Mary Roks shoes by Jeffrey Campbell

Yesterday I didn’t even know these shoes existed. Today, they’re all I can think about. Perforated suede, luxe animal prints, a chunky four-inch wedge and a summery peep toe front: it’s like Jeffrey Campbell invaded my shoe dreams and brought them to life. Had I not made a rookie error, I would have saved myself a chunk of cash and a hell of a lot of time.

Unfortunately, my first reaction was to write about these magnificent lace-up bootie wedges and halfway through writing this post, the nude sold out in my size. So with a half written article and serious case of shoe anxiety, I did what any fashion obsessed writer would do. I put my life on hold to track them down.

Three hours later, after coming to the devastating realisation that they were sold out online, I found them in a boutique fifteen minutes up the road. And with the initial trauma of the loss still raw, I didn’t even blink at their excessively high store mark-up or the ridiculously rude store assistant. My Mary Roks were safely in a shoebox, swinging in a bag that was attached firmly to my clingy hand. So what’s the moral of the story? When you’re dealing with cult fashion items, you can’t afford to get distracted. Literally.

About the author

When she’s not writing ads in Sydney, Laura can be found indulging her love for all things Summer-related on her blog, This Island Life. If she could, she’d spend her time following the Summer to every exotic corner on earth. Until then, she’ll continue working on her ever-expanding bikini collection while living on the biggest Island in the world.