Day 8: Backyard Shoez
Before we get down to business, I would like to apologise for not keeping my word with regards to announcing the winners yesterday at 3:00pm. Also, it is my wish that my posts go out at exactly 6:00am but that has not been the case yesterday and today. I am not happy with the untimeliness and inconsistency but sometimes things happen beyond our control. Yesterday, I sprained my left foot when I was getting into my car at the Lavington Mall parking lot. There was this huge pothole that skipped my attention and the next thing I knew my foot was inside it, twisted like a rope. I got into my car and prayed that it was nothing serious but as I drove, I could feel the swelling getting bigger and the foot warmer and heavier. So I detoured to the Valley Arcade chemist, limped my way into the store and the pharmacist recommended this spray called ARTO. It had a Ksh 1,800 price tag to it. I don’t understand why every time I walk into a drug store clueless on what I drug I need, they always try to sell me the most expensive one first! Does that happen to you guys? It irks me. Anyway, he convinced me that for the kind of swelling I had and the pain I was going through, ARTO would provide the quickest relief. I took his word and paid for the spray. I wailed as I was rubbing it on my foot at home and the kids looked at me in disbelief. Xena started laughing at some point saying I was making scary faces.
“I am in pain, not scared.” I said to her through gritted teeth then picked the bottle to scrutinise its contents. At the bottom, I sported some words highlighted in red that read “made with arnica and the devil’s claw”. Now that was scary!
Obviously, I will need utmost comfort this holiday going by my little accident and I am so glad that my shoe rack is not in short supply of comfortable shoes. Over the weekend I got myself a pair of brogues and sandals from Backyard Shoez in Westlands. They have such a uniquely diverse collection making it hard to settle for one. As I was browsing the store and struggling to make up my mind, it occurred to me that most of you probably suffer from indecisiveness as much as I do. So I picked a number of pairs and styled them with different outfits and later on, it was so much easier to decide which lucky pairs were going on my shoe rack and which ones were going back to the store. I settled for the grey and beige brogues whose print I found subtle yet classy, and the blue bedazzled sandals.
The casual looks in brogues and sandals would make good outfit choices for your travels and day parties and the last one in heels would be a comfortable look for a nigh party. Which pair would you go for? Drop me a comment below to win a Ksh 5,000 voucher from Backyard Shoez. As usual, you have to be subscribed to this blog and following both my Instagram account and that of Backyard Shoes to win.
This shoot was conducted at the beautiful poolside, terrace and foyer of Eka Hotel. They will be awarding you with a gift voucher tomorrow so you better start following them on Instagram if you are not already!
Please go to the comments section of Day 5, 6 and 7 to see the winners. Again, apologies for not announcing them yesterday.