Right now, I'm easing myself into spring/summer with socks and shoes. And the ones I teamed with my Whistles Carrie skirt are my favourite pairing.
The socks are from Gap. It's the almost fluoro pink and orange flowers that caught my eye. I got them when they were £4, but they're now £1.99 in the sale. Sale? Yep, practically everything in Gap is discounted, with 50-75% off. Get yourself down there now!
And the leather sandals? They're Gap, too. Designed by Pierre Hardy for s/s 2008. They may be past season shoes, but there is a tale to tell…
Late 2008, they were reduced to a mere £7.99. So, did I snap them up? Silly me, no. Instead, I told my friends (this was the days before my blog) and they duly went and bagged themselves a bargain.
Of course, I came to regret letting such a steal slip through my fingers – especially when my friends clip-clopped by in these cute wooden heels. So, I started a search on eBay for them, finally tracking down a brand-new, unworn pair in my size last year.
Of course, I didn't end up paying £7.99 for them (more like their original price of £55 – almost) but now I know I really did want them. And you know what? Wooden heeled sandals are all the rage. Find yourself a similar pair at Topshop and Swedish Hasbeens. Or try your luck on eBay – just be patient.