I was in sixth grade when I started daydreaming about getting a pair of REAL Dr. Martens. I was just getting into Nirvana and Hole. All the cool older kids at school were wearing them! To me, they represented rebellion and even if I was always a very girly girl, I always had this side that yearned to go on the wild side. This is exactly what these shoes represented to me at the time. I begged and begged and begged but it wasn’t until high school that I got to buy my first pair! With my hard earned babysitting money, I finally bought my very first pair of classic back Docs. I felt so cool wearing them day after day (I wasn’t always such a shoe addict!), pairing them with flowy dresses and huge jeans. My look was a cross between Joey Potter and All Saints and the boots meshed seemed to go with every one of my outfits. What I loved the most was the attention the boots got from the cute rebel guys at school (always a plus with teen girls! LOL).
I think you can imagine how excited I was when I received an invitation from the Dr Martens team to come and preview the new spring/summer collection at Candy Bar. I couldn’t be more pleased with what I saw: the classics in a wide variety of colors, some great print/patterns and fabrics and some great reinvented style…always with the docs touch. Every blogger in attendance had a real coup de coeur for the cute wedges and laced-up sandals available in shades of neutral (grey, black and tan). These styles are also a great alternative for the girls with bigger feet because you still get the edge of docs without all the chunkiness. I also particularly loved all the cute floral prints used for some of the classic style. You can check out below some of my favorites!
Chloe Sevigny's pair of Darcie Boots has always been a pair of shoes I lusted over but never imagined truly owning. They sure are a pretty pair of shoes but are a little too edgy for every day especially since the color I love most is the cranberry shade. They really are the type of shoes you base your whole outfit around so I could never really explain spending 150$ on them. I was so excited when the lovely Micki told me that I could go browse the Dr Martens website and pick out a pair which they would send to me as soon as possible. Fingers crossed, I searched the site hoping to find this particular style and couldn’t believe my eye when I saw it! Yes! It would finally be mine!