Shortly after my fiancé arrived, we went for a lunch with friends at the wonderful restaurant of star cook Heinz Winkler – Even though I love good food it’s been the first time for me to go to such a restaurant, and a great experience! The weather was great, so we could sit outside and enjoy the beautiful view of the mountains. Here are the pictures of the menu I chose:
My favourite was, of course, the dessert – but that’s just because I’m a dessert addict! I chose the Crêpes with Grand Marnier for dessert, and didn’t regret it, though the other dessert was really nice too (I stole a bite from my fiancé – but he’s not that into sweets anyway 😉 ) But the best part was that two extra “desserts” were included – the assortment in the picture above the crêpes for two to share and a praline of your choice….I had a hard time choosing!
So, finally on to the Shoe Challenge:
Shoes: Bruno Magli
Worn with: Shirt by Be Rich, skirt by D&G, bag by Armani (not pictured).
The shoes are actually my mom’s but I wear them a lot too – lucky we have the same size! I was my mom’s “shopping assistant” for these, and with my help she finally found a pair of wedges she liked. These shoes I love for their special heel, and the beautiful bow in the front:
Shoes: D&G / シューズ: D&G
Worn with: Top and earrings by H&M, skirt by Zara, bag by Samantha Thavasa, DIY flower hairclip.
These are my newest shoes, a birthday present from my lovely fiance – thank you!!! I have lusted for these for a long time, and just in time for my birthday, they went on sale so I guess it was meant to be (right?). They were not available in the shop anymore, so I ordered them online, and now finally I wore them. Of course I had to save these asap 🙂 I’m happy that despite the height of 14,5cm they are also super comfortable and easy to walk in ! If you’d like a pair for yourself, they are still available at the D&G online store in some sizes.
こちらは私の最新の靴です。素敵な婚約者からの誕生日プレゼントでした – ありがとう!!!ずっと前から欲しくて、ちょうど誕生日の時にセールになりました。店ではもう売り切れていたのでオンラインショップで買いました。今日はとうとう初めてはきました – この靴は絶対に救出しなければならなかった 🙂 14,5cmでヒールがかなり高いですが、本当にあるきやすいです！これで欲しくなってしまったら、まだオンラインショップで何足が残っています。
Matching the flowers in our garden 🙂
A close-up of the earrings and DIY hairclip. This kind of rose is actually super-easy to make: Just take a ribbon band and twist it around itself, then secure it by sewing it together at the back. Then sew on a hairpin or safety pin – finished! These can also be used as a pin to decorate simple T-shirts.
ピアスと花クリップのクロースアップ。このような花は結構作りやすいです：リボンをねじり、花のようにまいて、うしろ側でぬいます。そして髪クリップ、または安全ピンをぬいつけます – 完成！シンプルなTシャツのデコレーションとしても使えます。
Finally these gorgeous wedges by D&G are available on their online shop! I’ve seen them in the shop recently and wanted to show them to you since then. To me, they’re a perfect summer shoe. They’re available in purple and green:
Sadly, at 445 € they’re quite expensive! If you want them anyway, click here.
If you’re looking for a similar shoe with a more budget-friendly price, these wedges by Flag-J are a perfect alternative. They also have patent uppers and a very similar woven heel to the D&G shoes, but the shape is different enough not to be called a copy. Apart from pink and green, they’re also available in red, beige and black. And for the price of 7,110 Yen (approx. 62€) they’re definitely budget friendly! Click here to buy a pair at Flag-J’s online store.
Worn with: Dress by H&M, clutch by Angel Jackson
I’ve been looking forward to wearing these shoes for months now, and finally it was warm enough! I combined them with this dress by H&M for a friend’s birthday party – a much more colourful look than I usually wear. Even though they’re pretty high, they’re comfortable and it was easy to dance in them for a long time…
I adore these wedges! Here’s a close-up:
I also made another rollcake (and more desserts, but they’re not as photogenic) this time with a flower pattern…..I’m totally hooked on these rollcakes, but I do want to try something else again too. I wish I had more time for baking, but right now my graduation has to be my no.1 prority!
