A small detour from the objective

Remember my search for ankle/calf grey boots? Well, I still haven’t found them…

In my hunt for the perfect grey boots to add to my collection I had a small detour and WHOOPS i purchased a pair of black peep toe ankle bots. They are gorgeous, high and super sexy. They did come in a grey but Asos had sold out of my size and the next best thing to soothe my urge for shoes was to grab them in black.

These are going to be extremely versatile boots as i can wear them casually with denim (like above) or dress them up on a night out. I really like how there is a platform on the ball of the foot as this makes really high heels so much easier to walk in and will definitely give me less of a chance on tripping over and falling face first. I love high heels but I need to learn how to walk in them more delicately. I cannot even begin to tell you how many times i have ended up face first in the concrete from heels from simply walking on flat ground. I feel like the only woman in the world who cannot manage to walk in heels with confidence. Tell me, is it just me? Or do you have a funny high heel story to share?

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Cheap Thrills

A couple of months ago I contemplated a pair of leopard print gumboots which were going to put a dent in my pocket. I was unsure if I could spend over $100 on boots which weren’t exactly going to be worn often. But, it has certainly been raining more than usual lately so I was feeling like I needed them.

I took a late night trip with a friend to Kmart, in the hunt for cheap thrills. We like to buy clothes and accessories from Kmart in secret. It is a true secret gem. And on this late night trip i got that cheap thrill I was seeking with these super cute polka dot gumboots. I love them and when I sported them into work, I felt incredibly good about my bargain find as my colleagues gave me compliments on them. They only set me back $15! Who knew, a $15 pair of gumboots would bring me so much joy. I can’t wait for another rainy day to be forecasted to wear them again.

I love them. What cheap thrills have you gotten lately which have made you SO happy?

I’m Alive. And I Am Organised.

WOW! It has been 3 very long weeks since my last post. Naughty me for being M-I-A. I have been caught up in moving into a new place, I could barely focus on anything else – including sleep. The grunt of the move is over and on the Easter long weekend i spent 4 blissful hours organising my shoes into clear boxes. I feel somewhat de-cluttered. It is true what Oprah says, de-cluttering DOES make you feel like you are taking back control of your messy life. Take a look at my neat, organised shoes….

This was after i managed (painfully may i add) to cull 15 pairs of shoes. I now only have 65 pairs of shoes and sandals plus 5 pairs of Havaianas (thongs/flipflops which ever you prefer). The Havaianas don’t really count as shoes as they don’t take up much room and i like to have different colours to mix and match my casual outfits over the summer. However, 65 shoes were tough to squeeze into a small space and off i trotted to Ikea to get myself a Billy Bookcase with a funky door as extra storage for shoes I wear often. What do you think? Cute?

After my 4 hours of re-discovering shoes I love and shoes I needed to let go, I really felt I was missing a pair of grey heeled boots. I think ankle or calf length in a cowboy or studded style will be a fantastic addition to my collection. I searched for hours over the past few days but I just can’t find the right ones. Please help me! Any links, shop suggestions or photos are more than welcome. Help me hunt down the perfect pair of grey boots.

Autumn is Well and Truly Here

Melbourne weather: Unpredictable. Changes quickly. Does not understand seasons.

The past weekend has finally made me admit the weather in my beloved home town is in fact crazy and often crap. It was hot during the week and the weekend brought on freak storms with hail stones as big as apples. Yet, it was still humid like the tropics. The past two days have been relatively cold (in comparison). I have never understood how it can be extremely hot one day at 35 degrees and cool down to 20 degrees the next day.

The cool days of Autumn are here and have got me thinking on comfortable winter shoes. I love high heeled boots but i know wearing them on icy or wet days will only end with me face first in the concrete. I do however, really want some cute ugg boots which I can wear casually around (and try and get away with them at work, i think if i am comfortable i will be more productive). I can’t decide which of the two choices below i like. I hope you can all help me. The are both from Emu Australia and I have chosen designs from this brand as I have some inside connections who can get them on the cheap!

Please let me know what your thoughts are…

Late Night Temptations

This past week I have been ultra busy, yet i have been finding the time to jump online and take a peek at all the latest arrivals on my favourite sites. I could not believe my eyes when i received an email from Urban Outfitters on Monday advertising 20% off shoes. I had to control myself and not give in to temptation of all the gorgeous pieces of artwork. If any of you made use of the GREAT savings please feel free to post me your purchases and make me jealous. The other fantastic news in the Urban Outfitters email is that they will be starting a Shoe Club! This is extremely exciting and i cannot wait to see what the club will entail.

I am impressed that i had not been irrational and made a quick purchase, especially when the last order i made from Urban Outfitters included 2 pairs of shoes. I have worn my sparkle ballet flats i previously wrote about regularly but not the boots by Slow and Steady Wins the Race below. I bought them with the intentions of wearing the with mini skirts and opaque stockings but we are still experiencing warm weather in Melbourne. I really hope it gets a bit cooler soon so i can break-in these wedged heel gothic looking boots. I think i will try to make these boots look cute rather than gothic.

How do you think i should wear them?

Shoes for Love

I hope everyone had a beautiful Valentines Day. My gorgeous boyfriend gave me these lovely roses yesterday and a really cute card to celebrate. Flowers always make me feel special and I’m sure every girl in the world loves receiving them. I really wished I had the red shoes on above to match the roses. These are some old favourites which i seldom wear, but always look stunning with black stockings and a black dress. They aren’t too sparkly but they really do catch the eye when I make them THE feature of my outfit. I got them from a Melbourne store called Kinki Gerlinki. I occasionally find some really quirky pieces in there that i feel can work for my look. It isn’t a store most people would think i shop at as my look isn’t a vintage which the store very much is. Although I am a true believer that you should never completely ride off any store – you might surprise yourself with what you might find.

It was also Chinese New Year this weekend and red is a highly auspicious colour in Chinese culture. These shoes had double meaning for me over the past weekend – Love and the New Year. I’d like to wish everyone “Gong Xi Fa Cai”, a Happy Chinese New Year.

Flooding Streets in Melbourne Australia Calls for Appropriate Footwear

I have been looking at getting these gumboots (or what some countries call wellies) for some time however, I have never been able to justify spending over $100 for boots that will protect me feet when it rains. Global warming has meant it never rains in Melbourne, Australia and there is no point in investing in a pair of gumboots which will only sit in my garage and collect dust like so many other pairs of shoes. I also felt a bit ridiculous considering them as we are going through a drought and thought people may think i have lost my mind – since we have tight water restrictions on our everyday usage.

But, today it rained. It was a big rain. A storm in fact with a lightning show and surround sound thunder. The streets in the CBD are flooded and everything from public transport to traffic lights were in chaos. It has had its upside of now allowing me to not feel stupid for wanting wet weather shoes. I can’t quite afford these after my huge splurge, spending $400 on the weekend on fins so i will have to wait a couple more weeks. I can only hope that it continues to rain. But i won’t be wishing this if i have to continue to walk around with soggy socks because i am waiting to receive my leopard print gumboots.

If you want a pair of these, you can purchase them here.