A lot of lovely new shoes have come into my life over the last few weeks – although even I was a bit surprised to find quite how many pairs there were when I got them out to do these photos!
Never mind, most of them were utter bargains, and the majority were second hand were second-hand, so I don’t feel the least bit guilty. And I’ve even sent several pairs I didn’t wear any more to the charity shop to make way for the new ones. Actually, I took a big sackful of nice stuff into the charity shop at the beginning of the week, and ‘charity shop karma’ shone back at me yesterday when I found a beautiful, hardly worn pair of Steve Madden black leather knee high boots for £2 and a pristine M&S beige linen suit for Will for £4.50. Oh yeah.
Anyway, I digress. Back to the shoes.
Here’s what I’ve bought …
M&S nude wedges – saw these on my friend Annette’s eBay for £8 on a Buy It Now and couldn’t resist. Excellent service, too – she dropped them over in person and stayed for a cup of coffee!
These brand new Next black leather flats were a car boot bargain a few weeks back, and are so soft and comfy I simply couldn’t resist keeping them. £3!
Another car boot bargain, these Principles gold wedges came into my life with perfect timing – I was looking for a metallic pair of wedges for summer holidays – and gold goes with everything so is great for taking away. These replaced a New Look pair in my wardrobe, which were lovely, but ridiculously high. And I paid the princely sum of £2!
These white espadrille wedges are from Matalan, and were £10. I also bought them in black, but don’t have a pic for some reason. They are very odd sizing – I’m normally a size 5 to 5.5, and have wide feet. These I had to buy in a 4, and they are very wide even in a 4, and after a couple of wears have started to feel almost too big – I think they might not be the best buy in the world in retrospect.
M&S Limited Collection snakeskin heels, another charity shop bargain at £4.50. Didn’t have any grey shoes, so I needed some. Obviously!
M&S black patent low heel sandals. A nice, sensible shoe. Oh God, did I just say that? Shoot me now. £1 from a car boot sale.
Couldn’t resist these elegant black satin heels (Spanish made) from the Barnardo’s charity shop. Did I need another pair of black heels? Absolutely not. But for £1.99, I simply couldn’t say no. And they’re brand new.
Finally, (bloody good job I’ve got a big shoe cupboard, innit?!) a pair of flat black espadrilles (which seem to be making my feet look very bulbous and odd in this pic), again from the £1.99 charity shop. A nice change from flip flops for the summer.