Tuesday, 29 July 2014
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!
Sunday, 27 July 2014
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?
Friday, 25 July 2014
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?
Thursday, 24 July 2014
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?
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Between the hospital and my nephews being here (3 days out of 5) during the holidays, my blogging schedule has been forced to take a backseat. This post was originally scheduled for the beginning of last week and got pushed back several times. In that time, the lovely little bag I styled sold out and since then I've changed it several times but never quite liked the substitute as much as the original. By sheer fluke today, they got one back in stock, so I'm pressing 'publish' before it sells out again (even if it's not the post I had scheduled for today)! I've lusted after the Verity bags for some time and the pink is one of my favourites, have you seen the gorgeous lipstick charm dangling at the side? I just adore it! Anyway the sandals (come in black too) are Sultry by Daniel and currently reduced to £59. Apparently this makeup brush (it's limited edition for summer) is sooo soft, certainly the strange shape and colours are really intriguing me. I don't think I need it, given I'm not much of a bronzer girl (I got a "why are you so white?" from my tanned nephew yesterday), so I'm trying to think up non-bronzer related uses for it. I really shouldn't encourage myself! The dress, I could probably style a million ways, it just looks so versatile. Do we like this look?
Shoes: Liquorice Incense Ice-Cream Heel Karl Lagerfeld & Melissa
I hadn't realised how wiped out I'd feel with these hospital appointments (iron infusions), so posts have been a little thin lately. I feel like my motivation is back this week, though I'm still tired (got up at 11.15am today, so that should help).
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Shoes: Blue 'Gingham' Bow Courts Topshop
I left the house yesterday, for an early hospital appointment, so for once got to actually wear the shoes in my Shoesday Tuesday (albeit without any walking).
Sunday, 13 July 2014
Hello peeps! It's so hot here, I'm typing with a fan blowing full-blast in my face. I'm too young for hot flushes, right? Today for our luxe edition, I chose these Mustio metallic courts from Daniel Footwear £111 (sale). They've got a 4" heel and their iridescent finish means they'll change colour in the light and reflect whichever shade you happen to be wearing. The ditsy floral dress also comes in a full skirted style or a top or pencil skirt. No wonder, it's such a lovely print. I would pile on these 'stacking' rings (actually I'd probably put all four on one finger, so would maybe wear even more than that) and this little pink bag just finishes it off nicely. What do you think?
Thursday, 10 July 2014
Look, flats! I have actually styled flat sandals, whooooop! I'll admit I changed my mind on the shoes about half a dozen times but then these appeared and seemed so right. Yes, it's another flamingo outfit, but with flamingo-pink shoes, it was obvious. The shoes are Rip by Chocolate Schubar (nope, me neither) and reduced to £27.30. This dress is another sale gem (down to £35) and I just love the colours in it and of course that photographic print of the flamingos. Unfortunately it appears to have sold out since I prepared this post, so get thee to Coast to find it. Do you like this too?
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
These Paul & Betty Pretty Lips sandals are so darn cute! I love a lip print and this glossy, puffy version is adorable on these nude patent sandals. As you can see the top strap has a buckle, the bottom two don't have anything and the second one is elasticated. I'm sure I'd still struggle getting my heel past that bit-I'm wondering if a centre back zip would've made more sense, although I always seem to have to size up on those too (had to send back a gorgeous pair of CJG shoes to Topshop for a similar issue), plus they have a tendency to rub. Anyway, I haven't tried them, so may be making problems where there aren't any. It's perhaps super stretchy. They have a 4 1/2" heel and are a bit pricier than I'd usually include on my weekly TSGSI, but they have 40% off at the moment (down to £143.40). I actually really like this look, do you?
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
Monday, 7 July 2014
Hi peeps! How are you this week? Today brings a sale bargain, these Mellow Yellow 'Myshooz' wedges have 60% off, coming in at £47.60. They also come in brown and have a rather gigantic 6 1/4" heel. I've teamed them with a pretty simple look, I didn't really want to overshadow the pattern of the shoes. What do you think of this outfit, like it?
Sunday, 6 July 2014
Hola! A fabulous but somewhat freaky pair of shoes today. Coco by Terry de Havilland £225 (sale) (for an extra 10% off with the purchase of two or more sale items, enter MORESHOES), featuring a 5 3/4" heel and small platform. Now I realise they might scare some people. I'm not exactly fond of clowns but I'm not phobic either. I can understand how they could frighten people though, they can a little sinister. Did you ever see that episode of CSI: NY with the clowns? Eugh! Anyway I sort of love the weirdness of these shoes and the bold stripes are pretty cool. I'd wear this shirt with the sleeves rolled up to the elbows, the top couple of buttons undone and probably the collar up. I suppose the necklace could be worn over the shirt or underneath (I'd probably favour the latter) and the shirt would be tucked into the skirt. Or you could do that "I'm so cool" one flap in, one flap out thing! I can't decide if I'd wear both bracelets on the same wrist or not. Either would work. The colourful jewellery really amps up the fun factor of the shoes I think. Question is, will Coco the clown give you nightmares, even on your feet?
Friday, 4 July 2014
These Studio TMLS 'Louanne' peep toes are apparently 'milkshake' colour with a 4" heel. Chocolate rather than strawberry, I'm guessing! They come in a variety of finishes and colours with this particular one down to £63 (30% off). I've been trying to find a look worthy of skirt for a couple of weeks now. It's gorgeous and got so many fabulous colours in it. There's a matching top for it, but I wanted something a little different, so instead opted for this t-shirt and the bag was just made for those shoes. I seem to be picking from this brand a lot, because they come in loads of sizes and fit with almost any outfit. Do you like this look?
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
Not sure why I picked such a wintry looking outfit today, perhaps subconsciously I'm already wishing summer was over. Probably from an overload of sport on TV! The World Cup, Wimbledon, athletics, Tour de France then the Commonwealth Games, it's never ending isn't it? Anyway these spiky little slingbacks are Culprit from KG by Kurt Geiger £72 (currently 40% off). They also come in beige leather and they have a 5" heel. Before you get really excited about this bag (which I was), check the price first...might make your eyes water. Take solace in the fact it doesn't look like anything thicker than a credit card would fit inside. One can't survive without lipstick for a day, no matter how stunning the flamingo is! A cheaper alternative could be the bag that matches this cardigan (Banned flamingo bag £29.99 from Pulp). Yes, ample room for several lipsticks, phone and purse! Regardless, it's a gorgeous outfit, what do you think?
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
Shoes: Pink glitter elevated 3 strap bow Vivienne Westwood Anglomania & Melissa
Hello, how is this week treating you so far? I wanted these shoes for a long time and naturally I had to want the colour that was harder to find and usually more expensive than the others!