Some of you may have seen ranting tweets and Facebook status updates about my LONG wait for new shoes to arrive on Monday. Having missed a couple of attempts to deliver last week, I re-scheduled on the phone for Monday and stayed in ALL morning waiting for the Yodel man. I even (testimony to how long the morning felt) cleared out and tidied my wardrobe..which in my opinion is an activity only for the unwell of mind.
|Fabulously tidy…for about a week…at most|
All that done (and it took AGES!) but still no Yodel man. I phoned to be told that as I am totally rubbish at being in my house to accept deliveries, my punishment is a 34 miles drive to the other side of the county of Antrim to pick up my shoes from the depot. Well, that started a social media rant-a-thon and I have to say, hats off to Sam on the Yodel Twitter Team. Yodel’s Twitter presence seems to revolve solely around dealing with ranty pants like me (take note senior execs at Yodel – that says more about you than me). However, one thing they are doing right is recruiting great people to deal with the problems. Sam was professional and polite and worked with Emma at Office to sort a new delivery for Tuesday..oh and his follow up on Tuesday was impressive too!
So, here are the shoes that made me tidy my wardrobe…no mean
feat feet (geddit??!)
|Office Buckle Black Leather Shoe|
I first saw these worn by Alex from Red Magazine, on her blog, The Frugality and even though they are totally out of my comfort zone and like nothing else I own, seeing them look so good on Alex and at half price (which they still are), I threw caution to the wind and ordered.
Firstly, they are comfy…I don’t have many flat shoes for wearing at this time of the year so I’m loving that about them.
Secondly, they are a bit mad…and not perhaps entirely appropriate for an almost 40 year old mum and I LOVE that about them too. Mid life crisis perhaps? But if cool shoes are the bearers of mid life crises, then bring it on!
Haven’t done mirror photos for a while but as today I’m feeling a grotty thanks to all the germs the kids have brought home this week, and I’m greyer than your granny, a wee mirror shot will do nicely thanks!
|Jeans – H&M
Long black jumper – Warehouse
Scarf – Hobbs
|A looky-down shot!|
Despite husband calling them ‘bondage shoes’, I really like them and can’t wait to try them with a skirt. Watch this space..
A note on sizing for anyone else interested, they are on the small side so size up. Mine are a 7 and I’m normally a 6.5.