09 March 2011

the rise of princess oblomov


I like to wear my clothes or shoes to death before they get thrown away, but even I have had enough of the beaten-up pair of grubby looking espadrilles that have passed for a pair of slippers for the last few years.  So this week I got out a pair of sparkly sequinned shoes/ slippers that have been in my cupboard for a good while, a very good while, and  I have been flip-flopping around the house and admiring them from the other end of the sofa.  I wondered whether Prince Oblomov might have owned something similar but suspect that if he had then he would have wanted to get out and about a bit more to show them off.  As you do.

No giving stuff up for Lent planned in this house.

6 comments:

Liz said...

Ooh, they beat my toothpaste splattered pink suede (in my defence, they were a gift) ones. I don't have any footwear as gorgeously sparkly as those and can only imagine the occasion for which they were originally purchased!

Gerry Snape said...

Don't you just love the illustations for Oblomov? I have a couple of the books that I found in charity shops. Wonderful.

Rattling On said...

Tres glam! You've definitely upped the anti on slipper wearing...

colleen said...

One of the advantages of living in Tower Hamlets is the number of shops selling footwear, salwar kameez, saris and so on for the Bangladeshi population. Always lovely sparkly things on display to catch the eye.

No doubt these will soon be splashed and spattered with the detritus of daily life. But in the meantime, they will cheer me.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Twinkly toes !

felix said...

I love the pretty sparkle shoes! Slippers are a very good thing. I destroyed mine in the washing machine a fortnight ago... maybe I shall look for sequinned replacements.

We aren't giving up anything here, either.