Just in case you are a new reader and may not have grasped this from previous posts, I'm a little obsessed with good quality materials, natural ones at that. Leather is a must on my feet (yes, Haviana's have a place - by the pool or else they just rub my feet). On a recent holiday to Spain, I naturally had to go to the supermarket (and quite frankly one of my favourite things to do abroad, I love finding new food and inspiration, I must get out more I know). Right next door there is a mini department store which always seems to have the odd few brands in at cheap prices. Needless to say, I deviated as I'd done well there before. Top tip when in Spain or Italy - always, always have a peek in the shops you least expect. The Spanish and Italians make great leather shoes.
|They have been worn so much already, what a bargain!|
On my second visit, determined to find another bargain, I found these below. Immediately drawn by the animal print and the leather again, was amazing, lined in and out. However they just felt huge on my feet. When I looked down it felt like I had flippers on. I took the photo to see if it was just me and my perspective which it probably was but knowing I hadn't hit Zara at that point, I didn't want to not be 100%. So for £35, these babies were grabbed by someone else (literally, I saw the lady dash to the till) .
Thanks to a lovely Instagram reader, I came home to my Ash sandals. I had regretted not getting them in the sample sale and refused to pay the full asking price of over £100. Still thinking they were pricey (and for me, they were) at £67 I took the plunge but I am so glad I did. They finally made their debut today. They are one strap shorter up the ankle than the ones I was initially after however I prefer these so it really was meant to be that I walked away at the sample sale.
For anyone after a damn good pair of leather sandals that are a bit different (and slightly like the Balenciaga ones I most definitely can't afford) check out Brand Boudoir. They have a great selection and the best prices I've seen.
Lastly, I know I've blogged about these Fig leather sandals before from Topshop however I finally got to see them in the flesh a few weeks ago. Most definitely worth the £39 price tag and a great alternative to my ones above. They have them in black, white, tan and gold. If I hadn't have purchased my Ash one's then I think these would have been my new Summer sandals. I am holding out for the post Summer sales though and maybe they can be next years sandals for half the current price.....!