Shoes, shoes, shoes!

I thought this post was very appropriate today.  For one it’s the Oscars and I love watching the red carpet.  Outfits can be made or ruined by the shoes.  I also have been delivering Census papers for the past ten days.  I didn’t realise how physical this job would be.  At night I wake with my body and feet groaning.  Luckily forCIMG3522 me my mother bought me a pair of Berkinstock sandals for Christmas.  I can’t imagine how bad my feet would have been if I wasn’t wearing them walking all over the neighbourhood.

My only rule for my shoe collection is that they can’t be made in China.  It’s hard to find shoes that aren’t made in China, but it is worth it.

Minnie Cooper boots on the left.

Minnie Cooper boots on the left.

I’ve left many stores near in tears when the delicious boots I covet are made in China.  Thank gosh for Minnie Cooper.  Handmade in New Zealand.  They last for ages and are very comfortable.

My Christmas present on the right. Robert Clergerie from Paris.

My Christmas present on the right. Robert Clergerie from Paris.

When looking at my shoe collection I also notice how so many shoes have been bought whilst travelling, or for a certain event such as a birthday.  I have hand made sandals from Sri Lanka, hand made high heels from Vietnam and of course my Pregnancy

Blue pregnancy boots from Melbourne. Chic Mihara (Spanish). Next to the dusty Blundstones, quickly bought before they started making them away from Australia.

Blue pregnancy boots from Melbourne. Chic Mihara (Spanish). Next to the dusty Blundstones, quickly bought before they started making them away from Australia.

Boots.  The philosophy behind Pregnancy Boots is that due to being constantly sober you save so much money not buying alcoholic drinks and taxis that you can spend a lot on a pair of boots.  Three children mean three pairs of pregnancy boots.

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I hated digging down the bottom of my wardrobe to find a pair of shoes.  Luckily I researched a lot (on Pinterest) and came up with this idea.  It was wasted space and now attractive to look at.  Yes I still have other shoes, such a sneakers, they still live at the bottom of the wardrobe.  They just don’t cut it on display!  My grandmothers beautiful lacy shoes however do cut it, even if they are too small for me.  I love seeing them there and keep thinking that my daughter will fit them in her teenage years.

Grandmothers shoes in the middle. Handmade Vietnamese shoes on the right.

Grandmothers shoes in the middle. Handmade Vietnamese shoes on the right.

This will be a collection that I will continue to grow.  There will be no more pregnancy boots but still many birthdays and Christmas’s to come.

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This entry was published on February 25, 2013 at 7:40 pm. It’s filed under Clothing and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Shoes, shoes, shoes!

  1. gorgeous Alice!

  2. OI so would like to steal your blue pregnancy boots and the brown sandal ones at the other end to your Robert Clergarie! PS Birkenstocks became my friend during preganacy and Alice believe it or not I have no loafers in my wardrobe anymore! Holy moly t he stories our shoe wardrobes could tell! xx

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