Monday, 1 March 2010

Kinky boots

I LOATHE shopping for shoes, I HATE it. It has been known to reduce me to tears at times. I see beautiful shoes wherever I go, the vast majority of which I know I haven't got a hope of fitting into. I'm generally a size 9 although I have a relatively high success rate with size 8 boots and sandals. I always look hopefully in charity shops, much as I cast my eye over the rails of trousers in the vain hope they might have something long enough for my 36" legs.






Imagine my complete glee then when I spotted these amazing boots in our local RSPCA, which turned into unbridled ecstasy when I saw the size 8 stamp on the bottom. The price tag of £6.95 was reasonable too.








They are made by Clarks which often run small but not in this case, they fit like the proverbial glove! The colour is somewhere between silver and pewter and just gorgeous but sadly I'm going to have to dye them black as then they will do the job I want them to do, which is go with all my skirts and look all beautiful and Victorian. I'll give them a couple of airings before I dye them though!


My lovely panelled Victorian style skirt was meant to be visible in the first photo but Jazz (eldest daughter, soon to be 21) was acting as skirt censor. Apparently not only is it not appropriate for someone of my advancing years but it is also not appropriate for life. The stripy socks were a cause for her concern as well but d'you know what? I reckon that since I'm 22 years older than her I know a LOT better!

I'm learning...

EDIT: I have been informed by the above named Jazz that they are not kinky.


12 comments:

  1. Oh, those are GORGEOUS! I would have snapped them up in a flash as well. I'm an 8/9 too depending on brand. I love your stripey socks and can you please get a photo of the skirt 'cause it sounds lush too. Not age appropriate, pfft.

    I don't think I could bring myself to dye those boots, you know...

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  2. Those are just wonderful!!!In black they will be perfect!Well shopped! I love shoe shopping,it's bra shopping thjat makes me want to cry.......

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  3. Lovely boots! What a find. Your daughter sounds hillarious, I'm actually quite looking forward to the teenage years for the comedy value.
    Looking forward to seeing them dyed black too.
    Vicki xxx

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  4. Wow! Love them (and the stripey socks you've teamed them up with). I'd so have bought those if I'd seen them. What a bargain.
    Vix
    xxx

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  5. i almost had a bout of shoe-related tears on saturday :( i found two pairs in schuh, but they didn't have a 41 in either ggrrrrr!

    i like these boots, kinda wish you didn't have to dye them as they look nice in pewter as well!!

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  6. Love them! Seems such a shame to dye them but suppose they would be likely to receive more wear in black.

    I have a secret addiction to stripey socks! I even wore a pair underneath my wedding dress lol

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  7. Love the boots- Im with Char they look good now but I can see that they might be more versatile black?

    And I would take a pic of your skirt if anything to annoy your daughter lol

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  8. Boots are great, love the colour of them!

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  9. Hahah! Love the comments from your daughter. Also love the boots!

    I'm a size 8 and often have trouble finding shoes too. The world of vintage shoe shopping is inaccessible to me, which makes me very sad.

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  10. amazing boots!
    i love it
    xx

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