07 January 2014


The word "brogue" has multiple etymologies, however it generally refers to Irish bróg  ("rough or stout shoe"). "Brogue" was first used to describe a form of outdoor, country walking shoe in the early twentieth century. It is a style of low-heeled shoe characterised by multiple-piece, sturdy leather uppers with decorative perforations (or "broguing") and serration along the pieces' visible edges. This type of the shoes was traditionally worn by men of Ireland and the Scottish Highlands. At that time the brogue was not considered to be appropriate for other occasions, social or business. However over time perceptions have changed and brogues are now considered appropriate in most contexts, including business. In 2013 they became must-have piece for women too. I totally fell in love with them when I started watching "Boardwalk Empire". I like a lot the two-tone brogues Steve Buscemi wears however for myself I've chosen more feminine style in shiny maroon. Brogues are one of the shoes I'll keep in my wardrobe forever.

Coat Zara, Jumper Mango, Tank top Vero Moda, Trousers Vero Moda
Shoes Asos, Bag Zara, Snood Primark


  1. Pink Elephant Blog7 January 2014 at 22:40

    Beautiful! Love the burgundy brogues!

    alex @ http://pinkelephantbloggin.com/

  2. thx Alex! Comfy leather, on sale now in Asos. Worth to have it! :)