The perfect peep-toe: It took me 2 years to find these shoes
In June 2011, I blogged my ‘shoe of the week’, a pair of black, peep toe, ankle strap heels from Kurt Geiger. Ever since that day, I longed for a pair of black ankle strap heels to call my own, but alas they alluded me. Until now…
It’s not that I couldn’t find any, in fact they were quite literally all over the shops, a trend that had gradually trickled down from many a catwalk over the seasons, but the ones I saw were never quite right. Mainly, whenever I found a perfect pair, they were always way out of my reach budget-wise. Since I’d never owned a pair like this before, I wasn’t actually sure if I was going to get much wear out of them, so I objected to shelling out 120 quid only to have them sit alongside my many pairs of black ankle boots
But then I found them.
In Matalan of all places – not a shop or website I frequent much. While compiling a freelance feature for Pick Me Up! magazine, wherein affordable fashion is a must, I came across this pair of towering five-inch black laser cut wedges. they ticked all my boxes (heel or wedge, I wasn’t fussed) and they came in way below my budgetary limit at just £16. WHAT a bargain. This way, I can try them out for size and even if I hardly ever wear them (or they fall apart) I won’t be massively bothered.
I think this might have been a wise move. One month of ownership late and my long-dreamt-for shoes have only had two outings. Once for the Superdry party at Battersea Power Station
(where all these pictures were taken – thanks Olivia!) and once to a pal’s birthday party at my new favourite Brixton haunt Effra Social. Both times I had to take flats in my bag because I was cycling, but once they were on they weren’t too painful and were a lot easier to walk in than I thought. Plus, they make me crazy tall, which I love.
It looks like these babies have been popular with the Matalan customer too because there are only brown and floral versions left. You’ll have to venture into a Matalan shop if you want to get your hands on a pair. I’m thinking of getting a spare pair myself, because if something should happen to mine, it might be another two years before I could find a replacement.