Love for Shoes: Mel for Melissa

26 August 2013

Hi my loves!

I've been meaning to blog about this not so new brand that I only just came across early this year. I must be living under a rock for not seeing it. Now, expect a big ramble on this post.. here we go!

As you can read my post title, I am currently obsessed with Mel for Melissa shoes!!

Just a background, I first lusted the Melissa shoes when I saw it in a posh mall in Philippines and this was the Vivienne Westwood collaboration....many many many moons ago. Although I was a little bit iffy about it being plastic-like I was so inlove with the design. But still I can't justify in my head why I would wear something I used to grow up wearing (plastic/rubber) and it's not even considered a proper shoes (said in my mum's voice in my head).

I left it behind.

Two years ago, a very close girlfriend of mine, who is a shoe addict let me in her shoe closet. And when I say a shoe addict I really mean a major shoe addict. She would buy different colours of exactly the same thing if she really loved it and sure enough there were a few Melissa shoes in there. She asked me if I wanted to try one on and my feet were already in one pair before she even finished her offer. Like a glove! (well almost, but i had the vision!)

Although I wanted one so bad, I couldn't find something that compliments my manly feet UNTIL two and a half years later and nosy shopper me spotted a pair held by another lady trying begging to get her size from the sales me it was the prettiest shade of red.

I WANT That one!
I NEED it in my life.

24 hours later after spotting it in the shops and finding out it was from a sister company of the Melissa brand... aka the more affordable and younger line..... it was finally mine!! *evil laugh*

Mel for Melissa - JUJUBE Flats in Red Flocked

How lively is that red??!! It's the perfect shade of red! This is the JUJUBE collection and this is the Red Flocked which unfortunately is sold out :( but you can find the other colours here!

Why I love this shoes?

  • It fits so well and very comfortable. 
  • I didn't get any blisters which is only possible if I were a good quality leather shoes.
  • It smells like candy when you first open it and the scent stays on even after using it for months. Mind still does at least.
  • It is very bright that it makes me happy seeing it on my feet
  • It makes my manly feet look like a lady for once
  • It is such a great statement piece if you're feeling meh on your outfit. 
  • It's very affordable, retails for AU$49.00 a pair and they offer free shipping Australia wide :)

And because I love it, I snagged a pair of thongs (Honey AU$39.95 reg price) when Myer had their stocktake sale ealier this year.

My girls in all their glory....;-)

Mel for Melissa Shoes: Jujube and Honey

Mel for Melissa is available in Myer but the selections are limited. You're better off checking it online from their official Australian website MelPop because they always have sale going on and it's always free shipping :)

If you're up for some proper Melissa shoes then check out Melissa Australia, I personally love Doris Spikes - perhaps it will be added to my Christmas wishlist ;-)

Enjoy shoe shopping!

Until the next pair of shoes!


This post is not sponsored.


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