The Most Brilliant Shoes Known to Man...

May 26, 2010 11 comments
...or at least known to me....or at least IN MY POSSESSION.

Last night I had the opportunity to "raid" Lady Carolyn's rack of costumes she's decided to get rid of.  There were so many amazing pieces, from the 1920s to the 1960s, and surprisingly nearly everything I tried on FIT, or can be taken in a bit to fit me perfectly.

Now, I won't reveal everything at once, but shall tease you along with little showcases of each dress I got, and to start, how about these SHOES!?

I can't even believe these.  I'm not exactly sure of the date - they look 20s, but could be 30s?  They're a beautiful french blue satin, with little turquoise frogs across the tops.  The heel is about 2".  Aren't they divine!  I can see these working for 17th c (could I wear these with my gunmetal 1660s dress?), definitely 18th c., possibly some 19th c., and of course 20th c.

They're a bit snug, but not uncomfortably so.  There is a little hotspot on the back of my left heel, where the heel comes up a bit too high and cuts, so I'm thinking I could stretch these possibly a bit, or just band-aid like crazy across there.

Best part? $10.


  1. Oh I LOVE them!! What a fab find!!!

  2. What a find ! I may please add my 2 Cents ? My grandmother wears something like these in black on a photo dated 1921. Same cut, but lower heel.
    And - besides bandaid- there are these jelly-like stickers you put on when you _have_ a blister somewhere - they are as well fine to _prevent_ one :-)) - I always have a pack of 10 in my purse.
    Oh - these shoes... I want too !

  3. A ha! so 1921! I think I will try the little blister stick-on preventer thingies. Maybe take them to a shoe repair or cobbler, and see if they can do anything about that part of them, otherwise I won't be able to wear them for very long.

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  5. oh cool! yes, show us your legs! I couldn't find your blog through google - could you link, please?

  6. Daniel Green slippers? I love them too!


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