With a mug of Earl Grey, I’m sitting and scouring through 3921 styles of shoe and trying with all my might to decide on one pair to call my A/W11 must have favourites. Yes, genuinely almost 4000 pairs and it’s in no way an easy task, I have to say. There were these Coco et Abricot Dingl ankle boots that are decorated with alcoholic beverages, two pairs of Jeffrey Campbell Litas both tugging at me to purchase them; these american flag print ones and these geri halliwell spice girl screaming glittery goodness. I even considered comically featuring these Roxy pink fluffy slippers because, well boy I bet they’re comfy. Plus, with Rich not letting me put the heating on until he’s cold too – fact: Rich is never cold and I’m always frozen – then I’m sure they would keep my toes bloomin’ toasty. However, I couldn’t do it and in the end came to decide on these beasts..
These House of Harlow 1960 Ava’s. They’re priced at £240 from Sarenza.co.uk and boy do I think they’re worth it. I was meant to choose a favourite within the theme ‘Great British Style’ but, what’s so great about british style is that we don’t stick to conventions. Walk down any london street and you’ll be met with quirky, eccentric styles of dress with equally frivolous personalities behind them.
I chose these because they’re just the right amount of outrageous. They’re so fabulously in-your-face and unlike any boring old leopard print boot I’ve seen from lower priced retailers. I just love the leather strap and stud detailing. They’re the type of shoe that would work with absolutely anything because they’d clash the right amount. They would make my mum say ‘oh, they’re different’ and Rich would tell me I look ridiculous when I’d walk around in them paired with my pjs when the postman delivered them first thing in the morning. Frankly, I think that’s the best way to judge a shoe.