04 December 2012

Tough Girl Shoes

For a long time I've been a fan of the tough shoe paired with a girly outfit. I just love the way treads and laces look with that attitude that can take on absolutely anything you put under them. Since I live in NY its also necessary. Last winter I fell head over heels in love with my shiraz Doc Marten's and wore them just about every single day. Until I started my new job where they were not really acceptable attire (which is another whole conversation we should have, because fuck business casual).
Lately I've been seeing shoes that are equal parts tough and pretty, much like the outfits that I would love to pair them with.
These gorgeous kicks have been in the forefront of my mind whenever I go shoe shopping lately.
Opening Ceremony. Chloe. Marni. Topshop.
One lucky Sunday in Topshop I found myself looking at my dream shoes, and even luckier that they were within my price range. Dark oxblood and slightly patent leather, they were exactly what I was looking for.
Juxtapose Oxblood Oxfords


  1. I LOVE the ones on the right on the top row. AAAHH get on my feeeetttt!! Your new ones are pretty excellent as well! Business casual is silly. What does that even mean?! Gahh!


  2. Those shoes are gorrrgeous. I haven't seen them around actually, and I'm not good with heels at all, but I kind of want a pair now!

  3. Oooh those shoes look awesome. Top buy! Also, "fuck business casual" is probably the best thing I've read all day XD

  4. I never used to love tougher looking shoes but recently I have been a woman obsessed! LOVE these shoes, they look like they will age nicely too :)

    Maria xxx

  5. Ivana@Macarons and PearlsDecember 5, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    It's quite funny that I love seeing these on you, but I would probably not choose similar model :) I guess I'm a too girly girl :) I can't wait to see how you'll pair them with your feminine pieces!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

  6. Wow, those really are perfect shoes. I need some tough shoes in my life, stat

  7. I was just looking at these types of shoes on Topshop yesterday! I too love them, and they kind of bring me back to the 90s. Bummer about business casual - I'm lucky enough to work at an agency where it's suuuper casual. Jeans and converse? Yes!

  8. i love the shoes you got! so perfect.

  9. Those are awesome! I love clunkier shoes too. I think cos I have small feet, and in delicate shoes I always feel like I come to a point.

    I also love the warm glow in your apartment!
    P.S. No New York trip planned... but I am thinking of heading back to Canada some day (to Eastern/central Canada, so then you may not be able to get rid of me)!

  10. I already wrote this but these REALLY remind me of a pair of your shoes. ALSO I have the exact opposite of that problem. Proportionately my feet are gigantic compared to my body and I have to have SOME kind of heel or I think I look like I'm standing in mini canoes and chunky heels somehow also minimize this effect. I'm weird.

    Well, when that NY trip is planned, that little couch in the pics turns into a neat little pull out!
    As for the warm glow...its all about the fairy lights. And cheap Ikea lamps. Weirdly, I thought about how to photograph inside your flat while I was writing this and can actually picture how to make it happen...annnnd I'm a creep. I have a bunch of lights at different levels, like hip height desk lamp, tall lamps, ceiling lamps, etc and having them all on in the same room makes for really nice photos. :)

  11. Haha, fuck business casual is my mantra. Ugh. its so gross.


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