New Look: Stud Strap Tie Up Ballet Pumps

Hello lovelies!

I hope your weeks haven’t been too manic and if they have, we’re nearly at the weekend now! I’ve been a bit quiet for a few days as I’ve been pretty busy, but rest assured that I haven’t stopped shoe shopping. I’ve tried a whole heap of shoes that didn’t fit very well and then eventually I’ve found some shoes that I am OBSESSED with!

New Look, Black Sateen Stud Strap Tie Up Pumps, £18.99

I’ve been looking out for a pair of ballet pumps with the tie up detail, which could also be worn without for those days when you need to keep it simple. These fit the bill perfectly and they’re ideal for narrow feet!

Here are the pro’s of these bad boys:

  • Price – who can complain when they’re less than £20!?!
  • Elastic Strap – it really holds the shoe on and actually fits, not one of these stupidly baggy decorative numbers
  • Ribbon – there’s only a tiny tab at the back of the shoe for the ribbon, so you can wear them with or without
  • Fit – I usually find New Look shoes incredibly wide, but these seem to have been cut from a completely different mould. They’re slim and there’s a slight elasticity to the top of the shoe too
  • Studs – I LOVE STUDS!

If you need any more reasons to buy them, go and try them on and you’ll see what I mean. I’m tempted to buy a second pair now, for when these wear out.

Buy, wear, love! x

Autumn 2014, Narrow Shoe Selection

Hello!

As you might have noticed, I had somewhat put this blog on the back-burner due to time constraints. However, I had a request come in on it’s sister blog, 20somethingfreak, asking for more posts on narrow shoes from someone who is in a desperate situation. Rather than bombard the blog with multiple posts, here are a few shoes that I’ve found in the shops right now that might help out a narrow-footed friend or two 🙂

First up, ballerinas!

Real Leather Elasticated Black Ballerina, £19.99, New Look
Real Leather Elasticated Black Ballerina, £19.99, New Look

I haven’t tried these pumps on myself but past experience with New Look elasticated pumps suggests these may be a smidgen snug in the length but should be shallow and narrow enough to stay on. If you want to shop online, you can find them here.

My second ballerina is also from New Look and these inject a bit of seasonal glamour into proceedings:

Dark Red Velvet Gem Front Pumps, £19.99, New Look
Dark Red Velvet Gem Front Pumps, £19.99, New Look

How cute!!! These are also available in black with black gems and providing your feet don’t find the elastic at the back too tight, I think these have the potential to be some of the comfiest, cutest pumps a narrow-footed belle on a budget could own. Shop them online here.

My third pair of ballerinas require a higher budget but I think they are so worth it if you can afford them. They come from Pretty Ballerinas, a brand well known for being worn by Kate Moss. Here they are:

Shirley Tartan Printed Poni, 219Euro / £175, Pretty Ballerinas
Shirley Tartan Printed Poni, 219Euro / £175, Pretty Ballerinas

Despite having stores in the UK, I can only find the Euros prices on their website. The sterling price is my rough conversion and this may actually be different if you place an order. They’ve got loads of great patterns in this style and you can shop their site here.

Now, courts! Courts are always the hardest shoes to find if you have narrow / shallow (or both) feet. They have a habit of slipping right off, gaping over the toes, gaping at sides when you bend your foot to walk and being just plain old uncomfortable. I struggle with this too but I’ve found a few pairs that might just help if you’re really in the market for a court this season. Here goes…

Gordon, £120, Carvela
Gordon, £120, Carvela

These seasonal beauties sure are eye catching and they’re also available in black. I’d highly recommend trying them on to be sure you can pull the laced part tight enough to hold your foot in place. To find them online, click here.

For something similar but a little more practical and a lot cheaper, try these:

Katrina, £49, Carvela
Katrina, £49, Carvela

Katrina is also available in navy and in my opinion, makes the perfect office to evening shoe. You can find her here.

My third and final court is one that I happened upon by pure chance; I was driving past Matalan and decided to pop in. I’m glad I did because look what I found:

T-Bar Point Court, £15.00, Matalan
T-Bar Point Court, £15.00, Matalan

I can tell you now that the picture does nothing for this shoe, in reality it leaps off the shelf at you. The cobalt blue is bang on trend and these are such a great example, with the chunky rounded heel. They’re usually £18 but are currently on offer and also come in a lime green colour. I tried them on and found that a size down fitted better as they’re quite generous in length. Definitely a budget friendly buy for this season. Shop them online here.

That’s probably enough shoes to investigate for now, next stop is boots! See you soon x

Ballet Flats: New Look

Hello friends!

I was mooching around in town today and popped into New Look to see if they had any shoes that I thought you should all know about. I apologise for the tiny picture but I didn’t buy these shoes as I don’t need them so I couldn’t take any foot-based pictures.

New Look Black Leather Bow Ballet Pumps, £19.99

New Look Black Leather Bow Ballet Pumps, £19.99

These shoes are currently available in store and online in both black and a deep red / maroon type colour. I tried the black ones on in the shop and think they are a great bargain. They’re real leather and in my opinion, the length comes up true to size and the width is ideal. The elastic means the shoe hugs the foot without digging in and because the heel area isn’t elasticated, they’re comfortable at the back as well. For such a low price, these are brilliant every day shoes for those of us with narrow feet 🙂

Happy shopping! x