Thursday, 21 April 2011

Fitflop–Not your average pair of out-to-lunch gold sandals


fitflop electra    fitflop sequins   fitflop gold sandals

I’ve written about Fitflop before but please don’t get me wrong, I’m not advocating that you wear a pair of Fitflop sandals to your next smart lunch (or not smart lunch, for that matter) and please don’t, but as someone who seriously cares about being comfortable and who has managed to run in a pair of these for at least a quarter of a mile at a reasonably non-stop high speed (don’t laugh) in order to make a flight connection in Chicago airport last summer I wanted to make sure you had yours, if you wanted them, as they always sell out fast.

I can’t vouch for their bum and leg toning qualities and frankly a pair of shoes cannot make up for proper exercise (although they may help a tiny bit) but I can vouch for their sheer all day comfort.  Quite simply they are superb, with plenty of support and a thick rubber sole, microwobbleboard technology built-in.  Every comfort conscious girl needs a pair, to wear in the right way.  Just not out for lunch.

There are a lot of different designs but to my mind the Fitflop Electra is the best for summer, in gold, silver, bronze or black.  It’s your choice.  My daughter says she doesn’t like them as much as her Abercrombie flipflops, so why is she wearing mine around the house, I’d like to know.

You’ll find these sandals at Cloggs, who I’ve bought from several times, and also, because they tend to sell out, at
John Lewis, and Harrods, two of my all time favourite department stores online.


On the subject of hair cuts, I had one of those days this week when catching sight of myself I knew I  just couldn’t make my too long bob work until it was booked in to be chopped, so on the spur of the moment I booked to see Monica at Cobella in Selfridges.  ‘Foolhardy’ my high powered lunch companion said – why would you let someone you didn’t know cut your  hair?  Known for being a major risk taker off I went and I can’t recommend her highly enough.  If you have a few moments to spare go and see her – ask for Monica from Australia.  You won’t regret it, and I promise you that I am super-fussy about my hair, how it is cut and dried.  Amazingly the price was lower than I pay out in rural Bucks as well.  So that was definitely a win-win afternoon.