Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Day 1009 - Shoesday Tuesday

Shoes: Blue glitter 'Leila' Carvela 

Hello, back into my routine and time for another Shoesday Tuesday.  I trust you've all had a lovely time over Christmas and are looking forward to the new year?  I'll be glad to put 2014 behind me and hope 2015 is a little kinder.  So I thought we should have some sparkles today.

Monday, 29 December 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Boden Gold Jewel Pump

Boden gold jewelled pumps
Hello, I'm back after the festive break with a new TSGSI post and trying not to mistype with these nails on! Ok, so I have to admit to being completely, head over heels, in love with the shoes in this post today-and they are flats! I know!

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Monday, 22 December 2014

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The Shoe Girl Diaries: Boden Spectacular

Boden Spectacular Shoes
I was going to begin with an apology for the rather extravagant price of these shoes (even in the sale), however the outfit more than makes up for it at a bargain price!

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Day 1007 - Shoesday Tuesday

Wearing Irregular Choice Dreamy Santa Heels
Shoes: 'Dreamy' Santa heels Irregular Choice 

Something a little bit different today, an outfit post!  I know it's been too long.  I go to physio, maybe every 3 weeks or so now, so I know it's not as exciting as the old outfits, but I figured I might as well show you what I wear.

Monday, 15 December 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Iron Fist MLP Celestial Sneaker

Iron Fist My Little Pony Celestial Sneaker
Oooh could it be, trainers to style today? Indeed it is and as you can see they are My Little Pony, so definitely on the more interesting scale of all things flat and sporty!

Friday, 12 December 2014

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Day 1006 - Shoesday Tuesday

Wearing Carvela Leila Shoes
Shoes: Gold glitter 'Leila' Carvela

Hola peeps, sorry for the later than usual post.  I've been elbow deep in a few 'behind the scenes' blog changes this week.  HTML and fun sugar like that.  You realise the whole day has passed by and you've not much to show for it (but a sore head).  I have adopted a slightly different approach to my posts, you'll note the 'continue reading' jump.  Like so.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Charlotte Olympia Octavia

Charlotte Olympia Octavia
Hola! Brrrr, it's chilly today, so dark too, like it's just about to snow, but it's not happened yet. Today I'm styling these Charlotte Olympia 'Octavia' platforms, which if you're a size 6 or 7, can luckily get for £375 at Yoox (priced £695 elsewhere). I just had to find suitable outfit for this dress, because it's so cute! I utterly adore the flamingo print and I really like the style of the dress too with the reverse coloured print details and double layer collar. I added a splash of colour with this patent mustard bag (looove shiny bags) from Moschino Cheap & Chic...oh my gosh that reminds me. I was so naughty yesterday and bought a Love Moschino clutch I'd been lusting after all season. Ok, should I admit it was actually 3 clutches? Jeez, I know, right before Christmas, but they had 40% off, so technically I got one entirely free and still saved money on the others.  There was another print I liked, but wasn't so keen on the bag shape, but I thought I'd check if it was still there today and maybe get it too, but it's gone. Oh well it wasn't meant to be.  I had my eye on the size I really liked elsewhere but it's sold out too.  Must stop this bag obsession, it's becoming worse than shoes!  Do you like this outfit today?  Tell me you've been naughty and bought something for yourself this week too?

Thursday, 4 December 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Topshop Wowzer (Pewter)

Topshop Wowzer pewter glitter wedge
I planned this post with the beautiful pale pink version of these wedges, but in the end I liked the pewter with this outfit better. They also come in black, if you want to throw another into the mix! They are Wowzer £65, no really that's their name, with a 5" wedge heel. I teamed them with this stunning pencil skirt from Coast, I just adore that tree print and a plain bardot style top from Miss Selfridge. I added a little furry stole (actually not that little when you see it on the model) and this fun, fluffball bag at Urban Outfitters. I didn't add tights this time, but they would totally work too. Do you like this look?

