These were a “Happy Birthday to Me……..from Me” gift 8 and a half years ago, and I still wear them – often!!  (And remember when R7.50 bought you $1)

Good leather shoes are worth investing in as they will last for years longer than faux versions.   Leather also moulds to your foot and does not stretch after a couple of wears.

With the current ZAR/US$ exchange rate these will have to last me another 8+ years but there are many local brands with premium options.  I keep the tissue paper stuffing in the shoes and store them in their original box to extend their life.

The same principle applies to handbags.

Choose classic shapes with subtle trims and you can update them with fun accessories.


This cute tassel and fluffy pompom are from Rubi at Cotton On.


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