27.2.11

Micro trend: the Creeper-Brogue lovechild!

I've noticed these awesome little Brogue-Creeper hybrids (Breepers?) cropping up a lot recently. Annoyingly, they're all around the same slightly-too-high price range. I do have an obsession with Creepers but they are so overtly grungey, I don't think they'd suit me. Breepers, on the other hand, have enough geeky chic appeal that they would fit right in with my daily life!

My faves are the black Miss Selfridge ones, so I could get 25% off with my Topshop discount, which makes me feel less guilty...


The Miss Selfridge ones, the ASOS ones, The Urban Outfitters red ones and UO black ones

I made this little trend page in inDesign so I could play around with the new fonts I downloaded earlier. I have so much fun tinkering in inDesign, I really want to make features like this more of a regular thing. What do you think?

I'm off to kill time before the Oscar's. Alex and I are staying up super late and streaming it! I think we're going to watch Come Dine and do a bit of uni work until it starts. What are you up to tonight?

By the way, I did a handwritten post for Clare on her bloggy side-project Handwritten, to which she added a lovely illustration of me!

Hope you've had a delightful weekend!

36 comments:

  1. Please sell your book when you have made it! Right up my street! X

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  2. I'm not really sure if I like them or not yet...

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  3. I was never sure about creepers. but these are cute :)


    The Flower Girl

    thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

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  4. love this post. really want a pair of creepers but cant part with that much money for a pair of shoes! the urban outfitters ones are definitely my favourite xxx

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  5. Not sure about these yet but I love Creepers! :)

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  6. i think they're cute but couldn't really see myself wearing them. i'm having an early night recovering from my first 6km run! phew. worn out.

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  7. I love the idea of breepers! I really like those other ones that you featured in your last post, the lazy oaf ones but for £88 they are out of my price range :(
    I've never been on In design, I like what you've done with the post-it's cute :)
    Rachelle xxx

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  8. Really like these but I get what you mean about the just to high price tag I think £50 is to much which is shame :(

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  9. I'm not a big fan of creepers, but these are lovelyyyy, I especially love the blue ones from ASOS :)
    And i agree, you should make more posts like this xox

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  10. I'm a heel girl at heart but I've really taken a fancy to those grey ones.. xx

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  11. Oh and I love the indesign work! I've been using it myself for Uni and after getting used to it I really like using the program x

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  12. I used to have some creepers when I was younger, they're great but I think I'd feel silly now, these look great though I love them in red :) xx

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  13. i love them, ever since i saw them in ms selfridge. i agree as well, creepers were always a bit too much and to be honest i don't find them that attractive. these, on the other hand...!

    x

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  14. I think I'll need to see these on before I make a final decision, at the minute they kind of remind me of shoes my Nana would wear that she gets off the telly to support her feet!
    I love that Handwritten blog, such a lovely idea and the illustration of you is adorable! x

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  15. These creepers are cute! Is it weird that i think they look a lot like plimsoles? Hmmm, don't know if i'd wear them to be honest, but they're pretty different. xx

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  16. OH MY GOD I NEED THESE IN MY LIFE.
    Also have you seen New Look's leopard print creeper/brouge hybreed? Whenever I see them, I think they're right up your street!
    xxx

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  17. Those are cute! Need a pair in my life xx

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  18. Umm..Have to say these remind me of grandad shoes, not sure if i'm ready to take on the oap chic just yet. Maybe one day

    XxX

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  19. love the urban outfitters ones.. just dont know if they would look right on me
    enjoy the oscars!!

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  20. LOVE breeepers! I too am intending to watch the Oscars, altho I am such a bed head, I fear it more likely I will give into my bed? DOH! SIlly addiction to sleeep! xxxx

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  21. i love this feature! definitely do more, it's good seeing the trend spread across the whole highstreet cos some stores (miss selfridge...) are easily forgotten but can have some hidden treasures... xox

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  22. This is cute/these are cute. Still think I want some hardcore creepers though...

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  23. You've just reminded me, I've got to do that for Clare too heheh! I'm not sure about these breepers babs! I've got really little feet and doc martins make 'em look hugely clown-esque! I think this could happen with these too! jazzy ♥

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  24. Thanks for your comments guys! Will definitely consider doing more collagey things in inDesign.

    Am surprised how many hayterz there are for these shoes, but I do see why. They are quite granny and a bit gross, but that's why I love them.

    I am so surprised that Miss Selfridge are carrying them... I would've expected Topshop, but not Miss Selfridge!

    Thanks for sharing all of your thoughts!

    xo

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  25. Blogs looking fab my love!

    I also REALLY want a pair of these - they have been creeping into the fashion pages slowly and up my wish list!!

    Hope you're well and the dissertation etc is not too stressful!

    Alice xxx

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  26. I loved your handwritten post for Clare- and her drawing was so cute! Unfortunately mine showcased my attempt at drawing myself...i should definitely have left it to her talented self! xxx

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  27. I'm not too sure about these! I don't think I'd wear them myself but I'd like to see them on others!

    http://fridayisforever.blogspot.com/

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  28. Those top miss selfridge ones are amazing! Might have to splash out on them! x

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  29. I love the blue ASOS ones! I wish I had the confidence to wear them though, I get paranoid wearing bright coloured shoes! xx

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  30. think my favourites are the ASOS grey and blue onesxxx


    stilettosandcigarettes

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  31. hehe I love the name "Breepers" I'm a fan of brogues so glad they are sticking around. Hope you get some soon!

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  32. I really like these type of posts, I love these shoes, especially the red ones! :D
    xxx

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  33. Whats InDesign? And i think I love the Urban pair the best :) But those Miss Selfridge ones are def my 2nd choice...wish I worked under the Arcadia group umbrella *sigh*

    Xisses, Onyxsta

    http://say-bleurgh.blogspot.com/

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  34. I love these kinds of posts, I do similar ones called 'tredspotting' and it means I can justify looking through dozens of millions of fashion pages and online shops! And then I get to play around in my photoshop :)

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  35. I love these, however, I don't think they would be flattering on my size 7/8 feet. hhmmm.

    Love the blog. <3
    Definately feel a kinship as I am a fellow Topshop staff member! haha :)

    Emily xoxo

    http://cherrycreamsoda.blogspot.com/

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  36. Lazy Oaf have bought these ones back http://www.lazyoaf.co.uk/accessories-Shoes/c72_161/p1987/Lazy-Oaf-X-Underground-Minnie-Creepers/product_info.html

    And the Miss Selfridge one in black are only £20 in the sale and the thers £25 :)

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