A girl can never have too many shoes!

A girl can never have too many shoes!

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Shoe of the week

 I love a bit of oxblood I do! It's a great rich colour for autumn. This Camilla Skovgaard platform pumps would definitely warm up my winter wardrobe.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

The Carrie Diaries is Candace Bushnell's prequel to Sex in the City.  Its all about Carrie Bradshaw in her senior year in the 1980's. Its got the fashion and Carrie, but it won't have Miranda, Samantha or Charlotte. Well not at least till Carrie gets to college then New York and that's only if this pilot is successful enough to launch a series that will take Carrie and Co into the nineties.

 AnnaSophia Robb stars as the teen Carrie and based on the trailer the series has got the Carrie voiceovers and the lead actress has that distinctive hair and possible a wardrobe to die for.

Its based on the book not the SATC series,produced by CW,  it won't have nudity or swearing so its going to be very different from the SATC series and films.  It looks like its been developed for a younger audience rather than SATC devotees, so it would be interesting to see how successful the pilot and subsequent series will be.  If we've following the journey of Carrie and Big from their beginnings from series through to big screen outings, are we ready to take a step back to the eighties and a younger Carrie who won't have bought her first pair of Manolos yet?

The stylist is Eric Damon who got his start, working for the fabulous Patricia Field on SATC. Based on the trailer, it looks like he's achieved making the fashions from decades ago being covetable now.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Shoe of the week

My shoe of the week comes with a video clip this week. I love these Metallic Mary Janes from T.K maxx

I love this style of shoe just as much as Carrie Bradshaw when she discovers a pair of  Mary Janes in the Vogue closet.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Something for the weekend

I'm off to Liverpool this weekend to watch Deacon Blue, fingers crossed I take it easy with the red wine and don't destroy any shoes in the process!

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Sunday, 14 October 2012

Shoe of the week

Brocade is a trend for Autumn/Winter.  If you want to keep your nod to this trend simple, then its easy to do it with shoes. 

These gorgeous shoes  from Not on the High Street might be the perfect solution to being 'on trend' this season. There really too pretty to wear.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Put on your red shoes and dance the blues . . .

My friend Sharon is looking for a pair of red shoes, so naturally this was the perfect excuse for me to find some shoes on the high street for her to consider.

There are these peeptoes from Faith at Debenhams . . . 

Click here for more info

Or perhaps a wedge heel?

More info here

and I love these courts!

Available to buy here

What about a classic court shoe from Office?

More info here

Now, you can't argue with a chunky heel  . . .

Available at Dorothy Perkins

There's bargains to be had at Barretts . . .

Just click here to buy, you know you want to

What about a bit of sparkle?

How about some Vintage style

or take a bow with these lovelies from Schuh

You know you want to buy these

And finally from Blink at Very, the perfect party shoe which reminds me of the Land of Oz . . .

Are you ready to click your heels?

I've not made an exhaustive search on the web for red shoes, but there is plenty of choice out there whether its heels, flats, wedges, patent or glitter that you're looking for.

Monday, 8 October 2012

The Louboutins first day out

Me and my lovely niece at the do
I finally got to wear my Louboutins at a family wedding (will post more details later).  I didn't find a green dress to wear with the shoes but I did find a great substitute dress from Dorothy Perkins that was good enough for the day.  But the Louboutins, what can I say about these shoes?

The highs
They have to be the sexiest pair of shoes I have ever worn or owned.  They are incredible high, yet surprisingly comfortable to wear.  For the first time ever, I was the same high as my husband, no mean feat for a short-arse like me!  They give you toe cleavage, which Mr Louboutin thinks is sexy (not everyone feels the same way about that little peek of toe). 

I wore them to church, posed for pictures and danced a tiny bit in them but took them off for the long walk down Blackpool North Pier - walking 1,650 feet down a wooden Victorian Pier is not for the faint-hearted and fashion-conscious. They are an amazing pair of shoes and there's no point in spending a lot of money on a pair of shoes just to keep them shut up in a box, so I will be wearing them again.

The lows
I was already warned, when buying the shoes, that the soles are extremely delicate and would need replacing not too long after first wear.   So these are the results after their first day out, they will need new soles but  that iconic red heel is still intact in all its reddish glory.

I'm planning on replacing them with some from Save Your Sole that will last longer than one night.

Here is the results


Save my sole

Hello Facebookers!

I've just managed to create the badge link to my Facebook page after 30 minutes of researching You Tube videos and IT blogs. I know in reality it probably would take most people only about ten minutes but I feel I've run the equivalent of an IT marathon. 

So now, I'm going to sit back and relax with a cup of tea and a biscuit.  Feel free to like my Facebook page, the link is on the left.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Shoe of the week

 I've chosen  Chloe Green's debut shoe collection for Topshop for this week's shoe.  Each shoe will have her signature green sole and I like the colour palette she's chosen for the shoes. The collection's perfect for the Topshop customer: young, hip and high!

The full collection can be seen here.  Unfortunately this pair of shoes has already sold out!  However if you follow Topshop via Facebook and Twitter you'll be able to find out when they are back in stock.

Monday, 1 October 2012

High fidelity

I am losing the will to live with technology.  I am slowly rebuilding my ipod music collection after my recent IT failure but re-loading a lifetime of cds onto iTunes is taking me ages.  While its an opportunity to cleanse my ipod library, I'm now struggling on whether its un-cool to upload Duran Duran's greatest hits or wondering if my ipod got nicked would my love of cheesy 90's pop ensure its quick return.

My procrastination on deciding whether I need to make my ipod library collections cool and eclectic or just to store the music that makes me smile is making this job so much longer than is needed. 

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