In this corner of the world we really have a very short window of time to wear anything but boots. However, this year’s crazy weather -which by the way makes me really worried about global warming- has allowed us to put on hold our Chelsea boots / snow boots / wellies and enjoy a wonderful shoe stravaganza.
Days are slowly getting longer, there are tulips everywhere and the urge to edit our wardrobes and our lifes is getting bigger. Why is it that Spring and Autumn always feel like New year’s for us? Anyway, Spring is coming and I’m ready.
I have a lot to thank Alexa Chung for. She has rescued the classic black eye liner, which happens to be one of the few makeup looks that fits my small eyes, from the 50’s makeup section and she has shown that flats and block heels can be fashionable too. And that’s fantastic because those are almost the only heels I wear. I’m lazy and I tend to put comfort first, so I always gravitate to this kind of heels. Thank you, Alexa, for bringing them back. I bought the ones in the picture in one of my favourite shops in Vicenza, Lazzari. They are handmade in Italy, in Florence to be exact, and they are the perfect basic: they look gorgeous with black or little white dresses and they dress up your jeans and stripe tees beautifully. You can get a very similar pair here and they are on sale!
2 degrees this morning. I mean… 2 degrees! We just can’t stand it anymore. We want sun and over 20 degrees temperatures. Is that too much to ask? Since we moved to Germany I think we have been able to wear sandals twice. Twice in four years! Obviously, that doesn’t stop us from browsing our favourite websites and shops in search for the perfect pair. Is there anything happier than two feet with bright toenails inside a pretty pair of sandals? No, there isn’t. We love mixing bright nail polishes with neutral leather sandals and, in order to rock that look, we need this minimalistic but really nice pair of sandals by Whistles. Don’t you love them? We think they can look perfect with just about any outfit. You can dress them up with a nice little black dress or you can simple wear them with shorts (we are talking denim here, of course) and a tee. Well, we will be visiting London soon so a stop in a Whistles branch is guaranteed… Even though we won’t be able to wear them frequently, at …
So I’ve been looking for the perfect wearable pointy mid heel black shoe for a very long time. I decided that the sales would be the perfect moment to finally purchase this gorgeous basic. We all know that timeless basics are THE pieces to buy on sale, no? But I was wrong. Terribly wrong. You see, I have tiny feet. I know that in some cultures that is beautiful, but since I don’t live in Japan nor travel there to get me a pair of shoes (I wish!) I’m forced to wear child shoes most of the time. I love flats, so… well, not bad in that department. But what happens when I want to buy something that a 36 year old woman would wear to work? I find nothing. And what happens if I try to find it on sale? I always get this: “With those feet you should buy your shoes at the very beginning of the season” (Add a patronizing smile and that kind of pity look only a sales assistant can give). Well, as a member …
Even though we always wear flats, we love a good high heel. Since I saw a girl exhibit her heels on her bookcase like a little beautiful sculputure I’ve always thought that could be a good use for high heels. Walking? Not so much. Well, these shoes are bookcase exhibition material. And they are sexy, really sexy. Those cuts, the dainty lace, the super high heels… Bionda Castana creates sexy yet elegant luxury shoes. And now we wish we could have a pair looking beautiful among our books. Oh, and they have just launched a custom made service. That could be a pretty amazing Christmas gift, don’t you think? PS.: A delicious pair of flats.
JCrew has presented its new collaboration with the British designer Sophia Webster and we just love it. We love it because it’s JCrew and you all know we have a soft spot for JCrew. And we love it because after seeing those terrible ugly shoes everywhere, it’s refreshing to come across a selection of girly, beautiful shoes. Our favourite ones are Pippa and Poppy (we love the names too, by the way). Nicole has the cutest print, though. And the polka dots of Anneka and Penelope are adorable and sexy at the same time. They woul look lovely with boyfriend jeans an a basic tee, but I can see them with a little black dress too. They are the perfect statement shoes to dress up any basic outfit. If you want them you’d better hurry up! They are almost sold out! What do you think? Aren’t they beautiful?
We love flats. We hardly wear heels. That’s a fact. But we love heels… It’s just that we are lazy dressers. Nevertheless, we could change that for these shoes. These shoes are pretty. As simple as that. Pretty, pretty, pretty. And that’s a breath of fresh air among all those ugly flatforms, chunky boots, Adilettes and Bikkenstocks. SJP has created a stunning collection for those girls that, like me, miss Carrie. These shoes stand out, dress up the most basic outfit and, apparently, they are kind of comfortable. I love the colours, so bright, and the elegant shapes. Besides she has also designed a wonderful pair of flat sandals that I just love! Only available at Nordstrom PS: My friend T. sent me this video a couple of days ago. Have you seen it? Isn’t she lovely? And the house! Oh, the house! Follow THE SLOW PACE on Bloglovin, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
The past weekend was amazing weather-wise. On Saturday we could visit the farmers market without our umbrellas and we even took a really long walk in the woods on Sunday morning. We know this is just an illusion of Spring ( that will arrive… eventually), but we can’t help but dreaming about warmer nights, longer days and sipping drinks al fresco. And for that you need new shoes. Everybody knows that. This season we would love to wear metallic silver shoes. They go with absolutely everything and they add a nice sparkle even to your more casual outfits. 1. Leather pumps by Zara. These are extra uncomfortable. I’m sure about that. But they would be the perfect addition to your working wardrobe this Spring. 2, 3 & 4. JCrew always gets it right. Even more in the shoe department. I love these three pairs. I couldn’t choose just one. Maybe number 3? 5. Cute shoes for cute dresses by Asos. I think Alexa Chung would love these. 6. And how cool are these loafers? PS: Follow THE SLOW PACE …
Ok, let’s be honest, this is more a “we dream about this!”, than a “we need this!”, though we love it so much that you can say that we really need it. Anyway! I’m talking about the Valentino’s Pre-Fall 2014 collection. Everything in these pictures is so wearable, so lovely, so comfy yet luxurious… We love it/need it/ daydream about it! More images after the jump!