Not gonna lie guys, I misinterpreted the weather. I just really wanted to wear my new shoes (hands up if your first thought is Twin Peaks’ Leo sitting in his chair spitting up his food) because I’ve never owned a pair of pumps even though that’s been a life goal of mine since I turned like, 13. I had my eye opener while walking through a department store with Jessica and Nicky and I literally pointed at every pair of pumps going like “those are nice” “I love these” “omg I want them”. Cue these beauties from Sacha!
Fueled by my inability to wear open shoes (I don’t know what’s up with my ankles but those fuckers just can’t keep a shoe on them), I was always enamoured with the simple silhouette of a good pump – to me, they embody femininity like no other shoe can. I thought of the insoles, tried the foot cushions but to no avail. Obviously there are more drastic solutions like sticking pads to the back of the shoe for a tighter fit around the heel, or going hardcore and stick your foot to your shoe with double sided tape but those are things I personally wouldn’t suggest trying out at a store so I decided to take the plunge and go for these beautiful suede, pointy pumps. In the pictures I’m wearing the gel cushion pads, which I thought would be fine after a test walk but the walk from home to the botanical garden proved me wrong.
So what I aim to do is be your crash test dummy and try out all possible solutions on how to comfortably wear open shoes – It appears to be a common problem and girl, a mary jane style strap should never be the answer.
For now however, I’ll stick to the pictures of my outfit.
It was such a great idea to go to the botanical garden after a good piss-down early Spring, when all the plants are either drowned, dead, drab or just not planted yet. Ideal Sunday trip when you’re also really cold, a little hangry and slept an hour less because of daylight saving time.