Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I wear boots all summer long ...and shoes!


I'm sorry I haven't been posting. First Life has been a bit hairy lately, not to mention that I decided I didn't like the first batch of pictures I took for this post. There was nothing really wrong with them, I was just too much of a perfectionist is all. I've recently been told that there may be a weird aspect ratio thing going on with my pictures. If you notice that please feel free to comment, but I can't see it on my machine.

I tried my best to make these pictures as identical as possible in terms of size and pose, but that wasn't always possible. Any differentiation is nothing more than me getting interrupted, having to leave and come back.

So, on to the shoes and boots. These are not especially new boots or shoes, though I think all of them are relatively new. Mainly though, these are just shoes and boots that I've purchased recently and truly enjoy. I hope you will too.


One of the things I love in SL is the fact that I can wear things that would either be out of my reach price wise in First Life, or that I can wear things that I might not have the courage to wear in First Life.

These boots are a prime example of both those things. I frankly love them. I love the sheen on the texture and the screaming high heel. I love the dangling bits on the thigh and well, I really enjoy them. Most of all I love the "in your face" sex appeal of these boots. ;)

The nitty gritty on these is that they are made by Minx Shoe Designs. Look for the Sultry Obsession display. Priced at $995L these are probably some of the most expensive boots you'll find in sl. I think they are worth every L.

Next up is something the manufacturer calls a shoe but to me looks sorta like a boot. Whichever they are, they are definitely full out sexy! These too are something I relish in Second Life because I might not be able to find or wear then in First. I love things that wrap and tie in some way, and the look of leather or ribbon wrapped around and around all the way up the thigh is a definite attraction for me.

I love the gleaming texture used and the dangerous needle sharp heel just makes it all better! Made by Devil Made Me Do It, these are priced at only $200L or get a fat pack of 12, including a snake and leopard print for $2000L. I think it's a steal at the price and these shoes/boots make me feel like prancing.

Changing things up here a bit are these great sculpty shoes, "Jane" by Tesla. I know these have been blogged a bit and in fact someone else's blog post is what sent me looking for them, but it doesn't hurt to give them a bit more exposure. I chose the leopard print since, as I've said before, I adore the leopard print and buy nearly everything in some version of it at some point.

These are lovely pumps with the added detail of an ankle strap. See my previous comments about things that tie or wrap. ;) The strap is modifiable in order to get that perfect fit and I think the pump shape is very well done. As a bonafide shoe fan, these shoes were a must have for me. The price was also very right, $349L each and they also come in colors or zebra print. There's a fat pack of 7 colors plus a bonus plaid for $1589, but this does not include the animal prints.

Moving on, I don't think I could possibly make a post about shoes without mentioning the Yelena platforms by Last Call. I find myself reaching for these shoes quite often, especially with a boho or casual look. I think the texture work is fabulous with the look of wood with that thread of gold running through it, especially on the stacked heel.

The straps are practically perfect and the jewel on the toe adds a touch of richness that I appreciate. I know that these too have been blogged before but I love these so much, I wanted to put in a little plug for them. These are priced at $250L which I think is a fantastic buy. :)

Last but certainly not least on this post are these realistic looking shoes from Zhao Shoes. Part of the recent release of new styles when Zhao Shoes moved into its new HQ, I can't help but feel these are some of the best engineered high heels I have put on. When I first put them on I couldn't help but exclaim about the fact that
there is none of that foot mangling that often happens with heels. You know what I mean, that thing where the visible part of your foot looks way too long and narrow, or the toes look bashed. You get none of that with these.

These are probably not the highest heels I've put on or own, but I have to say these are definitely one of the first I think of when someone asks me about a real looking shoe. Plus, who could resist the cute pattern texture? The style is called Betty and is priced at 350L.


I hope you've found something here that maybe you didn't know about or hadn't tried and that you've enjoyed the post. Thanks for reading. All pictures above are clickable for larger views and I apologize, I haven't yet figured out how to do some kind of cut for the length of the post. That will come soon.

I used poses by Old Gravy and Long Awkward Pose in this post. If you're looking for poses, give them a looksee.

Disclosure: I was given a pair of Betty in another color, but chose to review the pair I purchased this time round. All colors are awesome!


Arianna Psaltery said...

I love the last couple shots of the shoes! Especially the one from Tesla. Debating whether to get it or not :)

Delilah Karas - Style Schmyle said...

I think they are very nice, Arianna and thank you for commenting!


If you are referring to the last two poses in the set, being the one on the right and the one on the bottom, those are both, I believe, from Old Gravy.

Milla Michinaga said...

Love the Tesla pumps! Must go get them :)

Delilah Karas - Style Schmyle said...

I hope you do, Milla, I think they are great shoes. Thanks for reading and commenting. :)

Merry said...

I just went out and got the Last Call shoes and Devil made me do it boots in two colours - plus another pair of different boots!
All because of your blog!!!
I can see reading this is going to make me shop even more!!!

Delilah Karas - Style Schmyle said...

Oh Merry. Welcome to the constant round of temptation that is blog reading, lol. I just made a new post too. I hope you enjoy your purchases though, I think all the items are well worth it!

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