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Office Sophistication (Gold)

Office Sophistication gold shoes
Remember the gorgeous burgundy courts I styled last week? Well I loved them so much, I thought I'd style the gold version too. They are Office 'Sophistication' £68 with a 4 1/2" heel and mesh detail front. I just had to put them with this Miss Selfridge top, they are perfect partners, like they were made for each other. There is a skirt in the same print but I thought that sounded a little 'easy', so instead I opted for this midnight blue one by Coast. I don't think I've ever put bronze with blue before, but the shape of the skirt was exactly what I was looking for and I think the colour combination, though unusual, works. The bag brings it all together with all of the outfit colours; blue, gold, black and white. A very cute party outfit methinks. Do you like it?

Saturday, 29 November 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Irregular Choice Fancy This Party People

Irregular Choice Fancy This Party People
I've been ogling these shoes for a few weeks and then when Irregular Choice reblogged (or whatever you call it on Instagram) this photo, I was utterly convinced they were gorgeous! Sometimes I prefer 'real life' photos to stock ones, because they have more personality and feel less 'clinical'. To be honest I missed the glitter heel on the Schuh photos entirely (and didn't realise how sparkly the bow was too) and the beautiful iridescent finish to the uppers is much prettier in real life. They are called Fancy This Party People £75 and are exclusive to Schuh. They've got a 4" heel so aren't too bad if you fancy them for parties, people. See what I did there? My look today however is much more casual with (gasp) jeans! I adore the My Little Pony sweatshirt and I wanted pretty pastels for the whole look, so added this little green satchel and blue wool coat. Do you fancy this? I'll stop with the jokes now.

Friday, 28 November 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Irregular Choice Disco Bunny (Rainbow)

Irregular Choice rainbow sequins Disco Bunny
Shoes as glitzy as these are actually quite difficult to style. Do you go for sparkly overload or try to tone it down? I kinda knew the shapes I wanted, but couldn't find quite the right colours and pieces. I almost gave up entirely, but stuck at it and ended up with three styles for you. Most of these brands have discounts this weekend, so click here to read my post with codes and more info.  Ok, so the shoes in question are the latest character heel release from Irregular Choice, Disco Bunny in rainbow sequins, exclusive to Schuh £125. The bunny heel is shiny, mirror gold and the different coloured sequins kinda sit in thin stripes across the shoe-boot. Starting from the left, the first outfit is your all out party-look. Though the off the shoulder dress isn't something I'd personally wear, the colour really lifts the shoes. I found deep pinks and purples really looked best, though you can practically wear any colour with them. For the middle look, I chose deeper tones with these navy patterned trousers and teal feather trim top. I just love that mermaid clutch bag which combines both colours. It's still formal but a bit less glitzy. Then if you really wanted to strip back, then an all black outfit can work just as well. Look three is a gold detailed lbd, with black tights and a black lace print perfume clutch. I think these shoes are actually more versatile than I first thought. They look just as good with tailored trousers as they do a little dress. I'm sure they would work with skinny jeans too and I really wanted to team them with a full, circle skirt (midi length) and fitted knit on top (but that look didn't quite come together). Like I say I think I prefer a colour that will brighten the shoes, rather than dull them down. What do you think?  Which is your favourite?

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Office Sophistication (Burgundy)

Office Sophistication burgundy shoes
Oh looky over here, what's this? Hmm, that would be me getting my butt in gear! I don't know what happened to the tail end of last week, but I suspect it's tiredness from physio. After a session, I just lose all motivation for anything. Not good. I've not even been resting, I just chased my tail all weekend, trying to do bloggy things but not achieving anything. Then yesterday I burst out crying over makeup I wanted that sold out! It was part toddler tantrum ("my want it"), part frustration and part genuine disappointment that it had gone. I think I'm just realising how difficult it is to keep abreast of new releases and do Christmas shopping etc without ever being near a shop. Anyway, you'll note a new look to the blog, so my weekend wasn't completely wasted. Can't tell you how much I deliberated with losing the pink background...took several attempts over months before I finally had the courage to do it. The pink felt very me, the white is a bit stark and sleek, but I'll see if I get accustomed to it. New header and new font too, but still some things to sort, which I'll get to in time. Onto the shoes today and these are just glorious, can't believe I've never seen them before now. They are called 'Sophistication' by Office £68 and come in several shades, these are the burgundy. I used the side-view above, so you could really see the colour, though I prefer looking at the lovely detail across the toes. I wanted an outfit that lived up to the name of the shoes, so opted for this pencil skirt by Topshop, with sheer lace hem and floral top from Miss Selfridge. I kinda wanted an evening look, so added the little beaded clutch from Aldo. If you can stand the 4 1/4" stiletto heel, these would make perfect Christmas party shoes. I love the mix of deep colours and all the textures. What do you think? Oh and I forgot to mention, there is currently 20% off and free standard delivery on all full price items at Office (for a limited time) with the code SNOW.

