Lush lavender strappy wedges from River Island (as seen in Look magazine). I want me a pair of these!
Easily the best Bank Holiday Bargain I’ve come across are these fab espadrilles from Office. They have a great selection of summer shades and prints and you don’t have to worry about picking just the one pair – they’re 2 for £15!
Perfect for laid back day’s when you want to kick back and enjoy the sunshine, I’m definitely going to be bagging a couple (at least).
The first add to basket click will be these beauts
As sad as I was to wave farewell to the über stylish shoe collection on ShoeDazzle, I was quickly consoled when once I took full advantage of their closing down sale. Bagging myself 3 pairs of gorgeous shoes for £30 instead of the £70 odd pounds each they should have been. Now, usually I would share such a find with everyone but I was too busy frantically adding to basket and rushing through the checkout procedure before anymore of my beloved selections ran out of stock. Not to worry, I’m sharing now
It’s hard to know what to buy in this awkward in between phase. Do we buy wellies for the snow that promises come or sandals for spring which is just around the corner? You can’t win and as Sod’s law would have it, whatever weather you account for mother nature will always throw you a curve ball so buy what you like and layer as necessary! Based on this very motto I chose these chunky tan platforms from Republic, £35. I’m a fan of the concealed platform and the peak-a-boo cutaway style makes them a perfect pair of transitional heels to bridge the gap between winter and the forthcoming spring summer season. Not a full shoe yet not quite a sandal. Wear with socks or tights until brighter warmer days (finally) come.
So what if the festive season is over, why should I pack away my sequins and glitter? I think it’s time the rest of the year got used to the wonder of all that glitters and shines and judging from the below picks, the highstreet agrees with me!
Silver Glitter Boots £75 from River Island
Black glitter boots £75 from River Island
Aldo Purple Suede Glitter Platforms £70
Asos Tabitha Glitter Shoe Boot £50
Office Angel Dust Black Glitter Shoes £80
Let’s face it, New Years Eve is the one time of year when you can bling yourself up brighter than a Christmas tree and still look understated! So here are my options…
Black & Gold Panel Bodycon Dress £42 by Motel from Topshop
Gold Disc Pendant £6 from Rare
This show stopping gold and black panel dress by Motel. The sexy bodycon fit is always a hit but not always a good idea after the over indulgencies of Christmas! I’d team with a nice bold piece of jewellery such as this large disc pendant gem detail necklace from Rare.
As for my tootsies, I love these glittery cross over heels from Office. They have platform heel and come high on your ankle both resulting in comfort which is what you need if you’ll be shaking a leg up to midnight (and beyond!).
Gold Cross Over Glitter Shoes £60 from Office
Shock horror! Leopard print is on the shortlist I love this cute skater dress. It’s cute easy to wear but I’d toughen it up a little with my leather look jacket & a pair of stud shoe boots.
In an ideal world, where wanting something really badly would make them yours, said stud boots would be these zip detail peeptoes by Alexander McQueen (a mere £1155 if you must know)!
Peep toe Shoe Boot by Alexander McQueen £a lot!
Republic have a great offer on at the moment: 40% off Firetrap but you have to be quick as it ends tonight! I spotted these zip detail heels when they first landed on the website but thought them a little pricey but now there’s no excuse. Available in classic black or a nice shade of mocha brown I think they’ll be a pair that get pulled out time and time again over the years.
Sometimes you need to take matters into your own hands. I may need to purchase these lovely leopard print heels from boohoo.com myself rather than holding out for Santa (or hubby). Just £25! I get the feeling these super hot heels will fly out quickly and after saving money on other people’s gifts (see my xmas offers & discounts post) surely it’s only fair that I treat myself?
If you read my last post on the hot new shoe collection for SHOEMINT designed by Rachel Bilson you’ll know I’m already head over heels for the pony fur Leopard Print Wedges but now having seen a sneak peek at the collection I can confirm it is as I feared: I’m in love with the whole collection. What’s more, the prices are actually good (especially considering the site is in Dollars). The heels come in at $79.98 so you’re looking at about £51.40.
