Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Virgin Voyage to the Wedge of Reason

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

Ree
XXX

18 comments:

  1. CT_Chic_Chick21/7/10

    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!

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  2. great shoesies!! I've tagged you in the 'six things' web challenge! xoxo

    Amanda, petite-dejeuner.blogspot.com

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

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  4. Ree! I love them all so much!

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  5. 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!

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

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

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  8. Those Topshop wedges are stunning!

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  9. 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!

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

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  11. Hayden's right!! Oh I'm an addict!!

    Ree
    XXX

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  12. 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

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  13. Loving the Berties :-))
    xx

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  14. Love those Topshop wedges! And with cute socks!!! xxx
    www.fashionfantasist.blogspot.com

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  15. 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

    www.lovefromloulou.blogspot.com

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  16. Oh my God...

    I LOVE and WANT them all!

    Sarah x

    STYLE SOUK - Fashion Blog

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  17. love those topshop wedges! so cool. xx

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