Shoe Love

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Okay, so I understand that there are girls out there who are complete 'shoe girls' (ie. are obsessed with shoes of all shapes and sizes) and others who have a thing for handbags. I most definitely fall into the latter category. I don't know what it is - I can lust over countless handbags but when it comes to pumps and heels I just don't see it. I generally don't really think about the shoes when it comes to an outfit - on nights out I'll put together my outfit and leave the heels until the last minute - frantically rummaging around amongst my various Primark heels (yes, Primark, I know) and scavenging something that remotely matches my dress. Handbags are a different matter - I have loads, all of which go with every outfit under the sun. However, recently I decided that it was time to fall in love with shoes. After all, what good is wearing a fabulous dress if you don't have the shoes to match? After going out last weekend and spying lots of beautiful heels on various well-dressed women I decided that enough is enough - I need to buy a pair of 'killer' heels.

So, last week, I did it. I searched everywhere; online, River Island, Topshop, New Look... but couldn't find a pair I fell completely in love with. That was until Next. Now, I don't usually shop in Next - I don't know what it is about it that puts me off but I always feel I'll never find anything interesting in there. After trailing around countless shops I decided to give Next a go - and low and behold, glistening in the shop window were my dream heels:

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I am absolutely in love with them. I've never had a pair of heels so pretty that I've got so excited over! Yes, they are seriously high but that just adds to my love to them. I love them that much I've been wandering around the house in them. They were £40 which I think is a decent price considering how beautiful they are. I'm in love and can't wait to wear them out next weekend!

Going on the theme of shoes, I decided it was about time I got a decent pair of gladiators. I usually get mine from Primark - you can't really go wrong for around £4 a pop, but when I saw these babies in New Look I had to have them. They were £20 (£18 with student discount - always handy!) and are lace-ups with a slight wedge heel. As you can probably tell I am developing a 'thing' for gold shoes....

So there you go; I'm officially a shoe addict as well as a handbag girl. Well, surely you can be both? Which are you? Or, like me, are you both a shoe and a bag girl?