Ok so, confession time. I was a little late to the whole obsessively loving shoes kinda thing. I mean, admittedly I was late to the whole fashion thing much to my Mother’s terror. Her, lover of designer brands and 8 hour shopping trips appeared to have spawned some sartorially challenged alternative kid with a love of pinstriped skinny jeans and overly teased hair. Luckily for her the times have changed, however my bank balance is probably less pleased.
Anyway, I digress. I was late to the whole fashion game, only really discovering a proper love of shopping and style when I hit my 20’s – before that I was firmly in the ‘band tees and skinny jeans/shorts & long socks’ camp and with that of course, my shoe game suffered. I coveted comfortable trainers, keds or Converse over basically anything else, and the more obscure band lyrics I could cover them with the better.
Now however is a totally different story and not only do I share Momma Love’s adoration for shopping and designer labels, I also share her love for shoes. Admittedly a lot of my shoes (up until this year in fact) have been black to fit my mostly monochrome wardrobe, however at the start of 2017 I began to slowly embrace more pattern and colour in my wardrobe, and well my shoedrobe followed suit.
I’ve featured my New Look gold boots on this here blog of mine often enough in the past month or so that I don’t think I really need to discuss them again – they’re beautiful and comfortable as anything and that about covers it (can you believe I’ve only actually had them for a month?! They’ve certainly earned their keep time and time again).
Last month, the fabulous folk over at Ego sent me an amazing package containing not one, not two, but three pairs of absolutely to die for shoes. I couldn’t help but feature them in this video as they have fast become absolute favourites of mine – although unfortunately the fluffy mules* aren’t the greatest fit for my feet, they are still absolutely the comfiest things I think I’ve ever worn and I’m seriously hoping they stretch a little to allow my huge instep to fit in properly!
I usually struggle to walk well in heels having dodgy ankles from several long years of Irish Dance training, however these lace up snake print heels* also from Ego are an absolute dream. Undoubtably one of the comfiest pairs of heels I’ve ever worn in my life they’re a definite go to for me now when I head out. I’m not going to lie, I’m scared to do a night ‘in da club’ in them because I don’t trust my weak ankles, however for sophisticated drinks or going out for dinner they’re absolutely perfect and the addition of the lil’ snake on the heel adds a definite statement to a seriously classy shoe.
Gucci loafers seem to be bloody everywhere at the moment, and are undoubtably the current blogger’s choice of designer shoe. While my bank balance definitely won’t stretch to Gucci, the gorgeous embroidered mules* from Ego are the perfect dupe for me and I can’t get over how insanely comfortable they are. I also love the slightly oriental pattern in the embroidery, and the pop of red really adds a cool dash of colour to my outfits.
Finally, I couldn’t film a video without including my old faithfuls, the dance shoes that have seen me through many a long rehearsal. Now I actually have about 8 pairs of dance shoes, as with Irish dancing we dance in both light and heavy shoes (these are an example of heavies) however one pair is my ‘competition only’ pair that I really can’t dance on concrete in, and the others are my first ever pair and are literally falling apart. These guys are so comfortable it’s unreal – I really hope you liked seeing a very short (and questionably bad) excerpt of my dancing, it’s still something that I’m trying to work out how I can work into this blog somehow.
Which pair were your favourite? Let me know what you thought in the comments below!
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This video contains items that have been sent to me for review, however this is NOT sponsored content and all opinions are my own.