Day 7: Instyle Shoes
There is this fashion sense that has fast crept into the shoe space, one that I had totally refused to embrace. I don’t know about you but when I think of pearls, I imagine them on my neck or hanging from my ears and if we push the boundaries a little bit, bedazzling the neckline of a blouse or dress. However, some genius probably working from a tiny room in Milan figured out that pearls would also look good on shoes. It is highly likely that this same genius decided it would be cool for normal human beings to wear torn tee shirts. He called them distressed and attached a burly price tag to them.
In the past few months I have come across all types of shoes bedazzled with pearls. Pumps with pearls underneath, oxfords with lots of pearls on the toe box area, sandals with enough pearls to make a necklace. I cringed at the thought of being sported in any of them. But then I saw these gorgeous sneakers last week at Instyle Kenya and I knew it was time to “pearl up” my shoe rack (new phrase alert hehe). They were a soft shade of pink with this pearly detail on the side and a touch of gold encircling every pearl. Next to them was this pair of grey kiddie sneakers with bunny ears and a pink ball of fur at the back. I loved them and I knew that Xena was going to go gaga over them. They were a size 29 and I remember telling myself that if they didn’t have them in size 26, I was still going to take them home much as it would take her two years to fit in them.
If you are looking to spice up your shoe rack and that of your kids’ this Christmas, head over to Instyle Kenya. They also have stunning high heel sandals that you can rock over Christmas dinner or better yet New Year’s eve party. I got myself this gold pair that was the perfect accessory for my black sheer dress, a look that I have put together for new year’s eve.
Instyle have been kind enough to award one of you with a Ksh 5,000 shopping voucher. To win it, drop a comment below telling us what you plan on doing on Christmas day or on New Year’s eve. If you have no plans, you could tell us about the one wardrobe staple you can’t do without. For me it has to be white t-shirts. I love white tees so much and whenever I travel I have to buy some for myself and my people. I love them even more on men. There’s nothing as stunning as a guy in a fitting white short-sleeved t-shirt. It helps if he has biceps! I know, I am weird like that.
Thanks to Eka Hotel for allowing us to shoot at their beautiful premises.
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