It’s a funny thing: taste. Taste in food. Taste in interior. In people. In art. In friends. But also: in style. If you would have told me a year ago that I’d be wearing a light blue double denim ensemble, without any black (those shades […]
There’s something about empty, abandoned houses. To me they stand for change. They always give me this slightly eerie feeling, while on the other hand I love to see traces of people who lived their lives in their homes but now moved on to something new. Maybe bigger? Maybe cheaper? Maybe closer to their families? I blame it on my curious and imaginative nature, but these are the type of things I always wonder when looking at an empty space. Will it adapt to change, will it stand the test of time? Will it be loved? Or just demolished and replaced by a new building? What has it been used for and what will its new purpose be?
Talking about purpose: I’ve got a new job and I’m utterly excited about it. But slightly nervous as well. Not in a bad way, but change is something I always aim for, but on the other hand fear sometimes as well. I know I won’t be able to stop it from coming, so all I can do is either adapt to it or get left behind. And there’s something I dread even more than change and that is the feeling of being left behind. To no longer make any progress. So I came to realise that the more things change, the more they stay the same as well, because they all boil down to that one same question: do we fall back on what we know or do we step forward to something new? I always choose the latter. Change is good. To me, change is everything.
^ Not sure why the sizes of my images are a bit off on desktop. Will fix it asap!
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a huge fan of Dr. Martens. I bought my first pair of Docs when I was only 12 years old and can’t recall not wearing them. I’ve been made fun of more than once because of my weak spot for bulky shoes, but I honestly couldn’t care less. That particular pair is still part of my wardrobe and I still wear them. Talking about durable shoes or cost per wear.. Since then I added multiple pairs to the collection: a black, quilted Coralie pair, super dark navy Pascals and all black smooth leather low verions.. all equally cool.
So what’s up with these then? Well, you might remember I already wrote about my search for the perfect chunky pair of loafers, right? I should have known better than expecting to find them somewhere else than at Dr. Martens’. They know how to add the right amount of chunkiness to a classic shoe, just enought to satisfy my chunky-shoe-urge, without looking like a shoe your grandpa would wear. Or wait.. perhaps that’s even a good thing. I’m in love. Again.
Loafers – Dr. Martens via Sarenza / Socks – COS