Monday, February 9, 2009
Shoes Glorious Shoes
Now, I realise that they possibly look a little like a pair of shoes that say, Elizabeth Berkely might have worn in Showgirls (or Demi Moore in Striptease?)...And of course they are totally impractical, look like they might do some permanent damage to your Achilles and are the kind of shoes that everybody will remember which means you can wear them maybe twice before your friends start to wonder if you have other shoes.
But my, aren't they sublime? I adore the colour and I have just purchased a beautiful vintage 1950's navy blue party dress that would look absolutely heavenly paired with them.
Actually, I bought the frock as part of a stock haul for Bowerbird last week but I've fallen in love with it and can't stand the thought of selling it on the web site. Plus, it fit's me like it was made especially for me so that must be a sign right?
...And quite frankly it's been such a long time since I actually purchased vintage just for me that I'm working through the guilt associated with keeping something I purchased for the shop.
Oh, to buy or not to buy?
The problem is that Peeptoe Shoes have an enormous range of amazing heels at really reasonable prices. The most expensive is $249.00 and they regularly have half price sales. The last time I bought shoes online from Peeptoe I layed out a whooping $350.00...Justified away entirely by the fact that all three pairs were on sale. Of course that was a year ago and I still haven't worn one pair and another is a half size too small (they didn't have an 8 so I figured I'd be able to squeeze into the 7.5 - consequently I've worn them once and I could barely walk for a full 48hrs afterwards). On the bright side though, all three make my customised shoe closet look extra colourful and spectacular!
The other wonderful thing about Peeptoe's is that the shoes (as well as being very well made, high quality leather and super high heels) have a lovely bright red sole. So, even though I don't own a pair of Christian Louboutin's I can pretend I do and therefore I strut better, feel thinner and stand taller in them.
That's a good reason right there to buy them. Sold!