A very special gift

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. 

Do you have a pair of shoes you can wear on any occasion? Share them down with me!



  1. 5. October 2016 / 11:32 am

    Ich habe einige solcher Lieblingsschuhe. Für mich ist besonders wichtig das sie bequem sind und dafür gebe ich dann auch gerne mehr aus. Deine Schuhe gefallen mir so gut!

    Liebe Grüße Jessy von Kleidermaedchen

    • Rosie Waldherr
      4. November 2016 / 5:00 pm

      Ja, mir ist es auch wichtig das sie bequem sind, ich bekomme schon wie es ist viele Blasen! Früher habe ich irgendwelche billige Schuhe gekauft aber jetzt habe ich kein Problem mehr auszugeben. 🙂

  2. 5. October 2016 / 6:16 pm

    Oh die sind aber wirklich schön. Ich hab auch Schuhe in Velourleder und finde es so anstrengend sie immer zu putzen – immer dieser nervige Staub 😀

    Love, Kerstin

    • Rosie Waldherr
      4. November 2016 / 5:01 pm

      Ja, das ist das einzige was mich an den Schuhen stört 😀 Aber sie sind so schön, da putze ich sie gerne öfters 😀

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