Thursday, 17 July 2008

The Money Shot

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I’m a straight shooter. With me there’s no fence sitting, shades of grey or batting for both teams. I always pick a side, I choose black or white and…… will always bat for Queensland (as long as it's 20/20 - I don’t have time for sports that last for a whole damn week – what’s with that?) Hence, my problem with shoes that are a ‘bit of this and a bit of that’.

I own two lovely pairs of shoe/boots, the ‘shuboot’ as coined by many a blogger in the blogisphere. My problem being, every time I put them on I just don’t feel right and somewhat incomplete. Strange I know. 9 times out of 10 I will remove the shuboot and replace with either a shoe or a boot. I seem to struggle with this middle ground.

This is something I’d like to rectify. For 3 reasons:
1). The Shuboot is 'terribly chic' and 'terribly chic’ is something I’d like to be.
2). Due to our very fickle industry, I fear the Shuboot craze may end any day now. The two pairs in question were awfully expensive and it seems such a waste. I need to jump on fast or my outlay will never be justified.
3). In 2020, when the Shuboot is resurrected, I want to be able to say to my daughter, “here sweety, wear my shuboot. It’s vintage (circa 2008).

How does one embrace the ‘in between’ shoe? Maybe I should experiment with the dress over the trouser theory just to get me in the mood

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24 people have commented:

Some Notes on Napkins said...

That is so interesting about the shoot! cute style as alway!

Danz said...

wow, your shoes are AWESOME! The mirror photos in particular are so creative and beautiful! The second pic is my favourite.

MISS GLITZY said...

Love the second pair, they really suit you so forget about the money you spent.

pretty face said...

I find shuboots tremendously difficult to wear. But the heels make it work.

I have tagged you as a brillante blogger; the post with details should be up in about 7 mins.

fashion herald said...

i think you wear the shuboot very well, both look great with the stockings.

Lady Smaggle said...

I think they are both awesome! What you need to do is really embrace the weirdness. Make a real statement out of wearing them. I find that trying to make something unusual blend in makes it look even more unusual. Good luck!

enc said...

I couldn't say how you should/could integrate these into your wardrobe other than what you've done here. This is working for me!

Great shuboot choices. And really nice legwear.

kathrin said...

fab mirror shots! love the second pair of boots! so cute! and they look comfy too.
kx

www.fashionistadiary.co.uk

Imelda Matt said...

the shuboot should always be worn with a skirt or short, so you don't cut your lines. Hope that helps

The Danettes said...

Cool shoes pic!

WendyB said...

Those are awesome shoes -- I don't know why you'd think they'd be out of style! You can always wear them with pants. I've been doing that for years, since I don't like long boots with pants.

The Seeker said...

Wow, love yur creative and pretty photos, as well as the shoes, both paires.

Always in style my darling you are.

xoxo

Lady Melbourne said...

Ha, I have the exact same problem with a pair of shoes I own!
I went to a shoe shop in Melbourne and tried on the shuboot 3 times because I really wanted a pair. In the end I had to concede that they just didn't look 'right' on me.
I think yours are adorable, you could sell them no?
I know plenty of gals that would buy them!
I'd wear the patent beige ones with skinny dark denim, have you tried them like that?
I think your photos are gorgeous none the less FG so even if you keep them just to admire yourself in them!

GirlonTour said...

I like the second pair the most. And your legs look hot missy! Where are you getting your legwear from?

Flat Broke Fab Ashleigh... said...

Both pairs are really nice. Its funny because i adore shuboots for the very reason you find them awkward to wear...to me its a way of compromising when i cant decide between shoes and boots! Plus im only 5 foot so weaqring boots sometimes makes me look even more stubbier...shuboots win every time for me!

x

www.flatbrokefabulous.blogspot.com

SOMETHING PICASSO said...

great shoes, the socks are a nice touch

girl on the wing said...

Ah I love both pairs! Especially the first pair though - are they vintage? They look great with the knee-high socks. And I agree with the person who said to embrace the weirdness!

vintage clothes said...

oh i so know what you mean i just never feel right and umm and arr 4 ages untill i take em off, but i like how youve got them on with over the knee socks thats how id like to wear them but feel like a child! Can i say your photoshoot is really good thats such a great idea doing that!

susie_bubble said...

The shuboot, or 'shoot' isn't that faddy and I think can withstand the test of time... I especially love the first ones...

Honeymoon said...

I luv these shoes !

Thank u for the link and the comment !

See u !

AlicePleasance said...

The first pair is absolutely great! Your future daughter will love them in 2020 ;-)

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

love those first boots...i absolutely am dying for a pair for Fall!

Inès said...

I really like your shoes and particularly your style!!

angelgrotton said...

Love the first shoes ___))) very stylish