Sorry, Sally – no babymaking at Chez Lillipilli at present. Himself is having too much fun being a kidlet with his many (many, many, many) gaming consoles, and I’m not quite sure if I can bring myself to share my many (many, many, many) kids books with anyone who has sticky fingers just yet. That pitterpatter you’re hearing? It’s my fabulous new shiny red Duo boots!
Do I look embarrassed in the top picture? I should be. I’ve hidden these boots away, and only put them on after Himself has left the house, because really – they were an indulgence of the worst kind.
Before you judge me too harshly I should tell you that I’ve been mooning over these boots ever since they popped up on Duo halfway through last year. I counted my pennies and vacillated and consulted my financial advisor (hullo, darling – do you like them?) and deliberated some more, and honestly – I’d have bought them at the full 190 quid, plus 20 shipping if Boots For Broads hadn’t shown up.
And then they came down in price. Quite a bit, actually. Then Duo had their free shipping promotion, and suddenly I was looking at 115 pounds, shipped, and the reasons that I had for not having bought them in the first place seemed… trivial.
Because, yes. They’ve got high heels, but I’ve worn higher. And yes, they’re potentially quite trampy with their “red” and their “patent leather”, but they didn’t look as outstandingly bright as my Jennifer’s. And honestly. Aren’t they spectacular?
Now. Comfort and fit-wise they don’t hold a candle to my other red boots. They bag around my ankles, are virtually impossible to zip up over my lower calf and have enough space at the top for me to keep a handy change purse and my car keys. But they’re the perfect red, the heel is actually perfectly manageable and they make my normally stumpy legs (I’m proportioned somewhat like a Dachshund) look loooooong and shapely. I’m sure I’ve read somewhere that heels do that? Why haven’t I believed it before now?
So I’m keeping them both.