Chaussures is the French word for shoes, with les chaussures simply meaning "the shoes."
Shoe stores are sprinkled throughout Paris to such an extent that every city block wiyh retail space seems to house at least one shoe store.
Thus, a post about some of the shoes I have encountered on my journeys.
Unfortunately, my new hotel lacks a computer, so I am actually blogging from an iPad, which is much more difficult than I imagined it would be. Because of this, I am unable to write a full post with many pictures, but when I get home I will edit this post (and any other iPad posts) and add some more material. Just think of this as a preview of what is to come!
Annabel Winship is a shoe store whose designs are whimsically colorful with an almost retro appeal, though they are not always the most practical.
One of my favorite patterns is the above star pattern, which decorates heels, boots, pumps, and oxfords in a delightfully unusual variety of color palettes. The collection also includes Union Jacks, rainbow bows, and floral patterns.
The shoes are well-made, though some pairs may be overpriced for the amount of usage one could get from them, due to the fact that they won't go with everything.
Images from annabelwinship-shop.com
The best thing about this collection is actually the more minimalist designs. I tried on metallic navy blue boots and gray suede oxfords with pastel pink outlines. In this case, these shoes are wearable because they are neutral enough to go with different wardrobe pieces but have standout details that are just loud enough to catch the eye and cause a doubletake.
Now, I wanted to feature a pair of shoes I bought on my trip.
Image from andre.fr
This multicolored, glittery oxford is from a chain shoe store called Andre, which offers affordable shoes that are on-trend.
I love this pair of shoes because they are so loud and attention-grabbing, yet the fact that so many colors are combined in such a minuscule scale gives them the ability to paired with virtually any outfit. They add pizzazz to any otherwise boring ensemble and are also extremely comfortable. The polka-dot lining is another cute touch. I'm planning on replacing the laces of mine with some pink ribbon I got from Kate's Paperie, if the fragile ribbon will hold up.
A toute a l'heure!