Monday, June 21, 2010


keep or return: Topshop Nate Sandals

keep or return: Topshop Nate Sandals
keep or return: Topshop Nate Sandals
Sorry I edited the pictures, The pictures didn't come out well, so had to make 'em funky!


The other day I popped into Topshop and bought these Nate Buckle Sandal Wedge. I saw them on the website AGES ago in Black and was like OMGOMGOMG! But I think I was in New Zealand at the time and couldn't get them! I decided to bust out one of my MANY Topshop giftcards I've had lurking since Christmas, I thought the one I used only had a few pounds on, But it had like £38, So I think I paid around £2 in cash for them. They were the last pair in store, and have a little wear on the soles, But the sales assistant informed me that if I wanted to take them back I could easily.

In store I really liked them, The buckles are just too cool and I can imagine wearing them alot now I've got the confidence to get my legs out! I adore the western style detailing and the overall Roman feel to them. I could also see myself wearing them with tights in the autumn/winter! Shortly after I bought some really lovely sandals from New Look, So now Im in two minds about keeping them. I really like them, But do I really need them? They were four times the price of my New Look ones, Which I'm totally keeping!

It took me forever to get a half decent image of the shoes on my feet (Maybe its a sign?). They feel quite awkward to walk in as the wedge isn't high or flat, But I'm sure this is something I can live with!

So what do you think? Should it stay or should it go? Are they just "OK" and not worth the price? Lemme know in the comments!


46 comments:

  1. KEEP! These are totaly amazing (waaay cooler than the new look sandals ;D)
    You NEED them!

    <3
    Marine / another fucking fashionista

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  2. They wouldn't suit me, but I think they're dead special! I've never seen anyone wearing them, and I work at Topshop so they must be quite rare!
    Plus, they were practically free, due to the giftcard!
    I guess it all comes down to whether you'd get the wear out of them, which only you can decide!
    But they're definitely not just 'OK', they are lush!
    xxx

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  4. I like them alot! They are alot nicer than the new look ones IMO and a bit different whereas I've seen alot of the new look ones x

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  5. I think you should keep them! They are original and i haven't seen anyone wearing them. The only thing i think would make them better is if they had a bigger heel/wedge x

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  6. Honestly I don't like them. No offence, I'm simply honest. They look too granny -ish for my taste. But my taste doesn't really matter when it comes to your shoes.
    The only thing I say is: when you are already doubting them, they might not be the right ones. The perfect shoe that is worth its money fits from the beginning, is comfortable to walk in and makes you feel wowza with each step ;)

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  7. I prefer these to the New Look ones actually.

    Butttt, I found myself in a similar situation last summer. Two pairs of sandals in a similar style. I preferred one pair to the other, but I ended up keeping both.

    I've hardly worn the ones I liked less. If I could go back, I'd rather have the money than the sandals haha.

    So if you're strapped for shopping money, take em back.

    They're VERY nice though.... ;)

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  8. KEEP! These are so pretty! And as Gem said, I haven't seen anyone wear these before :)

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  9. return. they don t seem to fit in your style (sorry for the grammar, not from english speaking country)

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  10. I think that these in black would be gorgeous but I'm not loving the colour on them :(

    http://rubywhatashmoo.blogspot.com/

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  11. Keep!
    Caramel is a great color for summer/fall and I LOVE the gladiator look!

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  12. keeeeeep! i saw them in store yesterday and was literally drooling over them! not a bad price either though xx

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  13. Personally, I think they're abit weird - the whole no back thing I find abit of a turn-off. But I can see why they appeal to people as they arent like others i've seen. I guess its up to wether you think you'll get your money's worth out of them :) xx

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  14. Love them!! def keep them! they will prob last longer that the New Look ones. therefore a pratical necessity! :) x

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  15. I'm... not sure. They look nice in the pic, but I think what you said about finding it hard to get a good pic is very telling. They're different, but I'm just not sure about them.

    However, if they're as rare as people are saying, you might do better to wear them for a bit, and if you do decide you don't like them, ebay them!

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  16. id say if youre not in love with them, even if youre a little unsure.. you should return them! i looked at the sandals, theyre fabulous!

    <33
    heelsandinspiration.blogspot.com

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  17. defiantely keep these are ridiculously pretty.

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  18. I love the one from newlook! BUT! You should keep both of them! so cute~! they are not same color so you can wear them with several outfits! for example wearing the black one from newlook with monotone outfit, not so sweet outfit, and something like that. and wearing the brown one from topshop with white sweet outfit, western outfit... like that.

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  19. I say keep, they look cute! And it'd be good to have both a black and brown pair

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  20. in some countries, only cleaning ladies wear shoes like these, so i ll have to say: return

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  21. they seam pretty nice.
    but i wanted to ask what editor do you use for the effect?

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  22. keep!!! love the dark silver colour of the buckles with that brown colour!!!

    xoxo jenna
    http://thepetiteblog.blogspot.com/

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  23. I think they're nice, but if it was me I'd prefer them in black. Only you can decide whether they fit correctly and are comfy enough to keep, and, think of the tan lines...
    x

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  24. Keep! Definitely keep! The buckles on them are amazing and I'm a total sucker for details. Out of interest, what shoe size are you?

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  25. WOWSERS!:) i LIKEYLIKEYLIKEY them, especially the colour, even though others don't agree. I think that the galdiator style would compliment and add to your own taste. If you don't want them, i'll have them!
    xx

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  26. OMG, i can see that someone wrote that cleaning ladies wear those shoes. and i have to say it s actually true. i m from serbia, and in the 1980s some Yugoslavian company started to produce shoes like these (and they were called borosane) for medical staff and cleaning ladies because they were comfortable and easy to wear. today they are redesigned and fashionable, and cleaning ladies dont wear them anymore.
    and i love your shoes, and your style in general. you should definitely KEEP them!!

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  27. I personaly don't like them and I dont actually think they suite you tbh.
    BUT they don't look like cleaners shoes haha!

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  28. I think theyre cute, I wouldn't wear them personally and I think they would look better (and more wearable) in black..so I wouldn't keep 'em! They look good on you though and do go with your style. If you like them who cares! xo

    http://www.pearlslaceandruffles.com/

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  29. The more i look at them the more i like them i have to admit, i would keep them, i think they are a grower!

    Stacey xx

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  30. They look good on the second picture, but I don't like the wedge and the open back is also weird. I'd return them if I were you, although they're not toooo bad.

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  31. i think these sandals look GREAT on your feet,i jus wished that it was a higher wedge....(im all about big wedges :) but they look great on your feet and the buckles make them look even better

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  32. keep! absolutely! they're awesome! and I have to tell you that I love your blog, it's amazing!
    and you always look gorgeous

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  33. I genuinely think you should keep them. I think they look awesome. Personally, I wouldn't have picked them up in the shop because things like that don't work for me, but I think they look good on you. However, I would like a side shot so I could see how they look from that angle!
    X

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  34. KEEP! they are beauties! i love the buckles! xxx

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  35. At first,I thought no. ew. but then after picturing them with out fits and Accessories I think them. I also like them because they are brave. and thats always a good thing.x

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  37. At first,I thought no. ew. but then,after picturing them with outfits and Accessories I think I really like them. I also like them because they are brave. and thats always a good thing.x

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  38. I really like them! The colour and buckles are lovely

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  39. I love your shoes.

    http://lamaguerite.blogspot.com/

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  40. If I were you, I would keep them for sure. They look so good!

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  41. KEEP KEEP KEEP!

    I know this is old news, but still. KEEP! They're so hot.


    Claire @ Jazzpad

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