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…
Every fashion editor I know is going crazy for Amina Muaddi's debut season party sandals.
Amina's debut shoe collection is all kinds of glorious.
I spotted these Musier Paris beauties on AnneLaure Mais Moreau's Instagram and now feel like they're the ultimate work shoes.
I had been looking for just the right kind of slouchy-but-not-too-slouchy knee-high boots, and Trine's Vagabond pair popped onto my feed just in time.
Balenciaga's Knife pumps (especially the lower, kitten-heel ones) seem to grow on me more and more each season, meaning they're a sound investment despite their recognisable and extreme silhouette, right? Right.
MORE SHOES I'M INTO RIGHT NOW…
If I ask really nicely, can I please have two pairs of leopard-print shoes?
The kind of elegant cowboy boots I can get on board with.
So cool just peeking out from underneath some true-blue jeans.
Neon is coming, and this is the chicest way I can think of to handle it.
Curvy heels are very 2018, but this shade of minty green is set to be big in 2019.
This split-front design lengthens legs, even though the heels are just midi. Clever.
These have a whiff of vintage Prada about them, and that's always a good thing.
Marant is the queen of suede boots, and these are the latest addition to her collection—a love-forever purchase. Just use suede protector, please.
For the minimalists out there, Arket has great options.
If Cher Horowitz and Carrie Bradshaw created a shoe together, it'd be this. I am in love.
Coco is back and now in sumptuous purple velvet and satin—I cannot resist.
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This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.