Oh look at me so happy and carefree, what I didn’t know was that about half an hour later disaster would occur! My beloved Chanel ballet flats got a soaking that morning and the heater must have dried them out too quick, that combined with the thick rubber sole that go put on them (the nice guy at Timpson’s added it when I got them reheeled so the would last longer – I was slightly horrified at the time, they look a bit Frankenstein’s monster, but he was right and you can only see it up close), made the sole come away from the shoe at the toe, on both shoes!!
For real, I mean I have plenty of flat boots but really I am not a flats person, and when you have a pair of Chanel ballet flats why on earth would you need another pair? I like heels! Just in case you were wondering I don’t own flat sandals either. I only wear them on holiday so I tend to buy a pair from Topshop or somewhere just for that trip, then wear them out and leave them in said holiday destination. I will be taking a horrendously scuffed pair I got in Egypt to Florida. I think I have some kind of flat shoes disorder, they just repel me. I have bought Jimmy Choo sandals before and returned them. It doesn’t matter how pretty they are, I just don’t like them! They just aren’t comfortable either, all those straps and some don’t even support you foot, and don’t even get me started on the agony of toe posts!
I love the patent Mary-Janes, but think they are a bit too cutesy for my style, so decide I defiantly want a pair of classic ballet flats. This season they did a limited edition in black caviar leather with a white pearlised toe – SOLD. Erm but not quite, they have to order them from another store Ok, we can FED EX. Nope second disaster the shoes in the other store are in the wrong box and they don’t have my size after all!
Lovely Timpson’s Man has fixed my shoes, and for free, guess I am a real good customer! But what do I do now? I am still debating getting the white with black toe classics’s but I also quite like the idea of getting the caramel with black toe. Or do I just hope my black classics last a while longer, hhhm decisions decisions. That and the fact that the Paris-Shanghai collection will be out very soon!
Oooh also are there any American brands that we don’t get in the UK I should check out, such as J Crew?
(Photo credits: savvy mode, all the pretty birds, getty, google)