For those of you expecting a Travel Tuesday post today, I'm afraid you'll have to wait until next week because I have something much more pressing to talk to you about: my new pairs of shoes! These (as a lot of the new things I'll be showing on my blog) were purchased over time, but I am getting my wiggles out and showing them all right now. Ready?
These babies are from Ted Baker's autumn collection. After wearing out my £5 ballet flats from H&M (best purchased ever, by the way), I decided I needed to invest in some sturdy black ballet flats for work. Since I'm commuting to London, I needed something that didn't hurt my feet when I walked too far, hence the investment in a pair of name brand shoes. They are, indeed, quite comfortable.
At £65, they are pricey, but I hope they will turn out to be worth it.
If you are interested, they are the Imme Ballet Pumps.
And now a few foot model shots (I actually auditioned to be a foot model once, but was told my feet weren't a "good fit." Fun fact). Be warned that I am offensively pale.
How cute is that box with the quote?!
My next purchase is from ASOS. I had to pick these up because they are different from the usual run-of-the-mill flats. They look a bit like Irish ghillies (the shoes Irish dancers wear) which makes them all the more interesting to try to mix into outfits.
You can pick them up from ASOS for £28.
I have to confess that in the next few pictures, I am wearing "leg make-up" to try and remedy my white skin. I've been wearing it because my legs look all patchy and weird from some of the circulation problems I have with lupus, but I'm not sure I love the look of it. To me it looks very Geordie Shore. I've adjusted the photos a bit to take the edge off so it doesn't look AS BAD as it was.
My last pair are the Jessica Simpson Mandalaye shoes, which retail for $69 (USD). Although I haven't found them at a store here in the UK, you can still have them shipped over here without too much fuss. And because they reminded me of pointe shoes, I absolutely had to have them (I spent much of my early life as a dancer and going en pointe was one of my biggest achivements for my 12-year-old self!).
Now, I have been wearing these quite a bit so I didn't photograph them without my feet due to the fact that they already have some wear in them. But I did some alternate photographs:
Had to have a photo of a pathetic attempt at demi-pointe!
They are so comfortable that they are fast becoming one of my staple shoes. Being a nude-y/pink-y color, they go with pretty much everything.
What are your favorite shoes for the summer? x