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Thursday, 24 February 2011


Hell Week is drawing to a close. I've either been at work or working at home for 36 of the past 72 hours and I've still got two days to go. Here's hoping I can claim some of it back as lieu time! My remaining brainpower is focused on the 47 things on my "urgent" to-do list so today I shall bring you some pictures of shoes. Perhaps it will send out some footwear related love across the globe to Helga's poor earthquake-shaken pairs.

New purchase from Next. Giftcard = free shoes = best thing ever. Won't they be perfect for spring and summer?

How I love an ebay bargain, especially an Irregular Choice bargain. I have the green version of these too, featured on the blog way back when we still had sunshine:



And I've probably blogged these in an outfit post but they're newish and I chuffing love them. Waiting for the super sale markdowns in Gap really pays off!


So this week may be fairly dire but at least it's ending well. I'm going to see Ben Folds in Manchester tonight and I am looking forward to it more than I can tell you. His new album (with lyrics by Nick Hornby) is brilliant but I hope he chucks in some of the older stuff. I'll leave you with one of my favourites. I want this at my funeral:


And, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful love songs ever written:

30 comments:

  1. Sounds like you've had a very stressful week hun! Hope your weekend chills you out and that you can claim some of your time back.

    Feeling the shoe love! Fantastic sandals. Loooove them! And as for the Irregular Choice shoes,well lets just say that the ebay hunt for those has already started! (even though I am meant to be on a shoe ban!)

    Enjoy your your evening, you deserve it.

    X x

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  2. I'm weeping. Weeping with jealousy. I want those Irregular Choice flats. Like so so much. I daren't look on e-bay I'll lose myself and never come out again.

    Love Next for shoes. They're brilliant. Have you seen the ones with red spots on? I am coveting them enormously.

    Keep on plugging, the week's almost over.

    (There is a post about my job coming up soon to clear up any confusion. I work in social sciences - so not real science. And therein lies the problem really.)

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  3. Oh dear you really are having a stressful week. Good thing it is nearing the end. Hopefully you do get some time back.
    Lovely shoes! The cork and denim ones remind me of some wedges I had many moons ago. The IC flats are very sweet.
    Have a great time at the concert! x

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  4. Great choice of shoes from Next!

    loving your chino and poncho comments. I've been really busy this week so only just catching up xx

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  5. Also feeling the shoe love :D You must have some sort of magnet for finding interesting cheap IR ones, these are lovely! Also impressed with the Next ones, I can see you looking pretty stylish in those. The clogs weren't too bad, I think my balance is just slightly off compared to most humans.. xx

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  6. Blimey you've been working hard!!
    I LOVE those denim and cork beauts from Next, can't wait for the sun to come out for your to wear.

    xx

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  7. Those Next platforms are AMAZING. I love them, you are going to look amazing in those babies xx

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  8. I love those Next platforms! Who'd have thought frumpy old Next could sell something like that?
    Have a great time at Ben Folds, sounds like you deserve a treat with all the hours you're working. xxx

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  9. Those Gap biker boots are the most perfect version I have ever seen. I want so bad!

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  10. You know, it would be easy for denim platforms with cork soles to look cheap, but with the leather trim and especially that little bit of leather where the buckle holes are they just dance around that nicely.

    Don't talk to me about eBay, I've spent a TON on there in the last couple of weeks. Yesterday a Zara dress and Topshop skirt arrived and today it was a green satchel. All amazing stuff, but I am also a fan of saving some money for paying my board and eating.

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  11. LOVE the first pair! Good luck with the rest of your week lovely. x hivennn

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  12. Ah, sunshine - what is that now?

    You know what would be perfect with the Next sandals for now? Socks ;-)

    And yay for 'free' purchases made with giftcard - it's genius!

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  13. shoes literally always make me feel better! my favourite are probably the next denim shoes. i love ebay bargains too - i seem to spend my life on ebay! xx

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  14. Ah bless you, at least your week is nearly over. Hope the gig's good tonight - I like to morbidly think up what songs I'd like at my funeral - will have to have a listen to yours when I'm not at work. Ooh shoes ... love those Gap boots, am desperate for a new pair of black boots, mine have holes in. There's a pair on ebay finishing in five days, hope your ebay luck rubs off on me! x

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  15. Those Next shoes will be perfect for Spring/Summer, and you always manage to find the best Irregular Choice bargains on eBay, why would anybody ever want to part with such beautiful shoes! x

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  16. Oh I like Ben Folds, and I really liked the whole singing lyrics idea. He did a song with a duo called Pomplamoose, have you heard of them? Check out their youtube page they do amazing covers. Ps thanks for your lovely comments recently xx

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  17. Yay for the shoes! Shoes are always welcome in my house just about any time of the day! :) I'm sorry you've had a rough week but just like the fish in Nemo says 'just keep swimming just keep swimming' :) and you have loads to look forward to, yay!

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  18. yay for new shoes, and for finding something to spend the giftcard on :)

    i hope you have a good gig this evening, and look out for something arriving in the post to cheer up your week ;) Xx

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  19. Ohhh i love those flats, so pretty.
    Have a fab tome tonight lovely :) xx

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  20. Those Irregular Choice flats are the coolest shoes I've ever seen Alex and that Ben Folds song is lovely, thanks for introducing me to some new music. xxx

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  21. Ooh I've been eyeing up those Next shoes, really wanted a plainish pair but you're swaying me towards the denim! :)

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  22. You deserve new shoes for working so hard!!

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  23. Those Next shoes are amazing. You've earned them after all those hours working - v full on! xx

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  24. Oh I just love getting shoe bargains! I did the same with a pair of red patent pumps in the gap last year, they were £2.50!

    Ben Fold Five (ben folds five) was my favourite most favourite album in the 90s. I actually wore out the cassette I had - yes, a cassette!

    Have a fab time.

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  25. Dearest Alex, sorry you've had a stressful week.

    I love all the shoes but the Next platforms are my favourite, how fabulous are they?

    Have a great time at Ben Folds tonight. I will make an effort to stop at the Post Office tomorrow. Love C xx

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  26. Ps - not sure if you've seen this, it's ace!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfamTmY5REw

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  27. love all your new footwear, amazing :)
    http://cgdn.blogspot.com

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  28. Yes, those cork heels are perfect for spring!!! I also love your motorcycle boots, sales are the best and those boots are classic ;)

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  29. NEW SHOES! The green ones are amazing too.

    How's hell week progressing? I've just had my last exam for a week- Glass of wine long over due I feel. Think happy thoughts, keep the caffeine flowing and focus on the finish!

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  30. I love those denim platforms - fab!!

    Hope your having a great weekend?

    Sal xXx

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