Sunday, 17 May 2015
The Shoe Girl Styles It: Orla Kiely Beryl
It appears I can only manage our TSGSI 'luxe' posts at the weekend! Sorry for the absence of regular TSGSI during the week, hopefully (without making any promises), I'll find more time next week. Technically speaking this is a 'high-street' shoe, well actually no, a designer/high street collaboration. The price shifted it into 'luxe' mode, so I planned a 'designer' look around it.
The shoes are Orla Kiely 'Beryl' at Clarks £150 and are my favourite style from the hook-up thus far. My teenage self would've been all over these in the 90's and not just for nostalgic reasons, I'd still wear them now. This is the tan, they also come in blue and feature a chunky 4 3/4" heel. Now, I did not plan this look at all, it really did just fall into place in front of me and though there's a lot going on, it's working. The one thing I had already picked was the Barbara Rihl leopard print bag. I haven't featured one of her designs for a while and this 'Lea Loves Paris' tote caught my eye. If I had any advice for Lea, it would be to avoid that 'admirer', he seems more like an art sleaze to me and I'd guess those glasses are fake, to make him look the part. Gasp! As for the rest, well I picked the Pinko coat (see below for mega discount code), thought it would look cute with jeans, but the dress in a similar print started appealing. They worked with the shoes, but did I need to ditch the patterned bag? Was the coat and dress too much together? I think if you're bold enough to wear this print in the first place, you'd have no qualms wearing the whole look and finishing it off with these adorable bright red Celine sunglasses, like I did. Colour me pretty or clash me fail? What do you think?
Pinko 'Scrittore' floral print coat £380 and Zoologo dress £185 (for 30% off all SS15 stock (excluding GHD or AW15) at Very Exclusive until May 25th, click either of those links and use code 6FW63), Barbara Rihl 'Lea Loves Paris' tote £259.78 (sale) and Celine 'Papillon' red sunglasses £220 (sale).