i have had a thing for tan leather for as long as i can remember. i covet tan bag after tan bag and it doesn't matter how many i have there is always more room for the creamy texture in my wardrobe. i say in my wardrobe i actually mean chucked on top or lounging on the stairs.
when we only had enough money to do a basic weekly shop and baked beans
were the go- to tea, I decided I really needed some tan loafers in my life. proper leather ones like a professional girl would have. from a good
label that people who didn't need to worry about going over their mobile
minutes shopped at. shoes like my friend Laura (my cleverest friend
with a great job and Kate Middleton hair) would buy.
i kept my
eyes peeled, trying on numerous pairs in Kurt Geiger, Nine West,
Dune...but unfortunately £85+ was always out of reach for this girl and
the credit card was already maxed. the other issue was that when I did
find myself a little richer (thank you Nanna & Auntie Elsie) the
shoes I found weren't just right. too fussy, too plain, not the right
shade, too tough.
fast forward 6 tan loafer free years and I
finally have them. perusing the size 6 sale rack in Debenhams with my
mum a couple of weeks ago I spotted these perfectly simple, perfectly
tan, perfectly soft shoes. i tried them, i loved them, i bought them.
Nine West (my younger self would be so proud) and they were only £29 from £98. even my 20 something self could have
afforded them. as long as i hadn't paid my phone bill.