Get The Look
Black Blazer (ASOS | Reiss | Nordstrom | Topshop)
American Apparel Nude Crop (ASOS | Missguided | Alice & Olivia | Shopbop | Jonathan Simkhai)
Chicwish Houndstooth Skirt (Motel | Ganni)
Stella Mccartney Shoes (At Farfetch, Harrods, Forward. In Gold, Silver, Burgundy. Affordable dupe at Jessica Buurman)
This is an ode to ugly shoes and the girls who wear them.
The girls who wear Ugly Shoes were the girls in school who didn't have all the boys like them but never really thought that they were missing out on anything. They were the girls who were cool, and knew they were cool, even if you didn't realise it yet. They are the girls who as soon as school is over, start to do all the stuff that you wish you were brave enough to do. They aren't always the prettiest girls- but they have enough confidence for themselves, and the prettiest girl. They know what they want, and that's what they get.
They never apologise for their convictions and are never the type to leave passionate comments on Instagram expressing distate about another person's outfit. Style is personal, they understand that. They either like the picture or scroll past and keep it moving. Once in a while, they'll bitch about how that girl isn't flat-chested enough for the dress that she's wearing but they really couldn't care less.
They crack a tiny smile when they walk past another girl wearing the same pair of ugly shoes. It's like coming across another Black person in a town full of White people- you always have to acknowledge that you understand what the other person is going through, even if just with the tiniest smile. The funny thing though, is that even though these shoes are so ugly, they always seem to be sold out and so hard to locate. You'll probably have to call all the department stores just to locate one pair in your size. You'll be so desperate that you might even buy a half size smaller.
You're already plotting how they're going to afford those pointy Dior's that came down the SS16 runway. Maybe if you save £30 a week, you'll make it in time for when SS16 drops in stores.
They are so used to people coming back to tell them how they changed their minds- how those ugly shoes, aren't so ugly after all. They don't even gloat anymore, it's nothing new. It's just a part of the slay.
Shout out to you all, you're my type of girls.
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