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Friday, 29 August 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Irregular Choice Cherry Deer (Black)


Hello my lovelies, Friday already, phew! I thought I'd go for an Irregular Choice hat-trick this week and finish off by styling these Cherry Deer Bambi heels (£125). I think this is the first pair I own in real life that I've styled on TSGSI. My 'real' outfit would indeed be very similar. I may wear them with my floral wiggle dress, but my black dresses, especially with the crochet collars are most likely to be paired up with these shoes.  It will give the shoes the most impact!  Do you like this look?The Shoe Girl Styles It: Irregular Choice Cherry Deer (Black)
Worn with: Hell Bunny 'Mia' dress £31.99, New Look 200 denier tights £5.99 and Lulu Guinness hands clutch £85.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Irregular Choice Pinky Perky (Turquoise)


Today I'm styling the turquoise version of the Pinky Perky fish shoes by Irregular Choice (£80) that I featured in grey on Monday.  This dress is an absolute dream to style because there are so many colours in there, that you can pick out or clash with accessories. I literally could style it a hundred different ways, I just love it. A bit of a shocker that it's not covered in flowers, polka dots, animals or lace and I still like it! Anyway it threw up the bag dilemma and I thought it would be fun to gauge your opinion on it. Would you pick a turquoise tone close to your shoes to keep them slightly matchy, go for something more neutral like a dark tan or pick out another colour from the dress and clash with your shoes, with the navy one? All of them work (there's really no right or wrong answer here), but I think the clashing blue is maybe my favourite.The Shoe Girl Styles It: Irregular Choice Pinky Perky (Turquoise)
Worn with: Dickins & Jones check shirt dress £49 (sale), Teal 'Durntop' large bag £75, Tan 'Dinidarreline' mini barrel bag £49, Navy 'Dinidramey' mini framed bag £55 all Dune.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Day 992 - Shoesday Tuesday


Shoes: Lollipop Lorelei platform Iron Fist

I'm wondering how many more 'unseen' pairs I have lying around unworn, but surprise myself each week by finding yet another for you!  I've decided I'm not a very good fit for Iron Fist shoes, as much as I love the styles.  I bought these a size larger as the two previous pairs I'd purchased ran very small.  These felt a little big.  I'm not sure if I'd manage to squeeze into the smaller size, but I worry they might slip off the heel when walking as there's that little bit of extra room (especially as your foot naturally slides forwards).  Mind you, it's always easier to fix a shoe that's too big than one that's too small.  They also feel very high...yes I think months of non-shoe wearing has finally meant my legs can no longer stand high platforms and heels!  Say it isn't so ; (  Anyway the mermaid print is absolutely glorious and obviously the reason I fell head over heels for the entire range.  The small studded 'shell' and heel just finished them off nicely and there's even mermaids inside and on the soles! Do you like these?

Fit:  5 1/2" heel and 1" platform.  A little small/narrow.  Half size would be perfect.
Comfort:  Don't think I'll be 'running' around in these for a full day.   

Monday, 25 August 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Irregular Choice Pinky Perky (Grey)


Hello all. I'm aiming to be more regular with TSGSI this week, other things seem to have taken priority over the past couple of weeks and I'm a terrible perfectionist, which is a hindrance! If the handbag or shoes or colours or something isn't quite perfect (to me) in the outfit, I can't post it! So now I've got loads of half finished sets, that I'm unhappy with and so I decided to just start afresh this week with something completely different. There's been a definite turn in the weather, so you'll notice my outfits are likely to reflect that! The heating went on today, so it's official, "winter" is here! These shoes are new from Irregular Choice and also come in a gorgeous turquoise (which I'm hoping to style later). The fishy working it's way around your foot is super cool and the not too high heel (3 1/2") will please some. They're called Pinky Perky and are £80 with free delivery from Schuh. For my outfit, I kept the colours pretty much to red and black but the shapes and prints were very interesting. The cardigan features ladybirds, the skirt zombie pinup girls and the bag is in the shape of a perfume bottle. Fragrant, fish, zombie, insect. Not sure there's a link there, but what a fun outfit. Do you like this look?The Shoe Girl Styles It: Irregular Choice Pinky Perky (Grey)

Worn with:  Voodoo Vixen 'Marietta' cardigan £24.99,  Hell Bunny 'Forever Dead' skirt £26.99 and ASOS quilted perfume bottle bag £18.  