Day 1004 - Shoesday Tuesday

Wearing Irregular Choice Lucky Lady pewter boots
Shoes: Silver 'Lucky Lady' Irregular Choice

With all the limited editions and 'character heel' releases these days, I rarely get to buy from the main Irregular Choice range (lack of money and space).  However, that doesn't mean I don't see anything I like, quite the opposite!  This season I had my eye on a few pairs of boots, which I always see as good investment pieces.  Winter feels like such a long period, that anything I wear during it will be well worn.  With IC not necessarily being 'trend' led pieces, I have boots from years ago that don't look out of place now, so whatever I buy will last a long time too.  I took advantage of a recent discount code then, to buy these Lucky Lady boots.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Privileged Applause

Privileged Applause ankle boot
Sometimes I think it's good to try something outwith your usual style and while there are elements of these boots I like, I'm really not sure I'd wear them myself. I don't mind the uppers too much (though I'm not much of a white fan), the elasticated bit and zip, I could take or leave. The perspex heel though, I love. It looks like you're standing on your tip-toes, wearing flat shoes from a side angle. The winkle picker toe is the main component I dislike. I just think the whole boot would be more appealing with a shorter and softer toe shape. What do you think? They are Privileged 'Applause' £75, exclusive to Schuh and also come in black.  I wanted to try and style them anyway, to see if I could make them more tempting. So, I'd wear them with this Jaeger star printed dress, add some glitter tights and this quirky clock bag, which actually looks like it was made for these boots. I added this stunning coat, which I've been drooling over all week. It also comes in red (very Mrs Claus), I could just gobble up that lace trim collar! Like the lovely one yesterday, it's a whopper of a bargain with 60% off from £365 down to £149.50. Have I managed to make these boots more appealing or perhaps you liked them anyway?

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Schuh Carnival

Schuh Carnival leopard print courts
Hello my lovelies.  Today I'm looking at these sassy leopard print courts, Carnival by Schuh £65.  I'm not a big one for pointed toes, unless it's done well (i.e. not too elongated), like my Carvela Attack for example.  These definitely remind me of them.  I started off with a totally different look (a plain dress), but I changed it because I wanted to show that you can work animal print with other prints, like this floral Great Plains dress.  The lovely coat by Libelula London is a steal at less than £100 when it retails for over £300, saving 68% and I finished the outfit with a little mustard bag.  I love the little fox on it.  The dress really ties the shoes, the bag and coat all together, but I don't find the floral and clashing leopard print overbearing.  What do you think, do you like this look?

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Day 1003 - Shoesday Tuesday

Wearing ASOS Homework shoes and Meadham Kirchhoff socks
Shoes: ASOS Homework 

Ahhhh, don't you miss the crazy old days, when you couldn't predict what weirdness would grace my feet next? I've had these shoes for a couple of months now, but they must've passed me by when they first came out (which is rare) or maybe I was going through a phase of not buying shoes because I had no room and/or money. Hmm, yes, that sounds more familiar. My only excuse is @Asos_Felicity made me do it!

