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My Favourite Flat Shoes

Shoes glorious shoes! You get to see a lot of heels here on LM, but I get around in ballet flats or loafers a lot…

Paola Fabris suede heels | more on www.ladymelbourne.com.au

An ongoing shoe obsession

Many times over I’ve written about how the money I put into my wardrobe mostly goes on accessories. I’ve always thought that you can have a gorgeous $5 vintage or thrift shop dress as long as it’s matched with killer heels and bag.

Custom made heels from 'Pretty Small Shoes,' London | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Pretty Small Shoes!

Do you have very small feet? Is it hard to find gorgeous shoes in teeny tiny sizes that weren’t made for children?

Then I might just have found the solution for you from Pretty Small Shoes. I discovered them when and email arrived one day asking me if I’d like to try their custom service, in that you can order shoes made to fit your exact measurements.

Lady Melbourne wearing her MYSWEAR custom designed trainers | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

MYSWEAR Custom Trainers

In your imagination are the perfect pair of trainers, down to their shape, materials and colours. But, as they are a pure fantasy item, you’ve never seen them for sale – until now! that is, as Farfetch has created the marvelous MYSWEAR shoe service.

Fall accessories from Shopbop.com | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Spring Accessories

You might recall that, last week, I posted where you could get 25% off your total Shopbop.com order. Well, here’s some (yes, there’s more!) of what I snapped up – because who doesn’t love shopping with a tidy discount.

K.Jacques custom designed sandals from St.Tropez | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

KJacques Sandals from St.Tropez

Jacques Keklikian and his wife Elise, Armenian refugees, opened a small workshop in 1933 at 33 rue Allard in St. Tropez. A gifted craftsman, Jacques began manufacturing strappy leather sandals and his legacy lives on today with three subsequent generations of the family expanding their sandal business, KJaques.

'Splendid' black ankle boots and Vince Camuto bag | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Perfect Black Ankle Boots from SPLENDID

I’d not heard of the brand ‘Splendid’ before, but as is my want I found them online and was delighted to discover they fit true to size, are leather and most importantly – comfortable!

Sam Edelman 'Felicia' ballet flats

Sam Edelman ‘Felicia’ flats

What’s not to love about the Sam Edelman ‘Felicia’ ballet flat? They come in a myriad of colours (38 at last count!), are leather – upper and lined – buttery-soft and affordable.

H by Hudson Kiver Boots in 'Beige' | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

H by Hudson

H by Hudson Kiver Boots: have I found my go-to winter boot?

Lady Melbourne in skinny jeans and a breton top

Denim Dawn

Just a cheeky fashion blog post featuring typical Melbourne weekend wear to get your Monday started! What I’m wearing: Top: Zara Jeans: MiH jeans Earrings:…

Lady Melbourne wearing a vintage Diane Freis dress with Nine West heels

Save your pennies: Shop for shoes online

So I had a little break over Christmas but that didn’t stop me from doing some shopping online where I found these babies. I discovered shopping for shoes from Amazon about two years ago now and haven’t really looked back.

Sophia Webster x J Crew

Sophia Webster x J Crew

Yesterday on the Lady Melbourne Facebook and Instagram pages I popped up a photo of these amazing heels from the Sophia Webster x J Crew collection launched in April this year. People got excited, very excited.

Lady Melbourne wearing these rad Clarks heels for a week!

A week in my shoes with Clarks Australia

Can you wear the same pair of shoes for a week? Turns out, you can.

I discovered recently when Clarks (yes, the brand you used to wear to school!) asked, ‘Would you like to take a challenge where you wear these heels for a week, and only these heels?’

The VW Lady Dragon Love Heart shoe by Melissa

VW Lady Dragon Love Heart

I’ve not owned this particular style but have owned Melissa before and what I can tell you is they’re super comfortable and fit true to size. With that in mind I’m hoping to give them a good work out at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week that is almost upon us.

Sandgrens Swedish Clogs

I am very excited to welcome these Sandgrens clogs to my wardrobe all the way from Sweden of course.

Historically, few countries have cherished clogs as much as Sweden, which is where Sandgrens Clogs were originally founded as a leather tannery in the mid 1800s.

Why do we love shoes?

Why do we love shoes?

More than just writing blog posts about how wonderful said pair of shoes are, I thought I’d try and understand why we love them so much. I mean, why do we spend so much money on items that can sometimes only be worn once (wedding), may not fit but you buy them anyway (on sale) or that you know are impractical (stilettos that sink into the lawn at a garden party)?

Habbot Shoes SS 13 Launch

The unique Melbourne based shoe brand yesterday launched its fifth season collection whilst achieving a one year retail milestone in two Melbourne locations after four successful pop up stores. Annie has managed to grow her business in a fickle retail landscape without large financial backing instead treading carefully and strategically.

If the launch yesterday was anything to go by, the women of Melbourne are still very happy to spend money on shoes and I think it’s wonderful that it’s on Australian designed, made in Italy leather shoes.

Black & Gold

Most of the time, not all, but most of the time my outfits are lead by what accessories I’m wearing or intend to wear. Ergo, I may have a necklace I know I want to wear, or a pair of shoes, or earrings. Then I build the rest of the outfit around that.

