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Virgin Voyage to the Wedge of Reason

Wednesday, 21st Jul 2010
My favourite place. The Mighty Selfridges.
Well recently I have entered uncharted fashion territory. I appear to have begun a whole new footwear phase. THE WEDGE.
Considering that this style has been around for quite a long time now, I have always found it very surprising that I have never gone there. And in all fairness, at the age of 35, very, very nearly 36, I really have gone most other places.
So why have I never bought in to the Wedge? It isn’t that I haven’t tried. I have definitely tried, but when I put them on, I always feel like I’m wearing someone else’s shoes. It’s like looking down at someone else’s feet, which is an odd feeling. And I firmly believe that whatever you wear, you must feel like yourself, or you will never have the confidence to carry off your look with style.
So I have been a completely wedge free zone, until just over a week ago. I’m not quite sure what has happened. Well actually the Selfridges sale definitely had something to do with it, if I’m being honest. You see, I went into Central London for a meeting at the Victoria and Albert Museum and I couldn’t resist a little visit to my fave shop, whilst I was in the locality.
Now I tried on three pairs of sale shoes and they were all wedges. Weird. With the help of the enthusiastic and flattering Sales Assistant (I’m a sucker for them), I had bought two of them before I knew it. Travelling back home, swinging my wedge laden yellow bags, I felt like I was walking in a brave new world!
And I love my brave new world. And these are some of the shoes I’m walking in these days.
Bertie £36, reduced from £75
Pied a Terre, £75 reduced from £150
I have been trying to work out why I suddenly like these. Is it because they were such great scores in the discount department? Because of the Selfridges seduction? What? Why? Who? Where? When?!
After much soul searching (!), I decided it was because they didn’t have a platform. A platform and a wedge is just too much for me. These were a delicate wedge, just what I have been searching for all along, and I never knew it.
And then today, out of the blue, with no plan, no rhyme or reason, I bought these!
Topshop, £80
Socks, ASOS, £4
The biggest, in your face, platform wedges I’ve seen! Speaking as, until recently, a Wedge virgin of course. I completely love them and I feel like me in them!
Well who knows? Fashion’s a funny thing!
What items have you massively changed your mind about and surprised yourself? Please do share! Help me understand!
Can’t wait to hear from you

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18 Responses to Virgin Voyage to the Wedge of Reason

  1. CT_Chic_Chick July 21, 2010 at 12:31 pm #

    Great write up! I too have never been a fan of the wedge for myself. I’ve yet to try them but your perspective may have changed my mind a bit! Love the look with socks too!

  2. Amanda July 21, 2010 at 2:06 pm #

    great shoesies!! I’ve tagged you in the ‘six things’ web challenge! xoxo


  3. Caroline July 21, 2010 at 3:10 pm #

    I LOVE wedges! They are so much more comfortable than stilettos and can still look just as sexy. Great choices for your first pairs:)

  4. SoCalFashionista July 21, 2010 at 3:18 pm #

    Ree! I love them all so much!

  5. Looking Fab in your forties July 21, 2010 at 3:52 pm #

    In answer to your question: The Maxi skirt which came today, which is up on the blog! I might try and get those Bertie wedges, I really really love them Ree!

  6. MissNeira July 21, 2010 at 5:10 pm #

    Those topshop wedges are gorgeous! so high and comfy looking!

    Enter my giveaway for a chance to win a necklace from Jack & Ginger!

    Miss Neira

  7. Kerry - Beautilicious July 21, 2010 at 6:36 pm #

    OMG the socks look so cool with your new wedges! Love them xxx

  8. kerry, a fashion lover July 21, 2010 at 7:40 pm #

    soo cool!! need to get me some of those:) xxx

  9. Roz July 21, 2010 at 7:43 pm #

    Those Topshop wedges are stunning!

  10. Chandra July 21, 2010 at 7:49 pm #

    I’ve always loved wedge heels and own several pair. I don’t want to walk like the Hunchback of Notre Dame by the time I’m 30, so I try to take care of my feet. With wedges and platforms I don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort. Wedge heels distribute weight across the foot, can be worn dressed up or down, and look great for day to night looks. Yes, I am a fan of the wedge!!

    Great purchases!

  11. Hayden Williams July 21, 2010 at 8:00 pm #

    LOVE the wedges….your now a wedge addict haha!

  12. ReallyRee July 21, 2010 at 8:20 pm #

    Hayden’s right!! Oh I’m an addict!!


  13. My New Favourite Thing July 21, 2010 at 9:39 pm #

    I love a wedge! Those Topshop ones have been on my wish list for ages…I love that you’ve paired them with those little heart-print socks! x

  14. Joseph Rhys Bentley July 22, 2010 at 12:47 pm #

    Loving the Berties :-))

  15. Fashion Fantasist July 25, 2010 at 2:59 pm #

    Love those Topshop wedges! And with cute socks!!! xxx

  16. Louise Brooke Arnot July 26, 2010 at 10:16 pm #

    I’ve wanted a pair of these black platform wedges for ages but at the same time I’m already so tall. I do have a pair of beautiful leather wedges though and they’re sooo comfy for a shoe that is sooo high! xx

  17. Style Souk July 29, 2010 at 7:23 pm #

    Oh my God…

    I LOVE and WANT them all!

    Sarah x

    STYLE SOUK – Fashion Blog

  18. the style crusader August 18, 2010 at 10:35 am #

    love those topshop wedges! so cool. xx

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