Sunday, 16 November 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: L.K. Bennett Faye

LK Bennett Faye embellished court shoes
You know what really irks me about L.K.Bennett? When people say they're a "high street" brand (not a fault of the company itself). It usually goes hand in hand with a story about Kate Middleton and how "oh my God, she wears high street, she's keeping it real"!! Erm, yeah whatevs. I'm sure we'd all happily, "keep it real" in a £400 pair of 'high street' shoes given the chance! I just think from a price-point of view (and I'd be inclined to include places like Kurt Geiger too), that (consistently) three-figure priced shoes aren't "high street". You could most certainly find 'designer' shoes from the likes of Vivienne Westwood (and I'm not talking 'jellies'), Miu Miu and Sophia Webster for that price (or possibly a couple of pairs) and even a plain court from Christian Louboutin or Jimmy Choo would retail for a similar price. Anyway mini-rant over, that's why I'm including these crystal encrusted Faye courts £420.90 in my luxe edition of TSGSI. You can find the same court minus the sparkly bits for a more respectable £225...but that just leads back to my argument of, should a plain black suede and mesh court on the 'high street' really cost £225? I paired them with this bold Jaeger houndstooth coat (sale ends tonight) and for a splash of colour, a bright red dress. The bag was just sheer extravagance and 'because I can' on my weekend edition! Having pawed over it in real life, I can guarantee it's swoon-worthy. The red lining and those adorable shoe shaped clasps, just divine! How do you like this outfit and how do you class something as high-street or not?

Friday, 14 November 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Shellys Umessi

Shellys Umessi
Here's my final look this week using David Emanuel at Bonmarche items.  Today I chose a black faux fur jacket and the shoes are Shellys Umessi £95.  I wanted this look to be a fun, going-out outfit, quite relaxed and 'hey, I don't care, I'm wearing a t-shirt on a night out' type thing!  It's practical though, with the cosy coat and check out the big grip soles on those shoes, no slips with them!  BooHoo always seem to kill it with their slogan T's, so I knew exactly where to look for this 'Hot Mess' one from their Plus range and paired it with these Wallis Live Unlimited legging/trousers (don't make me say 'treggings').  I actually bought these a couple of weeks ago, but I'd advise sizing up if you're between (I didn't and they don't fit) as they pull-on but there's very little stretch to the small section of waistband that is elasticated (my bum was definitely saying "no way, Jose").  I finished the look with a sassy, dark lip from Dior, tassel earrings and this adorable unicorn clutch.  Remember you can still enter AW11 on Bonmarche for £5 off wys £25 or £10 off wys £50 or more. Do you like this look?

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Privileged Glaze

Privileged Glaze
Later than I would've liked with this post today due to a plumbing disaster! Why is it I'm always home alone when something goes wrong? Anyway, today I'm styling these metallic, peep toe shoe-boots called 'Glaze' by Privileged £76. The shaped wedge heel reminds me of The Fortress in Superman/Smallville, a black version obviously. Not sure I need to be reminded of that on shoes!  The uppers feature loads of bright colours so were very easy to style. I chose this David Emanuel pink floral dress and jacquard coat with a black muff and floral bunny brooch. I just found my muff that I had when I was a kid, it's probably about 30 years old and it's still in such good condition. I thought it had been lost years ago, but I just washed it and it came up great (it's pale blue fur).  I'm so excited to use it this winter!  Do you like this look today?

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Day 1002 - Shoesday Tuesday

Wearing Irregular Choice coral Trixy unicorn heels
Shoes: Coral 'Trixy' Irregular Choice

I thought I'd photograph these for you before returning them, so you could see how they look on the foot (which by the way is GORGEOUS).  My original post on Pink Haired Princess has more info and images and I mentioned the sizing on there too, but I'll reiterate.

Monday, 10 November 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Schuh Drive

Schuh Drive floral court shoes
To coincide with my latest Pink Haired Princess post, a review on a very cute teal dress, I will be styling David Emanuel at Bonmarche items all week.  I've spoken more about the collection in that post, but there are hidden gems in there, believe me.  So the shoes today are Drive by Schuh £45, not a drive-by Schuh because who would shoot at shoes?  A drive-through Schuh now that would be cool...imagine that.  Anyway they remind me of the Ted Baker stuff this season, same colourful floral print but half the price!  I teamed them with this lace sleeved dress, some seamed tights and a grey hat and big teal, fluffy stole.  Do you like this look?

