Last autumn I decided to find the perfect pair of shoes which I could wear in that awkward season period between wearing ballet flats and winter boots. As always, I decided to find them on the site I know the best – never ending wonder of E-bay !
After a long search I fell in love with these wonderful Oxford shoes by Iron Fist. They are very comfortable, easy to combine with all sorts of outfits – and I have to admit – when I wear them I just have an urge to dance in the rain – Fred Astaire style 🙂 !
Sleeveles tartan tunic by Zara Kids
Burgundy stockings by Jadran Hosiery, Croatia
“The Nightmare Before Christmas” themed bag bought at Skandal store, Split
Copper ring bought in Mostar; Mona Lisa themed earrings by Illegale Jewelry, Croatia
“Stabby Cat” Oxford shoes by Iron Fist
Short history of Oxford shoes:
The students of Oxford University popularized a “half boot” called the Oxonian Shoe around 1825. Ironically, the Oxford is a shoe with origins on campus but today, it would probably be considered too formal as an everyday shoe even by English students!
An Oxford shoe is characterized by shoelace eyelets tabs that are attached under the vamp, a feature termed “closed lacing”.
Oxford shoes advertising in the 50s
Borrowed from men’s footwear style, women’s oxfords have received immense popularity since the 1920s including much attention in the 1940s-1950s. Besides looking chic, Oxford shoes show the perfect example on how to swap your killer heels for a universal and at the same time season-appropriate shoe design.
Today they are available in all possible colors and patterns, so don’t be afraid to find your perfect pair and show them of in these rainy days 🙂 !
Ultimate lover of Oxford shoes – Fred Astaire! In the dancing mood with Rita Hayworth and relaxing in the middle of his huge Oxford collection
Icons in their Oxford shoes – Katharine Hepburn and Greta Garbo
Diane Keaton and director Woody Allen in true classic movie – “Annie Hall”
Dolce and Gabbana AW 2011/2012
From L to R: Heidi Klum, Rihanna, Blake Lively, Beyonce, Sarah Jessica Parker
From the top: Aris Allen; Le Bunny Bleu; Bass Oxford shoes
Such a beauties!
My favorites – ABO Oxford shoes from Dot. concept store, Montenegro
Thank you Miss Stela for the pictures 🙂 !
Love your style. Perfect pair of shoes truly 🙂 Mel
Thank you darling ❤ ! Kisses!
It’s Greta Garbo in the picture, not Marlene Dietrich
Thank you Selina, corrected 🙂 !
I LOOOOOOOOOVE THIS POST!!! And you look FABULOUS! ❤
Thank you so much darling, so happy you like it 🙂 ! Kisses from Croatia!
I agree these are a wonderful transitional shoe and as always I love to read about the history! You look amazing and that tunic is fantastic!
Thank you Rebecca, I am always so happy to read your beautiful and encouraging comments, they made my day 🙂 ! Kisses!
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divne oxfordice:) i sjajna kombinacija….predivna lokacija, kako mi samo fali moj Split 😦
Hvala ti draga! Snimano jednog oblacnog dana na Prokurativama, mislim da se bas uklopilo – nema druge, moras cesce navracat 🙂 !
I love oxford shoes they are so comfy yet stylish. I did not know it had such a vibrant history. Thanks for sharing it here and great images. XX http://voices-in-my-head.net/
Thank you so much darling! I really learned to love my Oxford shoes – so comfortable and looking great with every outfit, gotta love them! Kisses from Croatia 🙂 !
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