I don’t know about the rest of you but I am a shoe whore. Not just a shoe whore, a full on accessory obsessive. As seen in my post here I love my bags, my hair flowers, my jewellery, I am obsessed with buying items in every colour to go with every possible outfit combination that I might decide on. When it comes to my nights out and dressing up I usually settle for the same old turquoise extras, but I need to have options!
One wardrobe extra I have been craving for a long time is a nice simple wedge.
I must admit that I have never been a fan of wedges. I had a pair when I was young and slim and could pull off most things, but ever since then I have shied away from them, finding heels to be a much prettier look, despite the rumour that wedges actually offer more support and stability – something I can lack after a few drinks…
A few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to pick an item from New Look to review. As soon as I saw ‘Wedges’ on that list I just knew I had to fight my reservations and try a pair. After a lot of oohing over these:
And aahing over these:
And lamenting at these being sold out in my size:
I finally stumbled across these bad boys:
Naturally I was torn over which colour to go for, but in the end settled on both. And then my boyfriend casually reminded me that I do have rather a lot of shoes and so I went for the simple elegant black pair.
The heel looked huge, but I was relying on the super power of the wedges to make me feel like it was nothing and I do love a good strap to keep me in check as well.
It felt like forever but finally the wedges arrived! I was on my way out the door to the gym when I almost collided with the delivery man. I snatched them from his hands and rushed back into my flat to try them on straight away. Fyi – wedges and a gym kit is a snazzy little look! I was in love! My legs looked about 8 foot long, the ankle strap didn’t cut my legs in half as much as I feared it would and although I was wobbling like Bambi I didn’t feel like I would land on my face, more that I would just have to take careful baby steps and do as little walking as possible when out in them!
I do have rather wide feet and I often have to turn shoes away due to this. However New Look do me proud and these babies were no exception. I went for my usual size 7 and then felt like a perfect fit, no pinching or rubbing or painful cramping of the toes.
I had some fun experimenting with a few outfits to see how versatile the shoes were and I am pleased to report that they look damn sexy with almost every style and outfit I own.
I have been wedgied and it feels good! I feel like I will need to take a pair of ‘safety flats ‘out with me when I wear them on a night out, but all in all I feel secure and stable in my gorgeous new shoes.
And whilst we are on the subject of New Look, why not try your hand at modelling for them?
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