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 get 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's a lot of midi and kitten heels in my repetoire. 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 womens' shoes—from sandals to mules, courts to boots—I'm buying/obsessing over/adding to my wishlist…
A FEW OF MY RECENT SHOE PURCHASES…
These are the little white kitten heels that go with EVERYTHING. Alexandre Birman's Clarita heels are incredibly popular and incredibly comfortable—perfect for a busy event schedule this summer.
I snapped up these Manolo Blahnik x Castañer high-heeled espadrilles before a recent holiday because I'd been lusting after them for months, and then they went into sale… A few sizes remain!
MORE SHOES I'M INTO RIGHT NOW…
Mango's serving up some really directional shoes right now.
IMHO the best version of these slingbacks to date.
If Cher Horowitz and Carrie Bradshaw created a shoe together, it'd be this. I am in love.
The great thing about white shoes is that you often can't tell which ones are expensive and which ones are cheap.
The comfiest, coolest, best-quality sneaks around.
Do I even have to point out what's going on here?
For some reason I dislike closed-toe red shoes, but red sandals? I ADORE.
When you can't afford Hèrmes…
Coco is back and now in sumptuous purple velvet and satin—I cannot resist.
I promise you: you are looking at the next big It shoe.
If I ever have the money or the balls, these would be mine. But for now just know that they're going to be BIG news for A/W 17.
I always head to The Outnet to find unique shoes that are on sale.
Going to pretend I picked these up in a cool vintage store.
Hello, new work shoes.
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