September 29th, 2010 § § permalink
This past winter I was obsessed with ankle booties, but obviously wearing them in our hot Aussie summer will leave me with some very sweaty feet (eww). But thanks to my boot obession, I don’t actually have many open toed shoes. Which is strange because I love them, so above are a couple I’m currently eyeing/saving for~
I’ll be honest, I hate buying shoes at full price, because 95% of the time they will end up on sale. So I make sure to build a massive “wishlist” and when the sales hit (and they always do), I can start sniping off which ones are still available in my size Does anyone else do the same thing? I think the only time I’ve paid full price for shoes is usually if I need it that very weekend for an event or I love it too much to wait @_@ I have too many weak moments
1. Nine West Jimmydee
2. Dune Dewberry Multi Cross Sash Sandal
3. Valentino Flower leather sandals
4. ASOS Princess Peep Toe Court Shoe
5. ALDO Elzie
July 21st, 2010 § § permalink
Due to the nature of my job, I rarely work in the same office for more than a few months. This means as part of my daily commute, there could be a lot to very little walking involved.
As a shoe lover, I would never throw on a pair of runners during my commute. It’s just not something I could let myself do (tho I have no issue with those who do). Luckily over the years I’ve learnt what stylish shoes are good for walk in and what isn’t. I’ll have to warn you that the shoes below are the ones I use on an everyday basis for work, so they are mostly black and grays (I don’t work in a very colourful / creative place hehe) and pretty worn out by now.
No surprise here, but the most important thing to look out for is quality. The last thing you want is to buy a cheap pair with sole as thick as paper. Your feet will be screaming in pain, especially if your commute is mainly concrete.
One way to counter this however is to use insoles. Make sure they are sturdy, thick and comfortable. Also considering wearing stockings / socks in the winter for added comfort and warmth.
Yes, I went there! I do wear heels when I have a lot of walking to do, there are just certain factors to look out for.
There are shoes with heels about 1 inch high, for most people the heels are so small they hardly notice them.
These are absolutely my all time favourite shoes to wear. They look elegant and I can (and have) chased after trains and buses with these without any problems. (Just make sure not to attempt this until you are a very confident heels wearer, else you could end up with a broken ankle).
The reason these shoes tend to be very comfortable is thanks to the additional strap near the ankle. This strap basically ties the shoe to your foot, preventing it from accidentally slipping off. This also removed the additional strain on your calves that most people will experience when wearing traditional pumps.
Whether they have heels or not, I could walk a mile and then some in boots. Like the Mary Janes, since it covers your entire foot, there is no need to strain your calf muscles from “holding” on to the shoes. And so you are feel to walk/run/dance as long as you like without much, if any discomfort. A great tip is to wear socks, keep you warm in the winter and provide so much added comfort.
May 8th, 2010 § § permalink
For too long has my wardrobe been both plain and practical, every time I saw a piece of art (otherwise known as shoes, or clothes, or jewellery or anything I could wear!!) I’d tell myself, no! Only buy what is sensible and something you could wear to work.
Life is too short to be boring, so since I started this blog, I’ve been allowing myself to grow and let my artistic side dictate both my life and appearance. It’s… scary to some degree, being so bold about one’s appearance, not fearing being looked at or stopped on the streets (though you’d think I’d be used to that now as a cosplayer!). But like I said, life is too short
So when I saw these black suede boots I knew I had to have them! They are by Siren, not sure what the name is. The zippers are crazy, love them
Can’t wait to see how artistic I can take my outfits
December 16th, 2009 § § permalink
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been a bag girl. I won’t pay a cent over $200AU for shoes or clothes, but the sky is the limit (not really, but you know what I mean) for a bag that catches my eyes. My justification has always been that bags are easier to take care of, they don’t touch the floor or get thrown into a washing machine where they can potentially become damaged. Every once and a while I will wipe them down with gentle baby wipes or a damp clean cloth and store them in their dust bags, where they are safe and look good as new. To me they are worth the extra money, they last forever.
image from burberry
However, lately I find myself gravitating towards shoes. I remember a couple years back seeing a gorgeous pair of Chanel booties. And I literally fell in love, but I just could not bring myself to spend that sort of money on an item that will hit the ground everyday and most likely wear out within a matter of months. A part of me still regrets not at least attempting to find the shoes on sale.
Still, I can’t help but lovingly stare at a beautiful pair of heels in a store with my hands and nose pressed up against the window like a kid into a candy store. Dreaming of some day soon venturing into the world of designer shoes.