24 October 2011

Life's rich tapestry

No, I haven't gotten all philosophical on you - I'm talking shoes. Well, really, what did you expect? And we start with sad news. A shoe death. Yes, I'm devastated to tell you that this pair of shoes, the object of much admiration, many kind comments and former feature of the right hand bar of this blog (they've come down because it's too sad to see them there now), have died.

Love a good Nora Batty ankle. Love it.
The upper is coming away from the platform on the inside edge of the right shoe. It's one of those that you could glue temporarily and hope for the best but that would probably come away again and if you tamper with this kinds thing it leaves you banjaxed for returning them. So they're headed back to Miss Selfridge and I shall wait patiently, most likely, for a refund. However, I'm crossing my fingers that there's a cheeky pair hidden in a warehouse just waiting to be sent to me! Urgh, I love those bloody shoes!

So, while they are no more, I did recently acquire a tapestry addition to my shoe wardrobe. These beasts, from ASOS:

I can normally be found on my back with my feet in the air. It would seem.
Yes, I know they won't be everyone's cup of tea but that's neither here nor there because they are very much mine! They are GIANT. So very, very tall. They make me about 6"1. I am basing this scientific measurement on the fact that I'm still smaller than Mr S in them but only by a whisker. A mere whisker! And he stands 6"2 fact fans. Truth be told, I did like the Miss S's better but these guys feel edgy and, being on the cusp of 30 [oh, I know I barely look a day over 21 ;-)], I need some edge in my life. Some rock 'n' roll. And if tottering about doing one's best to balance and having almost completely numb feet all day, in the name of fashion, ain't a teeny dose of rock n roll, I'll eat a pair of sensible shoes. Here I am posing in them:

boots: ASOS, t-dress: Uniqlo, Shirt: H&M, necklace: Godiva
Look how I'm artfully showing off the wedge. You should probably expect to see more of this shit soon.

Here's a closer look at my lovely nautical but nice necklace. Cos you need that in yo life...dontcha? I do love a bit of mirrored acrylic. *Sigh*


Update: My broken shoes arrived back with Miss S on the 12th. It's now the 24th and I've heard NOTHING! Crap-tastic! Those guys (in fact Arcadia generally) suck butt.

10 comments:

Please may I? said...

RIP nice shoes... As for the new ones, WOW!

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heartshapedbruise. said...

Shoe deaths are always traumatic - you have my sympathies :(

Your new tapestry boots are however, amazing. (I feel the need to confess that I just wrote 'tapestry BOOBS' - oops! Good job I noticed!)

I've got a couple of pairs of tapestry shoes on their way to me - looking forward to receiving them :) Although they're not as exciting as yours - mainly because I'd not be able to walk in them to save my life!

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dinoprincesschar said...

oh i have been umming and ahhing over these asos boots for a while now - i want them! :)

Vix said...

Those Asos boots are possibly one of the few things on earth I'd actually consider buying new. I absolutely freaking adore them. x

Faff said...

Aaah I do love those first ones, hope you get replacements! Altho after seeing the boots in the full length picture I do rather like them too... :)

Gem said...

wowee! love them x

Helga! said...

Jaysus,those boots are OUTRAGEOUS!!! Totally fabulous!I love the shoes as well!Infact,shoes are the only place I like tapestry,methinks.It's just so incongruous! Or something!!Hahaha!
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sacramento said...

Those boots are an statement piece, and I love, love them, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
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Winda Tiodang said...

NICE SHOESS!i am a new fashion blogger from indonesia living in singapore :) i really like your blog. i will really reaaally appreciate & it will be an honor to have u as my blog member.

and of course i will folback!!! :D also, u can mention me anytime on twitter @tiodang if you want me to check out your latest post & leave a comment ^^
i've just recommend your post to google!u can check it! that's what u got if you keep in touch with my blog too!! hope u will do the same ^^
u can contact me at : cheeringwinda@yahoo.com