Sunday, 9 November 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Nando Muzi Spike Court

Nando Muzi Spike Court Shoe
A bit of a conundrum this week for my luxe The Shoe Girl Styles It.  I spied these trousers last week but in the end went for the cat pair, so I wanted to use the rhino print this time.  When I styled them, I realised the outfit was beginning to look very similar to last time and I thought that might be a bit repetitive.  So instead I've chosen two looks for you, using the same trench and trousers but switching up the tops and shoes.  On the right are the spiked courts by Nando Muzi £147 above (sale, they also come in a rose gold).  As the trousers are slightly cropped, it really shows off shoes like these and I think they are rather amazing.  I teamed the Orla Kiely camel coloured trousers and coat (for an extra 10% off both items use code 10EXTRA until 17th November) with this cute grey fox jumper.  While the outfit on the left has a nice contrast between the berry colours and navy rhinos.  This fine knit cardi by Manoush features a lovely frilled hem and the Paul & Betty courts £187 are the perfect match.  Eagle eyes will spot that they are the same style as the grey pair last week, thus why I felt I was cheating you a bit if I chose them again!  The elegant shape is just so pretty that I wouldn't be surprised if I pick them again and again (I shouldn't even mention they come in loads of colours and plain or patent leather too).  I finished that look with a large DSquared2 brooch.  I do love the spiked shoes, though I think the berry tones win me over in the other outfit.  Which is your fave?

Friday, 7 November 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Topshop Leopard Glitter Courts

Topshop Leopard Glitter court shoes
These shoes look totally different close-up from what I had in my mind when I looked at the smaller image.  I thought they were smooth glitter, not all that unlike my old Office pink pair.  However on the zoom, they've kinda got this meshy fabric overlay.  Still sparkly, so I like them regardless! You can find them here at Topshop £50 and they also come in an ankle boot if that's more your thing.  I teamed them with an entirely Topshop outfit; this cute faux fur trim lbd, black tights, a fluffy bag and a statement necklace.  What do you think of this look?

Thursday, 6 November 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Topshop Rabbit (Cream)

Topshop Rabbit cream fluffy sandal
Ooh I love this look today. I know I've been sticking to dark colours lately, but this gorgeous pastel outfit just came together and I adore each piece individually and together. The shoes are Topshop 'Rabbit' fur sandals £58. They also come in black here.  I'm liking the skinny double straps and the chunky (hello 'walkable') heel and of course the fluff is Clueless and Sophia Webster rolled into one.  Win, win!  I picked this beautiful gold and pink lace pencil skirt from Topshop and this stunning embellished cardigan from Miss Selfridge along with that amazing shaggy coat.  I couldn't resist adding the little chocolate coin clutch from New Look.  I actually updated my original post on the NL clutch bags, with a new version coming soon (it's right at the bottom of the post), before you click it, can you guess what it could be?  How do you like this look?

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Miss Selfridge Burmuda

Miss Selfridge Burmuda fur boot
Once again this outfit came together rather haphazardly, but in the end I'm rather pleased with it. I started with glitter boots, but changed to these Miss Selfridge 'Burmuda' furry ankle boots £59. They look a little brown to me here, but they are supposed to be black. I teamed them with this plus-size outfit; a gorgeous distressed metallic pencil skirt, plain black vest and a bird print kimono. I added a two-tone fur stole and this fun little clutch that just landed at ASOS today. Do you like this look?

