Friday, May 1, 2009
Finding a pair of shoes when the shops are awash with summer sandals is a bit of a nightmare. But, on the plus side, stores are likely to be doing the hard push on out-of-season footwear. Which is what I discovered in (whisper) Marks & Spencer.
On the hunt for simple black shoes to go with my outfit for a wedding this weekend, I trawled the whole of Selfridges, finding nothing more than a boring court shoe and hundreds upon hundreds of sandals. A last-ditch attempt to buy something, anything, led me to M&S, which is where I discovered these sweet leather T-bars from its Autograph range.
OK, they may not be über-stylish, but they are a classic that will see me through many a season. And understated and elegant is just what I'm after. I'm liking the red ones better, especially as they have a contrasting wooden heel, but they clash terribly with my wedding outfit (a 3.1 Phillip Lim dress with orange crocheted flowers, which sounds mad/bad but is actually the most beautiful dress I own - after my wedding gown, of course - and is an amazing bargainista story I'll have to regale you with at some point).
Anyway, I decided to take both red and black T-bars because they'd been reduced from £45 to just £19 a pop! So two pairs of shoes for less than the price of one seemed like a very good deal to me. Let's hope I can wear them in before tomorrow!