Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sheila's Shoe Shine #11

Shoe Shine is on!
Get your kicks by showing your kicks!
It's time to shine - Shoe Shine, that is!

I'm featuring a pair of shoes that I haven't worn in a while. I look at them, I don't wear them, and then when I do, I'm all like, "Wow, these are such awesome shoes! Why don't I wear them more?"
They are a green-y grey colour (more green than in these pictures), are leather and are by Hilary Radley. I got them at a consignment store that I used to take my clothes to for trade-in. The store carried (and still carries) a lot of cheap junk, to be frank. When I saw these in the window, they stuck out like a sore thumb. They were rather more ladylike than most of the stock around them.

I don't remember how much they were, but I probably used store credit on them.
I love the little rhinestone buckle on top and the printed darker green-y grey snakeskin texture trim. They are surprisingly comfortable for having a heel that high! That's what you get with good-quality shoes: comfort and a balanced heel.

I will actually have worn these by the time this post goes up (I write the Shoe Shine posts and schedule them to post on time, clever me)!

What shoes have stood the test of time for you? Show us! 

Want to play? It's super-easy. Anyone can join.

  1. Link to a post featuring a fabulous pair of footwear!
  2. Include a link to Ephemera somewhere in your post (it's only polite). Leave a comment here if you like (note that comments continue to be moderated).
  3. Go to the bottom of this post and click on the InLinks "Add Your Link" button to open a new page.
  4. In the "Next Step," you crop the picture you want to display, and voila!
  5. Show your Shoe Shine spirit by grabbing and displaying the button in the sidebar. 


  1. If this is a duplicate comment, get rid of it! I'm having trouble commenting for some reason.
    What I wanted to say is that I'd SO like to join in the Shoe Shine! Emergency hip replacement in March and a knee replacement this past Tuesday leave me LONGING for some stylish but sensible shoes. I've been given a few "leads" to various internet sources, but so far have found them a little disappointing. Wondering WHY someone doesn't come up with some great looking shoes for us Boomers :)

  2. These are lovely! The rhinestone buckle looks so cute. I'm linking up a post I made about shoes I stole...! Xo JJ

  3. I admire your ability to find such interesting unique shoes!

    I am joining in with a good all-last-winter-tested pair of suede purple Dansko's - they are as comfy as baby shoes, and I love their color!

  4. I could use the same quote, of looking, not wearing, and then when I do wondering why I haven't. What's with that? I went back to the vault to post my never-going-away boots.


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