I have a confession. I have had, in the past, a small addiction to shoes. There is just something about a good pair of heels that I just can’t resist. As I’ve grown older with more financial responsibility, I don’t buy shoes as much as I would like to! But I do hunt out some pretty good sale items…
B.A.I.T (But Another Innocent Tale) shoes are very well known in the vintage community and in my experience, a pretty hard to find brand here in the UK. I’ve admired them from afar, on Instagram and on my favourite pin up models and wished I could find an easily accessible and affordable pair! That is until I found them on Zulily.
Zulily is a shopping website that hosts brand ‘events’, where the products have pretty good discounts and deals for a set amount of time (usually 72 hours). Saying that, there are still some B.A.I.T styles on the site, so check them out! The shopping experience was easy and my item was tracked from the USA to the UK and arrived in just over a week or so. It was standard postage too, instead of international!
When I found B.A.I.T shoes on the website, I was a little overwhelmed by the choices! After careful consideration, as well as Ross’ opinion, I settled on the ‘Rosalinda’ style in the colour ‘Wildberry’.
I have seen this style a few times now and have always been drawn to them. I think it’s the colour that I was attracted to the most – I love a good wine, burgundy, deep red colour! I also love the button detail, a homage to the old fashioned button style shoes. They are also made with faux leather; many B.A.I.T shoes, if not all of them, are vegan!
I was a little confused as to which size to get as they are in US sizes. I am a UK 5 or EU 38 and I found that not all conversion charts said the same thing, so I guessed I was a 8 or 8.5 (I like that they have half sizes!). I have previously bought Pin Up Couture shoes in a 7 which are too small so I decided to size up and get an 8.
I was over the moon when they arrived, they do fit! The heel is not too high (2 3/8 inches) and they are very comfortable. When first trying them on, they felt a little stiff and I perhaps could have gone half a size up, but as with any new shoes, they took a bit of wearing in. After wearing them with some thick socks, they were much better and felt confident with the size I chose.
I knew exactly what outfit I would want to wear this with, to compliment the colour! My red swing trousers from Dancing Days by Banned were perfect, also because the button detail at the back matched the style of the shoes. I think they would go well with fishtail pencil skirts and dresses that have a deep red tone to them or ivory and creams. I have a few outfit ideas in mind for the future with these pumps! I wore these shoes for most of the afternoon and were very comfortable, I would be happy to wear these all day!
The Rosalinda style also come in black, grey and moss green, therefore can suit whatever colour scheme you are looking for! I am so in love with these shoes, I am looking forward to buying more from B.A.I.T, I may have to start looking internationally for more styles!