Especially not when they are flat shoes! Let's not joke about me being ill when I already am (twice over), but yeah, I bought flats. First time for everything and all that! So I'll start by saying I hate "pool slides". I think they're ugly and their name (although perfectly descriptive), sucks! "Ooh nice slides dude"...see it sounds stupid! Like calling flip-flops "thongs", grrr! Plus it conjures up images of greasy, overly tanned, out of shape, middle aged men, wearing far too little, smoking cigars, eyeing women young enough to be their grandchildren, whilst drinking too much or dental nurses (who are in no way offensive, but scrubs aren't exactly fashion attire for the gen pop) and I wonder how any of that became fashionable? Until this week, when Schuh emailed me a photo of slides with a unicorn on them and suddenly they become a lot more attractive (to me). I just couldn't resist having a sneaky look at them. Then I bought them. For slippers, to wear at home, because let's not get ahead of ourselves and think me of 'towering inferno' heel heights can actually walk in flat shoes. I really can't.
As usual Schuh were impeccable with their service. I bought them after lunch yesterday and they arrived today with free delivery, around lunchtime with ParcelForce. I opted for my usual size and they fit well (snug, but not too tight). The moulded footbed fits the contours of my foot well too. They felt more substantial than I expected and once I learn how to walk in them and get over the feeling I'm falling backwards (or is that S.O.P. for flats?), I'm sure they'll be perfectly comfortable!
The pastel unicorn or unicone really, as the horn is merely an upside down melting ice-cream (which my eldest nephew used to think really was a unicorn horn) is ever so pretty and the rainbow background is a lovely touch. The Dream Boat £18 come in a few other patterns, cat, dog, holographic or quilted, if uni's aren't your bag. How could they not be? Just look at that face...!
I still think the name sucks eggs and the style, though functional, could be 'prettified' somehow (see me trying and failing to look glam in them below), but the gorgeous unicorn has elevated them out of Crocs or Uggs territory for me! I doubt we'll ever see the day when I rock slides outdoors, but at home in my unicorn jammies, I'm over the moon with them. You know what they say "you can take the girl outta high heels but you can't take the high heels..." well nobody says that, but high heeled homie 4 life. Word!
I figured my new Skinny Dip Unicorn Tears bag was the perfect partner for this shoot today (unfortunately not a freebie with the shoes if you were hoping) and typical that I've tried twice to take photos of it with my DSLR and wasn't happy with how either set turned out. However I quickly took these today with my mobile and was much more pleased with them! I'll maybe still post the others at some point, though the bag has since sold out, so I don't like rubbing it in your face. Mega cute though, huh?
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