1. Clarks and Orla Kiely collaboration. A decent pair of summer shoes actually IS one of those rare investments I need to make this year (currently, I only own a pair of sporty pink-coloured flip-flops and white canvas sneakers, neither of which rise up to te stature of a proper summer shoe, do they?) and these are my current number one. The only con is that they’re a bit pricey (150 € including shipping) and I can’t try them on. Recently, I’ve experienced so many dissapointments when buying shoes online that I am little reluctant to spend so much money for something I will only wear to justify the purchase, despite the discomfort they may be causing to my feet. Did I mention how much I dislike uncomfortable shoes? I’ll rather not start just now. So, here they are:-
The natural colour makes them so versatile I think they would go with just about any article of summer clothing I own. The chunky 5,5 cm heel seems promising comfort-wise and is at the same time a high enough heel (I dislike completely flat sandals or shoes in general). The upper part of the sandal is made of leather, it seems like it is made to last AND it has been designed by Orla Kiely! A designer whose line of clothing I have been admiring form afar, but which is sadly significantly over-priced for my budget. Maybe this is a unique opportunity I just HAVE to take advantage of!
2. Next on my list is a pair of Re-mix. Swing dancers now what I am talking about, but for the un-initiated: it’s a brand known for great comfort with its buttery soft leather and lovely designs which copy original styles from 1920s – 1960s. I have been wanting a new pair of Re-mix for ages and this is the pair I have set my eyes on currenty:
My only doubts about this style is that it may not be so durable due to its soft leather. I use the other pair of Re-mix I own only for dancing, so I don’t know how these would cope with a day-to-day wear.
3. These cherry T-bar sandals are just too adorable to bear! I have been wanting a pair of Miss l fire shoes for a long time now, but I just can’t seem to pluck up the courage and get a pair. One of the fears I have is that these my look as cute as hell, but would I actually wear them? They steal the show in their own right due to their rich ornaments and details, but I don’t think I can afford to build a whole new wardrobe just to be able to wear them. And I probably only have one or two things right now that I could wear with shoes like that. Decisions, decisions …
I now declare my “art” therapy experiment officially over! I realised just now that not only drawing, but also articulating my desires have a soothing effect. If nothing else, when I was finished drawing the third of the five styles I was lusting after, I wished I had wished less! Thank you for putting up with me through this therapy!
I’ll be more than happy to learn about your current SS14 obsessions and any suggestions you might have for overcoming unreasonable, unwearable, over-priced objects of desire ;-)))
Lots of love,
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