Friday, 23 March 2012

My Favourite time of year for shoes!

It's true I love autumn and winter, but spring and summer is my shoe time. I think I must have lived in warmer climes in a previous life, nearly all my shoes are spring/summer shoes to the point where I struggle for autumn/winter wear - ok I say struggle, my husband and friends would disagree, but I certainly don't have as many options!

I should love to be modelling my spring/summer shoes for you today, but I have 2 enormous blisters on my insteps from extended walking without wearing sports socks with my trainers whoops. So all I can bear to wear on my feet right now are slippers, I have just bought special blister plasters so hopefully it will sort itself soon!

I have many shoes, I can't deny it, but when I thought about spring/summer this year, 3 pairs sprung to mind!!

First up, when I was doing some work for Miss L Fire I was lucky enough to pick these up, I love them. I did want some of the cream ones, but by the time I could afford them they were all sold out, but I'm pretty happy with these. They look kind of blue in the photos, but actually they are a mint green so I'm on the look out for some mint green fabric to make something nice in now!



Next are one of my go to pair of summer shoes, I love these! I bought them in LA many years ago, they remind me of sunshine. I also like that they are pretty inside where your foot goes, no one else knows but you do! They are obviously repro not vintage but they look fabulous with hawaiian shirts & pedal pushers, or a cute summer dress.


Last but not least my walk of shame. I bought these many years ago and they have never been worn, I just have not brought myself round to wearing them, but this is so ridiculous as I'm writing this I'm thinking am I actually crazy!! So this year for the first time since they were made - I'm thinking late 40's - I'm going to wear these wedge sandals. Aren't they just fabulous?!!


And to prove they've never been worn!


My craziness about shoes IS improving though, both last year and this year I've parted with shoes I never wear even if I loved them. In fact only yesterday I mailed a pair of shoes off that I sold on ebay, I wanted them to fit, they never did, and of course never would, so I sold them. What do addicts say, one step at a time.....

Right I'm off to sit in the sun and have a coffee for my break, hey when you live in the UK you have to take the sun when you get it!

13 comments:

Eartha Kitsch said...

Yes, wear those last ones! They're sweeeeet!

Kim Bombshell said...

I wish I was blessed with a size 6 foot so I could enjoy vintage shoes....

Jennie said...

Those Tropicanas are so beautiful! Hope your feet are better soon xx

Miss Matilda said...

that last pair are to die for!!

Vix said...

You really do have some magnificent shoes! Love those last ones, it's a crime not to wear them! x

delia hornbook said...

Great shoes my favourite are the summer clog ones ;-) Hope your blisters improve soon ouch. I sat in the garden i gave myself the afternoon off from sewing i thought just like you got to grab the sun when you can and it was so warm ;-) Have a lovely weekend, dee x

Miss Rayne said...

Can't believe you have resisted wearing those sandals, vintage PLUS comfort, so rare.
Love them all, just bought my first pair of Miss L Fires - they're great.

iLiveinmyLab said...

Oh I love those mint green Miss L Fires and you need to find an excuse to wear that last pair of 40s wedges!!!! They are too cute to not wear!

Dolly Cool Clare said...

I wore my Miss L's today - I do love them so! Yours are also lovely, and can't believe you have never worn the vintage wedges! They look really comfy too, get them on lady! ;)

Andi B. Goode said...

Ahhhhh, those multi-coloured '40s wedges are amazing! I've actually seen a couple of pairs crop up on etsy in the past but never in that condition. Wow.
-Andi x

Solanah said...

That last pair is amazing! I know what you mean though, I sold a pair of black suede 40s wedges with cutout designs that didn't fit right (just on one foot, of course.). BUT justified that by purchasing more shoes :)

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Tara said...

Oh I love ALL of those shoes!! Those Miss L Fire ones are to DIE for! One of these days I have to buy me a pair once and for all!

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