I’ve never really been a “shoe person”…. footwear was just never ever my thing. I could stare at a dress for seconds and instantaneously spot a loose thread, a wonky stitch or an uneven hemline. But when it came to shoes, I never quite understood the art. You see, my subconscious mind had me thinking confidence was something that was up in the sky, not down on your feet. Little did I know that the spring in your step resonates right from the soles of your feet to the twinkle in your eye.
Recently, I’ve noticed an increased allocation of my (window) shopping time has been apportioned to shoes… heels in particular, not just any footwear and I must say…. I like it! I’m not quite the expert (yet), so I still can’t tell when I need insoles from when I need gel arch inserts but who knows, in no time I might be the next Carrie Bradshaw.
Below is a diary of my shoe lust list. Shoe aficionados, your thoughts please!
Lust: Aquazurra Wild Thing Sandals *drools hopelessly*
Love: Zara Knotted High Heel Sandals
Like: Valentino Rockstud Ankle Strap
Love: Zara High Heel Strappy Sandals (Don’t these remind you of Sophia Webster’s Lacey Crystals?)
Love: Sophia Webster Evangeline (those angel wings will have your feet feeling- and looking- like a goddess! If only Hermes was a woman!)
Ps: Thanks to everyone that sent BBMs, left comments, sent messages and had conversations with me about blogging again. Much appreciated *Kisses*
Last week Saturday brought a fresh bout of depression on my weekend. I’d mapped out a two-day strategy involving taking charge of the fashion empire and maybe even conquering the world, yet somehow, favour appeared to have ditched my right hand side and friendship no longer felt like a cushion.
Arise Fashion week was in Lagos and I missed the entirety of its Saturday show thanks to a few hiccups coupled with the manic traffic that constantly engulfs Lagos.
Sunday night had to be different! I attended the finale ALONE and encapsulated each awaking moment in the joy of my own company. In all honesty, the Sunday night show fell short of my tall expectations with the Okunoren twins being my personal highlight. However, my judgement might have been slightly flawed seeing as I missed the beginning and missed out on the end too.
Nonetheless, as my Dad’s driver pulled up outside the front door with me in the passenger’s seat, a glimmer of satisfaction washed over my face. I was pleased just to have made it to the show. I always like to form my own opinion on certain situations.
Below are pictures of what I wore. Pictures of the show coming soon…..
Skirt: House 38
Rings: Topshop (one is Taiwo’s)
Bag: Zara (Costa Brava)
Pumps: Vivienne Westwood (my 1st post ever https://bonitavalli.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/melissa-2/ )
Ps: Pictures of the actual shows coming up soon.
PPs: House 38 had a photoshoot yday so look out for behind the scenes shots!
PPPs: I shot a video with Oh TV saying who I was wearing 😀 dunno if that’s up yet :s
Yesterday’s weather was simply glorious!!!! Those of us in Birmingham experienced highs of 28°C or thereabouts, and taking into account the usual British weather, this was nothing short of rare.
On our way back from Church, we ran into a massive padlock outside BMW which Sumbo and I insisted on posing with it. Here are pictures from our Padlock Posing…..
Tube Top: Warehouse
Maxi Skirt: Tailor Made
Bag: Zara Woman
Necklace: Eden Accessories (Customised)
Sunglasses: Stella McCartney
Blouse: Asos (Used to be a dress which I then turned into a blouse when my hips got too big 😦 )
Bag: Zara Woman
Scarf (barely seen): Tie Rack
Wrist Adornments: Refer to ‘Wrist Candy’ blog
Fishtail Braid!!!!! 🙂
A couple of weeks ago, I was out shopping at Zara and fell in love with a midi, dodger blue pleated skirt. As it sat on the mannequin’s waist with the wind enabling the Marylin Monroe effect it became clear to me. I had to have it. I picked the smallest size I could find and headed straight for the dressing room, but to my detriment even that was too big for my bony waist.
A couple of weeks on and my sister-Gbonju (remember the one from 2 posts ago?)- is sporting the skirt of my pleated fantasy with a plain black tee, a pair of coral KG’s and a DP bag. You have to admit, she’s quite the hottie.