Shopping for summer shoes

It’s been a while since I wrote about my shopping adventures, right? I haven’t really bought many items of clothing since then to be honest, but I did add to my shoe wardrobe. It was sadly lacking in summer shoes to the point where one of the children in my class asked if my black Paul Green flats were my favourite shoes because I wore them every day.

Well, my new favourite shoes are these embroidered Keds espadrilles from their collaboration with Rifle Paper Co. They’re comfortable and cute, and very versatile: I can wear them to work (casual dresscode, usually jeans with a t-shirt) or a summer dress to a party.

My newest acquisition are these neutral TOMS flats. (I avoid the term ‘nude’, because that’s usually a few shades paler than my skin.) They’re the Jutti D’Orsay in Honey Leather. I’ve yet to break them in, but I hope to use them as an alternative to my trusty Paul Green flats.

Apart from these shoes, I picked up a 40s headscarf from Miranda’s Choice at the Rock’n’Roll Weekender Walldorf. They’re cleverly constructed: A wire is sewn into the fabric so the scarf holds its form. In the sweltering heat of the past weeks, it was such a help to keep my hair out of face.

I also bought a petticoat at the weekender. I know – I could have sewn it myself. In fact, I did so ten years ago, but that one doesn’t fit me anymore. My new one is a white BANNED petticoat that I bought at the Miss Lovett booth, a German store for handmade Rockabilly clothes. I’ll wear it under my Lamour dress to give the skirt that something extra! 😀

This Hunkemöller nightgown is purely an “on a whim” purchase. I felt bored by my other nightgowns and needed some variety. Besides, it’s such a beautiful dark blue colour that I just couldn’t resist! The fabric is 95% rayon/5% elastane and feels great on the skin on warm summer nights.