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!
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