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Day 1001 - Shoesday Tuesday

Wearing Irregular Choice Glissade
Shoes: Green metallic 'Glissade' Irregular Choice 

I was torn with whether to end on a high with my 1000th post or continue until I ran out of shoes (which could be very soon). I never expected (10 months on) to still be incapable of getting dressed and posting regular outfits, but unfortunately that's the way it is just now. I really genuinely miss getting dressed up and more so, posting the photos here. I know it's not the same for you as it used to be and perhaps it's a little boring for new readers as it's natural to want to see more of a person than just the feet, but I just have to carry on doing what I am capable of for now.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Paul & Betty Grey Court

Paul & Betty Grey Court
Something a little different for TSGSI 'luxe' this Sunday, but first an apology. I had the best intentions this week for my Halloween themed outfits and was genuinely really excited and looking forward to doing it. I started off well with Cruella, then had another two looks in mind, which didn't quite get off the ground. One contained out of season colours/styles which were impossible to find and the other, I couldn't find anything plus-size, which was extremely frustrating. I went round in circles, chasing my tail for three days, before deciding to scrap those plans and do something else and then a physio appointment left me barely able to move since. I was really disappointed (especially as I could've spent that time doing something else for the blog), because my ideas were really good and they would've been fun, but there's always next year! So I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself today and started this look with a completely different pair of shoes, then as the outfit evolved, the shoes were out of place and I scrapped them. I almost opted for flats, but I thought the trouser shock would be enough for you in one post! The shoes are a really beautiful shaped, classic court by Paul & Betty £187 (there's an extra 15% off until the end of tonight, with the code YOOXREMIX). I've teamed them with some trousers which sit just above the ankle.  If you look closely you'll see they have cute cats all over and I wanted a smart but casual look, so went for this gorgeous jumper from Paul & Joe Sister. I finished with a magazine clutch from PapaRazzi. Do you like this look?

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Office On Top (Red)

Office On Top red patent court shoes
I'm really excited for TSGSI this week because I've gone for full-on fancy dress. Last week, I had Halloween themed items, but this time I thought I'd provide a little costume inspiration for the weekend. You have so many options with fancy-dress these days; there's a plethora of ready to wear 'bought' costumes, you can go down the crafty route and make your own or you can find perfectly suitable dress-ups from items you already own and/or can buy a few pieces of ordinary clothing and accessories that can be worn throughout the year, but when combined make the perfect Halloween outfit. I've gone for the latter, as I like a bit of a challenge and my first look is Cruella DeVille from 101 Dalmatians. I have to admit as much as I'm against animal cruelty, real fur and killing cute puppies for coats, that woman is one of my fashion icons! She always looks so chic with the furs and LBD's and animal prints. I'll have you know I won a prize for my Cruella costume at the school Halloween disco, some 17 years ago!

Sunday, 26 October 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Giuseppe Zanotti Fur/Spike Sandal

Giuseppe Zanotti Fur Spike Sandal
My luxe outfit this weekend, sees another pair of fluffy shoes, these amazing Giuseppe Zanotti spiked satin sandals £255 (sale).  The marabou trim looks so luxurious and those spikes, wowzers!  I paired them with this pretty little lace Manoush dress, some sparkly earrings and a little Viktor & Rolf box clutch.  The Dolce & Gabbana hairband not only has a lovely Autumnal feel but also ties in the gold touches from the shoes.  Luxury goth!  Question is, do you prefer this high end look to the high-street fluffy sandals look earlier?

The Shoe Girl Styles It: New Look Fur Strap Sandals

New Look Fur Strap Sandals
I'm a little late with this (would help if I'd pressed 'publish' yesterday), but my high-end outfit will be following later today. Whenever I saw these New Look fur strap sandals £24.99, I knew I was going down the cat route! The shoes also come in a lovely nude shade, but the black best fits my Halloween theme. I've teamed them with a dress that's been in my saved list for some time, it's by Kill Star and features these amazing fringed sleeves (they look stunning when on the model). I think I'd feel the need to walk around with my arms straight out, swooshing the fringes around! I've added an ASOS cat belt, kitty iPhone case and sparkling cat mask from the Katy Perry range at Claire's. The Topshop 'webbed' tights look like they've been laddered and shredded by a cat, so I thought they worked well too.  Do you like this look?

