I heard this line from my MOST favorite Taiwanese drama (which IN MY OPINION, is the best series ever aired):
“Everyone should have a good pair of shoes. The best shoes will take you to the best places”
– from Teng Tang Jing, Meteor Garden circa 2001
True to the beautiful and fabulous Teng Tang Jing, I am so in love with shoes right now. I am really not the person who cares about brands and about the cost of the shoes I am wearing. As long as they will shod my minuscule feet, is comfy (cos I am flat footed and clumsy), I don’t have to say fashionably cute or fashionable and cute but yeah– I will and last but not the least, must last a long time cos I have a reputation of ruining good shoes in jut 2 months.
My current footwear of choice is this RockPort suede ankle boots in black that are so comfy that I wear it with anything: skirts, dresses, tights and jeans. My hubby actually complained that this is what I wear all the time. So, I dared him to buy me a new pair of shoes which can rival Rockport’s “usefulness” — that shut him up.
Anyway, as mentioned earlier…I am actually looking forward to a new batch of shoes–never mind if I am broke or that I have to be extra stingy when it comes to money. Though while I am not even remotely related to Imelda Marcos, I always believed that there is something magical about wearing a great pair of shoes. They add that extra bounce in your step, or extra ooomph to an otherwise boring outfit. What do the magazines say? That great or mediocre footwear can ruin an outfit.
Anyway, here are the current object/s of my affection:
My boss, Mr. G says that this was the shoe of choice in the 80s–and yeah, I’ve seen this countless times before while overdosing on Bagets and all the 80s movies that I love. My current dilemma is “where the hell do I get a pair of this”. A quick check on Mr. Google revealed that there are online businesses that were still selling these–but the price was absurd! Anyway, I will have to continue looking for my source for my own Sperrys. I had the outfit all figured out in my head, I just had to had THAT shoes, demmmmit.
Here’s another target for this year:
Wellies from Emily Hannah LTD - UK
Yeah, I know you’d go — “WTF? Are you crazy wearing wellies in the tropics???” Uhm, so yeah to answer your question: yes, I may be crazy and yeah, I intend to wear wellies in the tropics. Friend usually laugh at me for wearing effing boots all the time in the middle of Manila’s sweltering streets. But I really don’t mind nor take offense. I love boots. I’d probably will always love these suckers. There’s nothing like a great pair of boots to toughen me out, even if I am crumbling and devastated inside. Hell, I’d probably get buried with boots on (Please note, Hubby). I intend to wear my wellies when Manila has its torrential rains or in the middle of cold December. Thing is, the Hubby mentioned that my generous and lovable MIL already bought me wellies in London. My only concern is I hope it’s something cute and subdued like those pictured above, and not something in shocking pink or neon green with big heart patterns. Cos you know, considering my MIL’s taste in fashion–the shocking colors and the big hearts is not a remote possibility. (Loves you mommy!!! :-) )
And oh, here’s another baby:
Aren’t they cute? I intend to get ‘em for my skirts and other fashion possibilities. But obviously, I cannot afford MiuMius. Further research on Mr. Google noted that they are called “Chunk Heeled Supremo Print Shoes”. Whatevs. The point is, I like something like this. Yes, we woman have a propensity to suffer in the name of fashion.
Yes! This again. I have been endlessly blabbering about this brogues from Anthology that I even see this in my dreams. But OMG…he (yes, I assumed he is a he) is just so beautiful and he’d look more stunning on my feet.
All of these babies are from ALDO
I’d like to own a pair from Aldo. Their women’s collection is just so fierce, fab and sexy all at the same time. I almost bought one last payday but then I remembered my insurance’s almost due and I got all responsible and backed out at the last minute. I reckon that if I croaked at a very unfortunate moment, my shoe collection won’t exactly make the Hubby’s life comfortable.