Tuesday, September 16, 2008

LITTLE BOOTIES...




These are my little adorable two pairs of boots from Sessun. The brown ones are super comfortable and I love them. I really wanted the brown ones in navy, as I said, because I never ever wear brown for some reason. But they're great, really soft and comfy enough to skip around town in. I've been wearing them with a blue striped A.P.C. shirt under a navy belted short dress with navy tights and I feel all French, except of course everyone in London keeps looking at me as if to say, "And where d'you think you're going love?"

I decided I had to have the flat navy ones too (the delusional power of thinking the euro is like monopoly money when in fact it is almost equal to the pound) as the whole point was to have boots I could wear comfortably every day. Ha. Haha. I think the boots must come from different manufacturers - the brown ones: soft, with nice grey leather lining. The navy ones: sort of hard with what I suspect is black pleather lining. The problem is when you perambulate.

I have a squeaky floorboard just outside my bathroom door which drives me bonkers. It's actually quite a shock if you tread on it because it sounds like you've put a large mouse in a concertina and are playing it with your foot. Now imagine, every step you take your shoes make that noise. This is fine when you're outside, as the noise of traffic etc drowns it out. But when you step inside somewhere quiet, like a fancy boutique or god forbid - a gallery, then you can see people looking concerned that they have a squeaky floorboard that needs to be attended to, until after looking around with a WTF expression their gaze falls upon you and they say to their colleague, "Oh, it's that woman." (If they're Parisian they also snigger a little and roll their eyes to convey the unspoken next words which are: "Cheap shoes. L'horreur.")

But I love the shoes - I'm going to take them to my shoe man and see if he can oil them?! or something. They look tres cute with dresses and skirts. They're sort of desert boots really, which I've always had a soft spot for, but the tassels make them a good alternative to moccasin boots which I can't ever see myself wearing, though I noticed in Paris even though it was still quite warm and every woman and girl was still wearing ballet flats, there were a few pairs of pristine brand new moccasin ankle boots being worn. They were everywhere in the shops; so come November I expect every woman and girl will be wearing those.

11 comments:

erica said...

i hope your shoe man can make them better.

i've been considering a pair of moccasin ankle boots by rachel comey, but they're pricey and i have a bad history with her shoes...

do you know what brand the girls in your town are snapping up?

Rose said...

Those are fabulous! I partiuclarly love the blue love the little heel on the brown. I have some moccasin boots but haven't really started wearing them yet.

I want to still be wearing my summer clothes!

Lola Is Beauty said...

erica: In Paris Sandro has done an ankle version that are exactly the same as the Minnetonka ankle ones with a zip at the side/back? with one layer of fringing around the top...

rose: me too but I'm wearing thick tights and heavy winter clothes...

Lola Is Beauty said...

erica ps: I just received the APC winter catalog as I'm sure you did too and I like theirs - pricey though and not fringey, though I prefer them for that. Yeah, I've heard bad things about Rachel Comey shoes falling apart - it must be bad if it's got to my ears as nowhere even stocks Rachel Comey in London!

Erica said...

*sigh*

Beautiful shoes, squeaky or not.

Lizzie said...

What gorgeous shoes! You keep wearing them with navy tights, regardless of the looks you get - it sounds like a lovely outfit.

"The delusional power of the thinking the euro is like monopoly money when in fact it is almost equal to the pound" HA! Try traveling just about anywhere from the States - the dollar is worth so little these days that it makes you feel suddenly very, very poor.

Are the boots comfortable?? I kind of really want a pair, but being one of those moccasin girls you speak of, I'm pretty nuts about comfort.

Anonymous said...

love your new boots!
Am very perplexed about moccasin boots though, worn in Paris or not worn in Paris, I won't ever get myself to like them, I suppose...
xox
Mia

porter hovey said...

Ohhh! Just adore the blue! Fabulous!

Iheartfashion said...

Beautiful! Love these boots.

Katherine said...

Trippen (quirky and wonderful handmade German shoes) supply a little packet of chalk-like white powder with their shoes to sprinkle between the footbed and bottom of the shoe and stop squeaking if necessary. Look at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelsurtees/116756665/

Lola Is Beauty said...

Thank you - I'll try anything...my shoe guy ripped out the fake leather insole which looked like the culprit and put in a leather one but they still squeak!