The Shoe Edit

How many times have you had the perfect outfit but just haven’t had the shoes to go or seen someone looking great only to look down at their feet and just thought how horrendous their choice of shoe was… Shoes are sometimes the trickiest part of pulling the outfit together and can often ruin an outfit, probably because we don’t have an endless supply of colours, styles and comfort to work with the many various outfit options going on in our wardrobes.  Some people are shoe people and others really struggle to find good shoes. I find this such a problem with so many clients, everyone has trouble finding good shoes, when budgets are real, good quality options are limited.  Another thing I find is so many people have feet issues, whether its a different feet sizes, issues or injuries meaning they cant wear heels, feet sweating in synthetic materials, broad feet, narrow feet, extra high arches, bunions… you get my drift.  Some general tips would be to always buy real leather (if possible), comfort is key and its very obvious when someone is uncomfortable in their shoes, the shoe style suiting a body shape, and also not just following trends in shoes.  Just because your foot doesn’t have a “big bum or skinny legs” scenario doesn’t mean anything goes.  If the shoe style does not suit you, don’t buy it!

Some just despise shoe shopping, so I’ve done the shoe haul.  There is a serious shoe game out at the moment. Enjoy this browsing experience made easy, from high street to high end, trendy to classic, there’s a shoe or two out there for you (;) ) ! Happy shopping X

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Leather slides here

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Suede Ballet style heels here

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Espadrille mules here

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Ruffle slip ons here

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Fabric Knot Mules here

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Leopard print boots here

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Pointy Mules here

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Converse with rose gold detail here

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Studded leopard print here (NEW BRAND)

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Studded ballet pumps here

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Pom pom sandals here

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Elephant Espadrilles here

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Peacock Espadrilles here

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Hightops here

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Block heel shoes here
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Adidas originals here
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Lobster printed mule here
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Suede Fringe mules here
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Marmont suede court shoe here
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Glitter sneakers here

 

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The Season to Shine

No matter where you reside in this world Christmas is always a time filled with fairy lights, champagne/sparkling wine, evenings out, and general festive cheer and it’s certainly a time to dress slightly more extravagantly than you normally would.  If your’e in a warm country, a sequin skirt with a plain t-shirt or a sequinned t-shirt and jeans/shorts can be a great summer way to wear sparkly garments.  In winter long or 3/4 sleeved sequin tops are great with black trousers/jeans and sequin dresses with tights under a wool coat are fab for Christmas parties and dinners.  Ive searched the online retail sector available to us and found some of my favourite sparkly items to help you lift your sparkle game this season.

I love the way a Sequin t-shirt subtly picks up the light and shows off a hint of sparkle every now and then.  I would pair these T’s with a pair of cut off blue jeans and a pair of statement earrings H&M

This sequin t-shirt would look great whilst on the beach in the evening for drinks or a boat perhaps.  Wear with white on the bottom for a real summer vibe, put the hair up into a top not and wear some heavy jewellery around the wrists and rings. Zara

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I have a top very similar to this and just love it for a winter christmas party.  Its such a statement and it’s warm too.  Wear this with leather leggings, skinny jeans or even tailored trousers for a more polished and sophisticated look.  Keep the accessories to a minimum.  Zara

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I love this dress for a winter evening.  I would totally layer it as the picture with a long sleeved top underneath, but with opaque leggings and ankle boots.  Ensure the coat you wear over is long enough to cover the bottom of the dress and left open in front for the sparkle to shine through as you walk. A small simple clutch bag in a metallic leather would be a great addition to this dress too.  Zara

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I love this brightly coloured sequin top, great for winter or summer.  Because it is quite boxy and a short length it would look good with a fitted skirt or pants.  I would love to dress this down with relaxed jeans and sneakers for a pub lunch or a slightly more casual function.  Mango

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I bought a Navy sequin skirt a while ago, and whilst I ware it very seldom I am so glad I bought it.  I wore it to a casual dinner at home a few weeks ago and my guests all commented on my skirt.  As not to look to dressy I wore it with a grey linen T and barefoot (it was a warm evening).  A sequin skirt would look as good with a pair of strappy heeled sandals as it would with simple sneakers. In winter wear it with a chunky knit jumper. Mango

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If you’re a bit reluctant to go the sequin route, go for something subtle like a scarf with sequins.  Mango

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But whatever your thoughts, if your’e wanting to try this sparkly look, December is the time to do it!

Happy Shopping

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Easing into Spring

It’s always quite strange going from winter wear to summer wear, when a boiling hot day springs itself upon us, I always feel completely unprepared, apart from having no tan, I feel like I’m walking around in my underwear when wearing a pair of shorts.  Some relaxed not so “bare” ensembles to ease you into spring.  Create a wardrobe that you can easily mix and match that won’t only make daily dressing a whole lot easier, but also packing for weekends away.  Where you see a scarf, try something new and wear it on your head like a turban à la Mira Duma sported rather frequently this summer.  As always click on links to shop direct!

