When I was in Portugal in the beginning of the year, I also happened to go out for lunch with my aunt D. in Ericeira for some much needed grilled fish. After lunch, we decided to take a stroll around the village which, being it was the end of January, was pretty empty – as seaside towns tend to be during winter. During that walk we checked a couple of shops, mostly just to pass the time.
However, once we stopped at one particular shoe shop, we saw a pair of shoes that even my aunt said were perfect for me! After a couple of minutes of her convincing me to try them on, the thing I was afraid of happened: they fit like a glove and I loved them!
I don’t like trying things on when I know I can’t afford them – in case they fit and I can’t have them.
A few minutes later we left the store with the shoes in a paper bag and my heart full of happiness and gratitude – every gift my favorite aunt gives me is special to me!
They are black velour leather ballerinas with a bow and a gold embelishment. I thought they were so pretty, so elegant and so feminine. Once I tried them on, they were so comfy – I was very surprised that they fit so good since usually shoes never fit me that well (at least not those I fall in love with!).
A beautiful pair of shoes can change your mood with every single step you take!
What surprised me, even more, was to know they are from a Portuguese brand called Raquel Camino and to know they were made in Portugal. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always heard Portugal makes very good quality shoes, but I’d never find any myself.
The only downside is that they do get dust and hair attached to them – but that is easy to fix with a damp cloth or a very gentle brush.
One of the things I love the most about them is that they can be worn with a fancy dress to a wedding, a daytime dress for a date or jeans and a blouse to brunch. In other words – they’re as versatile as they come, without losing their charme and feminine touch.