Australian Shoe Label ‘The Horse’

Every now and again when I am shopping, or if I am offered to try a product I think to myself, ‘Why not step outside your comfort zone Lady M? I took a punt on these shoes from Australian label ‘The Horse’ who are a husband and wife team from NSW and I think I’ve hit a little gold mine.

These Days

The ‘story’ for this blog post was supposed to be these new pants of mine. Well not new, they’re H&M and I bought they at an op-shop for $5 and they’re bright red.

Habbot Shoes

Meet Annie Abbot the woman behind Melbourne shoe label Habbot. I was invited to visit her Chapel St Pop up shop last week and it was a delight to have a coffee and a croissant surrounded by gorgeous shoes

Are heels bad for your health?

Toppling from my heels towards the floor, in that exact moment I knew I had seriously damaged my ankle. I had no idea what I’d done, but the excruciating twinge that shot from my ankle up my leg told me that something was seriously amiss.

More Shoes: Hobes

It could be said that I don’t need anymore shoes in my life, but after my recent ankle injury I’ve been adding to my collection of flat shoes. Hobes kindly offered me a pair from their current range and at first I wondered if they might be a little bit too ‘casual’ for Lady Melbourne style. The minute I put them on I knew it in my bones that I would find a way to make them work with my wardrobe and for one simple reason: they are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn.

Shoes glorious shoes

I bought these shoes last year from Marie Clare Shoes and didn’t post about them. Crazy right?! I’ve worn the flats recently on the…

Lost in the desert: New boots

So I’m trundling down Little Collins St yesterday in the rain on my way to Priceline when I see in the window of Side…

A fickle mistress……Spring

Just when you think that Spring is here and you can cast off your winter coats, Melbourne turns on a day with temperatures ranging from zero to sixteen. Yes, ZERO.

Sportsgirl Roadshow Summer 10/11

Last week I was invited to Sportsgirls roadshow to preview their summer collection for 10/11. It was the usual mix of chain store basics and nothing really caught my eye except for the accessories so basically this post is about shoes.
Perhaps its Melbourne Street Fashion’s influence but I found myself far more interested in the people at the event and those sitting front row than what strutted past me on the catwalk.

Inside my accessories closet

Too many shoes- is there such a thing? I think if you never wear them perhaps? Or have I just committed fashion blasphemy?!
Anyhow, I own plenty plus a healthy dose of accessories so thought I’d show you inside my closet that houses it all. This is just a sneak peek, this would be a very long post if I documented it all!

New shoes: BLaY

I picked these little babies up last week at Zomp in Lt Collins St, the label is BLaY and they are on sale for $95 down from over $200…can’t remember the exact price, the sale price is all that matters!

There’s no place like home…

I’m a huge Alison Goldfrapp fan, so it was when I re-discovered ‘Black Cherry’ the other day after many years of it sitting at the back of a cabinet I fell in love with the red glittered heels that feature on the back cover.
Deciding that as I’m a DIY girl I could make my own pair, so I went to K-mart and bought a cheap pair or $20 heels.

Lady Melbourne’s new shoes

Like I need another pair but with Australian fashion week looming the bargain hunter got the better of me when I found these. For $80.
Yep, I was doing my usual stalking around DFO and found these Siren heels reduced from I think about $220 to $80, last pair in my size. That’s good shoe karma for you.

Black Out

I bought this dress in town at a rather non-descript shop and chopped off some rather ugly straps over the shoulder that is now…

Head over Heels

The gals at Ebony M called me to say they had a very limited edition line of heels from London in the shop and…

I want that

As promised, here are my latest purchases from Ebony M, on sale for 50% off. I used my fashion logic and bought two pairs…

Pandemonium

Lady Melbourne: Hey, have you seen my new shoes?His Lordship: No.Lady Melbourne: Go and have a look, take them out of the box.His Lordship:…

A bow

I have many ribbons I wear in my hair, on my wrists and sometimes on my bags, but it’s only just occured to me…

Karl and I

What does one wear to a formal wedding? A Filipino wedding where the majority of the guests range between Imelda look a likes and…

Amie Jo

So on one of my usual lane way shopping trips and whilst having lunch down Equitable Place(I dare you to find it), I came…

It just goes….

I apologise if you commented on this original post, technical difficulties experienced no matter how many soothing words uttered to my dear computer. Sigh.Dress:…

Boots

This is about as boho as I get, albeit with a satin shirt!Oh well, a nice attempt I think.Shirt from Carla Zampatti, jeans Evie…

Colour Joy

So this is what I wore today: I’m not particularly ‘good’ at patterns and bright colours. You can probably tell by now that I…

A cool change

A cool change means stockings, heels and a stole. Skirt from Max Mara, shoes Filippo Raphael, shirt from Shag, fur stole from Savers.

It’s alot cooler, even compared to just a few weeks ago. I’ve been dying to wear these boots, I bought them back in January…

Welcome to my wardrobe some autumn/winter colour. Even better they were on sale at Target today so I love them even more. I have…