If I Were A Boy...

6.10.10





...even just for a day, I would have stocked up on varying shapes and styles of classic loafers and brogues from the moment I could walk. As much fun as it is to tower over everyone else for the most part, I also like to engage conversation without having people stare up my nostrils. I like taking group photos where my entire being is in the picture instead of getting cut of at the neck; which is why I love flat shoes (asides from the comfort factor of course).

However, it has always been a tad bit more difficult to find a pair of flats that actually work. Either they don't carry them in my size, the cut doesn't work on my high arches or the style is just a little off.That's where brogues, oxfords and loafers come into play. They are cut high enough to accomodate my high arches, and the near-ubiquity of them these days, means that I would be hard pressed not to find a style that I like. I currently have my eyes on the above two.  

Are you liking the idea of menswear even on the feet?


Bisous,
Abs

25 Contributions:

Tastes Eclectic Fashion said...

Oh yes! I've been looking for a good pair of brogues but am also hesitant because 1) I'm short already and 2) When I'm not wearing heels I'm wearing boots so it would be a new experience. Still I love the way they look.

I really love the two you picked. Is it odd I event think they compliment one another? Oh well!

Shanna Maren said...

I would definitely want to wear this if I were a boy.

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Robbie said...

If I was a boy I would wear the first pair with some chinos.

xxx

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Caroline said...

Arghh, i like that studded pair so much!! I really want a pair of brogues too, just looking for the perfect pair :D xxxxx

Fashionably Black said...

I love a good menswear inspired shoe. The leopard print on the ones featured has such a feminine touch! Following you now on Twitter!

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Jenni said...

I love oxfords and brogues. They're so comfortable, and they go with pretty much everything I wear in the fall!

claarax. said...

cool blog ! :)
You have a great sense of style!
Awesome!

xoxo

Jessica said...

Yes I am! I bought a pair of black and white wing tips, they are fabulous! I've only worn them once (outside of the house, lol) so far...still need to retrain my feet for closed shoes for the season.

And I am loving those leopard ones. I am always a sucker for a leopard print!

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Natalie said...

i love these shoes, got a pair of plain black ones.

Megan said...

oh. the studded ones. I feel like I need them. Plus, I love me a good menswear inspired design. :)

dennicapearl said...

i love the idea of menswear shoes :D

the leopard ones are stunning.


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Charleston said...

love the stud brogue x

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Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

I love my oxfords, men's shoes or not!

J.S. said...

I am loving those sam edelman shoes.....


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Sydney, The Rabbit-Hearted Girl said...

those studded brogues are amazing!

bravegrrl said...

i love the leopard ones!!!! i may need to invest in a pair myself :)

style-haus said...

wow, the sam edelman oxfords are calling my name. :)
i do like menswear inspired pieces, such as shoes...think it makes an outfit more interesting when mixed with feminine pieces.

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jamie-lee said...

I have such a thing for mens shoes, although they're in similar style, I just can't get over how beautiful and classic their loafers or dress shoes are. mmmm....

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Serena said...

I love these shoes too, I've seen it to Zara and I think I will buy it!


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KcomeKarolina said...

those are realy great!!! if i were a boy...



xoxo from rome
K.
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Jamie said...

YES! And I am dying for a pair of leopard shoes this fall!

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Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Definitely loving these. especially the animal print. Very tempted by those. You're a bad influence ;-)

Natalie said...

I love brogues too! And trousers, and button downs and basically all the classic menwear-inspired silhouettes :)

Le Brunette Pistolet said...

love these! brogues are soo chic.

Abi said...

@Tastes Eclectic Fashion: Lol. Not odd at all since I also see what you see

@Robbie: I'm with you on that one!

@Caroline: I've been on the hunt for the perfect pair for about a year now. Methinks I'm just going to have to settle for that close to perfect pair

@Fashionably Black: thanks for following :) I just opened an account for fun, and to see what the hoopla was about

@Jessica: hahaha! I know what you mean about the close-toed shoes. It's takes a little getting used to after months of sandals and peep toes

@Emma: hahaha! A bad influence in a good way ;)

@Natalie:I'm with you on that one :)

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