And then these arrived.
They are my very first own-design Shoes of Prey shoes. Made especially for me.
I was beyond excited. Opening them was an experience in itself with layers of bows and paper lovingly swaddling my luscious leopard-print flats.
There was even a photo.
(Shoe afficionados - like Lil Chicky, who I hold entirely responsible for this new addiction after a small shoe showcase over Christmas - will know that this is to put on the outside of the shoe box so when all of your lovely leather, scrumptious suede and general foot-ish fabulousness are stacked up in your cupboard, you know exactly where to find the perfect pair.)
But I digress.
I love them. Really LOVE them.
I've always wanted a pair of leopard-print shoes. There's something immensely frivolous about animal print and the Shoes of Prey website is a veritable treasure trove of imagination and creativity and just plain desire.
They arrived on Tuesday. It's Friday night and I've worn them twice already.
Super comfy as they are, they come with a little bag of tricks - heel grips, gel inserts and the like - to ensure that you can create the perfect fit for your
Not for them the travails of the chill and damp. Oh no.
Oh and by the way, if you are wondering about the potential perils of buying made-for-me shoes online, the Shoes of Prey returns policy is awesome. If your new arrivals don't make your soles sing and your heart beat a little faster, you can return them - up to 365 days later. Yes that's right. A whole year. I couldn't believe it when I first placed my order.
But I don't think that will be necessary.
Because I love them.
Really love them.