In My Wardrobe – Snakeskin and Shoe Saves

Only days after I’d joked to my fellow animal print advocate Sian than we’d have to ditch all our favourite frocks now that ‘snakeskin is the new leopard print’ (so say the glossies) I was given this snakeskin scarf as a leaving present at work. I took no time in giving my new accessory its first outing, at Gary‘s birthday drinks in Barnes. I have fond memories of Barnes as it’s the first place I lived when I moved to London (the dodgy bit by the station that’s actually Roehampton, not the scarily posh village bit). Anyway, back to the scarf, which I teamed with a black tee, my much-loved River Island boyfriend blazer, and super-skinny jeans from Primarni. Tres, tres boring I’m afraid…

But of course, if I’m going to wear something dull, I have to pull out the big guns when it comes to footwear. So Saturday saw a much-needed shoe save in the Shoeper Challenge, my ASOS Hamson wedges. Behold, chunkiness…

This was actually a first wear for these shoes, and so far my ASOS shoes have been really great so I was expecting good things. Sadly, while the left foot was so comfy I could barely tell I was wearing wedges, the seam on the right foot rubbed the back of my heel like a bitch and I ended up having to borrow a plaster to get home.

I think a quick rub with some sandpaper will sort that out, so no doubt I’ll be wearing these more. As killer wedges go, they’re pretty perfect. Nice soft leather, lots of support, and a great chunky wedge. They also look great with trousers, for the rare occasions that I wear a pair. At the moment I’ve got my eye on a pair of purple peg legs (much nicer in person, I swear) and I like the idea of adding a light coloured top, gold belt and these shoes.

Or, you know, I could just throw on a dress. Why change the habit of a lifetime?