That’s the nickname that an ex-boyfriend once gave me, based on the fact that my head was (is) disproportionately small in relation to my body. These days, it might also reasonably relate to my fondness for Pinterest – aesthetic voyeurism and visual notes-to-self at its very best. How I love it!
So, after seeing – and rather liking – these KG Kurt Geiger shoes in Selfridges on Sunday, I was feeling pretty smug about having resisted the lure of the buy. “Summer’s as good as over,” I reasoned, maturely, with myself. “You already have your ASOS Haste sandals, which you’ve barely worn, you have a gazillion pairs of flat strappy numbers and you took back the Dune Fentons because you’d not had occasion to wear them by the time the returns period was about to expire. So let’s not be buying these babies. Let’s just pin ’em for future reference.”
So far, so restrained. One great thing about Pin is that it’s a vicarious hit of loveliness – you pin something you love, and it’s like an ownership of sorts – not quite as heady as the rush of the shopping bag (and credit card bill!) but enough to take the edge off an acquisitive appetite.
Except when you pin something that comes in two different colourways and, idly curious, you click on the alternative. And – ooops. You love it more, it’s reduced even further, and it’s in your size.
Fingers (and KG Misty-clad toes) crossed for an Indian Summer, eh?