It was a hard decision and yet it was an easy one.
I was looking for shoes to match this dress:
When in doubt and giving a legal presentation – go the conservative route with plain black patent leather stilettos. Women in the military are allowed to wear patent leather shoes although the maximum height allowed is 2.5 inches.
I knew that some of the audience would be struggling with my accent. Wearing a pair of bright red or even black and white shoes might have been a mistake. Red is seen to be a challenging colour. Orange might have been interesting but as yet I only have one pair of orange shoes and those are really hard for me to wear.
These shoes are a design called Canal created by shoe designer Olivia Morris for Faith Shoes in 2008.
Faith Shoes are quite hard to come by these days although you can pick them up fairly easily on eBay UK and via Debenhams Online. I missed out on a pair of identical red leather Canal stilettos on eBay a week after I got the black ones. Last week I lost out on an auction for a pink hessian and red patent leather pair of peep toes and have been pining for them ever since.
Olivia Morris is on maternity leave for the foreseeable future. If you see any of her shoes for Faith on eBay, snap em up, they are well made and worth the money.
If you see a pair of these:
from her main ‘Olivia Morris’ line in my size and buy them, just don’t gloat – okay?
Have you had a Big Do shoe decision to make recently? What did you wear, which shoes did you choose and what influenced your decision?