As Paolo Nutini once sung, ‘I’ve got some new shoes on, and suddenly every things right’. There is something about new shoes that just gives you a little spring to your step, or that little bit of extra added confidence. One of the first things I notice about a person is their footwear, I think your footwear choice says a lot about you – in this respect I am conscientious of my footwear in certain circumstances to make the right impression.
Always wear expensive shoes. People notice.
- Brian Koslow
It is a well known clichéd quote that you can never have too many pairs of shoes, whilst I always think quality over quantity I do not think the quote is far off. Everyone has a favourite pair of shoes, or a pair just right for this, or that occasion – sometimes even a pair we dare not to wear but we treasure more as a piece of art that we are scared to ruin.
I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes, I had one thousand and sixty.
- Imelda Marcos
Footwear is an essential item of every day life, well for most normal people anyway. I think footwear is often something we generally neglect, I know I did personally for quite a while. However in the past few weeks I have amassed quite a few new pairs which I thought I’d share some of them with you:
I bought this patent pair today from Kurt Geiger in their sale. They are part of the KG by Kurt Geiger range, and called ‘Randal’. As you’ve gathered, or should have I have an absolute weakness for patent shoes, and this inexpensive pair (at full price they were only £90 – sale a lot less) is a great addition to my collection. By having shoes I can alternate my shoes will last longer. Already smudged by my darling fingers as you can see… I love Kurt Geiger shoes, my only issue with the brand is that you generally have to go a size down with shoes (they do not tell you that).
I mentioned this pair on my blog before, they are from Kurt Geiger’s premium range; Kurt Geiger London. When I saw these beautiful velvet loafers in the richest midnight blue shade it was love at first sight. After struggling to get a hold of any locally I came across a pair in Harrods whilst I was in London for London Fashion Week. The rest is history, it was destiny. They are certainly not every day shoes, but I really love them – I cannot wait for an occasion to properly wear them.
I have wanted pair of Gucci moccasins for a long time now. This pair I bought as an early birthday present to myself (really dragging it out, I know, I know). Once I tried them on I couldn’t resist any longer, I had to have them – before I knew it I was at a till with my debit card out (I must learn restraint). However I am pleased I finally got a pair, I have coveted Gucci moccasins for a long time now. I love the classic brown suede, and the horse bit – plus they are really comfortable (which is a plus not a requisite ).
This is the pair I showed you before on my blog which my Father bought me as an early birthday present (I won’t have anything on my birthday at this rate ha!) as I wanted them to wear for London Fashion Week. They are excellent quality patent shoes – I can tell they are going to last a long time. There is something about these shoes, when I wear them I feel powerful, and ready to face anything.
Sadly I cannot wear ridiculous shoes every day for every situation; trust me I have tried. I bought these as a more casual alternate for times when casual shoes are more appropriate. Polo Ralph Lauren really seem to be pushing their casual shoes at the moment, and there are some nice options in their range. I like that they still look relatively smart. The leather laces, trim, and touches are a big plus for me; they make it more dynamic than your every day casual shoes. They were also inexpensive for a pair of shoes, and came in a variety of colours (well worth looking at).
…now if only I had Harrod’s shoe hall as my shoe wardrobe for daily use. Watch this space, I am intent on expanding my collection .