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Day 991 - Shoesday Tuesday


Shoes: Black 'Cherry Deer' Irregular Choice 

Of course I had to show off my other deer heels after 'Angel Cakes' last Shoesday Tuesday.  You'd never believe these were a size 6/39 would you?  The toe is so rounded and short, I think they look tiny.  Naturally there is a hint of toe cleavage in a shoe with such a low cut vamp, something my sister hates!  It doesn't really put me up nor down.  Like I said in my original post, I got a really good print placement on mine with full deers on both toes and heels.  The bouncing cherries are just lovely, I feel like these are an updated version of Cherry Loves It, an older style that gathered quite the 'following'.  Cherry Deer don't run quite as small as Angel Cakes, but I'm still glad I sized up.

Fit:  4 3/4" heel and small concealed platform (3/4"), Velcro fastening on strap (fully closes).  Run a little small, I bought a size up to be sure of a better fit.
Comfort:  Can't see any issues with these.   

Monday, 18 August 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Quiz Lace Boots


Today I'm styling these Quiz lace ankle boots £24.99 (sale).  I wanted the look to be very fun and 'free', so opted for this gorgeous little dress.  Sugarhill Boutique love an animal print (unicorns for a/w btw!) and I just think this donkey one is perfect for summer.  The slogan makeup bag speaks the truth (!) and there's various makeup bits and bobs and little ankle socks to keep it cutesy.  FABulous shoes coming your way tomorrow in Shoesday Tuesday, so keep an eye out.  What do you think of this look today though?    The Shoe Girl Styles It: Quiz

Worn with:  Sugarhill Boutique 'Burrito' skater dress £34 (sale), Alphabet Bags large canvas 'Rules Are For Fools' pouch £18, De-Slick Mattifying Powder £19.50, Revolution Lipstick £15 and Good Karma Powder Brush £24.50 all Urban Decay, Shiseido Pureness Oil Control Blotting Paper x 100 £18.50, Cath Kidston little bird i-Phone case £24.95, mint sunglasses £7.99 and pink frill socks £2.99 both New Look.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Day 990 - Shoesday Tuesday


Shoes: Fawn heeled 'Angel Cakes' Irregular Choice 

Day 990, wow, slightly scary! I can't believe we've almost shared a thousand happy shoe days together! I expected I'd be further along in recovery than I am right now (energy levels never changed much since January really), so the occasion may not be marked with a full outfit/head shot like I used to do, we might still be in Shoesday Tuesday mode. Can't be helped. Anyway looky at these Bambi babes, amazing huh? I haven't thought of a specific way to wear them yet, but I imagine when I'm back to getting dressed each day, I'll never want to take them off. If you missed my blog post on the fawn heels last night, then I suggest you go and read it now, pics a-plenty! I also bought the Cherry Deer style. Utterly gorgeous too.  There's still some stock lurking on the website if you feel you can't live without these.  They remind me of something Clawdeen Wolf of Monster High would wear with the paw prints and claw!  Do you like the newest character heel?  What would you like to see Irregular Choice do next?

Fit: Heel 4 3/4" with 3/4" concealed platform. I took a size larger and am glad I did, they fit perfectly. 
Comfort: Don't see any issues, comfy inside and solid heel to walk on.

