A strange and somewhat shocking thing occurred last Friday. I woke up feeling quite normal. I had taken a day off work in order to get some chores done, and needed to go into the city to run some rather dull errands. I got my errands done, and had some time to kill before meeting J for lunch, so lured by loud, red 50% off Sale signs, I went into a shoe shop I have never been to before.
It is called 'Florsheim'. I don't think I've ever really noticed it before, as it's on a street I don't usually walk along.
Anyway, in I went. It was full of bargains.
I didn't really spot much of interest, being a bit of a hard nut to please with shoes.
However, on a high shelp, almost out of my line of vision, were a pair of flat, calf hair shoes.
Yes. Flat. Animal Print.
Two things that I never really wear.
I picked them up. They looked well-made for the price. They were reduced by a significant amount. And, they were in my size (36), which is quite a rarity. I decided to try them on.
I was still very sceptical that they would fit, as often size 36 is too big, but in an almost bizarre moment of serendipity, they fit!
I didn't buy them.
I left the shop and went to meet J for lunch.
But, as I'm sure you'd already guessed, 45 minutes later, I was back in the shop and the shoes were mine!
Mid life crisis or sensible, useful purchase? you decide!!
They are comfortable, and as many people always say, leopard really is a neutral.
Florsheim shoes. $79.50 reduced from $159.
Worn with J Crew Andie chinos, Zara top and Gorman coat
In other far more important news, NSW is burning :-(. Please send a thought for all of those who have lost their homes and the courageous firefighters who are working very bloody hard to stop the fires.