Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Shoes

First of all, THANK YOU for all the wonderful comments you left after my last post - they made me feel a whole lot better about the whole fashion show and dress thing and I really did appreciate every single one.

Since then everything has gone slightly crazy - three workshops to teach this week (all different - all different preparation), more next week and only two and a half weeks until my first Open Studio weekend. The house is an absolute tip, my washing machine has packed up (that's no joke in this house) and so I decided to prioritize and do a blog post... about shoes!

Inspired by Katy's post about her rather fabulous shoes I got to thinking about all those I have lurking in my wardrobe that hardly ever see the light of day. Now for most of the year I wander around the house and garden barefoot only donning socks when it gets really cold (a strange habit inherited from my grandmother who was always barefoot.) If I absolutely have to put on footwear then it is either trainers, flip flops or these....

But even though I don't wear them I love shoes and if they have pointy toes and high heels so much the better! When Stewart and I got married four years ago I thought I might be really extravagant and buy some Manolos or Jimmy Choos... or even a pair of Gina Shoes. Common sense prevailed when I found this gorgeous gold pair in a High Street shop for the bargain price of £29.99. I wore them all day long and danced in them all night... but haven't worn them since!

Sadly these below have only been worn once too - very pointy, very high and with a slightly naughty ankle strap! I love them but one of the boys said they looked tarty so they've only ever seen the light of day under trousers. They can't be that tarty... they came from M & S!


This next pair I do actually wear and they are relatively comfortable. They make me feel very grown up (which I don't feel most of the time) and glamorous.


And my latest aquisition are these below which I really love... worn twice and comfortable if I don't have to walk anywhere!


There are more... but given all the other things I should be doing I think I ought to stop now, put on my sensible green wellies and walk the dog!

12 comments:

  1. Very lovely shoes Gina! I am a 24/7 croc girl (although I do take them off for bed, honest!)- but I can appreciate a nice pair of shoes and like going shoe shopping with my friends so I can enjoy watching them buy pretty shoes (my feet just aren't designed for them!)

    Lucy x

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  2. I love your very feminine shoes, my hotter sandals are my favourites at the moment. Jane

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  3. This is just a mean post (along with Katy's)to torment the freaky girl with the enormous feet, isn't it?

    I am sighing quite loudly and with much jealousy at the beautifulness of your shoes. Like the other ugly sisters I shall be chopping off toes in an attempt to wear such lovely footwear. **sigh**

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  4. yay, I LOVE crocs. I have such stupid flat feet that crocs and flip flops are the only things that I find comfortable.
    I also have some lovely high heeled girly shoes but they don't get many outings sadly.

    Monda
    x

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  5. Some very grown up shoes there Gina :) I hate buying shoes, they always seem comfy in the shop and then hurt when I get homme! I live in Reebok trainers and Lands End Clogs. Maybe I'll try some Crocs, they look very comfortable. Not sure they make them in my size tho (3 or 36 Europe, 6 USA).

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  6. The last pair are just beautiful. If only they came in a flat...

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  7. What lovely shoes Gina - I like all of them. I tend to go barefoot in the summer, or wear flip flops. Though I do have some crocs too. The heels only come out when I have to go to something a bit dressier than my life normally requires.

    My daughter has a shoe fetish - no matter where we go, she homes in on the shoes - when she's an adult I suspect she'll have dozens and dozens of them!

    x

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  8. Girl shoes!! Fab on everybody else, but sadly my great flat feet don't do heels. If I put on a pair, I clomp about like a 6 year old playing dress up. It's not a good look.

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  9. I love the brown shoes in the last picture. I am normally in flats , crocs for gardening or trainers!!

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  10. Nice shoes! I particularly like the "grown up" ones, though I've had 3 or 4 pairs of the gold style, but in black, I loved them so much but they made my feet so sore. I kept wearing them though, every day! x

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  11. Those are some gorgeous shoes Gina!

    I rarely wear girlie shoes these days as I can't take the pain. I wore a pair last night and my feet were screaming by the end of the evening!!

    Crocs and outdoorsy Reef sandals are the norm around here!

    xxx

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  12. ooooh, I love those last ones...very retro

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