The Ugly Stepsister

The Ugly Stepsister

This post was supposed to go up as a mobile post from my phone when I was away in Kent but it didn't so here it is…

>>I had a fairytale moment yesterday but it wasn't a Disney affair where I got the tiara, fluffy gown and supposed happy ending (did anyone ever find out whether they all had happy divorce-free marriages). No, I was Cinderella's ugly stepsister. A make up artist should have swooped in at that moment to stick some prosthetic moles and boils on my face.  I had bought a pair of vintage Salvatore Ferragamo gunmetal/olive patent loafers from eBay that arrived yesterday only to find that they just wouldn't fit on my clumsy ogre feet. Though they were advertised on site as UK 5.5 me thinks they are in fact a US 5.5 and now I have a teensy pair of neat and shiny loafers that are staring redundantly at me.  A sign that patent loafers and my intended outfit of feather skirt,
slouchy grey sweater and mens long johns are not meant to be. Or a pertinent reminder from the ancestors that perhaps feet-binding isn't such a bad thing afterall.

P.S. Anybody up for slipping their more delicately-sized feet into these shoes, please let me know in the comments.  First one to speak up will get them provided they pay for P&P from the UK.  Remember, they're sized US 5.5 so that's a UK 4, UK3 EU 36 EU37 EU36 Ack, I have no idea but they are teensy tiny!…



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  1. mzria

    2009-08-17 at 2:55 PM

    i would like those.

  2. Maria

    2009-08-17 at 2:56 PM

    how much ?

  3. mimi

    2009-08-17 at 3:14 PM

    UK4 is EU37 no? that sucks, hope you find another pair your size

  4. susie_bubble

    2009-08-17 at 3:16 PM

    ^Ah yes…. so it is…will correct!
    Mzria: You need to leave an email address1
    Maria: No cost just post and packaging cost to wherever it is you live from the UK…

  5. Pearl Westwood

    2009-08-17 at 3:19 PM

    Gah I hate that! Same thing happened to me with the most amazing pair of Chanel boots, i could have wept!!


    2009-08-17 at 3:27 PM

    actually it’s smaller than a 37.. more of a size 36.. sorry
    especially when vintage..

  7. rubyredsharm

    2009-08-17 at 4:12 PM

    hello susie – if maria’s not having them – I’d love them. you can mail me at to arrange delivery and all that – s

  8. Eli

    2009-08-17 at 4:16 PM

    oh no! Id be so mad/sad!

  9. I don't eat bread

    2009-08-17 at 4:29 PM

    I’ve done that so many times! haha. It’s so tormenting.
    I hope you find some new ones!
    x x x

  10. arwa

    2009-08-17 at 4:37 PM

    him i do have 36, 36.5 feet size, i don’t know if they still in market 🙂

  11. Isabel

    2009-08-17 at 5:46 PM

    They’d be more like a size 36, not 37 methinks.

  12. Nicole

    2009-08-17 at 5:54 PM

    It is always a drama with the US, UK, EU sizes and I am never sure to get the right one when I order an UK or US size because in Germany we use EU. I wish there would be conform sizes in every country.

  13. Maria

    2009-08-17 at 6:51 PM

    i want them then !
    sen me an e-mail and i can pay the costs via paypal
    yay !

  14. xi

    2009-08-17 at 7:46 PM

    I believe a US 5.5 is actually a UK 3 or so. I’m a US 7 and a UK 4.5 so I think that’s about right.

  15. WendyB

    2009-08-17 at 8:14 PM

    Disappointing, but the picture is very funny!

  16. All Women Stalker

    2009-08-17 at 9:04 PM

    Haha look at you trying to fit into that thing. 😀

  17. kioki_dina

    2009-08-17 at 11:49 PM

    I am that size, i live in Spain, everyone is tha size here! I can never find shoes!

  18. jennine

    2009-08-18 at 1:21 AM

    🙁 what a bummer… i was just thinking how much i missed loafers!

  19. S

    2009-08-18 at 2:02 AM

    They will be a size uk 3 it’s usually 2.5 sizes bigger in the U.S, I am a uk 5 but a U.S 7.5.

  20. TheTeig

    2009-08-18 at 9:28 AM

    My sister has the (well, almost) exact same shoes Susie.
    GAAAAD. wish I were a woman
    Oh well,

  21. Kit @ The Fashion Assistant

    2009-08-18 at 11:39 AM

    Oh dear LOL. My feet is same size as yours UK 5.5, something with my body statistics all measured halves. i.e height 5 ft 3.5, waist 27.5″, boobs 33.5 weight…lets not even go there.

  22. Pernille Eckhoff

    2009-08-18 at 1:14 PM

    Well. That’s my size excactly. Don’t know if you’ve sent them elsewhere already. But u can email me:
    Hope u found some nice replacement shoes;-)

  23. ayesha

    2009-08-18 at 3:35 PM

    Cute shoes! They actually do look like something from a disney/red riding hood story. And you don’t have ogre feet – I am a size UK 8 LOL. xx

  24. rollergirl

    2009-08-18 at 4:25 PM

    Oh deary! Two things I refuse to buy on Ebay are shoes and jeans. That way disaster lies! If only I could get the message through to my D who is forever sending me ‘what about these?’ links to vintage Levi’s and Bass Weejun loafers. No, I tell you!

  25. Lucy

    2009-08-19 at 12:33 AM

    US 5.5 is around a UK 3 and maybe like a IT 35.5 and FR 36 Something like that. They should be able to fit me then! I hate having small feet…I very rarely find pretty pumps that fit me.

  26. ap

    2009-08-19 at 4:15 PM

    If they were incorrectly described, you have grounds to claim a refund. If the seller definitely described them wrongly and they won’t let you return them for a refund, it’s PayPal dispute time!

  27. maria

    2009-08-19 at 7:20 PM

    hey, i still want them ! my feet are size 3, 3.5 here in the uk ! they will still be good to me !
    the mzria (first comment) was me being to quick and forgetting to put my e-mail.

  28. Thuy

    2009-08-22 at 10:51 AM

    OMG That’s my exact size (I’m a UK 3 and EU 36, so hard to find shoes that fit) and I’ve been looking for something like those! Please if it’s still available let me pay for it ^^ It would make my week Susie!
    My email is

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