Jeffrey Campbell’s Mary Roks

Yesterday I didn’t even know these shoes existed. Today, they’re all I can think about. Perforated suede, luxe animal prints, a chunky four-inch wedge and a summery peep toe front – it’s like Jeffrey Campbell invaded my shoe dreams and brought them to life. Had I not made a rookie error, I would have saved myself a chunk of cash and a hell of a lot of time.

Unfortunately, my first reaction was to write about these magnificent lace-up bootie wedges and halfway through writing this post, the nude sold out in my size. So with a half written article and a serious case of shoe anxiety, I did what any fashion obsessed writer would do – I put my life on hold to track them down.

Three hours later, after coming to the devastating realisation that they were sold out online, I found them in a boutique 15 minutes up the road. And with the initial trauma of the loss still raw, I didn’t even blink at their excessively high store mark-up or the ridiculously rude store assistant. My Mary Roks were safely in a shoebox, swinging in a bag that was attached firmly to my clingy hand. So what’s the moral of the story? When you’re dealing with cult fashion items, you can’t afford to get distracted.  Literally.

As the founder of THIS ISLAND LIFE, Laura is an expert on all things summer. When she's not at home in Sydney, she's chasing the warm-weather to exotic destinations across the globe.


  • November 12, 2010


    Tax deductible fashion. Sweet.

    • November 12, 2010


      Isn’t it amazing?! I told you shoes were an investment.

  • November 12, 2010


    100% hotness

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  • November 12, 2010


    I’m too scared to wear them – they are too perfect.

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