The Silver Lining

I believe it was the year 2000. I was eight. Or about to turn eight. ‘Freestyler’ from the Bombfunk MC’s was my favorite song, I knew the first 151 Pokémons by heart and platform shoes were the bomb diggity. I remember that I had a pair. They were baby blue, buffalo-style and horrible, but I loved them. I went to high school in 2004 and quickly learned that platforms had become an absolute no-go when someone a few years older pointed at my shoes and laughed. A stupid and meaningless moment as I’m sure that she had already forgotten about me by the time she was a 100 meters away, but I swore to never ever wear platforms again.

Yeah… That failed.

My relationship with these silver creeper-brogues is much like my relation with the baby blue nineties platforms. I hate them, but I love them. They attract me in some way and repulse me in another. I’ve gotten compliments from some, but others just look at me like I came walking straight out the Fashion Police jail. Where uncertainty was the reason I threw away my buffalo’s 12 years ago, it is uncertainty that made me decided to buy these brogues today. I’ve grown up and realized that I quite like things that I don’t really like. I’m weird. That, and I saw a lady wearing creeper-brogues in March last year and she rocked them so good that I wanted a pair myself. The only problem was that I was still a student with no budget for shoes that I might end up never wearing. When Sacha Shoes asked me if I wanted to join their blogger program this March I knew it was my chance to go a little crazy. At first my eye fell on a pair of nude brogues (that’s what the lady was wearing), but my heart shouted to go for the silver ones. Having had a year’s time to think, I already had a few outfits in mind when my shiny (literally) new brogues came in the mail last week. This all-grey ensemble is the first of many looks to come and I am super happy with my choice.

wool sweater: Massimo Dutti
jeans: Massimo Dutti
brogues: Sacha shoes (c/o – meer dames schoenen)



  1. 21 March 2016 / 12:26

    I like, like, like!
    Het is geen outfit die ik direct met jou zou matchen, maar nu heb je me in ÊÊn klap overtuigd: het staat u wel echt geweldig. Ik heb ook gelijkende schoentjes en het is een echte aanvulling op je schoenkast, believe me! 😀 Ben benieuwd hoe ze er uit zien onder een kleedje of rokje!

    • 31 March 2016 / 17:10

      Als het blotenbenenweer er is zal ik dat eens proberen! Ik zag je brogues laatst al en vind ze super mooi. De mijne passen ook echt bij superveel, dus verwacht ze nog maar een paar keer op de blog haha 😉 xo

  2. 21 March 2016 / 15:39

    I love them! Rock them and don’t let any more little high school girls make you change your mind! 😉

  3. 21 March 2016 / 15:46

    Mooi zo met die simpele outfit! Ik had ook eerst shiny brogues op’t oog (maar dan zonder platform) maar ben toch voor klassieke pumps gegaan!

    • 31 March 2016 / 17:08

      Ze mochten voor deze post helemaal in de kijker staan. Ik ben er helemaal verliefd op. Moest ik nog klassiekers in mijn kast missen zouden zij ook zeker wel mijn eerste keuze geweest zijn. Omdat het een sponsored post is dacht ik: we doen eens zot! xo

  4. 21 March 2016 / 22:43

    zalige schoentjes! Ik vind het altijd zo leuk staan, maar ik ben zo bang da ik er van die big ass voeten in ga hebben eh (miss bigfoot hiere)

    • 31 March 2016 / 17:08

      Daar vreesde ik dus ook voor, maar uiteindelijk valt het wel mee. Enige is wel dat ze wat breed zijn en ik nogal smalle voetjes heb. Ze zitten dus wat los aan 🙂 xo

  5. 22 March 2016 / 00:40

    I wouldn’t peg all gray as chic, but this totally is! It’s such a cool outfit! Especially those shoes!

    • 31 March 2016 / 17:07

      I was surprised at how well the look came together. I wanted to try it after reading an article on the Kardashians and their fashion, hahaha.

  6. 22 March 2016 / 02:32

    Platform shoes are not for me, but I don’t have an issue with other people wearing them. For me, they remind me of the spice girls era….a photo of my friends and I pretending to be the spice girls was unearthed not that long ago while decluttering…memories! And not the flattering kind of memories, haha!

    I love how you’ve worn the metllic shoes with the monochrome grye outfit, and I am so pleased you are embracing your “Weirdness” as you call it. I think the world would be incredibly boring place if we all liked and wore the same thing, and when you wear the shoes so well you can easily brush off any less than complimentary reactions! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • 31 March 2016 / 17:12

      You are right, the world would be a lot less colorful if we all dressed the same. I also must admit that it took me a while to get used to this type of shoe. They are quite intimidating when you’re used to wearing basic shoes like I was, but it also feels nice to step out of my comfort zone and rock these every now and then (they surely aren’t for every day!).

  7. 22 March 2016 / 09:25

    Ik vind ze je hÊÊl erg leuk staan 😀

  8. 22 March 2016 / 22:30

    Ze zijn superschoon! En psst ik vind uw foto’s ook erg mooi 🙂

  9. 27 March 2016 / 13:21

    Hahah, grappig hoe zo van die situaties je toch bij blijven en blijven achtervolgen eh! 🙂 Mooie schoenen.

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