Many a heart flutter at the sight of a lethal five inch stiletto or the most exquisitely shaped pointed leopard print flats. I know the feeling all too well. My heart too skips a beat at the thought of patent leather oxfords and suede platform peep toes.

It really is a wonder how shoes have become objects of desire and maybe even mild obsessions for women (and men) all over the world- transcending language, country, age and really any other demographic that one can thing of.

But why is it that we all love shoes? One of the reasons I love a beautiful pair of shoes is that they always fit- after a stressful week full of binge eating or a month of just being plain lazy. If I’m having a ‘I look like a pumpkin today’ day, I know I can always reach for my trusty black heels and *poof* I don’t feel like a pumpkin anymore. It’s magic really. Shoes always make me look better, or make me thinkĀ  that I look better. ALWAYS.

So it’s no surprise that when the most adorable shoe store got in touch with me to collaborate I didn’t much time to think about it. Smitten is a brand that young women in Bangalore are all too familiar with- Smitten’s been a part of countless exhibitions and bazaars in the city for a few years now. But they’ve only just recently opened a brand new retail store in Indiranagar, much to the delight of female shoes lovers all over the city. Located in Indiranagar, off 100 ft road, Smitten’s new store has cute little french accents and an endless supply of chocolate (How can one not fall in love with a place that always stocks chocolate? )

Sakshi and Aneesha, the dynamic duo behind the brand describe Smitten as being synonymous with chic, trendy and high street fashion available at affordable prices. I spent a leisurely Friday morning there, trying on gorgeous gold open toe sandals and floral print pumps, but finally settled on a pair of magnificent buckled boots. They also have a range of accessories- statement necklaces, scarved and belts on display at the store. And with everything within the range of INR 1500- INR 2800, their stuff is also easy on the pocket!

What I love about their collection is how they have a mix of classic styles and the designs that are in season now, I’m always a little partial to the classics that will never go out of style, as you can see from my choices at Smitten. It truly was a morning well spent <3

You can follow them on facebook here to keep track of everything new at Smitten :) You can also get in touch with Aneesha (+91 9845496766_ or Sakshi (+91 9845355359) or visit them at their store- Boutique No 3, No 463, 9th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore- 560038 (Near the exit gate of Indiranagar club)
All these amazing photographs have been taken by Timothy Gama of Lighs Camera Smile. Please have a look at his work here.
Are you also a shoe lover like I am? Let me know in a comment below! Also, I’d love to hear from you guys if you happen to visit the store :)
Until next time,

3 Comments on Smitten!

  1. meenakshi
    January 28, 2015 at 11:27 pm (3 years ago)

    hey…well written. would like to touch base. gets me. Can you drop me a line with your coordinates…

  2. Priyanka
    March 4, 2015 at 3:10 pm (3 years ago)

    hey Dipali.. Lovely write up.. Love the silver stilettos.. Does smitten sell online? Also, can you please id your blouse.. Love love love it!

    • Deepali Kini
      March 26, 2015 at 7:53 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi Priyanka! I’m so sorry I missed your comment. I don’t think they sell online, maybe you can ask them on their facebook page just to be sure? I love this blouse too :) It is from Sheinside. You can see it in greater detail on the latest post called ‘The Handbag Pants’.



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