November 12, 2007

My Rainy Day Shoes

It's been raining quite often in London in the past two weeks and I just realised that I have no shoes to wear for those rainy days. The only normal shoes that completely cover up my feet I own are my Puma sneakers, which are all white. You can imagine that by the time I got to my class, the front of my sneakers had terrible dark smudges. So I realised I really need a pair of rainy-day shoes. Thankfully, while I was blogging about ankle boots a few days ago, I realised that patent leather ankle boots were my perfect solution!

Since I'm planning to use this new pair of patent leather shoes for rainy, everyday use, here were my criterias: (love lists!)
  • Easy to put on -because I'm always leaving my flat less than 10 mins before lectures start and rushing out of the door.
  • 1-2.5inch-high heels -because flats are too low and 4-inch high heels are too high for me to walk quickly and comfortably around in. Unfortunately, most of the shoes out there these days are 4 inches high.
  • From the high-street -because my budget can only afford high-street shoes, and my conscience wouldn't feel as bad when they get dirty and ruined by the black, watery London streets.
  • Style-wise, they don't have to be super trendy but they have to be modern and somewhat stylish. I do go to school in the city afterall.

With ankle boots being all the rage this season, you would think it would be easy to find a pair, but it certainly wasn't. For example, Top Shop sells a pair for around 75 pounds (which is a bit too expensive,) and Office has a not-very-pretty pair for 60 pounds. Fortunately, my absolutely favourite high-street store, Zara had a pair that fit my criterias, together with the curved, Prada-inspired heels. (You can't really see the heels in this picture but they're there.)

Excuse my numerous posts about ankle boots if you're sick of them. I'm just excited I finally got a pair of rainy day shoes!

28 Comments:

Anonymous jinal said...

they're really cute, and are perfect for a rainy day! good job!

11/12/2007 4:22 AM  
Blogger Juliet said...

my version for rainy days are just rubber boots, but I liva at the country side... walkig in heels at rain would be suicide.

juliet xxx

11/12/2007 4:42 AM  
Blogger Knikki said...

i don't think u can say enough about ankle boots really

11/12/2007 5:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love ankle boots, but those particular boots are not nice!

11/12/2007 5:49 AM  
Blogger rachel said...

not nice? i think they are gorgeous! love the toe caps, how much?

11/12/2007 6:13 AM  
Blogger Harrods Girl said...

Rachel -They were 39 pounds.

11/12/2007 6:16 AM  
Anonymous Charlotte said...

I have these ( http://www.katespade.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2797426&cp=1866712&parentPage=family )shoes from kate spade. They make them in different colors every season (mine are actually striped), and they're so practical. Your feet stay dry, they look really cute and you don't have to stomp around in huge wellies all day!
I get loads of compliments everytime I wear them! But the patent leather boot idea is brilliant!

11/12/2007 8:45 AM  
Blogger Cordie said...

thoose booties are so cute with a little emerald green mini and white coat, turqoise jewlery and voilaaaa, there you are. boots are perfect with anything.

11/12/2007 9:49 AM  
Blogger Angelica said...

Wow, they are really cute! I've been looking for a pair of shoes like that the whole autumn... and here in New England the automn is almost finnished by now :-/ I wish there was a Zara closer to where I study right now...

11/12/2007 12:02 PM  
Blogger Fashion a la Mode said...

yes, those are super cute. it's just so hard to wear patent leather without looking cheap. I think it's a very difficult look to pull off.

I think your blog is great!!
I will come back as often as possible.

Check out my fashion blog when you have a chance.
Feel free to leave comments if you are interested.
I try to update it at least 5 times a week.

My Fashion Blog: Fashion Blog

11/12/2007 12:03 PM  
Anonymous ally said...

i like them and i want a pair for myself

11/12/2007 8:39 PM  
Anonymous COco said...

I was thinking about rainy day shows actually and i want a pair of shoes that are trainer-ish but not actual trainers. kinda more casual like converse... but i dont wanna get converse... any other suggestions? And not ballet pumps coz they're not really for rainy weather!

11/13/2007 3:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am going to be travelling to London in the next month from Canada... any must go/do tips on where to shop and eat??

p.s. I love your blog!! I read it all the time.

Canadian fashion addict ;)

11/14/2007 12:02 AM  
Anonymous Melanie said...

Those are cute - I'll only wear ankle boots if they are low cut and only with black tights.

11/14/2007 3:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Angelica, I don't know where in New England you study, but they just opened a new Zara at the Natick Collection in MA. Yippee!!!

11/15/2007 4:55 AM  
Anonymous Lindsay said...

I LOVE those rain boots. I would never have guessed they were even meant for the rain.

11/15/2007 12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do they get slippery in the rain?

11/15/2007 12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to COco, i have some shoes that were actually a copy of converse but made of leather and they are far sturdyer and perfect when it rains if youre not the kind of person who can wear heels for everyday. mine are from tretorn and i wear them all the time!
great post by the way, rainy day shoes are always hard and your boots are cute!

11/17/2007 2:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love knee high boots (I do live in a cold place), but I'm no fan of ankle boots. They are unflattering and add a witch look. Plus, they SCREAM grandma! Not my thing...at least not while I'm young.

