Ever since I first saw Alexa Chung rock a pair of these Russell & Bromley black patent Chester loafers I have lusted over them. Years of buying high street look-a-likies and pining for the real thing today led me to buy the originals. An investment which I hope will see me straight for a good few years and not fall apart like my beloved copy cat replicas previously have. I took a trip to the Oxford Street shop and headed straight for them, picking them up and turning around the Chester shoes for the hundredth time knowing this time I would actually get to try them on and buy them. The shop assistant seemed very happy when I quickly asked to try them in a 7 and decided even faster that I was going to buy them. Typing my pin into the card machine I felt a little giddy and smiled to myself. These are the most expensive thing I have ever bought myself, and while I do feel a little bit guilty for spending quite so much on one pair of shoes I know they will bring me so much happiness, both to my heart and my feet.