Oxford Babe

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 🙂 !

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Sleeveles tartan tunic by Zara Kids

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Burgundy stockings by Jadran Hosiery, Croatia

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“The Nightmare Before Christmas” themed bag bought at Skandal store, Split

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Copper ring bought in Mostar; Mona Lisa themed earrings by Illegale Jewelry, Croatia

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“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”.

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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 🙂 !

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Ultimate lover of Oxford shoes – Fred Astaire! In the dancing mood with Rita Hayworth and relaxing in the middle of his huge Oxford collection

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Icons in their Oxford shoes – Katharine Hepburn and Greta Garbo

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Diane Keaton and director Woody Allen in true classic movie – “Annie Hall”

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Tory Burch

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Dolce and Gabbana AW 2011/2012

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Giorgio Armani

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From L to R: Heidi Klum, Rihanna, Blake Lively, Beyonce, Sarah Jessica Parker

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From the top: Aris Allen; Le Bunny Bleu; Bass Oxford shoes 

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Such a beauties!

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My favorites – ABO Oxford shoes from Dot. concept store, Montenegro

 

Thank you Miss Stela for the pictures 🙂 !

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