Five-Star Footwear Fest For Fall

Five-Star Footwear Fest


1. Bertie Proudlock Leather Side Zip Metal Toe Trim Ankle Boots £110 at John Lewis

2. 3.1 Phillip Lim Esther Oxford Pumps £343.95 at Shopbop

3. Stanley Leather Knee High Riding Boot £350 at L.K. Bennett

4. Alexander Wang Dioni Wraparound Boots £455.32 at Shopbop

5. Rockport Presia Zip Shootie £100 at Rockport

I know what you’re thinking. What a clever use of alliteration. What an exceptional use of English grammar. Yep, that’s me. Clever and exceptional. Not at English grammar though, no. At shoe shopping, perhaps. I feel I’m developing a minor problem which I’m not worrying about just yet, however, there may be some cause for concern a little further down the line.

Whilst hunting these beauties out to write a post about footwear choices for Autumn/Winter, which is creeping upon us rather swiftly already, I found myself, as I frequently do, making a long mental list of Alexander Wang shoes, see Exhibit four above, working out ways and financial methods to do my best to own every single pair. They literally make me do a little internal squeal, make me shiver, make me shake and cause quite a frenzy of immature excitement. Which is how I came to the conclusion there may be trouble ahead.

So, what shoes to wear for Autumn/Winter? Well. Personally, I struggle with knee high boots. Riding boots I can wear, but I still have a little trouble disagreeing with myself over not wearing a heel. But then putting on a pair of knee high boots with a heel makes me feel a bit funny.  A bit trussed up. A bit mutton-dressed-as-lamb, if you know what I mean. I probably just haven’t found the right pair. Apart from these fancy tasselled L.K Bennett pair, shown as exhibit three.

These Rockport Leopard Print ‘Shooties’, exhibit five, give me goosebumps. I love the round toe. I love the heel shape. I love the little piped-trim section, adding a little extra edge. I certainly need these in my wardrobe.

Exhibit two, 3.1 Phillip Lim Oxford Pumps will look ultra-sublime with a black leather pencil skirt and thick black opaque tights. Yes. I die*

*Rachel Zoeism (if you don’t know what this means, then shame on you)


Don’t forget to enter this amazing giveaway with EILEEN FISHER, who are very generously giving away this Bronze Ballet Neck Tunic to one lucky reader. To enter, it is simple. All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post, leaving me your name. You can say something nice too, if you’re feeling friendly. The giveaway is open one week from today and will end at 19:30 GMT on Tuesday 4th September 2012, available to residents of the UK and the US only. The winner will be randomly picked and notified via my blog, so make sure you check back to see if the winner is you! Once you have been notified, EILEEN FISHER will be in touch with your prize. All readers should be aware of any responsibility for any taxes incurred from the gift.


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