Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Cut Like A Knife

Do you ever fall in love with ugly shoes? 

This seems to be the story of my shoe-life. When I first caught a glimpse of the Balenciaga Knife Mules last year, my heart skipped a beat (quite likely) and I fell in love. But - they were satin - emerald green, and...satin. The thought of spending a three-figure sum on satin shoes - when I live in England, and I'm a walking-full-time-mum; cut short our love affair.

Then, they released them in black...and the heart skipping started all over again. This time, however, I felt less desire to hit the 'ADD TO CART' button. Maybe I was over them.

Fast forward to Feb 2018. Net-A-Porter release their Balenciaga collab, and I metallic. GOLD. Upping the fugly level from every angle. I thought about these on and off since then, trying to justify the spend in my mind ('You don't own any teeny heel like that'/'How great for when you go out erm, like 4 nights a year'/'They can be a special shoe for weddings, formal events and...erm, classic events such as dropping Casey at nursery'

Ok, I got them. This week. I even debated sending them back, but I unusually felt a bit of a 'fuck it' vibe, put them on - and it naturally sealed the deal. You won't be seeing these guys all the time - they're so impractical for my lifestyle - which really goes against my commandments for high-end purchases, tbh - however - when they do leave their pure white Balenciaga box-home, ya know it's not a nursery drop-off day.

Balenciaga Knife Mules: here


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