To summarise: Heels, hot as hell. Colours, fabulous. Prices, reasonable (to a shoeaholic at least). What’s not to get excited about?
I’ll be sticking a couple of these babies on my Christmas wishlist for sure!
Head on over to the site and take the quick quiz to get your personal shoe selection based on your style profile. Lots of fun and it actually works!
Here are some show stopping heels at a very desirable price from Republic.co.uk Check out their top 5 party shoes – all under £40!
1. Miso Black Glitter Heels £39.99
2. Miso Peach & Gold T-Bar Platforms £34.99
3. Miso Silver Snake Skin Heels £29.99
4. Miso Black & Bronze T-Bar Platforms £34.99
5. Miso Bronze Gold High Heels £39.99
So now you’ve saved a little on your shoes you can splash out a little more on your party frock totally guilt free! Or is that just my logic?
Enjoy, Nat x
Rachel Bilson new shoe collection for ShoeMint launches on 25th November and I can’t wait! They look fierce to say the least and I’m loving the photography I’ve seen for the campaign so far.
Who What Wear are offering discounts on your first order as a reward for referring friends to collection:
I have no idea what the price points of these high-heeled beauties will be but I get the feeling they’ll be as hight as the heels themselves so any discount will be well welcomed. I’ve already fallen for the leopard print wedges in the first shot and would kill for the lovely plum skyscrapers below.
Click the pic, enter your email and try your look. Happy days.
I’m not entirely sure why I subscribe to Net-A-Porter’s newsletter. Apparently it’s to torture myself with beautiful goodies that I can’t afford but it’s good to dream and I do enjoy adding designer picks to my imaginary shopping list. Most of all I love picking out items I’ve seen else where on the highstreet at a much more purse friendly price which are pretty much the same (if not better) than the high-end triple figure version. It gives me hope that style and fashion can be achieved by all, one stylish, well priced stiletto at a time.
That said, if I were to splurge on any fashion piece, shoes would undoubtedly be my downfall! It was the above beauties (virtually delivered to my inbox this morning courtesy of Net-A-Porter) which prompted this post. Ladies meet the Suede Cross Strap shoes by ALAÏA £830!
If you stumble upon anything similar at a less eye watering price, give me a shout! Finders fee considered
Hell yeh, I need these in my life! Fresh from the box I slipped my tootsies into these surprisingly comfy killer heels, new in at Republic by Firetrap. For me it was love at first sight and I have inside info that they’ll so be arriving in lush shade of mocha!
Anyone who knows me knows that since the age of, ah say 12, I NEVER wear flat shoes. Nor trainers for that matter, though I do own the odd pair of heeled or wedged sneakers and pumps.
Why then am I so drawn to these cute and stylish little brogues? For the past week I’ve toyed with the idea of buying them but knowing my poor relationship with flats I don’t think I’ll wear them more than once (if that). Throw me a heeled pair and they’d be on my feet before the shoe attendant could finish asking what size I’d like to try but I just don’t know about these…
These cream snake skin beauties landed on my colleague Topman Jones’ desk yesterday and following a brief *squeel* of excitement, I went all snappy happy and tried them out for size.
At only £29.99 (from Republic) surely I can be forgiven for treating myself to yes another pair of shoes even though I’m supposed to be saving for the “big day” (which is approaching at rapid speed)?
This morning I set out on my journey to the opening of London Fashion Week with regard for sensible footwear or weather appropriate clothing (it’s LFW, style comes first no?). So off I set in my ten inch purple velvet heels (courtesy of Miss Selfrige), monochrome dress and cropped denim jacket, through the mountainous hills of Huddersfield from my house to the train station. At least I wore a scarf.
Style patrol, pavement pounding and 12 hours later, my feet were begging for the padded softness of my Primarni bunny-esq slippers.