Thursday, 23 October 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: New Look (Wide) Multi Buckle Shoe

New Look (Wide) Multi Buckle Shoe
Hello lovelies, here's my next Halloween inspired outfit and it's also plus-size this time. The shoes are wide fit multi-strap shoes £39.99 from New Look (come in lovely tan too). I've styled them with this black Boohoo dress with pumpkin detail (it also comes in orange) and a long black cardigan and beautiful lace cat mask (optional!). I added some pumpkin socks for fun and imagine the puzzling looks when you go guising (trick or treating) and stash your sweeties in this chocolate bar clutch bag! Do you like this outfit?

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Day 1000 - Shoesday Tuesday

Wearing Sophia Webster Lana shoes
Shoes: Embellished 'Lana' Sophia Webster 

Yes, the day has finally come, I've reached Day 1000! I will be writing another post on the momentous occasion later in the week, but for now "yay"!

Monday, 20 October 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: New Look Embellished Heel Boots

New Look Embellished Heel Boots
Sorry I didn't have time for The Shoe Girl Styles It last week. I had a physio appointment and was pooper-scoopered for the rest of the week. This week, I thought it would be fun to have spooky inspired outfits in the run-up to Halloween. Not 'fancy-dress', but Halloween inspired. Is it just me or has everywhere gone crazy for Halloween this year? I haven't been near any shops, but certainly online there's loads of accessories and clothes that aren't intended as costumes but to get into the spirit (no pun intended). Is it becoming quite Americanised here then or do you think we just like the novelty? Anyway onto the shoes and they are New Look embellished heel ankle boots £39.99. I thought at first glance they had a glitter heel, but when I clicked the close-up, I could see it's actually tiny beads and stones stuck on. Pretty cool. I've teamed them with this rather creepy bandaged bodycon dress from Topshop and this beautiful belted M&Co coat (use code AUTUMN20 for 20% off until 28th October, on all full price items). Add some ghostly earrings, a 'bag of tricks' clutch and glow in the dark bat tights. Yes you heard correctly-watch me light up!  Do you like this?

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Day 999 - Shoesday Tuesday

Wearing Irregular Choice Marble Moose
Shoes: Black 'Marble Moose' Irregular Choice 

Wassup peeps? I had to resort to using an old photo for these shoes today, but I haven't blogged them here before, so that's alright.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Marc by Marc Jacobs Shoe Boot

Marc by Marc Jacobs Shoe Boot
Better late than never they say, so here I am with a much later than planned Sunday TSGSI. I've got one of those headaches that makes you wonder if you'll even wake-up in the morning, so thought resting and sleeping would help, but it didn't.  So, if in doubt, blog! I watched Alvin & the Chipmunks (seen it before), fleeting moments of Stand By Me (seen it before) and Monster In Paris (never seen it) and cried at Tarzan (seen it once before). Fun times! Onto 'work' now and I was feeling a tad Halloween inspired and decided to just run with it ('tis the season afterall). They are kinda modern witchy aren't they? I think they are rather lovely, with a fab print and cut-out detail, weird sticky out adornment and black suede trim. They are Marc by Marc Jacobs £194 and available in sizes 2-6. I teamed them with this Manoush dress, which has a gothic dolly feel. The collar close-up, is actually cross-stitch and there's the flower brooch detail below that.  I'm most definitely getting an Ulyana Sergeenko vibe from this outfit! So it seemed appropriate to add the black lace veiled hairband and these little lace gloves.  Do you like this look?

Friday, 10 October 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: ASOS Party All Night (Black)

ASOS Party All Night black ASOS Party All Night black toe detail
Ooh look at these pretties! A black court in a suede-like finish, with gems and studs and embroidery (which deserved their own close-up image). They're called Party All Night from ASOS £60 and also come in a pretty deep pink velvet. I chose to style them with an embellished black jumper, which I thought perfectly accented the details on the shoes.  Alongside this wonderful midi length, full floral skirt which looks remarkably similar to another high-street one that's several times the price (*cough*Coast 'Rita'*cough*).  Both the jumper and skirt are currently reduced in the sale too, so you could get this complete outfit for more or less the same price as that other skirt!  I accessorised with this fluffy black cat clutch bag.  I bought the pink one last week (and will be buying the black one too) and it's so ridiculously fun and HUGE!  I got the black purse for my sister and now need one myself because the black is super silky (much softer than the pink)...I could stroke it all day!  Do you like this look?

