Thursday, April 28, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
So I just got back from a little vacation with the family - a week in South Korea, most precisely Jeju Island and Busan.
In Busan, we went to one of the famous markets, gukje market which I immensely enjoyed. Busan is the largest city after their capital Seoul. Our hotel was situated right beside Lotte Department Store and Shinsegae department Store. Shinsegae happened to be the largest department store in the world. This got me really excited because hello???two huge shopping complexes right beside us?However I didnt buy much from here as these two departments were suuuuper high end and the contents of my wallets were NOT suuuper high end. hehe. It was in this market where I struck gold.
Anyway, to get straight to the point (since this is not a travel blog) Korea is one place where it is rather hard to find shoes. why?? Because most women there had tiny feet. I wear a size 8 and a half or 9. sometimes I even go up to 10 depending where I buy shoes. So whats a girl who's obsessed with shoes and has big feet in a country with all small shoe sizes to do? Not buy shoes and concentrate on buying other things instead. NOT!
Despite the limited sizes, I managed to scrape a few pairs from the market to add to my collection.
First up: A cotton candy pink pair of heels:
You can even detach the thingy from it ( I call it a thingy because I do not know what to call it, its not a bow nor a rose):
The next two pairs were from a shoe store my own mother discovered while my sister and I were browsing at another less spectacular shoe store. This store , called Spur has a gorgeous selection of flats. They are a Korean Brand and the most unbelievable thing? they had sizes. Bought my self two pairs of pretties:
Sparkly Flats, which I have been dying to buy since I saw a random korean wearing it: (there were lots of different variations all over but this one looks less over produced)
Love the color combination for this pair! first time Ive seen this color combination in shoes and the outcome is gorgeous:
There is even a poem in the soles of their shoes:
And a saying in the inside:
I love this shoe shop! Too bad I couldn't find a website for them!
So there you have it my 3 new pretties:
They all look so pretty together, and can I say so Korean. I noticed over there they loved sparklys, polka dots and candy colored combinations. Love how it looks all so girly!
Hmmmm, now to find a space for them in my shoe rack.. :o