11/22/2007 7:43 AM  
Anonymous Christina said...

Those are super cute. I'm trying to find one in Chicago, but no dice. How high are those heels? Because the ones I've seen are either 1 inch kitten heels that make you look short and squat or obscenely high 4 inch gorgeous heels.
Sigh. The choices we make.

Love this blog, keep up the fabulousness!

11/22/2007 3:09 PM  
Blogger The Daily Trend said...

LOVE the Blog!!! From a Swede blogging for Canada and Sweden from San Francisco! I know, sounds crazy........! Happy Friday, everyone!

12/01/2007 9:46 AM  
Anonymous mrs Lillianpucci said...

I am new to the world of fashion blogging. I Love your site.Check out this site I found. I saved 70% on designer wear. Awesome shopping!
Firstclassfashionista.com

12/05/2007 2:41 AM  
Blogger belhana said...

Thank you for the wonderful effort

إني تذكـرت والذكرى مؤرقـة *مجـداً تلـيدا بأيـدينا أضعـناه

أنَّى اتجهتَ للإسـلام في بـلـدٍ * تجْده كالطيرِ مقصـوصًا جناحـاه

كـم صرفتنا يـدٌ كنـا نـصرفها * وبات يـملكنا شعب مـلكناه

بالله سل خلف بحر الروم عن عرب * بالأمس كانوا هنا واليوم قد تاهوا

وانزل دمشق وسائل صخر مسجدها * عمن بناه لعل الـصخر ينعـاه

هذى معـالم خرس كـل واحـدة * منهن قامت خطيبـا فاغرا فـاه

الله يعلم ما قلبت سـيرتهم يومـا * وأخطـأ دمـع الـعين مـجراه

يا من يرى عمـراتكسوه بردته * الزيت أدمٌ لـه والكـوخ مـأواه

يهتز كسـرى على كرسيه فرقـا * من خوفه ، وملوك الروم تخشـاه

يا رب فابعث لنا من مثلهم نفـرا * يشـيدون لـنا مـجدا أضعنـاه

7/05/2009 9:38 PM  
Blogger belhana said...

Thank you for the wonderful effort

إني تذكـرت والذكرى مؤرقـة *مجـداً تلـيدا بأيـدينا أضعـناه

أنَّى اتجهتَ للإسـلام في بـلـدٍ * تجْده كالطيرِ مقصـوصًا جناحـاه

كـم صرفتنا يـدٌ كنـا نـصرفها * وبات يـملكنا شعب مـلكناه

بالله سل خلف بحر الروم عن عرب * بالأمس كانوا هنا واليوم قد تاهوا

وانزل دمشق وسائل صخر مسجدها * عمن بناه لعل الـصخر ينعـاه

هذى معـالم خرس كـل واحـدة * منهن قامت خطيبـا فاغرا فـاه

الله يعلم ما قلبت سـيرتهم يومـا * وأخطـأ دمـع الـعين مـجراه

يا من يرى عمـراتكسوه بردته * الزيت أدمٌ لـه والكـوخ مـأواه

يهتز كسـرى على كرسيه فرقـا * من خوفه ، وملوك الروم تخشـاه

يا رب فابعث لنا من مثلهم نفـرا * يشـيدون لـنا مـجدا أضعنـاه

7/05/2009 10:27 PM  
Blogger freefun0616 said...

酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店小姐兼職,
便服酒店經紀,
酒店打工經紀,
制服酒店工作,
專業酒店經紀,
合法酒店經紀,
酒店暑假打工,
酒店寒假打工,
酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店小姐兼職,
便服酒店工作,
酒店打工經紀,
制服酒店經紀,
專業酒店經紀,
合法酒店經紀,
酒店暑假打工,
酒店寒假打工,
酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店小姐兼職,
便服酒店工作,
酒店打工經紀,
制服酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,

,

9/25/2009 4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From stylish eve , home decorating ideas , handmade crafts , fashion clothes , beauty tips , beautiful women , home improvement , home and garden , arts and crafts plus family care , arts and crafts , greeting cards , food recipes , main dishes , beverages , salad recipes , appetizers recipes , sandwiches recipes , desserts recipes , paintings , drawings , oil painting , acrylic painting , watercolor painting , portrait drawing , beautiful women , fashion sketches , hairstyles , body care , makeup tips , gift ideas , hair care , gardening , home improvement , home decorating ideas

2/03/2010 8:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bathroom ideas , bedroom decoration ideas , dining room decorating ideas , home accessories , lighting for the home , Home Office Ideas , Interior Design Ideas , kids room decor , kitchen decorating ideas , Living room decorating ideas , moroccan decor , home storage , wall decorations and rugs and carpets , gift wrapping ideas , gift ideas , hand care , foot care , gift wrapping ideas

2/03/2010 8:25 PM  
Blogger Raja Hindustani said...

good work Happy Fathers Day 2016 Quotes Sayings Messages Images Pictures
Happy Memorial Day Thank You Quotes & Sayings with Images Pictures

5/24/2016 10:44 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home