shoes

The basic

Chelsea boot,

The plain, the simple, the easy.

I have currently been travelling around Europe and swore by my beloved Asos Chelsea boots with oxford detailing. But, sadly…..they did not withstand the constant walking around, resulting in retirement.

This post is an ode to these beautiful boots that have inspired me to possible purchases more expensive ones in the future ( several shopping carts on several online stores have been filled).  I am possibly in the near future investing in a basic staple of the R&M Williams boot, but don’t want to look like a farmer or we could go big with a really quality purchases. WHO KNOWS, more online shopping to progress.

However, I am still overcoming wearing Chelsea boots with shorts, as they make anyone on the smaller side legs look slightly larger. That been said when paired with denim the Chelsea will elongate your legs.

I will never forget the first time I wore head to toe black with them, i.e. black skinny jeans ( the Chelsea boots best friend ) and black tee. Someone told me I looked like I was in a band, lame I know….but it made me  feel great.

You will be missed and I will always love you.

 

 

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Black Friday count down

Oh sale season I love you deeply , you are my everything. I dream about this week, I cross the days off my Calendar , maybe next year I will make my own chocolate count down calendar like the ones for Christmas. But , that one day a year ( well its grown from that into like 3 days) is near. I can smell the samples , I can hear people every where training for this day , memorizes there sizes in year brand , cut and style. Coupons fill the every person draw , ready for this day. Black Friday !

As, my normal pre black Friday goes, I scroll my favourite places , composing a list of all the things I will die without, marginally need and will become an impulse buy ( we must avoid these items). On top of my list of things that will improve my life by 5 % is these bad boys. Superga sneakers, not just any old sneaker , these amazing to die for ( I will go hunger games to get theses ) are cow hid / pony fur sneakers.I just need them , with cigarette jeans and a cashmere sweater and I am set for the happy season, cause with these on my feet I can take the world. Now I tell I need these as my friends, so don’t go buying them all on me now that’s just plan , rude. Now everyone go practice there reflects for the big day !

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On Point in Flats

Although, I am slight below average height I still gravitate towards a silk flat when in doubt for a night out. There is just something about the sleek sophistication of a flat. When everyone is wearing less appealing ‘heels’, or shall I say less exciting. Wearing flats while everyone wears heels , just gives you the upper hand. You look polished , sleek , sophisticated and when you have had one to many ( although that never happens) you can still walk.A good flat can really complete any look , my favourite ‘disco flats’ is the trust and my lover the brogue. The humble brogue is just wonderful, leather detailing or not, it really lifts ever outfit to a sophisticated land where you a deemed a little more  cosmopolitan then fellow party goers. One of my favourites is a nice little pair buy Zimmerman, they tossed it up a little , but still kept a classic shape.

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My second winner is the Mary Jane style pointed toe flat. This is essential when mastering the flats attack in a see of heels, always , always , always have pointed toe and never show the toe. The Mary Jane strap in these little Tabitha Simmons are darling. So next time party invitations come knocking on your door, or more appropriately filling ones news feed, take and  stand against blister and horrible tacky  heels or dare I say colour blocked wedges, go flat and you will stand out.

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http://www.zimmermannwear.com/accessories/shoes/keltie-low-chelsea-boot-2.html

http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/470634/Tabitha_Simmons/hermione-glitter-finished-leather-point-toe-flats

http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/418153/Christian_Louboutin/fred-metallic-woven-leather-brogues

Move over Regina George

Move over everyone fab queen bee , she never had kicks like these. But , thanks so the master mind of footwear or shall I say art aka Sophie Webster we can all be Queen Bee’s with these beautiful shoes. The colourful accents make them a must have statement shoe and now coupled with standout text it almost like a match made in heaven. Miss Webster has really created a shoe, that makes me really question what things I could go with out to buy these. Because theses darlings are something that will never go out of trend or style . as they are in a league of their own! These shoes are fit for a Queen and can easily become a style must have for everyone. When making a statement go beyond colour and you can use your words !
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Attention all, life changing event to occur

I hope you are sitting down, this is some pretty big news I am about to type out. Two of the greatest thing are about to in some sense become one. J.Crew and Sophia Webster have a collaboration and its coming…. very very soon .So save my darlings save. It comes 23rd April. And my gosh I know its going to be prefect. And I know I will need every single one, all kinds. I will need them all !! I may have only seen three images, but I think I am in love.
Firstly let’s just point it out now, match made in heaven. Combine the power house of prep and with the newest most wonderfully colourful Sophia Webster. I will be surprised if the website doesn’t crash. Or if people are not harmed in store.
Secondly, in some degree the price range is acceptable. My sources tell me that the shoes start from $320-$695.
More important information, we have 13 shoes to fight each other to death over ( its going to happen). Rumour has it in serial different styles and heights
So word or advice ladies, know your size. Work out your best vantage point, may this be in store or online. If your online shopping ( like myself), I pray to the internet Gods, that all those little bars are full, strong and fast ( very fast) and keep your eyes opened . Finally befriend a staff member, charm away. You never know , they may help you out and land you a new lovely pair of shoes! Screenshot (127)

Embrace the Dot

`Polka what ?? Polka dot! As it starts to get a tad cooler in my home city, I finally get to wear my favourite thing, button ups. You see there is one that I have been waiting and waiting and waiting to wear and that’s my Tommy Hilfiger polka dot button up. Its just soo cute and fun. So the question is , what to wear your polka with. Polka dots can actually be used in both day to night, you can even get polka dot pjs. For my usual uni get up, I pair my polka dot with baggie ( almost boyfriend ) denim cut off. Funny story they cost e lie $10 and where kids jeans that I cut myself ( I know I am super creative!!). But to add a little each pop ! I pair it with my orange slippers ( everyone needs one orange shoes ) and a matching orange cashmere jumper ( that I got at black Friday sales for $30) and that my day time polka ! When wearing polka dots , you already stand out , so stand out some more with pops of colour. One great tip if your not that brace is the classic red or nice tropical red lipstick (again this can be day or night) and match the nails!

Now for night! Pencil or a mini creates a power couple ! got for a floral or a gold to make a bold statement. Cause polka dots are chic my friend , very chic. Now shoes, my favourite go statement, when wearing polka be brave and my carry the outfit all the way to the feet. Draw shoe inspiration from the greats i.e Charlotte Olympia , Sophie Webster, Nicholas Kirkwood etc.
When working with the dot , embrace is don’t play it down , play it up. Have fun , but use softer tones like my denim shorts.