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Red off-the-shoulder dress // Tan Sandals // SunGlasses // Cross Body Bag / Scarf 

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Mini foil star jumper // Tan Sandals as before // Sunglasses as before // Jacquard shorts

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Terry Sweater  // Striped Espadrille // Denim shorts // Navy Cross Body Bag // Round Sunglasses

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Floaty Dress // sunglasses as before // Navy Bag as before // Espadrilles // Scarf

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Linen t-shirt // Sunglasses as before // Scarf // Lyocell Joggers // Espadrille as before

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Levi’s CT Jeans // Linen t-shirt // Navy bag as before // Striped Espadrilles as before

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Jacquard jacket // Strappy  Top // Joggers as before

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All links as seen before

Happy Sunday

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Trendy Tots II

With all the ridiculously cute mini clothes on the market I can’t believe this is only the 2nd post I’ve done on kiddies attire.

I don’t know about the rest of you Mums out there but I find it such a waste putting my boys in smart, adult type clothing. I personally can’t bare to watch them try and move around, climb a jungle gym or go down a slide in clothing that looks so tight, stiff and uncomfortable. I sometimes see little ones in smart collared shirts, belted trousers and OTT moccasin shoes, frilly dresses and jackets (cute for a photo shoot perhaps) but SO impractical! Take note all mummy to be’s, it may look cute, but it’s a nightmare to deal with!

So I love buying stretchy cotton fabrics that don’t have all the embellishments, buttons, zips & frills and rather opt for the softest cottons out there. I have put together a few outfit ideas that look super cute but won’t restrict your little one or annoy them when they are just trying to be kids!! My personal favourite is Next. I find their sizing to be spot on (obviously depending on your child’s size for their age you will agree or disagree) however it cant be denied that the clothes are CUTE! Their fabrics are super soft and the clothing is made so well making them able to endure the playground and constant washing, whilst keeping their shape. I love Zara kids too but I do find the sizing quite big (always around the waist) but I love their little jogger bottoms that they do with all the cute designs and great colours. The graphics are always on trend and really colourful and interesting.

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Striped tee with Bunny Next // Denim Dungarees Next // Laceless Low Tops Next

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Navy Leggings Next // Embroidered Blouse Next //  Mint cardigan Next // Fruit Sneakers Zara

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Pocket trousers Next // White tee-pee t-shirt Next // Laceless Low Tops Next // Sweater Zara

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Snoopy sweater Zara // Red t-shirt Zara // Navy elasticated waist trousers Next // Plimsolls Zara

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Camera Print Sweater Zara // Pirate t-shirt Next // Pocket Shorts Zara // Sneakers Zara

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Shorts Next // Everything else Zara

I also find dressing kids in the morning needs to be done quickly, there’s no such luxury as browsing through the wardrobe. It may seem crazy but I pack the draws so that everything sits in specific piles. e.g I separate t-shirts into striped, printed, plain. I also keep long sleeve t-shirts in a separate pile and sweaters that open with zips separate to sweaters that are pulled over the head.  Then if I grab a pair of shorts with checks or stripes I know to grab a t-shirt from the plain pile rather than the printed or striped pile. This I find helps not only for me but my 3 year old hates wearing clothes but knows he has to and in winter he knows he has to have one item from each pile, a t-shirt, trousers, and a long sleeve t-shirt or sweater and he can then pick out his own clothes which definitely helps the process of getting him into his clothes!

Good luck!

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Clocks vs Cold

I was looking up the date of the clocks going forward when I came across all these suggestions of what do do with the extra hour of light (as if we need help but anyway), they were pretty lame suggestions such as go to the park, have a bbq, go for an evening walk, sit in the garden, hang your washing outside..etc etc. however, clearly when jotting down these suggestions down no consideration went into the fact that the clocks will change but the weather won’t!

So we thinking, It’s nearly April, the Clocks have changed, lets wear Spring/Summer clothes and pretend it’s all ok.  Unfortunately the temp is what we are really feeling and the fact that it’s averaged about 10 degrees over the last two weeks hardly has me reaching for my spring dresses. So if you feeling so over that winter coat but like me are ridiculously sensitive to the chilly temps, then layer up to conceal the fact that you still in winter mode. Put that padded coat in the loft (if you dare), bring out your light weight jacket, but under that layer up. Starting with a thermal camisole, then your shirt or long sleeve top of choice, then the thicker jumper (sleeves pulled up) or a cosy long cardi or a jacket which is roomy enough for all those layers then chuck on the Trench/light weigh Mac. Make sure the layers are all different lengths and visible, otherwise you may just look puffy…

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White wrap blouse Atterley Road // Black Loose fit trousers Cos // Structured Coat Massimo Dutti // Blazer Zara // High heeled court shoe Dune
And if you weren’t aware, the clocks go forward on Sunday morning, 1am  – Whoop Whoop!!!!
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