I hope you are looking forward to our Fashion Weekend starting at midnight tonight. I'm kicking the whole thing off with our Kim and Co. Today's Special Value and I'll also be with Kim for a fashion show on Sunday and her bedding range on Monday at 7pm.
Plus, I have the pleasure of launching the Kenneth Jay Lane TSV on Saturday into Sunday, and if you love faux pearls you absolutely have to stay up!
Because of the weather, we've both had them on our feet most days either with skinny jeans (Sophie's much skinnier than mine), leggings or opaque tights, but I must confess I have even worn them under my trackie bottoms… don't tell Glen Campbell!!
I doubt I would be able to persuade my partner Chris to wear Emus but it was a different story with Birkenstock. In early summer last year he was complaining about a terrible sharp pain in his right heel.
It was so bad that he even went to the doctor (almost unheard of) and was recommended to try some special insoles to help raise the arch, as he has very flat feet, along with painkillers. Although they helped a bit, he was still limping around like a puppy with a thorn in his paw, and the insoles gave me an idea.
For his birthday at the end of August I bought him a pair of Birkenstocks. To be honest I didn't think he would take to them, but as we had the 30-day money-back guarantee, it was worth a try. For the first few days I told him to wear them for an hour or so at a time and although he didn't find them particularly comfortable, he persevered.
After a week he'd noticed an improvement in the pain in his heel and now he rarely takes them off. He has worn them instead of slippers this winter and wants me to ask Nicki Lloyd if Birkenstock do shoes!!!
I know some of you take to Birkenstocks straight away, but for some of us, myself included, it takes a little longer and my advice is to persevere, it's worth it. Funny thing, when Keeley from Elemis came to my house for lunch on Beauty Day there was a bit of a Birkenstock mix-up by the front door… we both have exactly the same single-strap sandal in silver!
My latest pair are the EVA flip flops they are so comfortable and if they do them in a size 10 I think I'll have to buy a pair for 'him indoors'!
Enjoy your Fashion Weekend,
Love Julia xx