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Perfect Black Pumps by Massimo Dutti

Even though there’s lots and lots of simple black pumps available, I still feel it’s difficult to find the perfect pair: classic, but with a nice extra touch to make them stand out and keep them from being just a “boring” pair of black shoes. To me, these patent pumps by Massimo Dutti are one such perfect pair of black pumps: Not only do they have a lovely shape and a not-too-high heel making them work appropriate, but they also feature a cute bow reminiscent of Miu Miu and a gold metal detail that set them apart from the masses of other black patent pumps.

They are available at the Massimo Dutti webstore for 125€.

Hopefully not the last time: Shoe Challenge No.61

Shoe ChallengeShoes: Leopoldo Giordano
Worn with: Top by H&M, jeans by Seven, cardigan by Northland, necklace by Furla, bag by Samantha Thavasa.

This is just a casual outfit I wore a while ago, but I didn’t get around to uploading it until now. These heels I have bought years ago. We used to have this really nice small shoe shop in the town (or should I say village?) next to ours, with lots of great shoes from Italy. I bought these shoes in that shop, and they were another love at first sight for me, just because of the colour – I love this kind of moss green colour! Lately I hadn’t worn them so often – just because I don’t want to ruin them – but of course I wanted to save them in the Shoe Challenge. So I just put them on for quickly going to the homecenter near us…..and when I got out of the car there and walked a few steps, suddenly one heel fell off!! So, back home we went, to change shoes….I chose flats after that, just to be on the safe side! I hope the heel can be reattached. I’ve been putting off going to the cobbler, for fear he might say he can’t fix them…..Hopefully, this won’t be the last time I wore them!

Here they are, still with both heels in place:

Leopoldo Giordano

My favourite part, apart from the colour, is the gorgeous knot on the front:

Leopoldo Giordano

A visit to Klagenfurt: Shoe Challenge No.60

Shoe ChallengeShoes: 31 Soins de mode
Worn with: Top by H&M, skirt by D&G, bag by Armani.

While my fiancé was here, we visited my dad in Austria. Together, we made a day trip to Klagenfurt, another small but very nice city! On the way, we stopped at Maria Wörth, a beautiful church at the lake Wörthersee. They just had a wedding there, so the church was even decorated – such a beautiful place to marry! From the church, you have a great view of the lake and surrounding landscape.

Maria Wörth

In Klagenfurt, we just walked around the city center, which has lots of pretty old buildings. I just love cities like this!


A nice place to visit is also the fountain called “Lindwurmbrunnen”. I love the way the guy is sneakily holding the bludgeon behind his back, and the dragon just looks very cute…..


The shoes which I wore for the day were another pair I had left in Japan, which my fiancé had brought to Germany for me. Sadly, in the hot weather they became kind of tight after a while – I guess I still need to wear them in! I chose these because their shape reminded me of the Louis Vuitton shoes from that season, and because they are a very practical pair for bad weather days:

31 soins de mode pumps

A new love affair…

Miu Miu Shoes

As promised: here is my new love affair aka the newest addition to my shoe collection!  I believe they’re from Miu Miu’s fall 2008 collection but I’m not sure. I found these while browsing on Ebay (a really bad habit!) and was instantly in love with their strange shape – I didn’t buy them at first, as the price was too high for me, but since there was an option of making an offer to the seller I tought about it for a while and then made an offer which I thought would be OK and wouldn’t drain my bank account – and luckily, it got accepted 🙂 And the best thing: They’re brand new!

Miu Miu Shoes

These might be the strangest shaped pair in my collection. When worn, they remind me of the alien’s legs in some old alien movie – awesome! Also, they’re surprisingly comfortable and easy to walk in despite a quite high heel. I hope to rescue them soon in the Shoe Challenge…in the meantime, they’re standing in my room so I can admire them 🙂

Miu Miu Shoes

Miu Miu inspired: Shoe Challenge No.57

vanity beauty pumpsShoes: Vanity Beauty
Worn with: Jeans by Seven, Top and cardigan by Zara, bag by Miu Miu, scarf by ?.

I’ve written about these shoes on here quite a while back, and actually I ended up buying a pair for myself – oops! But, I don’t regret it, as they’re comfortable and versatile and rain-proof (something most of my shoes are not, unfortunately!) which is good for German weather! I think this was the first day I went to Munich with my fiancé, just for a quick walk and a coffee. In the background you can see the Nationaltheater Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, which was just at the time decorated for the Münchner Operfestspiele (Munich Opera Festival).

vanity beauty pumps

Shoe Challenge No.51

Finally I’m back on track again with saving my shoes! Lately I’ve been so busy with writing my graduation thesis for uni, renovating at home and on top of that preparing for my fiancé and his family who will come soon to visit me – so I haven’t gotten to blog at all! But, I did take pictures, and now I just took some time for choosing and editing and can upload again 🙂 Unfortunately, I haven’t got any great story to tell, other than that I’ve been reading books, writing, painting walls and moving furniture I haven’t been up to much. So it’s just some pictures today:

やっとまたブログを書けました!最近は卒業論文や家の仕事などで忙しすぎて、ブログを書く時間がまったくありませんでした!それでも写真を撮って、とうとう選択と編集ができて、アップロードができます 🙂 本を読んで、論文を書く事と家具を移動させて、壁を塗る事以外はほとんどなにもしていなかったので、ストーリがなくて、写真だけをのせます:

Diana pumpsShoes: Diana / シューズ:Diana
Worn with: Top by H&M, bag and skirt by Max Mara
H&MのTシャツ、Max Maraのスカートと鞄。

Again the same skirt – it has become one of my favourites and it is really versatile! The shoes I’ve had for quite some years. As so many others, they were bought in Japan, I think during my first internship there….I love the red sole (you can see just a peek at the heel) which adds a nice extra interest to them! I’ve wanted to wear these for a while now, but every time I felt like wearing them it was raining – and white fur and rain don’t mix well. But finally, a nice weather day did come 🙂

また同じスカートです – とても合わせやすくて、このスカートが本当に大好きです!靴はもう何年も持っています。多分最初のインターンシップの頃に日本で買いました。。。赤いソールでもっと面白いデザインになっていると思います!ずっとはきたいと思った日に雨が降ってしまって、はけませんでした。とうとう晴れの日がきました 🙂

Diana pumps

Shoe Challenge No.45

Galliano Slingback PumpsShoes: John Galliano / シューズ: John Galliano
Worn with: Traditional Bavarian dress by Berwin&Wolff, blouse by Hess, petticoat by Sportalm, bag by Samantha Thavasa, necklace by ?.
Berwin&Wolffのバイエルン州伝統ドレス、Hessのブラウズ、Sportalmのスカート、Samantha Thavasaのバッグ、?のネックレース。

So this is me in my Dirndl, the traditional Bavarian dress. I always feel there’s not enough opportunities to wear my traditional dresses (apart from the Oktoberfest) so I decided on this one on Saturday evening, when I went to see a Bavarian theatre with my mom and friends. Despite the miserable weather (isn’t it supposed to be summer right now?!) we had a wonderful evening, as the theatre was a lot of fun!
The shoes are a lucky sale find – the last pair, my size, a fraction of the original price, irresistible! I have had these for a very long time, since I was still in high school when I bought them – I remember that so well as I decided I HAD to wear them that same day I bought them for clubbing….bad idea – in the morning the hole pattern (see below) on the shoes was imprinted on my feet, which were in a lot of pain and I had to nearly limp home….despite that not too great first memory, I do love this pair, and they actually are comfortable now and are worn quite regularly.


Galliano Slingback Pumps

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