Free Shoes!

19 April 2009

My friends say I'm the queen of discounts and offers; I rarely buy anything without some kind of student discount or voucher and seem to base my restaurant visits on whether it can be 2 for 1 or not. I don't mind putting in a little bit of effort to get my freebie fix, so when I heard about Dooyoo, writing reviews for Amazon vouchers, I was hooked. I started off wanting to save for Adobe Illustrator (necessary), but soon got bored of trying to reach the £180 mark, so started buying books and music instead (not quite so necessary). Then I realised that Amazon sold shoes, so decided to turn my Doc Martens fantasy into a reality.


I'd been admiring them for a while, for their ability to 'grunge' up a girly outfit, though wasn't sure how they would look with my gargantuan feet. There's so many colours and styles out there, but I decided to get regulation black for ultimate versatility.


Technically they were free, though I did have to send back a pair due to sizing issues, but the cost was still very minimal. I'm still trying to get used to them, they desperately need breaking in as they're feeling pretty stiff. Anyone have any tips?


I'm looking forward to teaming these with extreme shortness; dresses, skirts, shorts, whatever, and I'll let you know my findings. If any of you want to start getting review obsessed, (you can review anything from Topshop to toothpaste) send me an e-mail and I'll invite you (if you want to help me out, pointswise). My next target is an overlocker. Though I probably won't save for the full amount, I'd like to discount it by a huge percentage, to kickstart my clothing ambitions.

16 comments:

  1. oooh i love your DM's! no advice on werain them in though, i've never owned any! the star print tights in that other pic are amazing!

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  2. Hi, just discovered your blog and stopped by. Love it!
    Come to visit mine!
    xoxo

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  3. woohoo docsss LOVE

    and of course id love to trade links darling, ive added you

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  4. i love ur dm's with those jeans. very nice. i like the idea of them with floral dressys and short biker jackets! i want free shoes, free is such a nice word!!! haha x

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  5. you just need to wear them all the time , it will probably hurt for about a month but after that they will fit a dream!

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  6. i went and signed up...to find out that you have to live in the uk! POO! i wish there was something like this for the us.

    actually, quite coincidentally, i've been taking surveys and whatnot earning amazon cash to buy docs. great minds think alike! it's taking forever though...

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  7. Free docs? That's pretty sweet! You picked a nice pair.

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  8. I love DMs! But the last time I wore some they were pretty stiff too and I just got too lazy to wear them in. Try spraying a small amount of water on the inside of the docs and then stuffing them with newspaper or something to stretch them out a little.

    And yes I am interested in swapping links! =)

    www.trustme-itsparadise.blogspot.com

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  9. Dms are fantastic! And you're right! They instantly grunge up an outfit lol.

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  10. thanks for the dooyoo tip, im going to check that out! love your jeans and docs too

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  11. I saw a pair of dr martens today & I was so tempted to get it!

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  12. yay for doc. martens
    i bought a brown pair at some store for 15 dollars and they are my favorite pair of shoes!
    ..i should prbly wear them more haha

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  13. I love doc martens, though they'd make my feet feel so clumpy and ungirly, i'm not sure they'd suit my style, i feel manly wearing hi-tops haha! though i do love how they look so contrasting with short floral dresses :).

    they look great on you!

    http://becausewearingblacklooksmysterious.blogspot.com/

    xoxo

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  14. congrats on your first pair! hope its not the last! they are the most versatile shoes ever!

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  15. btw, those tights on the stokholm chick are amazing i need them.

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