Friday, 8 August 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Irregular Choice Abigail's Party


Following on from the sandals yesterday, here's another pair of Irregular Choice to style. They are yet another instalment of the popular Abigail's Party/Iced Gem (£90) range with bronzey distressed uppers and a lovely gold lace overlay finished with a big satin bow. This particular version is just new in and exclusive to Schuh and I was going to choose these ones (which would also totally work with this outfit) but I'm getting quite excited for Autumn/Winter, so wanted to sneak in a new-season pair! Again it's reasonably matchy, which I didn't aim for, but the blue bag was the one that looked best in my opinion (it comes in several other shades). I love the floral lining inside it and I love the shape of those sunglasses. Do you like this look? How many Abigail's Party do you own...at last count I think I had four.
The Shoe Girl Styles It: Irregular Choice
Worn with: Pepperberry button sundress £65 Bravissimo, Ted Baker 'Lilita Gem' brooch bag £89, ASOS handmade cat eye sunglasses £35, Instant Light Radiance Boosting Base (01 Rose) £26, Powder Brush £25 and Mineral Loose Powder £30 all Clarins.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Irregular Choice Pretty Pony


It occurred to me that in all these weeks, I've not styled a pair of Irregular Choice. I wonder if it's because I own so many myself, that I'm accustomed to styling them in real life and it's not a case of how I would wear them, but how I do wear them. So I made an effort to look for a style I didn't already own and came up with these lovely little sandals. They are called Pretty Pony £44.99 (sale) and if I wore flats, I'd totally buy these. I adore the wee unicorn on the front and the little pom pom and tassel trims. I changed the bag dozens of times for a contrasting colour, not wanting the outfit to be too matchy-matchy but always came back to this one.  I suppose the flash of yellow adds in a little bit of another colour.  It's on the pricey side, but I'm a sucker for a scenic bag! The dress (for once) looks a million times better on the model than the still life image here, so it's worth checking out. Do you like this easy summer look?The Shoe Girl Styles It: Irregular Choice Pretty Pony
Worn with: Pepperberry floral sundress £55 (Bravissimo), DKNY Bryant Park tote bag £215 and ASOS handmade retro sunglasses £35.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Day 989 - Shoesday Tuesday


Shoes: Brown velvet 'Antonella' Irregular Choice

Sorry for the lack of posts in the past week, I've just been so tired and lost all motivation, but I'm feeling more focused this week (albeit still pooped).  I wasn't very organised for Shoesday Tuesday as a result, but luckily found these photos taken back in February of a pair of shoes I haven't blogged about yet.  Our house was in the midst of chaos at this point with the renovations as you can see.  Dusty footprints everywhere, no paint and no carpets- thank goodness we're beyond that stage now.  I'm getting very frustrated that my shoe room is still not in progress though, every other room (and garden!) seems to be taking priority but I can't really complain when I'm not well enough to do anything about it myself.  If I get another "6 months, next year, once we get 'x' finished..." I might scream!  Anyway these shoes were the pair I was most obsessed with last year.  It was love at first sight and they had to be mine.  I ended up getting both colours (thankfully) and despite the high heel and platform, they feel quite stable (although I haven't worn them outside yet).  The front vamp felt a little tight, but I think that will stretch with wear, everywhere else the length and width felt fine.  I'm not usually one for velvet (it feels really dated to me) but obviously the large deer on the front is my favourite part.  I used to think it was a bunny because of the longer ears, but since I saw them in the flesh, I'm pretty sure it's a deer.  Whatever it is, it's damn cute.  Do you like these?  

Fit: 6 1/2 heel and 2 1/4" platform, adjustable buckle fastening. A little snug to begin with.
Comfort: Once they've been stretched a little, I don't see any issues. The chunky heel feels very stable.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Day 988 - Shoesday Tuesday


Shoes: Cream 'Mouse Trap' Irregular Choice 

Happy Tuesday! How are you all? I'm feeling thankful that my iron infusions are (hopefully) over and that I didn't feel icky yesterday at my final one. It seems I'm getting the hang of the cannula at the last gasp! I'll get a blood test in a couple of weeks and we'll see where I'm at and if it's been helpful (certainly haven't noticed a change for the better yet). The nurses (and patients) are a little disappointed they aren't going to see my fancy shoes anymore. I hadn't thought I'd been wearing particularly brilliant ones (quite literally been grabbing the first (and comfiest) shoes I can find and throwing on a dress), so I think had I worn these statement heels, they'd have been hyperventilating! I still haven't got round to a full blog post on these little kitties (I took the photos months ago with the best intentions), but you can see the details here. They have fine knit uppers and the strap fastens with Velcro (I can't quite get it fully across, although my feet were feeling particularly swollen this day). On the front straps are two little mice and then the adorable cat heel, complete with real ribbon around it's neck. I love the vintagey feel of the cat, it's very Paul & Joe looking isn't it?  There's contrasting bow print fabric for the platform and I was pleasantly surprised with the neon flashes of colour throughout the uppers when I saw them for the first time in real life.  What do you think?

