Evening flats. I know - this is hardly rocket science, I am just immensely slow to the party.
And party is what these are perfect for. Especially house parties. At this time of year. When we are all absolutely shattered (that can't be just me..) and are desperate for comfortable feet. I really struggle (old gimmer alert) to stand all night and chat - let alone dance...
These are the absolute, ideal solution. Just like wearing slippers. That aren't slippers. As well as parties, how about Christmas Day? Has always seemed a tad incongruous flinging on heels when you're lounging around, surgically attached to a tub of Quality Street. Although I have to say my snack drug of choice comes in the form of a cashew nut. I made the mistake of opening the Balsamic Cashews from M&S yesterday. There is zero chance of them making Christmas Eve, let alone Christmas Day. I literally inhale them.
But as obvious as a party flat is, I've ever embraced them. I don't even own a pair. So when the lovely Jemima Vine wrote me the most moving email after my mum passed away, asking if they could send me a pair of shoes "to spread a little festive cheer", I suddenly realised what I'd been missing.
Flats from Jemima Vine are gorgeous and I am blown away by my seasonally appropriate red pair. It was lovely to be dressed up but still being so comfortable. Made the outfit seem slightly more relaxed than a pair of heels, which is really want you when you're having a party at home, especially if you're doing the entertaining. Although I have to say the husband and, in fact the men yesterday, did superbly well at finishing and serving the food. 20 kids and 15 adults is no mean feat to feed. Clearly, as you can see from the photo at the end of the night, I spent the time that I would usually have wasted finishing the cooking and serving, with my face in a vat of champagne and didn't take it out till 11.30pm.
That is the downside to wearing flats... there is no gravity to let you know you've had enough. Tis impossible to totter in a pair of these.
I was sent the red ones which are now on special offer. Wore them with all black yesterday but am really looking forward to wearing them during the day as well, into the Spring/Summer. Oh hello grey jeans...
Edie Red Pumps from Jemima Vine were £149 now £99
Metallic at Clarks now. To be honest, I look at these and with one glance I think oh my lord, they are simply divine. And then I look back and think BOAK. But no, I'm plumping for definitely cool.
Gino Fizz in champagne £55
Camille pointed flat from Jigsaw in bronze metallic. Love this shade (you know I was talking yesterday about what goes really well with grey...?!) £89
And more metallic at Boden.
Ballerina flats were £59 now £34.30
Perfect for the Spring and the ideal loafer if you're looking for a burgundy accent. Making the most of the Boden Sale with 50% off.
Pointed Loafer from Boden was £129 now £64.50
Embellished Slipper were £99 now £49.50
How about the Darcey in black glitter was £99 now £62.30
And more in the sale at Clarks - Corabeth Abbey (seriously what are they smoking when they think up these names? were £55 now £27.50
Black loafers at Next now £32.00
And to continue the festive theme - more red.
Patent Bow Points from Next £26
Let your feet do the talking with embellished slippers.
Black Jewel Lace Slippers from Next £35
Here's how I wore mine - ideal with peg leg trousers although I think I might go for coated ones tomorrow. Up and at em at the crack of dawn for the supermarket as we have another party tomorrow night (I am SO wearing flats again) but then have promised the 11yr old a morning at Bluewater. This seems like a good idea right now....
Black polo neck jumper - Jigsaw
Black pleather peg leg trousers - Zara
Black and gold stud cuff - Coccinelle
Red Edie pumps - Jemima Vine
Hope everyone is enjoying the start of the holidays. The husband is at work so I've now got a date with three children and the remains of the cashew nuts. I mean, a third of a tub is no use to man nor beast, is it and so I'm doing everyone a favour by finishing them. And surely nuts are good for you anyway?