The Perfect Patent Loafers (and other things I Love)

21.1.14

I RECENTLY PLACED AN order for the Bette Patent Loafers from Whistles (which I've tried to illustrate above), I had been lusting after them for a great deal of time and managed to snag a pair at sale price. This never happens!! Unfortunately they are a little snug which is strange as I am always a size 5/EU38 and if I ever have to opt for a different size, it's normally smaller and hardly ever bigger. I am worried that they'll cause pain if I were to wear them for large parts of the day. I have a catch-22 type situation going on. The only way I can really find out whether they are going to cause pain is to wear them out and about for a day but if I find that they are unsuitable for my feet, I'd have worn them out which would render them non-returnable. 

But if I return them...I may never know if these perfect, shiny, beautifully-masculine-with-a-twist-of-feminine shoes are right for me and that makes me sad. 

Whistles advice is that I return them as some feedback received by other customers have also noted that they run a little tight and whilst I appreciate their honest advice, the response makes me sad. Why could it not have been "Leather shoes takes a day or two to break into" this is what I was hoping they would say. 

My sister's advice: "just send them back, no point in keeping them if they're feeling tight now. It's gonna be like Monica's boots. You're gonna end up throwing them in the bin and I would have to give you a piggyback home

It was one of those moments when you find a pair of shoes and they look so perfect on (even if you do happen to be wearing your gym gear at the time) that you start imagining all the different ways you would wear them. Illustrated above, the way I imagined them to style them during the summer months *sobs*. I'm going to return them tomorrow and maybe buy the Repetto Jackson shoes...

15 comments:

  1. I think you should send them back, if they feel tight on your house then they're going to wreck when you wear them out. Trust their honest feedback!


    Buckets & Spades

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  2. I love these illustrations on your blog, they are the absolute cutest and this post is sooooo adorable. Well the illustration is, having to send back amazing shoes is not. I think you made the right choice to send them back though, they just would have become a nuisance and you'd have regretted wasting your money. Good on Whistles for being so honest with you. Loving the 'Friends' reference btw! :)

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  4. Awww man. My first instinct was KEEP THEM but you are right, sending the back is probably wiser. I did the exact same thing a couple of years ago when I was desperate for these black suede Mentor wedges. Except I was really stupid. I always wear a 38 but that size was sold out so I bought a 37 instead. I loved them so much and wore them all throughout fashion week. They were too small and my ankle literally swelled up the size of an orange and I could barely get my foot into my sneakers. It was a bit of a nightmare.

    All this to say, good job returning them. xx

    p.s. lurve these illustration posts you are doing!

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  5. Gorgeous drawings, so cool. Love the list too!
    Ohhh by the way we have a great giveaway on at the moment!

    Kendra
    xx

    Blog: Stolen Inspiration
    Instagram: KendraAlexandra
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  6. In love with your blog =)

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  7. It's pretty tough but I have a fair amount of shoes that are painful or rub in some way and remain unworn (and unloved!) so I say return them because you'll never get the wear out of them. The perfect shoes are still out there.

    Still loving your gorgeous illustrations!

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  9. I bought a pair of boots once for £80ish and the shoes were too small but I wore them anyway without a care in the world until they started to really pain my toes and I just thought 'no clothing is worth huting myself over' so I sold them on ebay not making a profit. It just taught me a very good lesson and I've not done it again! If I were you I would take them back as you may end up in a situation I was in. You'll find another pair just right for you! Especially as the masculine style is gracing all our stores at the moment which I'm excited about!

    Your illustrations are great by the way! You make me want to take up sketching clothes/shoes again. Thanks so much for your comment as well, glad you could relate. I've noticed as I've got older I've just stopped enjoying myself as much and more worries of adult life have started creeping in, so I need to get out more I think haha! Glad you liked my loafer illustration too, means a heck of a lot, thanks :)

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  10. I was looking for something elegant and classy at a good price. This dress is exactly that. I was super excited to try it on when I did it was stunning, the fit was perfect.

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  11. It's cool to have favorite things and even better when they all fit together!

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  12. Glad to hear your fitness progress is all go, yoga is def something I want to dedicate a bit more time too. I can feel the benefits almost instantly. I've been eating more protein naturally the the added extra gives a little boost. Thanks for the comment and I hope you're doing well dude.

    Buckets & Spades

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  13. Your illustrations are absolutely gorgeous and so adorable, too! I've newly discovered your blog and I can't stop reading all these lovely posts. I love how you portray all these items! Those patent leather loafers are gorgeous, its such a pity you can't keep them. Will be stopping by more often to catch more of these!

    xo, Meera | www.momentswithmeera.com
    twitter + instagram: @meeranavlakha

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  14. Did you take any photos of the barbers in india? sounds great. I'm getting into this shaving stuff.

    Buckets & Spades

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