As someone who is in between clothes sizes and has an irritatingly not-right-for-any-store kind of curvy, petite figure, it's probably no surprise that my biggest vice is shoes. I'm scared to count how many I actually own, but I think around the 300 mark wouldn't be an entirely OTT estimate. What's more important than the number, though (back me up here), is the fact that I get lots of wear out of almost all of the footwear I have bought over the years. I religiously get new pieces seen to by a cobbler (key to getting rubber soles put into leather soles for example, as your shoes will last longer), and I try to ensure that I buy only comfy heels, which means there are a lot of midi and kitten heels in my repertoire. I don't mind buying high street (although I know now where to go for the best quality affordable shoes), but I'm more likely to invest bigger bucks into a pair of designer boots than I am an It bag any day of the week.
So if you're a fellow shoe fanatic this is the shopping gallery to keep checking in on. Scroll to shop the shoes—from sandals to mules, courts to boots—I'm buying/obsessing over/adding to my wishlist…
A FEW OF MY RECENT SHOE OBSESSIONS…
I couldn't help it—these OTT Marni shoes were calling my name.
Yuul Yie is one of my favourite shoe brands, and everything about these red mules makes me happy—I wore them to Who What Wear UK's Christmas party, but they'll be just as great next spring. They also come in white and nude—I'd say the nude is a great leg-lengthening investment.