Confessions Of A Shoe-aholic

Thursday, April 09, 2009

My name is Dutchess and I'm a shoe-aholic.

This recent holiday of ours, I came home with nine pairs of assorted footwear. I had the noble intention of buying only one pair of shoes - the Varina from Ferragamo. But promptly fell off the bandwagon when we went shopping at all my favourite haunts namely Takashimaya, Ngee Ann City and Tangs. Ouch.

Right after the next day we landed - by 'we' I mean my life partner in crime, Hubs and our unwilling sidekick, Sonny-boy who hates shopping unless there's a toy in it for him - we headed straight to the Ferragamo flagship store in Paragon. As we entered, I took a deep whiff. It all smelt so good. I browsed, I tried (hoo boy, did I try. I almost didn't stay on course and made off with a frivolous hot pink peep-toe from this spring's offering instead of a black pump I was there for), I admired myself in the mirror for abit before making my choice. Instead of the Varina, which, to my disappointment made my legs look stumpy, I picked the Carla with its more flattering 4cm heel.

Happiness at my fingertips

Incidentally, I already own a pair of 12cm heeled Carlas in patent red. And, I had brought them with me on holiday ( I wanted to wear them for a lunch outing with a bunch of girlfriends later that week).

Hubs also bought a pair of black suede Master moccasins with the trademark Gancini bit on the front. I would have liked to snap a photo of it but he's gone to work in them today. Here's the leather version though. The suede one is versatile as it looks good under a suit, jeans or bermudas. Walking out of the store, Hubs called me a bad influence but didn't seem to complain when he wore them the rest of the week. Just yesterday, when he got home from work, he commented they felt as comfortable as a pair of gloves. I was very pleased, as though they were mine. Speaking of which, I put my new shoes to work too, whilst on holiday and they didn't disappoint. They felt so good on the feet, even after a full day's worth of walking.

Then there were the other shoe purchases. These were all unintentional buys ( I can hear Hubs snorting now) but I'm glad I came across them anyways. Take for instance, these three pretties sitting in a row from the huge shoe department in Takashimaya.

I believe Lucieno is a local brand and they make affordable and comfortable dress sandals. I'm a regular and buy at least a pair whenever we are in town. I just love my bling!

The following two are from Tangs. I bought it the eve of our departure, on one last shopping blitz, as one would say.

Stacked heel sandals with printed horsehair straps.

This one above is special because the sales assistant very kindly gave me a 5% discount, it being a last pair and all. I would've paid full retail price for it but it's always nice to get freebies, especially so when they are unexpected gestures.

Blue suede moccasins with grossgrain ribbon bow

I have already worn this twice now and it feels so good on the feet, thanks to the thick rubber soles. Best of all, my legs didn't look stumpy, not even with capri pants. Love it, love it, love it!

The remaining number of footwear are made up of beach/casual sandals and flip-flops.

These are from Reef which can be found in the Rip/Curl store in Pacific Plaza. Can you tell I have a weakness for ribbons and bows?

The other two are from Ipanema. I'd read about them in a magazine and got curious. They fit well and look pretty good as far as flip-flops go. Perfect for the beach or slumming around.

Seed platforms from the Gisele Bundchen collection

From the regular range

So that's how it came to be nine pairs of shoes.

My name is Dutchess and I'm a shoe-aholic.


The Dutchess of Cookalot whipped this up at 2:29 am

8 calories
now I understand...wahahaha
Way to go, babe!!!

Very indulgent (we can forget the snorting) Hub, I can just imagine your valise filled with shoe treasure, and your joy in unpacking it...
Lotus, I was one very happy lady. I think Hubs knew what he was getting into when I moved in with him and he saw the shoe boxes that came with me.
My friends told I'm a shoe-aholic too. But I was only hooked on boots. 8 prs in different colors, material and style. Am I a shoe-aholic ? I doubted.

Blue suede moccasins looks nice both in color and design. Good choice !
Now you make me wanna go out and buy some shoes. I like the Gisele Bundchen ones. There is a shop here at Suntec selling those.
I love the blue moccasins BUT the pair that is most YOU is the one Tangs Studio one with the dalmatian spots! Agree?

When I'm feeling sassy, yes, the dalmatian spotted one would be the most me.

I like 'funny' shoes.
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