Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The Shoe Girl Styles It: ASOS Patience

Hello, a new week of styling shoes and outfits. I'm sorry I missed a couple of posts last week, I just ran out of time and energy. It would be nice to wake up one day and for this to be easy, but for the time being it's still a bit of a struggle. Blogging (and life) that is, not this actual post, that actually came together rather easily. I must have my stylist hat firmly back on!

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Day 1042 - Shoesday Tuesday

Shoes: True Love flashing heart heels Irregular Choice 

I needed some time to recover this weekend, after a busy few days last week, with the arrival of these shoes.  I managed a detailed blog post on Pink Haired Princess, a video of them flashing (yes, the heels actually light-up when you walk) and then this post.  I like to forget I'm not actually able for all this (!), however my body has no such issues reminding me and the message was loud and clear this weekend (and still now)!  Sore, aching body and tiredness aside, I do love when there's an exciting launch like this to occupy my time and give me something to focus on (the other 'big activity' was wiping the hard drive of my old PC, which was mind numbingly boring).

Friday, 25 September 2015

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Jason Wu Melissa Ultragirl

Had you seen me last night, I'm sure you'd have witnessed steam coming out my ears. Everything was going wrong and in amongst it, my internet decided to play up, only allowing me on some sites. Polyvore was one I couldn't get on, so I had no way of blogging TSGSI. I was reaching exploding point, but am feeling much calmer today, phew! Now, the majority of times, I style an outfit around a pair of shoes, as per the objective. However there are rare occasions where I see an item or two and just know I want them together, so search for shoes afterwards. This was one such time. I saw this top on Evans and immediately fell in love, then discovered the trousers, which matched perfectly. So then it was off to look for shoes.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Day 1041 - Shoesday Tuesday

Shoes: Pink 'Tian Tian' panda heels Irregular Choice 

First of all, I can't believe I haven't shown you these yet!  I know I posted them on Pink Haired Princess, but I actually had to check the Shoesday Tuesday archives to ensure I wasn't posting twice!

Sunday, 20 September 2015

The Shoe Girl Styles It: LK Bennett Tamia

Hello, hope you're well today. After finding TSGSI really challenging of late, I seem to have found my stride again, which is good news. It was actually enjoyable putting it together today, instead of the usual stress and struggle.

Saturday, 19 September 2015

The Shoe Girl Styles It: River Island LE Pom Pom Sandals

I really struggled with TSGSI this week and in particular, my plus size look. I was seriously stressing about it, because the more I tried, the more jumbled, confused and irritated I and it, became. For 3 days!!  I suppose I was looking to a degree for something specific (which made it harder) and I was berating the lack of choice in plus size. Yes it's come a long way, but there's still heaps of room for improvement. Today though, it just fell into place (well with some serious groundwork beforehand) and I'm genuinely pleased with it. I'm only posting late because my nephews have been here all day and are staying overnight, so I've had no time (watching Minecraft on YouTube instead, serious snooze-fest but it kept them amused). Anyway, the outfit is cool and sassy, which was the exact aim. You should get to choose how you feel and be able to express that through clothing, no matter your size and this was the stumbling block, because you simply don't have the options that mainstream sizing have. Everything felt frumpy and didn't have that edge, so I was ecstatic when the mission was complete!

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Day 1040 - Shoesday Tuesday

Shoes: Irregular Choice 'Tea Leaf' 

Yo peeps, what's happening with you this week? It's winter now huh? Well technically 'autumn' but you know what I mean, it's "changed". I actually don't mind the shift in the weather too much, it's more the lack of daylight that I hate. I don't have SAD or anything, but it's a nightmare trying to take decent blog photos! I'm already trying to think ahead and see if there's anything I could photograph now, before we're reduced to dim light for a few hours a day and darkness for the other 20! There's plenty more weeks of unseen shoes in Shoesday Tuesday to come though.  Definitely enough to see this year out.

Monday, 14 September 2015

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Moschino Bow Sandal

Something came up yesterday and I didn't have time to finish our weekend luxe TSGSI! So here it is today, to brighten a rather rainy Monday. It's actually even better, because there's 20% off a couple of pieces, which just started today.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Miss L Fire Rosa

My final high-street look this week, is my plus size outfit and it's rather cute (even if I do say so myself). Come back tomorrow though, for my high end look. I don't have anything planned yet, so have no idea what I'll come up with!

Friday, 11 September 2015

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Topshop Unique Velvet Courts

Something a little different today, so I hope you like it. Topshop launched their latest Unique collection this week to coincide with the beginning of fashion week. I wasn't overly taken with the past few offerings if I'm totally honest, but there's quite a lot in this one that I like, so it's definitely worth checking out. Lots of texture, florals, furs with an all glammed up, aristocratic country vibe! I'll warn you, it's pricey though. I fell for a cute wee skirt, then realised it was £495 or £895 in dress form! Well outside my and I'm sure many budgets.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

The Shoe Girl Styles It: Irregular Choice Baby Beauty

Hello lovelies, I'm back with an Autumnal offering today. To be fair, we've had the best weather we've had all summer these past few weeks. Interspersed with freezing days of course, where we've put the heating on, only to turn it off a day later!

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Day 1039 - Shoesday Tuesday

Shoes: Miu Miu 'Spectator' ruffle brogue

I've been a bit exasperated this past week. I am the procrastination queen! Seriously, I spend so much time on things that never materialise, because I think the photos aren't good enough, I have writers block, I'm not happy with this or that and I've been like this 95% of the time recently. Hence the reason for no The Shoe Girl Styles It posts last week, because none of my sets were "good enough". It makes blogging really hard, because I end up getting nothing done, for stressing and worrying about it and that's not at all proactive (which I know) and in turn that makes me stress more! Tell me I'm not alone in this? It all came to a head yesterday, when I realised I must've accidentally deleted the second part of my shoe room post that was in my drafts. It was very lengthy and just waiting for photos and I recall deleting old drafts a few weeks ago ensuring I was extra careful NOT to delete that one. Blogger sometimes duplicates posts and I think this is what's happened, I've deleted the duplicate, but actually it never existed or it deleted both. I don't know, but I didn't notice until I went to work on it yesterday and I just wanted to cry. I hate the process of re-doing anything, but especially writing. You never quite get it back to the way it was or remember everything you covered. So yeah, me and blogging have been at odds and I feel like I'm always chasing my tail and never achieving anything. A vicious cycle that I'm struggling to break. So that's where my head's at!

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Day 1038 - Shoesday Tuesday

Shoes: Irregular Choice Tall Tail

A very special Shoesday Tuesday for you this week, featuring absolutely astounding shoes! I can't quite believe I own these, but last week I took the plunge and ordered the Tall Tail unicorn 'extreme' platforms by Irregular Choice (Gold Star) I'd been eyeing all summer. I admit I bought them purely for display purposes (the shoe room needs them) but didn't expect them to be quite so wearable. Yep, you read that correctly, you can actually walk easily in these.