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: ASOS Encore (Glitter)

ASOS Encore glitter boot
Hello chickies, hope this week is going well for you. You really need to see the close-up or image on the foot of these boots to see how sparkly they are. I feel it doesn't come across so well in the image above. The boots are called Encore from ASOS £48 and also come in black with textured panel.  I like that they aren't too fancy or sparkly for daywear.  I've teamed them with a plain black peter-pan collar dress and these fun leggings from Pulp.  They have loads of other designs (Frozen, Cinderella, Adventure Time, Marvel etc) and they're all currently on 2 for £30 with the code 2LEGS.  Do you like this look?

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Day 998 - Shoesday Tuesday

Wearing Irregular Choice cream One Who Charms
Shoes: Cream 'One Who Charms' Irregular Choice 

Day 998 and I'm almost running out of new shoes to show.  Or at least those I can access.  I've been photographing in bulk, when I've been feeling up to it but ran out of photos.

Monday, 6 October 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: ASOS Excite Me (Nude)

ASOS Excite Me nude ankle boots
I know these boots are plain, but I think they've got a nice shape and I kinda like the 'nude' colour that will go with everything.  They are called 'Excite Me' from ASOS £38 (and also come in black).  I wanted to pair them with a skirt and fell in love with this lace one, especially with that irregular, ragged hem detail.  I tried something a bit different pairing it with a jumper, plain cape (was a bit too plain, so I added a brooch) and this lovely furry bag.  I feel it should be a disaster, it certainly sounds it, but actually it's turned out rather chic!  What do you think?

Sunday, 5 October 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: DSquared2 Satin Sandals

DSquared2 Satin Sandals
Ok, hopefully this has worked, it's my first time scheduling a blog post. I'm currently babysitting three rowdy, nephews after their first sleepover at our house, so I know it's unlikely I'll have time to write this post (or even keep my eyes open). Prepared and organised for once, go me! So the shoes today are DSquared2 satin sandals £260 (they also come in a lovely dark green). They've got those heels that look chunky from a side view but are actually very slim when you see them face-on. Cheaters! The dress I picked to go with them is incredible. I just fall in love with Paul & Joe things, they're super cute. I also love that most of the time you can match their limited edition makeup cases (lipstick, blusher etc) to their clothing. We all need that matchy-ness in our lives! Plus it's got pockets.  Pockets! So kitty galore on the dress (worn with black tights) and then these adorable earrings from Nach. I think they are ferrets, though something is telling me they're supposed to be cats. Maybe not. Anyway, I picked them for the colours and cuteness rather than wanting to match cat prints...sure they are ferrets. Do you like this look?

Friday, 3 October 2014

The Shoe Girl Styles It: ASOS Read My Lips

ASOS Read My Lips glitter boots
It's funny how these posts work sometimes. I wasn't really feeling a particular style or theme and chopped and changed the individual items so many times. Sometimes, it's like that and you end up building an outfit but something isn't quite right, you're at the point of scrapping it altogether, then you just tweak one or two pieces and it all falls into place. I've ended up really loving this look. Before I get ahead of myself, the shoes are Read My Lips from ASOS £45. Lower than I'd personally wear, yet something is drawing me in (probably the glitter). I have a feeling they'd be very versatile...I mean I'm sure many didn't expect this outfit to work with them, yet it does. I think they'd look adorable with ankle socks or longer socks and would work with tights as well.  I like the deep wine colour too. So the first thing to make the outfit, was the skirt. A little floral number by Coast and despite pairing it with neutral tops such as soft peach or beige, I picked out the pastel blue. Not a colour I'd usually think to wear with wine, but the skirt is the item that brings both colours together. The little clutch is super cute in duck-egg blue and then I felt a darker accessory was required too and this Johnny Loves Rosie hairband fits the bill. Do you like it?