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Shoe twit in HELP ME plea

(19 Posts)
HauntedArmchairOfDoom Wed 15-May-13 15:28:33

I need shoe help!

I've just bought a House of Oliver petticoat to go under my skirts and dresses.

My style is. Um. Possibly a bit eccentric. Vintage 50s with a bit of the Gothic thrown in for good measure, and the odd touch of the Pre-Raphaelites.

I need a pair of flat(tish) shoes that will work well with opaques or bare legs under my skirts and petticoats. I already have a pair of cute tan ankle boots with rivets, and suede shoe-boot things with a high block heel from Kurt Geiger.

Whatever I get needs to be comfortable and chic and sort of challenge the whole petticoat thing so I don't look like I'm in fancy dress (even though that's exactly what's going on inside my little head hmm )

My ideas so far (from Clark's!) are these rather lovely brogues, and these ballerina wedges.

But I am SUCH a shoe twit. What do you think? Any alternatives?

Apols for no

HauntedArmchairOfDoom Wed 15-May-13 15:28:44

....responses for a bit: off out!

FauxFox Wed 15-May-13 16:52:57

I hate the ballerina wedges - too little house on the prairie with that petticoat. The brogues are not my thing but are ok...

Any of these take your fancy:
jewelled ballerinas
cut out boots
studded hi tops
bit more delicate
t bar

Theselittlelightsofmine Wed 15-May-13 17:01:06

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HauntedArmchairOfDoom Wed 15-May-13 17:02:53

Yeah, you're dead right about the ballerinas...

I love the hi-tops and the boots - I think because they're 'tough' so they aren't too 'Little House', so you're bang on with what I'm looking for, thanks! It's just have 2 pairs of boots already so I guess I'm looking for shoes that have that feel....

I like the silver ones because they're sort of heftyish so would do the job, but I think silver would be a bit're introduced me to ALDO which I didn't know about so thanks for that!

HauntedArmchairOfDoom Wed 15-May-13 17:03:34

I do want a pair of DMs but thought I'd wait for winter...I really need something not-bootish. That would do for summer (should we ever get one!)

issimma Wed 15-May-13 18:24:38

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FauxFox Wed 15-May-13 18:56:38

these are rather cool
mary janes

HauntedArmchairOfDoom Wed 15-May-13 19:02:35

Those Mary-Janes are amazing! Not sure I could quite pull it off...The website's called Demonia! Perfect!

Thanks so much, this is really helping. I feel like the perfect shoe's out there...

YY to Cons (or something similar - might get something along those lines but more sturdy) - I just need something that can be a bit less casual...

FauxFox Wed 15-May-13 19:21:41


FauxFox Wed 15-May-13 19:22:24

love these

issimma Wed 15-May-13 19:22:50

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HauntedArmchairOfDoom Wed 15-May-13 19:28:11

Issima you GENIUS - Fly shoes! DSis has been telling me to get these for YONKS and I had completely forgotten. She says you can walk hours in them. And they're just the right level of chunky, sort of thing. thanks

Faux I adore all that Goth stuff. If I ever have the courage to totally embrace my Gothic self I'll know where to go now grin Also DH would love it

FauxFox Wed 15-May-13 19:32:39

Fly shoes are mum shoes...get the cool ones - I dare you grin

HauntedArmchairOfDoom Wed 15-May-13 19:36:15


I'm not at all cool, sadly. Though obviously would be if I had some of those. Have you seen some of the Goth boots on that site?!

FauxFox Wed 15-May-13 19:42:26

I know - they are awesome! I want these grin

HauntedArmchairOfDoom Wed 15-May-13 19:45:21

HAAAAAAAA! Do it!! do you live by Camden Lock grin

FauxFox Wed 15-May-13 19:52:03

No I live in a Posh seaside fashion sense is wasted I tell you! My winter boots last year were grey suede over the thigh boots with heels - very piratey! Love it grin

FauxFox Wed 15-May-13 19:52:38

Over the knee or thigh not over the thigh - they weren't chaps!

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