Last week, I needed a bit of cheering up, so I did two things:
1. I booked myself a hot stone massage (It. Was. Amazing.)
2. I went shopping
Gawd, I’m such a hideous cliché. Let’s ignore that for a minute, though, and pretend that it’s a really original and cool way to cheer yourself up. I bought a couple of striped tops from Gap (because I need a few more of those. I only have around 11), a pair of coral skinny jeans from Uniqlo and I ordered a pair of sandals from Clarks.
I’ve been eyeing up shoes in Clarks since early Spring, having conversations with colleagues along the lines of “Ooh, have you seen some of the shoes in Clarks recently?”. One colleague bought some pale pink brogues and one was gifted some pink and orange heels (lucky thing).
But I was on the look out for a really good summer basic. My criteria was a sandal in either tan or black with a medium height heel. Around twice a week I’d look at the Swedish Hasbeens website, lusting after at least three pairs, but as soon as I’d converted the currency into Sterling, I convinced myself I couldn’t possibly spend that much on shoes. What can I say? I’m Scottish.
I looked in Topshop and on Asos, but it was while browsing the Clarks website that I spotted a pair that ticked all of my boxes. And they were in the sale. Yippee. I ordered them and then a couple of days later, read a post on School Gate Style about Clarks summer sandals. It must be a mum thing. Is Clarks now the go-to shoe shop for on-trend mums?
My new summer sandals arrived this week and I am in love. They have a serious 70s vibe going on, they’re neutral so they’ll go with everything (from jeans to dresses to skirts), the heel is chunky so you can walk around in them with vigour, rather than having to totter around, like you have to in some heels, and they have a padded sole making them properly comfortable. And did I mention they were in the sale? £59.99 at that.
I have this silly daydream fantasy where I’m going to spend what’s left of summer skipping around in my sandals and my Boden denim A-line skirt. I’m basically one step away from becoming actual Farah Fawcett in Charlie’s Angels. That’s normal, right?