Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Day 1029 - Shoesday Tuesday

feet wearing black tights and nude lace court shoes with bow
Shoes: Nude Mal E Bow Irregular Choice 

I can count on the one hand the number of times I've left the house this year. Then, I had physio last week, a dentist appointment, which led to another (in the same week), then a few days later a trip to the doctor. With my birthday sandwiched in the middle!* Suffice to say I'm pooped!  I'm not sure if I'll post all my outfits...well actually I might reenact the ones I didn't take photos of at the time, because it's more exciting when you see a wee bit more than shoes, isn't it?

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Wallis Poppy Dress

stock image of 3 different coloured floral dresses from Wallis on white background
Yes, you read that title correctly, I'm styling a dress today rather than shoes. Not just one either, but three looks for you. I'm hoping to make up for lost time, though more importantly, Wallis are running a special offer, for today only, where you can buy this floral dress for just £20. That's half price! So I thought it might be a good idea to style three different looks around the colours available, instead of my usual way of styling the shoes first. I tried to choose three somewhat different styles to show the versatility of the dress.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Day 1028 - Shoesday Tuesday

shoe bloggers feet wearing Irregular Choice holographic bow shoes
Shoes:  Irregular Choice 'Fancy This Party People' 

The other month, I decided to put my money where my mouth was, after mentioning these shoes several times in blog posts.  Most notably, I styled them in The Shoe Girl Styles It here...way back in November last year.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Would You Wear...?

We have some very colourful shoes this week in Would You Wear? but first let's see what we thought last time. Remember it was the spiky, unicorn horned platforms by YRU? 62.5% of you wouldn't wear them, 25% might (this was the bracket I was in) and 12.5% definitely would. Fear of being ridiculously tall and stabbing yourself, someone else or something also played a part in the no or maybe votes. However they were certainly more liked than the previous week. ASOS polka dot shoes on light grey background with question would you wear?

Sunday, 17 May 2015

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Orla Kiely Beryl

stock image of Orla Kiely Beryl tan coloured platform shoes on white background
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.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

The Shoe Room Part 1

My shoe room is finally here! Well it's not entirely finished yet, but I knew you'd want to see the progress, especially as I've alluded to it for years. I'd usually post this type of thing on Pink Haired Princess, but I've spoken more about it here than anywhere else and it is shoe related, likely to become the new backdrop for Shoesday Tuesday, so it seemed appropriate to unveil here. I think it's been around 5 years from when I knew we were definitely going through with the extension to it being complete and finally starting to move into my room (which wasn't even in the new part of the house fyi), so it's been a looong time. A dream for many years before that too! It might be difficult for you to picture, but I'll try and explain the layout.

Our extension (two storey-2 bedrooms and a conservatory) meant we had two spare bedrooms (in the 'old' part of the house). The big one becoming a spare room/craft room for my Mum and the smaller was to be my shoe room (next door to my bedroom). It used to be my sisters bedroom (smaller than my own) and it faced you at the end of the hallway. In order to access her new room (extension) that old bedroom had to be chopped up, using part of it (the right hand wall) to extend the hallway leading to the new bit and constructing a new wall (and doorway) to the left to re-make a room out of the bit that was remaining. Now my sister isn't as messy as her room looks in the photo below, but this was taken midway through construction, when we had some items in storage and the rest (the things she needed i.e. a bed, wardrobe etc) all squished to one end of the room. The carpet was rolled back, the door couldn't close and there were various stages with no walls, outdoor walls inside, half built walls, doorways with no doors etc. It was a huge disruption and went on for some time and involved putting sheets over everything each morning (and taking them off each night, yet still dust everywhere), very little privacy (for either of us as my room was next door and I couldn't exactly sleep through workmen banging outside my door), so we're glad that's all over. collage of photos of bedroom to shoe room makeover in various stages

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Day 1027 - Shoesday Tuesday

wearing green satin Miu Miu courts with silver ankle ties
Shoes:  Miu Miu green satin courts

Last week the shoe Gods were shining on me and I added a few more pairs to my collection. I like to be a little extravagant when my parents aren't here to catch me with parcels. Seems a shame to waste such an opportunity! You know that way when you see something and want it, then it becomes the only thing you can think about? Well I got like that with these shoes (very quickly) and yet they are very plain for me. You may recognise them though, as I have them in pink (with gold ties) and wear those often. I bought them from Yoox years ago for a really decent price but at one point even considered selling them to make way for fancier styles. This was before I'd worn them. Once I put them on, I just fell in love with them. I've developed a 'thing' for satin shoes, which definitely stemmed from this pair and they are such a vivid colour they always make an impact, even if they aren't patterned or fancy. Sometimes I change them up (removing the straps, adding shoe clips) but there are times I'm in need of and thankful for a simple, classic court.

Monday, 11 May 2015

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Vivienne Westwood Coral Sandal

stock image of pair of coral sandals by Vivienne Westwood on white background
Hopefully we'll get back into our usual routine next week, but in the meantime it's another 'Sunday' post on Monday! I thought I'd get more work done whilst my parents are on holiday, but the opposite has been true. I've been spending time with my sister and trying to do a little more in my shoe room, but the majority of last week was spent updating my blog pages. Shameful confession here, but it was 2012 (or 2011 in one case) since I edited them, oops! It took much longer than I anticipated, so I can see why I left it so long! It wasn't a matter of copying and pasting for both blogs either, because different information was required for each. I took new photos and there's links to my most popular posts and 'specials', so hopefully I've covered everything. At this point I don't even want to know if there's an error in them (shouldn't be) but check them out when you have time: Disclaimer Policy, About The Shoe Girl Diaries and FAQ.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Day 1026 - Shoesday Tuesday

striped floral and lilac glitter ankle boots on feet
Shoes:  Pink 'Dolly Mixture' Irregular Choice

Ah ok, so this was supposed to be Shoesday Tuesday last week, but well, that never happened.  I've been so busy today that I almost ran out of time, again!  I'm sure you'll agree, it was worth waiting for though.

Monday, 4 May 2015

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Jimmy Choo Tactic

Jimmy Choo Tactic neon bootie stock photo
I always enjoy our Sunday 'luxe' edition of The Shoe Girl Styles It and seeing as I missed it yesterday, I thought I'd post it today rather than miss out altogether.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Would You Wear...?

I'm back with the next instalment of Would You Wear? Just in time for the weekend. Apologies for my absence this week, seems to be the season for endless phonecalls and door knocks, keeping me from my work! Anyway, last week if you recall, I showed you some khaki suede mules from River Island and only 5% said you'd wear them. We had 24% 'maybe' and a resounding 71% saying nuh-uh, no way. Don't blame you! What are we looking at this week? YRU Qozmo Unicorn Trainers stock photo