Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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1940's inspired spring style | Lavender & Twill

1940's inspired spring style | Lavender & Twill

1940's inspired day wear look | Lavender & Twill

Historic architecture at Gold Creek | Lavender & Twill

Vintage tapestry purse | Lavender & Twill

Miss L Fire "Heartbreaker" Shoes in Nude | Lavender & Twill

1940's inspired spring style | Lavender & Twill

1940's inspired day wear look | Lavender & Twill

1940's inspired spring style | Lavender & Twill

This may come as no surprise ~ but I just adore historic buildings and nothing gets my little heart beating faster than a cute cottage or stately old building. I am always excited to poke around and admire all the details of craftsmanship that go into creating such structures, and of course, take a picture or two*cough*five hundred*cough*.

It was a weekend or two ago now, but my family and I had a lovely excursion out to Gold Creek, a historic village with loads of cute shops and ice creameries, and of course, Adore Tea. I think I’ve probably mentioned this specialty tea house before, so I won’t go on… But I did find a new tea to bring home with me, so that was definitely the cherry on top of a fun brunch!

It was a delightful day, my dear sister that had moved up to the Gold Coast at the beginning of the year was down for a short visit and I don’t think I can ever forget the fun and laughter that comes with the joy of having everyone together again… Can you bottle up sunshine and love into a shimmering jar of light forever? Maybe not, but I’m glad for the good times. (✿◡‿◡)੭✧*。

Anyhow, I am rambling ~ yes, indeed, I am. Let’s come down from the boughs of fancy and set ourselves up for some real practical girl talk ~ regarding shoes.

I purchased my first pair of Miss L Fire shoes about half way through this year and when they arrived I was so dismayed to find that I had ordered a size too large! I had all these thoughts as to whether I should try to sell them on eBay, or just pay for shipping costs both ways and exchange them, and numerous other issues; it was giving me a headache just thinking about it!

The problem was solved when I ordered a pair in my size, and a friend said she was willing to purchase the too-large pair from me. So currently, I have two pairs of Miss L Fire Heartbreaker shoes in the their boxes under the bed, but I’d say the hassle was worth it as I totally love these shoes.

It’s the first time I’ve really invested in a pair of vintage reproduction shoes, rather than just purchasing whatever vintage appropriate footwear I could find. And although there was a bit of bother at the beginning, now that I know my size I have a feeling I will be frequently perusing Miss L Fire’s designs in hopes of filling my wardrobe!

I don’t know if this has happened to you before, but it almost seems like several pairs of my shoes have reached their expiry dates and for no apparent good reason I can decipher have decided to give up the ghost. The pleather uppers are absolutely shredded on at least three or four pairs and there are others that are looking suspiciously flaky . As I don’t wear them hard or often, I am a bit at a loss to know what has caused this, but all I can say it’s that it’s really quite tragic as now I have to replace up to half a dozen different pairs of shoes all at once! (๑o̴̶̷̥᷅﹏o̴̶̷̥᷅๑)ᵒᵎᵎᵎ

It is quite vexing and certainly not something I will be doing all at once because I just can’t afford to replace that many pairs straight out. I will be trying to replace them slowly, one pair at a time, with good quality shoes that {if well looked after} should last a lifetime, or at least half of one ~ and not just a mere six years!

But if you have any tips on keeping faux leather in shape, I’d love to hear them. I think the material just dried out too much to be supple anymore? Is there some kind of conditioning you can treat pleather with??  Hmm, these questions make me feel that I should consult Google, but I also feel like I am just supposed to deal with it and buy new shoes as they have reached the end of their life cycle. This is just another reason why I like things that are made to last!



P.S. ~ If you are thinking that the tone of this post is rather odd, I think I have been reading to much Jane Austin… Whoops!  (=⌒_⌒=)'

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Vintage Wheat Drop Straw Tilt Hat | eBay
Revelry Delights Cameo Brooch | Thrifted
Emilie Dress in Aubergine | Natasha Marie Clothing
Buff Vintage Gloves | eBay
Rose Point Tapestry Purse | Thrifted
Heartbreaker Shoes | Miss L Fire

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