Saturday, 31 December 2011

Shoe Haul (Topshop & Kurt Geiger)

I never got the chance to show you my recent shoe buys.  Remember I placed an order with Topshop before Christmas?  I buckled and bought the Louboutin alike pair as a treat and by luck noticed the Lillie cherry platforms that I'd spoken about before had gone into the sale.  At the time they were full price, they'd sold out in my size, so it was surprising to find the red velvet in a 38 and the black in a 39 available for me to buy.  Just as well I got them when I did, as they disappeared in all sizes before the Topshop sale officially started.  I used next day delivery so I'd get them in time for Christmas and got an email to say there was a "delay"  but thankfully they arrived the next day, Christmas Eve and I wore them immediately!  You can see me in the black pair here and on Christmas Day in the red.  Both are extremely gorgeous although some might argue I didn't *need* them both, I certainly didn't plan on buying the red or either actually, but when they were there in front of me, in the sale and I had the funds it seemed like fate.  I had a pair of Unique dalmatian shoes and  glitter mary-janes in my basket that I also toyed with purchasing but thought that was an overindulgence!

First up the full price 'Supreme' extreme nude platform courts Topshop, £88.  Ridiculously high, ridiculous.  Make your pins look amazing though and I apologise in advance for the rather rushed photo-shoot in this post, with my jammie bottoms rolled up, strap marks and the like!
'Lillie' cherry black velvet and green perspex heel peep toes Topshop, sale price £40 (£65).  A size bigger, the ankle strap probably fits me better, but they're a little large in the heel.  I wore them with thick tights though and there wasn't any 'slipping' when walking.
I just love the cherry detail of large pearls covered in black net.
'Lillie' cherry red velvet peep toes Topshop, sale price £40 (£65) in my regular size, the ankle strap on these shoes in general is very small, but the last hole fits fine for me.  The heel on this pair are gold metallic and I tend not to buy red shoes (although they always attract me) because of my pink or turquoise hair, but these were too beautiful to resist and were just the perfect shoes for Christmas.
This next pair I purchased when Mum and Dad took me to Edinburgh just before Christmas.  When I was at Uni, I used to be in the capital almost every weekend, last time I was there though was for a bridesmaid dress fitting for my sisters wedding 7 1/2 years ago!  I haven't been "proper shopping" there in 10 years though.  The whole trip was just to see if I could manage it and to let me see the German markets (was raining and too busy to even attempt that actually) and all the pretty lights.  It was a bit of a disaster, although exactly what I expected to be honest.  Too busy and Edinburgh is a complete nightmare (as is my hometown) for anyone disabled.  Wheelchairs do not go well with busy streets, cobbles, small shops and indeed there are many places you just can't get into with steps or rotating doors (Topshop, Jenners etc).  It was nice to go though and I did enjoy browsing the designer goods at Harvey Nicks and the sale in Kurt Geiger which is where I got these shoes.  'Active' wine patent platform mary-jane's Carvela by Kurt Geiger, sale price £49 (£100).  These shoes are the type I absolutely would never have purchased online.  The online images didn't entice me at all and they are very plain and just not really the type of thing I would even look twice at.  My Dad spotted these though and in my hand they were just so shiny and so metallic that I couldn't put them down.  When I tried them on (convinced they have magic mirrors in there), they looked ahhhmazing, just really gorgeous and I had the money, so thought why not? I don't think they come across as quite so magical here, so if you ever get to see them in person, definitely give them a try.

1 comment :

  1. Hello!
    Please email me if you still have the topshop shoes and are interested in selling them. I've been looking everywhere!
    Thank you x


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