In my previous post, I mentioned that I hadn't bought any new clothes since the end of October. This is true, but I have bought some new shoes.
While my wardrobe is quite comprehensive, I feel there's still some room for new shoes (I know, I know), so when I spied these Chie Mihara sandals in my local boutique, Pretty Dog, I got that shoe feeling.... you know, the excitement, the already planning outfits, the general 'new shoe high' that some of us get (do you?)
They're higher than any other shoes I own, but have a slight platform and lovely padding on the ball of the foot, so while they aren't super comfy walking shoes, they're fine for a sitting day or a night out.
|Chie Mihara Japan sandals, J Crew Andie chinos|
The colour is a taupey-grey shade, with dark navy/black inserts at the toe:
Worn here with black Acne jeans, Gorman stripey knit and very beachy hair.
J was quite enamoured of them, which is unusual for him, but he has made me promise to throw out a couple of pairs of sandals that he hates, so I'll be doing that this weekend.
Something else happened quite unexpectedly the other night. I'm blaming Net-a-Porter and *Heidi from An Adelaide Villa.
About 5 months ago, in a moment of boredom, I played 'fantasy shopping' on Net-a-Porter and created a wishlist of all the things I'd buy if I had a money tree. I do this from time to time, but rarely ever buy anything from my list, as practicality and budget get the better of me.
On tuesday night, the Luxury Shopping gods sent me a sign (I'd been reading Heidi's post on her NAP shopping success and NAP sent me an email, too).
The sign told me to login to my NAP wishlist to see if anything was on sale, and hey presto:
I think you can probably guess the rest.
$1728 reduced to $417. How could I resist?
It hasn't arrived yet, so no idea if it will fit or even work for me, but with NAP's fantastic free returns, it really doesn't matter if it's a no go.
So much for the shopping break.
Have you ever had a sign from the shopping gods?
Do you get that shoe feeling?
And how's your new year going so far?
* Sorry Heidi! I don't blame you really!!