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That’s it. The Christmas and New Year break is over. I’ve had a really lovely couple of weeks off. But now it’s back to work. I can’t complain really, the day job is fine, but that still doesn’t stop *that* feeling in my stomach on a Sunday evening – the Sunday night blues plague me once again…
Shoes might help! New shoes always help. Actually I really need to sort out my work wardrobe - one pair of trousers and a couple of ok dresses are not going to see me through to Spring. As always I will start with my feet.
I fancy a pair of brogues. You already know I am totally comfortable in Dr Martens (and I wear those to work as much as possible), but I fancy some shoes. Here are my top three from the Spartoo website:
Here’s a traditional looking brogue by Costa Costa in a fantastically feminine bright patent red. I love them, so shiny, they’d certainly add a pop to any office based outfit.
Still patent (I so love patent shoes at the moment – that’s ok isn’t it?!), these Stéphane Gontard brogues have a softer shape and ribbon laces that make them positively girly. And being black they will go with everything.
But I think these are my favourites:
The slightly higher heel means these chunky western-style brogues by Bronx will just elongate my legs just a teeny bit. I love the detailing on the toes and sides. Yes?
I don’t own a pair, I’ve been toying with the idea, trying to work out if they’d look ok. I mean, I only ever see them on girls (and guys) with looooong skinny legs… something which I don’t pretend to have; and girls and guys who have some height… again, something which I definitely don’t have.
I’ve seen loads of “celebs” wear them, but that doesn’t generally make me want something, it’s the people wandering around town donning them that makes me wonder if I should get some. They wear them with skinny jeans or leggins. I recently had a conversation on twitter about them with Tara from The Style Rawr – she bought some as a result and looks totally amazing in them. Take a look.
Creepers have always been a bit eccentric. Despite being around for decades they haven’t ever hit the main stream like many other types of shoe. They are still consirered a bit rebeleous. Punk rock fashion through and through. And I like them. I think they appeal because they look a bit different but also comfortable.
You can get these Tuk creepers from Spartoo for £54.99 upwards – a bit much for a risk really. But there are other brands that you can get for cheaper. It’s very tempting.
What do you think? Do you have a punk style that could rock these? Could I?!
So today I went back to work after moving, and I thought I’d give cycling a go. My plan is to cycle when possible – it’s better for me and the environment (mainly me!). I did the 7.something km no problems in the morning, then stopped and played netball after work, and then cycled home – only to get a flat tyre half way! I was particularly annoyed at this for some unknown reason (ok tiredness won’t have helped) – but for now the bike is back in the garage and I’m in the car for the commute until I find time to repair the puncture. Ugh!
11/10/11: The offending flat tyre – no idea what has caused the puncture but am hoping it just needs a plaster