Sunday, 20 January 2013


Welcome to Shoe calendar 2013!!!

Can you believe it?
BF got me the calendar again for 2013!!!
I am dead chuffed as I know it will keep me inspired to keep blogging, along with the daily trials and tribulations of life.
It will keep our mornings amused with the new shoes of the day discussions and enable me to gaze lovingly at new shoes every day without having to pay...

And first up is this bold beauty of 2013, the first of Jan!

Crystal-encrusted double-platform slingback, Giuseppe Zanotti design.

Just loving the eccentricity of this large simple sling back. I smile at the brass of the colours and the overtly luscious crystal encrustation. Its simply bold and beautiful. Makes the most dreary (and hungover) day of the year seem like a happy, outgoing and bold day after all.

I'm off to the pub! Sadly not in these shoes...

The hinter...

White suede bootie with burnished gold sculpted heel and horsehair detail, Masaya Kushino.

Its started early! The wedding shoe options. The hints...oh no! This happened last year...

This unusual bootie is very shabby chic. I can imagine this with my short white dress. My tables of floral teacups. The ornate scrolled furniture at the venue and this classical style impressed upon our little big day.

(I call it our little big day because we will probably have a little wedding...yet it will be a big deal to us.
I would definitely wear these booties with pride.

Printed canvas high heel “Texan” boot with contrast saddle tow, Stuart Weitman 

There is something about these boots.
I look at them and I instinctually like them.
Yet when I inspect them in more detail I wonder why.
I am not a big fan of floral print but these have it.
I am not an enthusiast of two tone boots but these are.
I have no idea what a saddle toe is?
Is it the shape of the toe or the shape of the brown wrapped around the toe? I go with the later.

But to me they look elegant, lady like, comfortable, smart, pretty and durable.

So all in all I do like them. I guess that's why!

Then 2012 Shoe Calender Winners!!!

So the winners of the 2012 Shoe calendar blog appreciate appeal in reverse order are....

3rd place


Suede slingback with bead-trimmed platform, Nicholas Kirkwood, 2010.

2nd place 


Over the knee leather lace up stiletto ‘Combat’ boot” by Stuart Weitzman 2010


“Morphogenesis” shoe made with 3-D printing process, Pauline van Dongan, 2010

I said it right back in march when I fell in love with it, this would be my shoe of the year. And it is. Its still wonderful. I still don’t own it but I would love to. It still an organic master piece.

Thanks to the Shoe calender for giving me so much to dream about and blog about. 
Heres to a joyous 2013.
Happy New year Bloggers!

The final shoe of 2012

25th Dec- Suede pee-toe pump with multi-leather rosette and studded heel, Diego Dolcini.

Dont get me wrong, most of the time I love Christmas...I love buying gifts for my friends and family. I enjoy the time off. But this year was a bit of an anti climax because I got ill. So I spent most of Christmas to New Year with cold shivers and blowing my nose.

My poor BF though, having to wait on me all of Christmas afternoon and the following days. We managed to open our gifts together and cook dinner. But after that it was all down hill for me.

However, from what I can recall, either side of my souring temperatures and delirious sneezing, I did  have a very merry time. It may not have snowed in Dumfries but you should have seen the mountain of white tissues besides my couch. All I did Christmas afternoon was blow my nose. Constantly.

So when I cast my watery eyes over these shoes I was for a short while very content and happy. Don’t they just epitomise everything you know about Christmas bling on your shoes?
The luxurious black suede, the leather rosette, the sparkly studded heal.
These are just perfect little black numbers for a perfect Christmas day.