Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Booted in Brogues

Brogues: a style of low-heeled shoe or boot traditionally characterized by multiple-piece, sturdy leather uppers with decorative perforations (or "brogueing") and serration along the pieces' visible edges.


I have been harbouring after a pair of brogues for a while now. My wardrobe was rather disparaging without them, and my outfits were lacking a certain je ne sais quoi.
I sourced this perfect pair from River Island. They aren't leather but this doesn't concern me with a pair of shoes that will probably be cast to the depths of fashion redundancies this time next year.


I love the style of these shoes. I think the buttery-brown colour is so rich and Autumnal and goes idyllically with so many outfits. I wore them today with black tights, a tube skirt paired with a silk blouse. But they also marry perfectly with harems, floaty dresses and lace ankle socks.


I really like the hook-and-eye detailing, giving the shoes an authentic touch and the cute chintzy floral lining offers a sweet finishing flair to the brogues.

I just love them and am toe-tapping my merry way through the golden glisten of the fallen leaves. 
Are you a believer in Brogues this season?

32 comments:

Lisa. said...

I got some at a 'decent' price but mine scuffed so bad, so I'm going to get some brown ones but they are a little expensive depending where you get them. But i think their really cute and go with anything!

milkteef said...

These are just gorgeous! I love the floral lining! Unfortunately as much as I'd love to I'd never be able to pull these off! I have really thick legs so as soon as my little ankles get hidden I just look like an elephant! Mighty jealous! xx

milkteef said...

PS. I have two pairs of Office low brogues in black and tan! I managed to get them off eBay though, both leather, hopefully timeless! x

Emma (girlwiththearabstrap) said...

Oh I love my brogues! These are stunning, I love the woven bits on the sides, very nice! xo

Pearl said...

Ive never owned a pair and Im worried they wont suit me! Maybe one day I will try, but I love love the inside of these, so pretty! xx

Vanity-Fashionista said...

I really like your pair of brogues!
I've always wanted to venture out in a pair of smart, straight cut(? can't find the right word :P) brogues, but don't think I could pull them off :(
Can't wait to see what you pair those up with! xx

Alexandra said...

I have a black pair from river island.
I love them
Alex
http://alexslifeafter20.blogspot.com

Laura @ The Beauty Spark said...

those are lovely! x

Daisy said...

These are so pretty!

Ess-Jay24 said...

J'Adore :)
xx

Michelle said...

I want a pair of brogues but can't decide on my "perfect pair" ): These are lovely, the weaved pattern is just darling, as is the lining which is SO you! xxx

Aqsa said...

I have these brogues, super comfy and I love them :) xxx

A Pocket full of Dreams said...

I have these brogues and wear them ALL the time-I just love them! Great buy Milly xxx

JillieCat said...

Love these! I have a black pair every so slightly like them

Vicky said...

They're gorgeous. Do they come in black? xoxo

Gem said...

Oh my gosh, I love them! They're amazing! Do River Island still have them! I need a pair of these in my life! :)

Gem x
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Steph0188 said...

these are lovely, the floral insides make me smile :) hehe!
I have brogues, which I love but yet I haven't really worn them alot- I need to get on that really.
I have also recently bought some black pixie boots, similar style to these, so I'm excited to wear them
Great photos my lovely
xx

Lauren said...

I have these, I wear them to death!
The only thing that annoys me is that they're too short to wear with leggings :(

Winny. said...

I love brouges, mine are slightly battered now as I wear them pretty much everyday at work :)
these are gorge xx

laurenrhiannon said...

Yay I have these :) I wore them the other night with my jumpsuit, black and brown - tsk tsk!
Lauren x

Jo said...

They're lovely. I've been looking for a pair of brogues for ages but haven't quite found the ones yet. Definitely going to have to try these ones on!

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FromGemWithLove said...

I'm very fond, I especially like the cute floral detail on the inside, adds a special little something xxxx

Holly said...

they're lovely, especially the floral lining, very you haha :P! i wear black brogues as school shoes and i really like them (:,xxx

*Onna's Little Blog* said...

thee are so cute, I espcially love the lining, such a nice touch! Sadly I cant pull off that many types of falt shoes with my 6.5 feet I usually have to wear a 7 :( I get paranoid of looking clownish! xxx

Irene ♥ said...

i was going to get these shoes haha, they're fit!xx

Sara's Secret said...

I love them because I have them! ;) Fab little booties-wear mine nearly everyday xxx

Milly said...

thank you for your comments crumpets. Seems like there is a lot of brogue adoration.
@Vicky - Yes i do believe they come in black too. Probably best have a peek at their website xo

Fuyume said...

soo cute :)i myselfhave a lovely camel coloured pair with a tiny heel about 3/4 inch high :)

Cherry Pullinger said...

I really want some brogues, I just need to find the perfect pair!

D said...

love the lining, it's a nice touch!

http://www.kisstomake-up.blogspot.com/

PurpleStarz said...

I really want a pair of Brogues but along with others im scared I cant pull them off, plus im soooooo rubbish at putting outfits together I wouldnt even know what to wear them with...Ive seen what you have suggested so I will give it a go...wish me luck xxx

Beatrice said...

Slightly annoyed that I didn't discover your blog earlier...

I WANT these shoes. The inside is so pretty... And the outside of course.

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