and storing them in my profile for when I win the lottery!  I’m not going to lie, these shoes are not cheap.  You are looking at a pair of heels starting at around £160.

I received this pair from my husband for my birthday and he did well!  They are beautifully presented in a ribbon tied box, the interior of which is padded with foam.  They are tissue wrapped and include a cloth storage bag, a pack of accessories such as heel grips and gel insoles.  The package is then topped off with a photo of your new shoes.

You can customise everything on their website.  It would be the perfect place for a unique pair of wedding shoes or for a very special occasion.

This is a better picture of the pair my husband designed for me:-
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Now you may be thinking that they have one hell of a platform and you’d be right!  I don’t think my husband quite appreciated how high they were when he designed them so it certainly will have to be the right occasion to wear these babies but they are gorgeous and surprisingly comfortable.  If you compare the platform to the heel you don’t actually feel as if you’re wearing big heels when they’re on – apart from when you realise how much taller you are than everyone else now!

By way of comparison I have put them next to a pair of ‘normal’ heels here for youP1000426

Quite a difference, right?!

If you have a spare hour I would recommend heading over to this site and having a go at designing your unique shoes.  If you order them the quality is impeccable and the chances of you bumping into someone wearing the same shoes as you when you order from here is incredibly remote.  I’d rather have a custom designed pair of shoes from here than spending hundreds on a pair of shoes that you’ll see other women in.  You may think you want Louboutin’s but they mass produce those, these are made completely to your specification and they come with a 365 day return or remake policy.

I’d love to see your design if you make a pair, just be cautious when adding the platforms to them – they get pretty high!