Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Parity and the party

The record high of the Aussie dollar is making shopping in online US stores an absolute dream. I'm determined to get some classic pieces at good prices.

I'm also still keen to only buy vintage, but sometimes it is really difficult to find what I want/need. For example, black flat knee high boots. There are not many in eBay Australia, but probably a lot from the US. The cost of the real leather boots from China on eBay are so exciting though, so sometimes I think new has to be the way due to economical considerations.

Reading blogs like Fancy Treehouse and Another Day To Dress Up are a real source of inspiration. Check them out if you don't know them already!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Shoe Horror

Now that I'm working in the city, I see a lot more fashion and in particular shoes. Despite the multitude of blogs and magazines that take aim at women who wear heels that they cannot walk in, women are not getting the message.

Why do I see women climbing a hill (which is in fact a gently undulating city street) in heels like these, but with the rubber tip worn bare. It makes a scrapping noise every time she lifts her foot forward, or should I say drags.

From this...

To this...

Then the horror of the... shoe boot. I love a wedge, but a wedge covered with the material of the shoe just looks wrong, particularly when the bottom of the shoe and the beginning of the heel cannot be seen by the naked eye.

I'm going to buy these... swoon.