Yes it's time for a good old statement shoe. Oh how I love these.
When it comes to an instant pick me up - for some people it's a new lipstick, a blow dry, a new hair colour, new earrings, a new dress - ok so essentially a new anything. I had a really successful meeting this morning, it's half term tomorrow (oh dear lord save us all and it's not half term at all, is it? It's Easter!) so I thought I deserved a little treat.
For me - first up - it's new shoes. So ok so it could also be a new dress but I tried to buy one of those today and big fat fail - nothing that I liked. Shock. Horror. Yes, seriously (so admittedly I did only go into Selfridges and did only spend about 30 mins and was trying to buy something I'd seen about two months ago so not the hugest of surprises that it wasn't there anymore. Duh).
So it was onto the next best thing. That'll be a shoe. And since it was sunny and verging on properly Summery, it could only be a statement shoe.
These were almost top of the list.
Robin Multi Strap Sandals from Topshop £56 Why. Why oh why didn't I buy them? I would defy anyone not to know these aren't Laurence Dacade shoes. And I have wanted a pair of her shoes forever. I AM A FOOL.
Actually I know why I didn't buy them - the ones I did end up buying were marginally lower and you didn't need a pedicure to wear them. I have officially turned into an old, lazy lady.
Whilst we're on the subject of buckles. Dacade meets Toga. Lush. I could easily wear these. Easily.
ASOS Over Time Western Heeled Shoes £45
Monochrome buckles now (can you tell I am more than rather taken with this style?).
Natasha Multi Buckle Heeled Sandals £52 from Topshop
Variation on the theme.
Grey Snake Strappy Eyelet Blocked Heel Sandals £55
Raquel Embroidered Sandals from Topshop £56
More sandals... these are so wrong they're right. Of that, I am very confident.
ASOS Heads Up Sandals £45
More block heels at River Island
Pink Multicoloured Textured Block Sandals £52
And now we're onto shoes (note the pedicure comment above - these are for Spring. And the lazy amongst us).
Snake Design Loafers from Mango £59.99
If you don't like super high (too low for me but I know loads of people rock these).
Leather leopard shoes from Mango £59.99
And did someone say high heel? What a heel this is.
Missguided Embroidered Block Heel Court Shoe £35
M&S have got the floral stiletto covered. For work, with jeans, with an LBD to give it a whole new lease of life.
Stiletto Floral Court Shoes £25
Or the yellow mix again £25
Printed leopard at Mango £35.99
Yes more leopard. You can never have enough.
Pimkie Leopard Print Heel £19.99
Owen2 Pointed Top Cap Mules £56
And of course if you're not quite ready to ditch the ankle boots yet, these are the perfect Spring/Summer option.
Mimosa Floral Ankle Boot from Topshop £69
So what did I buy...? The Gina Shoes from Topshop that I had on the blog yesterday that are now sold online. And this was the last pair in Oxford Street. That happened to be my size. I couldn't leave them there...
In fact, I'm off to change into them as it's a night out with the girls tonight. Haven't been to the pub with the girls for so so so long - ridiculously looking forward to it. Out on a school night, check me out.
Tee - Isabel Marant Etoile
Phobe jeans - MiH
Ashcroft Blazer - Baukjen
Belt - Weekday at ASOS
Red Soho Disco bag - Gucci
Leopard print boots - Tabitha Simmons from The Cult & The Classic
Off to put my statement shoes on and can't believe tomorrow is Friday? Out of interest - what is your "treat yo-self" (and again if you haven't seen Parks & Recreation, I can't recommend it highly enough and the "treat yo-self" concept will make total sense) treat?