Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Chanel Inspired Pumps from Larrie

Being a typical working lady in buzzling KL city, i was off for lunch and went for a short walk around in Pavillion and i clinched a great deal.

Inspired to be a lady who craves for girls, who loves fine tiny little lady details, i was more keen on looking for a pair of heels, something that i could adjust and juggle it happily between work and casual nights out (we gotta be smart consumers, yea?)

Thou shall say never say never tho, there is a pair of pumps sitting at the corner of the rack looking ordinary but elegant waiting patiently for its new owner, rather than stucked with the rest of the shoes left on the shelf, feeling unwanted.

Its another budget ordinary brand from Larrie. Honestly, i couldnt have bothered bout this brand if its not because of
  • their previous boring products
I have always categorised Larrie as some products which my mum would buy at her mid 40s, who claims shoes comfort is far more important than good and nice looking designs. Well i do agree to some extent but i beg to differ, too. Who said nice shoes can't be comfy as well ? Who said we must torture ourselves everyday for almost 12 hours a day (or perhaps more than that) a day ?

  • there was a cleaning lady blocking the walkway that i was impatient to get a shortcut walk through the Larrie display area.
When i walked through the corner, all the shoes i saw was black boring leather heels, with thick soles. Wedge heels are no-no for me personally, cause i tend to think like it makes our feet looks "fatter" or "more meaty" depending on the colour. I would prefer a pair of heel which could elongate my legs. For example,

Me in bare feet, it seems my leg has the same length as my knee length skirt at the moment, after wearing heels...

Tada ! Visually my legs just look longer isnt it ? This is the effect when you are wearing the heels due to elevation in height. Therefore, when you bend your leg to the side, it has the longer length and your legs too will look slimmer.
In fact, my ankle looks slimmer/thinner now after wearing heels. Note that for anyone who has same problem like me, then its wiser to go for heels which has less stripes across your feet, else its not just only visual eyesore having to see a "fat feet" being wrapped out like a towel, also
as you wear for long hours, the stripes will exert force/pressure on your feet and you'll suffer.

Anyway, i feel in love with this pair of pump the first moment i had a glimpse. It is very Chanel inspired, a typical "criss-cross" design in black/white.

Colour - Black/White
Price ($$, yes this matters!) - RM59.90
Material - Cotton, PVC(front black exterior)

Also plus the small tiny little details at every intersection of the stitching where they embedded small tiny steel at the intersection. Zoom in picture below

The interior of the shoe is made from fabric as shown in the picture above, and hence comfort is assured. What im worried more is the after effect wearing it, that my legs would look fat. True enough, it came to something like this,

My feet looks fat as it is a "round design" oppose to most heels with the "slit" at the side

No curvature of my ankle straight up to my thigh. Would recommend it to wear it with a short pants for a casual chic look tho.

Personally i do not adore slippers much, because i do not have pretty toe nails. Most of my frens in fact think that im weird, quick bite in pasar malam ? pumps. Hitting the water on the beach? pumps.

However, i still do think its a worth for $$, esp for a budget item. Not much of a complaint overall, blame myself for the feet? haha, no way ! im the consumer, yay we are always right =P

Hey, we are no saint in this world, we do have moody days in life, feeling laid back and lazy to dress up in contrast to what Coco Chanel says "Dress to your best everyday, because you will not know who will meet next". A strike of balance between both ? Juggle into a baby-T, comfy simple skirts/shorts and pumps. Then you are ready to go...and then your boyfie wont be saying "She takes forever to get ready, even for simple dinner in mamak !" Haha

Love My Sole My Soul

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

First Experience from Summit Shoes

I am sure everyone knows about Vincci, a leading Malaysian shoes retailer, that is always being displayed along with Padini, Seed etc within the Padini Concept Store.

Here it is to share another local shoe brand, Summit. Focuses mainly on Johor where the HQ is located, few Summit stores have recently sprung up in Klang Valley. Similiar to Vincci, the targeted consumers are middle working class just like you and me, where a good pair of heels below RM100 will give you decent design in return, although workmanship is .... errr.... questionable at times.

I only managed to discover Summit only 3 months ago when their new outlet is opened in Tropicana City Mall, and bought a pair of cotton mixed jeans like material heels for the first time.

Strolling happily home adding yet another pair to my shoe racks (where one day my dream is to have a shoe walk in wardrobe like this..)
OR ? Something like this ?

Then, I can live happily ever after...even if I look like a jerk...

Shaking my butt off down the street with full grip from the shoes (with Pretty Woman song playing in the background lallala~~~, doesnt matter even im not the prettiest), because a pair of shoes make wonders even if your outfit is plain boring.

OK, back to Summit. So i paid RM79.90 for a nude pair of cotton/jeans material with a bow in front, details below
Colour - Nude Khakis
Price ($$, yes this matters!) - RM79.90
Material - Cotton+Jeans

Adorable, isn't it ? Does it makes you more lady as usual ? =) well it does for me at least

Pardon me the dirt on the heels, it's rainy season now in Malaysia !

Suitable for daily work to the office, this is definitely a must buy for most fashionistas out there...
Definitely very comfy too ! Made of man-made leather for the inner lining, the heels does not put too hard of pressure when you wearing it on the run for a long day... talk bout meetings, walking around parading in office for 9 hours a day ! I am more than surprise the comfort im getting for the price i paid.

However, just like any typical heels, the heel stud tend to fall off at a typical of 2 months...

Worry not, because you may visit any cobbler near you for a quick fix anytime!

By the way, I have purchased another pair of heels long ago from the same store, shall share soon =) So far, i am still a happy consumer of Summit

p/s: This is not advertorial nor it is a sponsored post. This is solely my own experience and two cents thought

Love My Sole My Soul

First Post

This is my first post. So hello all (oh wait, i do not have any follower after all).
Blogging (the new term) or journalism ( boring!) is never my passion.

I have trouble even reading articles, what more writing it out ! hah !

However, im writing this because i have passion for :
  • shoes (i grew up with shoes...its been a while since i shifted out of my comfort shoe zone)
  • heels ! (low heels, killer heels, stiletto - never have one just yet, sobs)
  • pumps (how i can I forget thee ! pumps is good for all occasions, casual days, grocery shopping in a rush with a big mess on ur hair and not to forget match it up with a decent and voila! you are ready to go)

I am EU size 39 (big feet i know, but heck im tall too!) , UK size 6, and Australia size 7. Bear in mind that you may need different shoe sizes while you are hunting for shoes in different countries, for example Korea's sizes go by "cm", i.e. 251 cm for me, so its common to fit comfortably into size 250.

I would share my recent favourite purchase from Summit, a budget store which is a stone throw away from my place ^^ they have great design and consistent QA/QC (compared to other local brands in malaysia)

Till then,
Love My Sole, My Soul