Got a lot of financial stress going on right now or rather a lack of finances altogether and not through spending for once! I won't bore you with my problems but suffice to say the arrival of this package went some way to cheering me up today and I quickly took these photos as I spent the rest of the day babysitting my nephews (playing a rather grotesque shark game on the i-pad)! These shoes were the one item I was allowing myself to buy, no matter how dire my finances were, so on Friday, I along with many others, sat biting my nails and refreshing the Irregular Choice web page at 12pm, waiting for the arrival of the much anticipated bunny heels!
It's the first time I've known Irregular Choice to be so specific about not only a release day but time. I truly haven't experienced anything like this over a pair of shoes and suspect IC are the same! It's because these shoes are so freakin' adorable and without blowing my own trumpet, I like to think I played a part in creating some buzz for them before their launch (well I did, as many people were unaware of their existence before spotting them here and on my social media). I was slightly cursing myself for blabbing about them though, because I knew stock was limited and after months of waiting and such a tense time towards the release date, I worried I'd miss out altogether. I was freaking out as it had gone from buying online to phone orders, to reserving pairs to a free for all and first come first served! I did get them though, as you can tell from the images and the post!
I was really unsure which size to order, so had a last minute panic and bought the 5/38 and 6/39 with my Mum being kind enough to lend me the money there and then (thankfully my small eBay sales this weekend have paid for one pair)! I'm soooo glad to have had the option of both sizes, because the 5/38 (my regular size) actually feel very small. I measured them and they are 24.5cm which does equate to a standard 38, but my toes feel squished and are scrunching up/curling under (hate that) when I slide my foot in. The 6/39 feel a little large I have to admit, but I think for comfort sake, I would be better sticking with them. The 5 might stretch a little with wear, but it seems silly to make an uncomfortable shoe work, when I have a comfortable pair in my possession.
As you can see I went for the blue spotty Flopsy. I seriously considered the black pair, because it was obvious I'd get more wear out of them and they'd go with practically everything in my wardrobe, but the spotty were that little bit different. I actually love the shoe minus the bunny heel anyway. It's got a lovely rounded front, stubby looking toe and lace up front. They remind me a little of the Graphic Geek's (I have a teal suede split-toe pair but they came in a non-split version) a few years back. They're just a really cute, little shoe-boot.
The heel itself is adorable and just as I expected. It's reasonably weighty and the ribbon around the neck goes through a hole at each side. There's pink shading to the bunny and it's just really amazing. I personally think £99.99 is a good price for something of this standard. You pay for statement heels of any kind, so I was pleasantly surprised when I heard the price point.
I was also pretty excited to get my first new season box, featuring the gorgeous cowgirl and she's on the sole too. One of my favourite seasonal designs I think. There is still limited stock available of this style (black sold out online but go onto the website for details of phone orders) and remember there is also the black or red mary-jane Thumper. No word yet on the purple Binky I posted a while back, but given that they're not on the Hong Kong site yet (which received Flopsy and Thumper long before us), I doubt they're coming soon. I also want to add how impressed I am with the service and speedy delivery. Ordering these on Friday, they were dispatched in the afternoon and I received them first thing this morning (Monday), which is brilliant. I'm absolutely thrilled with my shoes and look forward to wearing them on The Shoe Girl Diaries once this blasted snow has gone (yeah again, what is up with that)? They are definitely shoes I will treasure forever. Did you manage to get a pair?