Remember the architectural cut-out wedge I wrote about a while ago? Well, it’s finally available online! Also, there’s two brands using the same awesome heel, but each has paired it with a different upper: While I would describe Esperanza’s version as girlie, Pool Side’s version has more of a tougher feel to it – I guess both would be equally eye-catching! Which one would you prefer? I will be wearing my beloved pink pair by Esperanza for a shoe challenge soon! (when it’s finally warm enough outside..)
The Esperanza wedges come in the five colours pictured above and are available for ¥10,290 (approx.86€) at the 109 webstore.
This is Pool Side’s version, which is available in four colours for ¥9,800 (approx. 82€), also in the 109 webstore.
Today it was sunny but still really cold, so outfit-wise I wasn’t in the mood for dressing up, but I still decided to save another pair of good-weather shoes! I met friends for coffee and we watched the movie Limitless, which was interesting.
Worn with: Cardigan by Chille AnaP, top by H&M, jeans by Seven, bag by Armani.
Today’s shoes are by the Japanese brand Esperanza (as so many of my favourite pairs!), and they were love at first sight for me! I love everything about them: the crazy heel-shape, the big houndstooth print and the detachable bow. Nevertheless, when I first saw them I wasn’t feeling like spending money and stupidly decided to wait…..of course once I decided to buy them they were already sold out in the shop and I had to search a lot to find another pair! Luckily I found my “happy end” when I discovered a pair in Ikebukuro’s Esperanza shop 🙂
The only bad thing about them is that the uppers are made of fabric (there’s nothing worse than white fabric on a shoe!!), so I always have to listen closely to the weather report before wearing them …well, at least they’re comfortable!
Last but not least, another rollcake, which I made a few days ago. This time I thought up my own decorating pattern:
How adorable are these flower embellished wedges by H&M? I personally prefer the light pink colour as they look more like summer but as the uppers are fabric the black ones could be more practical. Lately, I’m totally into wedges – they make walking on cobblestones so much easier! If you like the cute flowers but not the heels, these were also used on these sweet peeptoe ballerinas, which come in the same colour options.
Both the wedges which retail for 39,95€ and the ballerinas which cost 14,95€ are available at the H&M online store.
Which ones would you choose?
A lot has been written already about the H&M Inclusive Collection and personally, I like as well the idea as also a lot of the clothes. But, what I got for myself (bringing my shoe count one up again……) are these shoes:
I haven’t seen them on other blogs before, but I saw them in the H&M Magazine and knew I had to have them! I guess these are a case of either “love them or hate them” and for me, it’s the former. They’re totally crazy, which is exactly what I love about them. Also, they are very light ( I was afraid they’d use some heavy material for the sole) and very comfortable to walk in, so I’m looking forward to the summer a bit more again! If you love them too and want to get a pair for yourself, they are available in the H&M webstore for 34,95€.
How stunning are these hot pink architectural cut-out wedges?! For me, it was love at first sight. When I saw them in the store I knew I had to have them…..but when I asked the shop assistant for my size she told me they were only produced in “M” size at the moment and she didn’t know if they’d release them in L – I was heartbroken! So heartbroken in fact that I actually emailed the company asking why on earth they didn’t produce more sizes! Well, I actually got an answer telling me the shop where I saw them is their “test shop” in which they try out how good a new style sells before producing them on a big scale. Also no answer to if and when they’d produce them in other sizes. You can imagine my surprise when I went back to the store just about a week later only to find them in my size! What the heck? Couldn’t they have told me so in their answer as it was more than clear that I wanted to buy them?? But, I shouldn’t be complaining because I’m simply happy to have them. Now I only have to wait for weather warm enough to actually wear them! I’ve looked for them on the internet, but they haven’t got them in their webstore yet. If you happen to be in Japan, they are from the Japanese brand Esperanza (one of my absolutely favourite brands) and you can buy them in their stores for approx. 100€. They also are available in stone, blue and black colour.
Since it’s only a few more days to go until Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d show you these gorgeous suede wedges by the Japanese brand R&E Rosessence. For me, they’d be the perfect shoes for a romantic Valentine’s date. The pearl-embellished heart is a shoe clip so you also have the option to remove them for a more simple look. They are available here for 7,980￥ (approx. 70€).