Monday, June 9, 2014

Shoes, Glorious Shoes! 24

So this post is going to be a bit of a hodge podge, as I was still in transition with the how's and where's on picture taking in my new location. Following this post will be all of my "found a good-enough spot" posts until the next move or I find another way to take the pics.

Rather appropriate that post #24 - 24 being my favorite number - has one of my all-time loves (other than shoes), houndstooth. Being a Bama fan, houndstooth is obviously a huge part of the history there. Bear Bryant is god in Tuscaloosa, so if he said houndstooth was fashionable, who are we to question him?


It only helps my cause that houndstooth is one of those patterns that NEVER goes out of style. It is timeless. As a result, you can find it everywhere, on everything. Clothes, purses, shoes, etc. etc. etc. And it also allows me to be myself (I've always had the reputation for being overdressed, when my friends are casual) when representing my team. While this might "help my cause", it also can be dangerous to my bank account. Because when you combine two of my biggest passions, fashion and Bama football... let's just say I have to limit my internet shopping. Bills, ya know?

But anyway, on to the shoes! This pair was part of the purchase you read about here. They immediately jumped out at me as being something different, and something that I would not usually buy. For whatever reason, the combination of those two things made me crave them. I have tried stepping outside of the box with my shoe purchases before, and it usually ends up being a waste. While I love the shoes, they usually don't go with 90% of what is in my closet, and thus end up gathering dust for years on end. Since this pair was black & white, I knew I stood a much better chance of this not occurring. My wardrobe is broken down as follows: black/white 60%; red 20%; pink 15%; everything else 5%. And while these aren't houndstooth, I knew I could get away with wearing them with houndstooth, since it was still a black & white geometric print. So I added them to my cart, and here was the result:

Brand: Paper Fox Name: Kit
Review: 4" heel. Fits TIGHT. I wouldn't necessarily say small, because the length on these is fine. But it takes some time to get them on and off. I think it's because the straps are so tight, and that makes it hard to zip up the back of the shoe. I'm hoping the more I wear them, the more they'll loosen up and this won't be an issue. Right now, they're more of an office shoe than a party shoe. My feet look like they've been mauled when I take these off.  

Just another view (from the website), so you can see what the whole shoe looks like.

As you can see, this picture is from my old apartment, and I do not have the above shoes on. This WAS the outfit I had on that day, but again - working on logistics for pictures in the new location. I'll get it right, eventually.

Let's continue on, shall we? 3 more blogs heading your way!