Tuesday, March 03, 2009

downtime look

For those who have ever spent a bowling session thinking less about strikes and more about that dreadful moment when you must swap your bowling shoes back for your own, comparitably measly footwear, a solution is in sight!

from left to right. top; petite bateau, brogues; rupert sanderson, rings; asos.com
jeans; topshop, leather bags; topshop, perfume; flowerbomb by viktor and rolf

Though, of course, when I say solution I mean, for those of you willing to throw £265 at the problem over the less moral option of simply sneakily running off in a pair from your local alley.


Rupert Sanderson have designed bowling style brogues which I'm rather smitten with.
Perfect for a stroll around a sunday flower market with slightly rolled up jeans, possible bed hair and french-style quirks.

22 comments:

May Kasahara said...

I love them!!!

little miss s. said...

I love the shoes, I've been missing the pair of two-toned oxfords I wore as a kids. these are perfect replacements. well rather expensive, but still: near perfect replacements.

xx

Brooklynfluff said...

Love the shoes, but the bag is even better. I've had a slight briefcase obsession recently and was hoping to find one that wasn't for commuters. This is perfect!

jayne said...

those saddle shoes are fantastic

jessica said...

ouh, these are much prettier than the nasties they've got at my local bowling alley ..

& i only hope to acquire a following as devoted and massive as yours !!


x

coco said...

What? There are people out there who actually like bowling shoes? I refuse to wear them and do it in socks.
But I would wear all the rest of this look down to the perfume (it smells soooo good) just with different shoes.

And I know what you mean about Jen - I think of her as someone who feels sorry for herself all the time, even though that's just what people are making us think. But she really has only just started to do something about it so I think it is a bit her fault too.

A La Mode said...

I love bowling shoes! These ones looks even better, although I hope they're comfier than the bowling alley ones! xox

a. said...

oh i love this. you know i love this!

im popping into my local charity shop on tomorrow in hopes i can finally find my dream pair of brogues...

lots of love x

ps, i replied to your comment in my comment box

Anthea said...

The bowling shoes at the bowling alley that we visited in Japan were actually really cool! They looked just like runners except they had velcro haha we wanted to take them home with us. You get bowling shoes out of a vending machine here!! I wore faded denim way back in high school and it seems to be making a comeback. What do you think? Should I give it a whorl this spring?

Stephanie said...

Urghh the dreaded bowling shoe..those shoes could actully make bowling fun.
x

Elisabeth Moody said...

i love those shoes, and ur blog.
i have a friend who stole a pair of shoes from a bowling alley, in nashville. But in her defense, they were the cutest pair of bowling shoes.

love, beth

Miss Woo said...

Those are perfection. Actually, if only all bowling shoes designers take a leaf from Mr. Sanderson's book...

monika jeune rêveur said...

loveee the look; so chill.
especially love the scent...one of my favorites (:


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lavelle said...

Oh i just saw these in the new elle. i really really want some but oh so expensive! xx

belle.chantelle said...

woooo bowling shoes!
Oww oww, looking stylish!

Amanda said...

Those shoes are lovely.

The Clothes Horse said...

These are amazing. I have contemplated stealing bowling shoes from the alley before...

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Ginnifer said...

Ha, i've never heard that opinion actually. I've never liked bowling shoes, but those are actually kind of cute. And they aren't pre-worn so thats a plus.
But what i really like about this post is the bag and the perfume.

Susku said...

Yuck! I don't like the idea of bowling shoes...and I don't like how they look :D I'm sorry. But the rest of look is really nice, maybe the shoes look better with the outfit.

Annie said...

I love love love love brogues and have been trying to find a nice pair for such a long time!

Lydia said...

Brogues=happiness.