I’ve come to one of those sickening conclusions that I have got the wrong sandals for this year. I’m bothered by such trifles. I know! Go ahead and pity me, I don’t care.
But the fact is that my sandals this year are navy blue Birkenstocks or tan and gold Ancient Greeks. I love them both, don’t get me wrong, but in order to be absolutely and totally up to date, which you know I care passionately about, I ought to be tripping about in a pair of studded black numbers. I have re-named them “City Sandals”, quite sturdy jobs, that cover a reasonable amount of foot, with war-like embellishments. But still sandals.
This is particularly on my mind because when in town last week I saw this really beautiful girl wearing a pair of black studded sandals, shorts and a blue pie-crust collar from Cos (I know it was from Cos because she walked past Cos while I was
stalking observing her and the shirt she was wearing was inside. On sale! But only size 400 left.)
Too late for me! Too late, too late, in so many ways. I think my shorts days may be coming to an end and I cannot justify buying a new pair of sandals now… but, there is still hope for you. I know it is raining and you are not thinking about sandals right now, but you ought to be taking this Warren Buffet-like opportunity and running with it as it means that while everyone else is buying umbrellas, you can clean up on these.
I have found a really ace collection of black flat chunky sandals at John Lewis – some are reduced. Pick whichever pair you like best and get them.
I will be just over there in that corner having a small cry.
Somerset by Temperley, £64
These are my pick for fabulousness and also for most money off – if I had a spare £64 knocking about I’d get these.
Dune, £60. I mean, phwoar…
Don’t you get a little thrill though from seeing a trend everywhere, having a moment’s anxiety about it, and then thinking “nah, fuck it I’m doing my own thing”? I do, but then I have perhaps a distorted sense of my own nattiness (see use of “nattiness”).
You probably want them more now after the first comment though,
(And what do you mean shorts days coming to an end? That’s a bit dark.)
my legs urgh they just can’t do it anymore
I accept everything you say without question, but not that xx
maybe an entire bottle of fake bake will help
Oops. I have just bought the temperleys. I am in some white but yellowing havaianas which, frankly, look atrocious. I am going to an outdoor gig this Friday. Do you have any thoughts on – urgh – waterproof clothing?!!!
the only solution is Rains or Stutterheim. Some good copies in H&M but they are v v good and will last forever
I get my sandals from *whispers*New Look*/whispers* because they fit, and they have loads of studded black sandals. Not my bag at all, but they EXIST!
[hoarse whisper] thank you Dex!!! *thumbs up sign*
so what if your shorts days are over? these are very good with boyfriend jeans, rolled up twice at the hem for skinny ankle effect (sorry, my english.) i have a pair without studs from h&m and they rather look like margiela or dries van noten.
Totally with you on the rolled up boyfriend jean skirt my ankle effect. Still hunting for the perfect pair though….
Summer shoes are hard (esp. when you live in Scotland).
Argh! Ducking autocorrect ! Skinny ankle!
No no no. Your shorts days are not over. You may, however, be entering a phase of not wearing them anywhere other than your own garden. Fear not, when that happened for, once she reached the age of 65, my mother started wearing them again.
I think your mother and I need to chat
My poor mother. Why shouldn’t she be comfortable in the heat?
no no I think we’d get on is what I’m saying