Little Dilemmas

Was having a little browse in Schuh yesterday and came across these leopard print ‘flats’ with a Cabe Platform…they really caught my eye; there’s something about them I just love. Hmm..are they a bit much though??

…Let me know your thoughts :)

Little Wise Words

I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lotMarilyn Monroe

Got me thinking about 1950’s style shoes…

The quintessential pointy-toe, such as these beauties by Roger Vivier.

Working alongside Dior, Vivier also introduced the design of the stilletto – “thin, high heels reinforced with steel.” Soon they became the most popular women’s shoe of the 1950’s.

This little genuis went on to design a plethora of exciting shapes and designs, including the comma heel:

^ I love these! The colours are simply beautiful and elegant. I can’t help but compare these early designs and textures to that of today’s Irregular Choice collection where it seems they have been inspired by Viviers experimental and ‘stand-out’ style.

Saddles shoes were also a popular choice during the 1950’s . Often worn with bobby sox as shown above, these shoes made a statement about tastes, interests and lifestyle. Teamed with over-sized blazers and shirts the ‘preppy look’ emerged, and often still appears on catwalks today. Yes, im not gonna lie, the words ‘bowling shoe’ may come to mind, but I think they’re great. Chunky yet delightfully cute.

And finally how can we forget the beloved ballet pump. Mostly worn by teenage girls, the ballet pump was made popular by the beautiful style icon Audrey Hepburn. As a ballerina herself she was often captured wearing these flat shoes rather than the popular choice of a pointy-toed stilletto, and i love her for it.

Hmm the 1950’s…a great time for making feet look beautiful.

Many people out there still choosing the 1950’s option?? I sure hope so!


Little Tiny Man Shoes

Just scanning the internet for a pair of new brogues  – or ‘little tiny man shoes’ as my boyfriend likes to call them. Much more exciting than dissertation research!

Spotted (ha) these little delights!  Love the slimness of the design; handy for running about in, while still adding that lil’ something to an outfit! Very cute indeed.

Also came across these patent cream brogues by Bertie – lil’ bit pricey but really feminine and quite dressy! Love the rounded shape of the toe and the little wooden heel…but can the student loan really handle them?? hmm.

I love, love, love these next pair. The colour is perfect for day-to-day wear, and the buckle detail adds something a little different. Also loving the pointy toes; little elf-like shoes.  Product name: Cheerful.  How appropriate; they’re on sale.. :)

Just a quick little post, dissertation is calling.

Little Valentine Beauties

Okay so here goes the frightening first post, and seeing as its Valentines Day I thought i’d get into the spirit and stick to all things red;  I do love a red shoe, so it’s the perfect excuse – Enjoy!

I actually recieved these Irregular Choice beauties from my parents at Christmas, and I love them. Infact, I love them so much that im too scared to wear them! The soles follow the trend of all Irregular Choice shoes with a beautiful design, and the inside maintains this high standard of detail that any shoe lover just cant resist! As a student these shoes are pretty pricey, but definitely worth it! A deep, but vibrant red means that they are suitable with many outfits, while the scottie dog and bow design add a little quirkiness. In my opinion, the perfect Valentine’s shoe – (if you have the nerve to wear them and wreck their pretty little soles)

If you can walk in them, great. If you can’t, good luck. Red or Dead haven’t messed about when they came to designing these red ‘bardot’  high heels. The concealed platfrom and 14cm heel adds to the curviness of this shoe, giving them a beautiful silhoutte, while their chunky appearance maintains Red or Dead’s edgy style. Perhaps best left for a Valentines night of sitting, rather than…well, anything else. But maybe that’s just me.

These wee cuties are for those of us who fancy a comfier Valentines option. I am a big lover of the brogue shoe, and I thought these little red flats by Fly London  kind of have a brogue-esque feel about them; rounded off with a pretty tie bow at the front. Aw : )

Okay… so these may not be a standard day-to-day shoe (I’m not even sure that I could bring myself to wear them) but there is no denying that they are a work of art. Designed intially this year as a bridal shoe, these heart-heels bring the Valentines day shoe to a whole new level.  Tacky? Yes. Over the top? Yes. Secretly a little bit fantastic?…maybe?! It’s like St.Valentine meets Las Vegas…and i kinda love it.

These may not be the most ‘romantic’ of shoes, but I just had to include them in my wee collection because I’ve had my eye on them for sometime now. Such a comfy shoe and the chucky platform on these authentic Vans adds something a little different; perfect for slipping on and off. …hmmm may just have to treat myself.

Finally I came across these on Topshop’s website. I really like the focus on a 70’s chunky heel, adding to the retro feel of the peep toe and sling back style. Somehow they manage to be big and bold, yet elegant and feminine at the same time. The platform along the bottom of the foot will also make these daunting heels a little easier to handle. Just lovely!