|Yes, sparkly like a christmas tree!! Satin Pumps.|
So then I saw these babies.
Hidden platform, stiletto pumps. Jewel embellishments on the front. (The magpie in me jumped for joy). They look standard enough? I challenged a few friends to guess where they came from and how much they cost. The general consensus was Dune, Carvela, Kurt Geiger, Reiss and the average price was £100.
I also purchased this black suede and Jewel version
This is where it gets interesting....
These are the most comfiest pair of shoes I have tried on in a long time. The hidden platform contains a really soft cushion inside- no more stabbing pains in the ball of my foot. I can wear these for hours. There is a lot of space in the toe box, and the heel is sturdy.
What's more they come in half sizes so you can get the perfect fit!
These babies cost not £100, not £80, not even £60 but £49.99 from Clarks shoe makers. www.clarks.co.uk
The style is Drum Beat, although the same comfortable style (called 'softwear' has been made into various boots and slingbacks. Yes, I was suprised too. Clarks in normally an 'older ladies' brand, but they have really revamped it recently and offer some great, timeless pieces which wont break the bank!
The suede pair have sold out on clarks online but I have noticed pairs on Pares online http://www.paresfootwear.co.uk/store/product/247813/Clarks-Drum-Beat-Black-Suede/ and Donaghy's shoes http://www.donaghys.co.uk/store/product/455479/Clarks-Drum-Beat-Black-Sde-040/ Both offer super fast delivery (I ordered with Donaghy's before 4pm and they arrived the next day free of charge!) and their customer service is fantastic! Clarks do free delivery and returns. If you want a bargain pair then I have seen a couple of pairs appear on www.ebay.co.uk new/worn once or twice from £20!
I also noticed Pares have a nude version with embellishment- perfect affordable shoes for those of use that missed out on the LKBennett 'Kate Middleton' Nude Courts this summer! (There are some similar ones now of the LKBennett website HERE)
So that is my Christmas footwear sorted, now I just need a dress and someplace to go!!
On a side note thanks for all the comments recently- I've been really touched. I'm going to do a 'What's in my makeup bag?' video, and a skincare routine, and of course the Chanel winner very shortly :)
Have you been unexpectedly surprised my any brands recently? Have you picked up any new shoes? What are your most comfortable shoes? Have you got any Christmas plans yet?