A girl can never have too many shoes!

A girl can never have too many shoes!

Monday, 2 May 2016

Shoe of the week

I love the colour... I love the quirkiness... I love the chunky heel... I love the sixties vibe... I just love, love, love these shoes.

Shoes from Topshop

Sunday, 17 April 2016

The wildcard purchase

Over the past few years, I have got myself into a good, organised approach to shopping. I no longer sweep up armfuls of clothes while pounding the shopping aisles, I resist the urge to splurge when I am dazzled by the newest nail varnish colours or the latest shade of lipstick, even though they look like they been made just for me.

It might sound boring and no fun whatsoever but it works for me. Gradually,my cupboards were becoming  overfilled with things I don't really need and I had too much choice so this is my way to try and make my life much simple.  So I create lists of things I need and I stick to it.  The things I need could be the regular necessities like deodorant , cotton buds, shampoo or something missing from my wardrobe like a dress for work interviews or a replacement pair of nude heels (one of my wardrobe staples).  Then there are moments when I fall of the wagon and sticking to my list goes completely out of the window.  This is one of those moments, a pair of shoes that caught my eye that I don't really need but inspired by a Pin. They now reside in my wardrobe and my lists...back to the drawing board along with my good intentions!

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Shoe of the week

There is something about the warmer weather that puts a much needed spring in my step.  I want to put away my berry tone  heels, store my boots on a shelf and plan some perfect pedicures.

These gorgeous Tabitha Simmons heels just sum up what hazy days, lighter evenings and not having to wear multiple layers is all about. Time to get those winter warmers ready to pack away!

Monday, 21 March 2016

Life in pictures - mid March

My 'gym' - I've taken up running and Blackpool seafront offers me a free space to run in the evenings
I realised that life is passing me by and sometimes its easy to forget to look up from the desk or the daily commute  to see what is happening in the world around me. So I am trying to take at least a picture a day. 
We've experienced all the seasons in the past few weeks, caught this seagull ice skating a few weeks ago
Retail therapy - purchased a new clutch bag from a new TK Maxx store that's opened near work 
re-discovered the joys of stationery with a box from YooHoo Mail
This boy...there are no words   

Sunday cocktails -  Strawberry and passionfruit mojito

Sunday cocktails - Strawberry Paloma
I am rubbish at taking selfies! 
Reggie my sister's dog showing his best side
TGI Fridays treat - chicken sesame strips
burger break at TGI Fridays - perfect for a break between retail therapy
fresh pastries at Cartmel
If you go down to the woods today... walking in Cartmel
My 'office'for the day at Cartmel enjoying a pub lunch at the Cavendish Arms
ducks having a nap time in the spring sun
cute cottage door in Cartmel Village - dream home

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Shoe of the week

I love using Pinterest to get ideas for our home improvements, planning outfits, drooling over cupcakes and discovering cocktails that I need to try.

With an trip to New York planned in the next few months, I'm using it to research ideas for outfits that are a combination of chic yet casual, perfect for a city break with a nod to style by adding a statement necklace to a t-shirt and jeans or a pop of colour.  My current colour of choice is yellow to add a bit of sunshine to my capsule holiday wardrobe.

These heels from Zara will give me that much-needed Carrie Bradshaw approach to my city style.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Shoe collection edit part one

I've recently started a new job and I don't seem to have time for anything, My fashion choices feel limited to office appropriate outfits and sensible heels.  With a trip to NYC planned for later this year, I also need to keep my spending to a minimum.  Not great when the need to have some retail therapy is increasing. 

So magazine articles like these are giving me a quick fashion fix, hopefully kick-starting my fashion thinking to take me out of the office while using whatever I own to meet the current trends.   

Now these yellow peep toes will be getting their moment to shine in the spring.   

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Shake those tassles!

I'm hoping this recent purchase from Simmi Shoes will help me find my inner showgirl. I'm ready to shake my tassles on the dancefloor! 

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Shoe of the week


Sometimes, there are no reasons behind my shoe of the week choices,

Sometimes its just because... I need them in my life!

Heels from Aldo.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

The perfect time to...

Its that time of the year where its OK to just stay indoors  and eat a home-cooked Sunday roast , indulge in a lush hot chocolate and contemplate plans for the rest of the year :) 

Shoe of the week

If you've read some of my blog previously, then you'll know that I love a shoe with a buckle and I like a bit of vintage.  The details on these shoes, tick a number of items on my shoe checklist, so they just had to be my shoe of the week.

Currently in the sale at Aldo. :)

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

It had to be 'shoe'

I've been extremely restrained from making any shoe purchases over the past year.  I'm not sure if its because I've been busy in the first full year in my job, that I've had to choose practicality over a high heel or I just haven't felt inspired by the choices on the high street but I just haven't felt that urge to buy.  

And I love shoes, they are the one thing that I would buy before anything else, I just haven't had that impulse to grab a pair of shoes of the shelf and pop them at the counter to pay.  So, I'm easing myself back into a love affair with shoes with this little sales purchase from Matalan

Monday, 11 January 2016

Shoe of the week

So its my first shoe of the week for 2016.

As its awards season, I like to nominate these River Island shoe boots for the best supporting role; for providing the perfect complement to a date night outfit, adding the funkiest style to that cute leather shift dress you've been saving for cocktails with the girls and providing general sass to any outfit.