Yesterday, inexplicably, I was exiled into shoe hell. I can tell you, it’s not a nice place to be! Let me tell you how it all started. It started yesterday. There I was, innocently going about my business then BAM! Ashish x Topshop wedges enter my stream of consciousness. I’m not sure what triggered them but suddenly everything made sense, it was a moment of clarity. If I had the zebra print (or even leopard print) wedges, my entire wardrobe would just ‘go’ together, amazing combinations I never thought possible would look effortlessly amazing together. They were like the missing piece of the jigsaw.
Of course, I know they are a year old, but I tried them on every so often, the last time was a couple of months ago. However, a quick 10 minute search on Topshop.com and Google turned into 45 minutes spent scouring the entire Internet to no avail. Well, apart from a soul-less eBayer selling them for more than double the retail price!
And so I entered shoe hell – needing/wanting/craving shoes which I had absolutely no way of getting. Never one to give up easily, I carried on searching for the wedges but also searched for a suitable replacement. Office, Dune, Topshop and Asos were no use. But good old Kurt Geiger, well Carvela, came good in the end. What do you think of these? Close but no cigar? A good close second?