|the very same shoes - marvel at their height!|
Since then my shoe collection has grown exponentially. I greatly enjoy the androgynous brogue, the simple ballet flat, the clunky platform heel and the stompy Chelsea boot. My shoes enjoy multiple storage locations throughout our house - they slide into shelves in my wardrobe, are stacked in a downstairs cupboard and (to my boyfriend's frustration), find themselves under sofas, by the front door, on the bedroom floor... (one once ended up in the freezer, but that's another story).
But the point of this post was to answer a question set in the lovely Laura from Daisy Chain Dream's Next competition - 'What is my favourite pair of shoes?' Oh the agony, the unfairness of it! How would I choose a favourite from my collection of covetable clodhoppers?
I decided eventually on my faux-suede platform boots (don't listen shoes, I love you all equally really!) Bought about a year ago their selling point for me is their versatility - even though they 'look' high, the concealed platform means they're surprisingly easy to walk in and they are taken on many outings - dinners out, nights out, trips to town and so on. Trite as it sounds, after being a teeny person all my life, I like the way they make me feel. Whenever I know I have a day at work when I need to feel confident and sure of myself, out come the boots. Best of all, they always induce those six words we all love to hear, "How can you walk in them?" After years of quite literally being 'looked down on' at work it's sometimes really confidence boosting to slip on a pair of heels and be nose-to-nose with your peers.
I have always been a fan of Next and it was only last week that I spotted a friend wearing the most gorgeous leather boots with tweed panels, and when I asked where they were from she whispered "The Next kids' section! They have some great shoes!" (Thinking about it, there are some advantages to being a teeny person.)
Their children's section aside, they also have some great shoes in their big person's section. I've picked out my favourites from their current collection. (Those cutout ankle boots must be mine).
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