And (obviously they have to be multi functional.... err hello) that will go with jeans and coated skinnies, dare I say leather trews and do everything bar make tea. (oh and midi skirts, I forgot my new found love of the midi - the one I have that is)
If I say I've been looking for years and have yet to really find any, then the chances of me having stumbled across a pair by accident isn't high.
Actually to be fair - I do have a pair of amazing shoe boots from Zara that are now coming up to 5 years old but and it's a big but, the heels are vertiginous. I almost get a nose bleed when wearing them, they are taxi shoes to say the least. So as perfect as they seemingly may be and I have worn them to death over the last four years as I have found bob all else to fit the bill, they're not perfect.
And I've been on the hunt for years and found none. Either too high or too bulky or two frumpy or too just plain old wrong diddly.
I had in my head (amongst a whole load of other tripe) that I'd love a pair of Aquazzuras. Which are ridiculously expensive and even then aren't perfect so that was never going to happen.
This is the sort of thing that I thought I had in mind.
Sexy Thing Suede Ankle Boots from Aquazzura £465
Look how fab with a midi ish skirt - can you see where I was going with these?
Or even more preferable but I couldn't even find them in black (admittedly it was a half hearted search at nearly £500....), would be the Belgravias.
Aquazzura Belgravia sandals £495
And to be honest, I hadn't done much else about it. But shopping today with the 9yr old (school shoes done - Clarks, hats off, you were amazing. I reckon less than 10 mins in and out, everyone happy, shoes bought and Superdry School bag done - bought by herself with saved up pocket money. Can't think where she gets it from), we happened to see these in the window of Nine West.
Be still my beating heart.
Nine West Jaiden in black ponyskin £125
And here they are. These were the last ones left in my size and looking at this pic I am totally and utterly kicking myself for not having bought them. DAMN THIS SHOPPING BAN.
They are the perfect heel height for every day and for being able to stand up all night. Not too high and not too low. But, as the lovely SA agreed - they look like high heels. What on earth is there not to love about them. AND they're not that expensive. Ok so they're not cheap but when you think how versatile they could be, they're really not too bad at all.
Dare I say - dare I say I actually prefer them to the Aquazzuras?
Alternatively there are the flat Aquazurra options which are the fashionistas favourite (no, these haven't quite reached the home counties yet - don't know about where you are?) and fortunately I can't indulge as a) they've sold out more than a sold out thing and b) I have my Hobbs Delphine shoes which aren't the same but are too similar.
And thanks to lovely Alex at The Frugality I've seen these at New Look which are an amazing tribute/absolute rip off of the Belgravias. Alas they have nothing similar in a heel at all. BOO.
Still have to do a trawl of the High Street to see what other options we have as I clearly can't have peaked so early...... And I can't even believe I'm thinking of tights already. I was a Brownie - always be prepared. That's my excuse and I'm sticking with it.
So I also got to do a good old try on of the wrap coats/dressing gowns that I featured yesterday. All will be revealed tomorrow.
Glorious to see the sunshine back - making the most of being able to wear my espadrilles which I have been so so so pleased with.
Silky vest - Cos
Silk Scarf jacket - Zara
Straight leg distressed jeans turned up - Zara
Champagne and silver espadrilles - Penelope Chilvers
Tan bag - Prada
Stone necklace - Anthropologie
Tomorrow I am dog sitting for one of my best friends. This will be interesting to say the least.......