Fit: A little tight at first, but no need to go up a size.  Velcro strap.  4 3/4" heel and 3/4" platform.
Comfort:  Don't foresee any problems with these.   

Sunday, 27 July 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Sam Edelman Erin


A little later than usual with my luxe edition of The Shoe Girl Styles It. I don't often pick the outfit first, but when I saw this dress, I knew I wanted to style it here. It's got a gorgeous bold, floral print and I wanted a contrast to that, so chose black accessories. I wanted it to look a little fierce, but decadent too. The necklace especially pulls the two themes together very well. The strappy shoes are Sam Edelman 'Erin' £89 (sale) and were exactly what I was looking for as I didn't want simple peep toes or courts. Do you like this look?
The Shoe Girl Styles It: Sam Edelman Erin
Worn with: Maxmara 'Rino' floral dress £205, Ziba 'Tia' statement necklace £47.50 (sale), Lulu Guinness studded lip clutch £475, Dior Diorshow Art Pen £24.50 and Givenchy Le Rouge lipstick £25.

Friday, 25 July 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: VW Melissa Lady Dragon Bow (Purple)


Ok, so I couldn't quite fit the full name of these shoes in the title of the post, but you'll probably know, they are Vivienne Westwood Anglomania & Melissa 'Lady Dragon' slingbacks £67 (sale). They look bronze, but are actually usually referred to as purple or 'aurora' because they change in the light and reflect off colours around them. This style come with a flat gold metallic bow (as opposed to the looped one we've seen in previous seasons). I haven't got myself a pair yet, but I'm hoping to soon. I'm pretty torn because all the colours they come in are so lovely! I've styled them with this cute unicorn tee and a little pencil skirt and I'm completely in love with that bag. There's loads of other colours and styles, but that one is my favourite, it's firmly on my wishlist now! I would definitely wear this entire look, do you like it?The Shoe Girl Styles It: VW Melissa Lady Dragon
Worn with: Goodie Two Sleeves 'Stabulous' unicorn t-shirt £16.99 (sale), M&Co crepe pencil skirt £10 (sale), Therapy 'Hana' bag £45, Oasis cat eye sunglasses £14, Lancome Baume In Love £20, Clinique Cheek Pop £16.50 and Nails Inc Garden Party in Princes Gardens £12.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: VW Melissa Slave (Red)


Hola, another lovely day here today (a bit too hot for me actually) and so I was inspired by these jelly shoes for this simple, summery look. The shoes are Vivienne Westwood Anglomania & Melissa 'Slave' sandals £60 (massive 70% off right now) and also come in black, bronze or powder blue along with a glow in the dark version (they would be my faves)! They look even better on the foot than a still life image, I saw this photo posted on the Daniel Footwear Facebook page and was positively drooling. Did any of you catch the Commonwealth Opening Ceremony last night? I have to admit to being a bit of a traitor and watching Chicago P.D. for an hour instead...judging from my FB feed this morning, it appears I avoided the cringey bits! Though quite what anyone has against dancing Tunnocks teacakes, I don't know. Yum! Plus I thought the slated Scottish team outfits actually looked brilliant on the night. Anyway does this look get the thumbs up?
The Shoe Girl Styles It: VW Melissa Slave (Red)
Worn with: M&Co bow print tea dress £30 (sale, online exclusive), Oasis chiffon bow hat £20, Dickens & Jones canvas tote £25 (sale), Clarins Sun Care Milk Lotion Spray UVB50+ £19 and MAC bulk wipes £16.
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