Saturday, June 28, 2008

New Shoes

A big event!

I bought a pair of these in black a few months ago and they are the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn. So when I saw my size in a sale in brown, cream and red today I did not resist...I think they will go very well with every evening dress that I own.

Of course this means that I have to get rid of three pairs of shoes in compensation - and I have! I have got rid of six - plus one pair of knee-high boots. I am feeling very self-satisfied. My decluttering is going well, unfortunately I am having no success at all at getting the rest of the Hodmandods to part with anything.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the kind of information that makes me wish I didn't have size 9 feet!

Sat Jun 28, 08:24:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Size 9 is impressive, Maxine! Your feet must be long and elegant. Mine, in contrast are like like cubes - short, wide and with an inconveniently high instep.

Sat Jun 28, 10:41:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're both miniatures! I win this one; I'm at least a 10 and *wide*. I suppose that's why I've never got very excited about shoes... I remember once, I saw the loveliest little pair of blue shoes - I asked the clerk if they had them in my size. Her first response: "I don't think they make them that big", then when she returned she said "I didn't mean that your feet are big, just that they're *square*" Irish farmer feet. (Probably also ideal for slogging through snow.)

Anyway, Clare, I think the cream coloured shoes call for a strapless gown :-)

Sun Jun 29, 01:31:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, those are really cute--I'd love to know the brand as I'm always on the lookout for comfy, stylish shoes.

Sun Jun 29, 05:34:00 am  
Blogger Kay Cooke said...

Those shoes look so cute, cheerful, sturdy and dependable ...

Sun Jun 29, 08:20:00 am  
Blogger jem said...

I think there is something so exciting about red shoes. Perhaps its because my mum always says 'red shoes, no knickers'. I had a pair of red shoes when I was a child, I thought I would wear them forever. They made me feel wild. I hope you have great adventures in yours.

Sun Jun 29, 02:55:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Susan: Very funny - love that account of the shop assistant - it sounds like she was digging herself further in with each word (I do that...often).

I agree about the strapless gown - I've got one in exactly that colour.

Barkingdogshoes: thanks for dropping by...I shall respond at your blog - but they're made by Clarks - a big chain in the UK.

Kay: yes, I hope so. Just recently I've had the couple of soles of my favourite shoes crumble into pieces - which is disappointing.

Jem: This is really funny. I was going to add something I'd heard about patent leather shoes but it was getting into very dubious territory!

Sun Jun 29, 09:26:00 pm  
Blogger Rachael King said...

This reminds me of when I was in Singapore and I saw a pair of shoes I liked. I asked the shop assistant if they had them in a size 41 and her face took on an expression of slow-dawning horror as she looked from my face to my feet and back to my face, before shaking her head, absolutely incredulous.

I'm enjoying your blog Clare, and your books look fascinating! I loved the Struwwelpeter as a child. I'll be looking out for that one, for sure.

Mon Jun 30, 02:26:00 am  
Blogger Susanna said...

oh brilliant quote about defeats and victories!

love the shoues!! they are sso ssummery.

Tue Jul 01, 02:59:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

reminds me of when I was in Paris a few years back and was convinced to buy two pairs of the same shoes, one pair black and one pair red ( camper's with bits of writing on them). The shoe seller was sure it would be tres fashionable to wear one of each, but I have never been able to muster it....

Tue Jul 01, 02:01:00 pm  
Blogger aliholli said...

omg!!! they are so ME!! Flat and wide and OMG they are SO my style.. would you mind if i go and get some red ones too...Im sure we can negotiate who is wearing them when...

Tue Jul 01, 03:07:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Rachael K: your book sounds just the sort of thing I'd like to read - I shll look out for yours too. Very funny about the shoes - I expect feet are quite small in Singapore.

Thanks S!

GG: Now there's an idea - a fiffernet colour on different feet - like you I'm not sure I'd dare, but is tempting.

Aliholli: Yes, I think they'd suit you too - I'd be delighted if you got a pair. It'd be fun. I saw someone with a top the same material as my M&S dress yesterday. I tried to stand by her because I thought it funny - but she kept moving away.

Wed Jul 02, 07:13:00 pm  

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