The Block

by cecylia on January 10, 2014

block heels

Clockwise from Top:

Nicholas Kirkwood Suede Pumps / Charlotte Olympia applique Suede Pumps / Toga Pulla Leather Pumps / Nicolas Kirkwood White Leather Pumps / Gucci Bamboo Suede Pumps / Bruno Magli Lace pumps with Bow

It has come to my attention the rise of the block heel. More sophisticated than flats, more comfortable than high heels and more sturdy than kitten heels, these chunky, mid-height heels have returned from the 60s with a modern makeover. Adding height inconspicuously, block heels are the perfect companions for your favourite wardrobe choices.

I’m also thrilled  to see Italian shoe powerhouse Bruno Magli making a comeback. The label has been around since the 30s and I’ve always loved scouring for their shoes at op shops and on eBay. I kid you not, I used to wear a pair of Bruno Magli block heels to work as a vet! They were brown with a grosgrain bow. Vintage, of course.

What shoes do you wear to work? What do you think of block heels?



我也高兴地看到意大利制鞋牌Bruno Magli卷土重来。这个名牌在上世纪30年代诞地生。我一直都很喜欢在二手店里和eBay上找Bruno Magli的鞋。以前我作兽医的时候曾经穿着一双Bruno Magli的中高跟鞋工作!它们是棕色的,带有罗缎蝴蝶结。



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girl in oslo January 10, 2014 at 6:02 am

Great shoes :)


Kiri January 10, 2014 at 8:27 am

I like the toga ones! Lovely shoes have a habit of trumping all else in my wardrobe.


cecylia January 13, 2014 at 1:59 pm

me too! Hence why the Toga shoe is so big :D


Wendy January 10, 2014 at 11:34 am

I tend to be more the practical sort, so nice looking heels that are comfortable and stable get a huge tick in my book.


cecylia January 13, 2014 at 1:57 pm

indeed, me too! I love running around and of course, preferably in style :)


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