Saturday, 30 October 2010

Wish List - Winter Boots

I have been such a bad blogger lately, I just haven't been able to think of a single interesting thing to post about! I guess I have been a bit distracted as I have just given up smoking. I smoked at least 20 a day (!) and I haven't had one for almost 3 weeks. I'm very proud of myself! I've still got a way to go I know, but the patches are doing their job quite well at the moment..... 

So I think it may be time to treat myself and if there is one thing that always gives me plenty of inspiration it's shoes of course, and in particular I need some new boots. If you have read any of my old shoe posts or if you know me, you will know I used to be devoted to 60's and 70's footwear but their age and dried out glue makes them very tricky for daily wear. I have found that finding shoes in that style is quite easy at the moment, there are still plenty of low heeled mary janes and also fantastic platforms too. But boots is a whole different matter. The sort I have been after really need to be 60's styled, I'm talking round or almond toe, and a 1-2" matchbox heel as I want them to wear to work and drive in. I have trawled all the usual shoe stores and all I see are 80s styles or very pointed toes and stilettos, and that just isn't me. 

One brand I have admired for sometime is Chie Mihara, they do really lovely shoes and some stunning boots, unfortunately even when they go in the sale they are out of my price range, but just have a look at these suede lace up granny boots, they are just perfect, especially in purple.  




My next stop was Yoox, upon browsing I found two brands which both carry some rather delish boots. First up is CAFe'NOIR, they are very reasonably priced and I love the moddy look to the black ones too, I just wish they were in leather. This is an italian brand I think, the rest of the range is not  very exciting. I really love the heels and toe shape on the brown pair. Luckily for me they are both only available in size UK4.



And finally we have L'Autre Chose. Just look at the perfect, perfect little heels on the pink/blue & green pairs, over the knee too, LOVE. Hello! grey suede platforms, thank goodness they only have size 2 left, or my credit card would have to be taken away from me! Aren't the snakeskin detailed ones just divine, I don't know which I prefer, probably the brown, I always buy brown clothes and footwear for some reason. Once again most of these are too pricey for me, if the first brown leather pair were in black they would be my perfect day boot.











I still haven't seen anything in black leather, oh dear.

14 comments:

Kirby said...

Those purple lace up boots are gorgeous.

Psychedelicsister said...

Those are all to die for!

I have the Chie Mihara's in black and just saw the purple version today, sigh... I wish I could afford another pair.

Helga! said...

O hell,I love those purple lace up boots,and the pink over-the-knee ones are delish too!
Well done on the not smoking!!

Looking Fab in your forties said...

The pink and blue are lovely but won't go with everything - obviously! Well done on the giving up smoking, what patches are you using, I may have to get some!

PorcelainDollVintage said...

Well done on the smoking and thank you! thank you for the gorgeous boots! Amazing heels and really good authentic vintage designs!! Hard to find! x

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dear Becka, that's brilliant about the smoking, well done. I've smoked since I was 12. For the last five years I've smoked roll ups with filters and it's made me cut down a lot but I've never given up. I wore a patch on the plane to Sri Lanka last year and it was amazing I forgot I even smoked. Please let me know which ones you're using too as I might give it a go. it's after a big night I really feel it.

Love all the boots. It's so hard to choose but the purple ones really caught my eye, they're really expensive though! Hope you've had a good weekend xx

snowystylista said...

What a great selection! Those purple ones are fab and all of the L'Autre Chose are lovely!! You must treat yourself. you deserve it after giving up smoking!! e xxx

Smashingbird said...

Psychedelicsister - you lucky gal, purple are gorge there is blue too, wish I could stretch to any of them!
Helga - thanks doll, I thought you might like the pink ones too!
Mrs Fab & Christina - they are nicquitin, I've smoked since i was about 14 so can't believe I've gone this long so far, feel like I deserve one now!
Porcelain Doll - thank you, I'm such a shoe snob has to look as authentic as poss!
Em - If any of the l'autre chose were in leather I'd have got them already!

St├ęphanie said...

Fantastic selection ! And I adore your blog !
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Penny Dreadful said...

Hello! Found you via Miss Peelpants - what a great blog! And top boot choices, I would love the green suede (but as always, alas, funds do not allow) x

modern milly said...

Hey hun! Cant believe I didnt know about your blog, I absolutely love it! Its wierd that you got in touch as I wanted to ask you about some printing stuff, can you email me when you get a min? Hope youre well sweets, speak soon. xx

modern milly said...

P.S. Those green suede boots are amazing!! xx

Nina said...

Quecha Boot in purple OMG, Loveee!

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Psychedelicsister said...

Really, Blue too?
Man I'd kill for the Purple ones but getting the Black pair broke the bank, lol... Plus I have Purple Suede Biba boots from 2006 relaunch which were a pretty penny too. No more boots for me.

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