I am sick this week (les microbes de la rentrée!) and had almost lost the will to shop. But no worries, friends, because it all worked out to be a shoe-heavy post this week!
First, let's wrap up some loose ends from last week. Remember this cat print from the back room? (Oops, I forgot to check for pockets!)
The "Tory Burch Something" turned out to be TWO Tory Burch tops!
And the "Vintage Lacoste" is actually brand new "vintage inspired" Lacoste! This one is wool, and we have several different styles of this "vintage" family, and they are all BNWT!
How adorable are these blue Miz Mooz booties?!
This super chic Milly bag with gold, oversized button hardware!
Can you believe we have TWO pairs of authentic cow-person boots in the shop right now? These ones are from the Sanders company, which is a family-owned footwear company that has been around since the 1870s!
And these leather and snake-skin beauties were hand-crafted! Love it!
These shoes were on my Pinterest board in blue!
Elegant pink Nine West flats:
And check out the adorable toe detail!
Finally! Here are the Tsubo boots that were waiting to come out from the back room last week:
Now, this is not just an average tote. It has several zipped compartments within, while keeping up the guise of being a humble tote on the outside!
I recently came to the realisation that what has been missing from my life is loafers! Like these adorable black ones:
And I'm always on the lookout for leopard-print shoes!
I have a deep and loyal love of Converse, friends. We have a pair of pristine, brown, low-cut (originally called the "Oxford cut") Converse in the shop. I have many, many pair myself. However, I could say it's in my blood, because my grand-parents also loved their Converse!
Here's my grandfather on the right (number 19!) in 1943 back when Converse only made three styles of All-Star basketball shoes (often referred to as "Chuck Taylors" or "Chucks"): black leather with a black rubber sole, black canvas with a black sole, or all white with a white sole, like my grandfather is wearing here:
In 1949 Converse released a new design, which is the one we know and love now: the black canvas shoe with contrasting white rubber sole and toe-cap. On the right is my grandfather rocking his black Chuck Taylors:
Meanwhile, although they had not met yet, my grandmother also rocked the black Chucks. Here she is in action in 1949; you can see the white All*Star logo on her ankle, which was originally a padded patch meant protect the ankle of the player:
The Converse shoe was exclusively a sport shoe worn by basketball players until deep into the 1970s. I never saw my grandparents wearing them, but luckily I have hundreds (hundreds!) of photos of their basketball years!
Back room time! I feel like I could have done an entire post just about how excited I am about everything that's ready to come out of the back room! Like: what is this amazing soft, white furry coat about?!
A multi-coloured jacket? A red coat with a bow in the back? Adorable little hearts?!?
So much exciting stuff!