Wednesday, 1 April 2009

A perfect fit

I've not been sleeping enough recently, and add to that a whole lot of stress, I crashed today at approximately 11:30 AM today and fell asleep.

I don't know how long I would have carried on sleeping if I hadn't been woken up about an hour ago by a knock on the door. Bleary-eyed, I rushed down to greet a (rather cute) delivery man. It was only marginally more embarrassing than an incident this morning, when a guy with a gorgeous Australian accent asked me what road we were on. I realised that I had absolutely no idea, despite having walked down it approximately 2100 times in recent years - I am not exaggerating. Anyway, I digress.

I soon realised that the shoes I had ordered only two days ago had arrived. When I had ordered them, it said they would arrive within 5 working days and I spent hours quizzing my friends on whether they thought that might mean 5 working days as in Friday, or 5 working days as in Monday. Well, it seems they meant 5 working days within Wednesday! Woohoo!

I don't think I've properly told you the story of these shoes yet. Oh wait, I have, but once isn't nearly enough for me with good stories. When I last left you, I'd just discovered that my shoes were available in half sizes; not instore, it seems. So I bit the bullet and finally lost my online ordering virginity. At first I was a little irritated by the £3.50 delivery charge, but I was soon placated by the discovery that online websites often give you online discounts, if you know where to look. After a little digging, I found 20% off my chosen shoes with a discount code on a money-saving website. Delighted, I awaited my order.

So, they arrived, all wrapped up in a big turquoise package and then a nice shoe box and then wrapped and stuffed with tissue paper. I had no idea how much fun receiving parcels you've paid for could be. And most importantly, the shoes are a perfect fit. An all-round happy experience which has definitely roused me from my sleepy state.

As you can see, in the end I didn't go for hot pink, but the colour I had tried on in-store. It's absolutely gorgeous, but also absolutely impossible to capture in photos. You'll see that each of my photos, the photo on the Clark Originals website and the photo in the Clark's online shop all represent it slightly differently. That doesn't mean I didn't try to capture the colour... I'd say it's probably closest to my middle photo.

You can buy these gorgeous shoes here. If you want the discount code, just leave me a comment and I'll send it to you... but it expires THIS Friday so be quick.

Clarks Originals - Imperial Girl


  1. They look like shoes that could take you to magical places.

  2. I love the shoes! I really like receiving packages I've ordered as well, the first time is a really alien experience though

  3. Lovely! Clarks is getting some great stuff at the moment, and it is always good quality