Zara: Jewelled Nude Courts

Goooooood morning everyone and for those of you in the UK, sorry that it’s raining again! With all of the rain and so little sunshine, it’s no wonder I’ve turned to the AW collections in the shops for some inspiration.

What I’ve found though is a gorgeous pair of courts with a low enough heel to wear all day, that would be fabulous for weddings, christenings and the like as well as parties when that season comes round again.

Here they are:

Zara call these kitten heel, my wimpy feet would say mid-heel but either way, aren’t they great!?! They’re real leather and the jewelled straps are detachable. With narrow feet, it’s likely you’d want them on all the time but they’re so gorgeous, you’d have a hard job going out without them!

They come in a penny shy of sixty quid, at £59.99 and you can buy them here. As they’re new in, there are plenty of sizes available and you might also want to check out the range of flats Zara has in at the moment too, as loads of them strap onto the foot 🙂

Happy shopping! x

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Zara: Nude Courts

Hello again friends!

On days like today, what is there to do with your spare time other than browse the web, hey? The rain is pouring, it feels autumnal and the shops are starting to bring in their AW stock.

So, here’s a pair I’ve seen just in at Zara, these gorgeous, nude, mid-heel courts. I find Zara shoes are usually pretty narrow at the front and just need a strap to hold them in place, so hopefully these should be perfect for those narrow feet out there.

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Zara Courts, £25.99

They’re at the usual Zara price point, so they’re pretty accessible for most people and will work equally well during the summer months. Why not snap them up now!?! You can find them here in sizes 2-8.

Happy shopping! x

New Look: Blue Metallic T-Bars

OMG! Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together and you find a gorgeous pair of shoes at an equally attractive price?

Check out these New Look beauties, now in the sale for just £12 and also available in pink:

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New Look, Blue Metallic T-Bar Heels, £12

These little stunners are less than half price in the sale and available here.

Now there was a day when pretty much any t-bar shoe on the high street would fit me OK and with sandals, I just needed to go a size down to achieve the narrow fit I wanted. Those days are long gone and shoes in the UK seem to get wider and wider. Not these ones. These don’t seem to be from the usual, IMO incredibly wide, New Look mould. These are snug and I took my usual size. And I didn’t have to make more holes in the strap to secure them tightly enough.

£12. And in pink, too.

What are you waiting for? Pop these on with some blue skinnies and white top and you’ve got relaxed summer evenings having drinks with your mates absolutely nailed!

Much love x

Nike Cortez – PINK!!!

OMG! I haven’t worn Nike Cortez trainers since I was at school, but then I saw these on ASOS and you’ll totally understand why I had to have them.

Luckily, they come up nice and narrow too, not like their Air Max cousins, which I can never keep on my feet.

This colour-way is available at ASOS only, as far as I can tell and cost £62, which IMO is a bargain and a half for this much beauty!

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I’m super pleased that not all Nikes are too wide for those of us with narrow feet and these pink stunners will make the perfect summer trainer. Happy, happy, happy! x

George / Asda: Leopard Print Gladiator Sandals

Hello, hello!

What glorious weather we are having and consequently, what better time to start thinking about summer footwear, hey?

I was mooching in my local Asda during my lunch break yesterday when I stumbled upon some incredibly comfy sandals which fit like a glove, which I now have to share with you so you can snap some up too!

In complete opposition to my previous post, these are not pricey and come in at a mere £10. I’m not sure how well they’ll last but at that price, you can afford to buy more than one pair 🙂

Here they are:

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Leopard Gladiator Sandals, £10, George at Asda

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Also available in black and gold sparkle

My pair can be found here or the black are here and the gold are here.

In case it’s not clear from the pictures, the bit around my ankle and foot is elastic and therefore grips my footy sturdily in place. The strap over the toes is rigid but not stupidly huge and gapey like a lot are, and the inner sole is slightly squishy and therefore much less likely to blister your foot than something rock solid.

I went a size down, but then I usually do in sandals like these as I find the width difference between a 6/39 and a 7/40 is huge. Dropping down a size makes sandal shopping so much more fun than shopping for regular shoes!

For a comfortable, well-fitting pair of summer sandals, I don’t think you can go wrong with these.

While on the George website, writing this I have also spotted a pair of wedges that have the same elastic strapping around the foot. Might be one for those of you who like a bit of height with your sandals. Check them out here.

That’s it for today, I’ll be cracking open my white Magnum in celebration of the sunshine shortly. See you soon with more narrow-friendly shoes! x

Stunning Primark Sandals!

Ooh, don’t you just love it when a plan comes together!

I have a wedding to go to this summer and it explicitly says on the invite that chunky heels are the order of the day as much of it is on grass. Well now, there’s a shopping opportunity if ever I heard one!

I’d been scoping out some beautiful, and very expensive shoes online when I decided I’d try my old favourite just in case. It came through! I found some perfect-fitting, gorgeous sandals with chunky heels in Primark. My only question was whether to go for the silver or the gold…at £14 a pair, I went for both!

There’s no gaping at the front and the knots / straps at the front are super soft – perfect for wide feet too. And I don’t even need to add extra holes in the straps to keep them on. Absolute win!

Anyone else sandal shopping right now? x

Big Budget vs. Little Budget: Leopard Loafers

Hello, hello!

Recently I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of leopard loafers and have bought two pairs which I think are both worthy of review, for different reasons.

First up, we have this stunning pair from Russell & Bromley:

Russell & Bromley

Russell & Bromley, Casanova, £225

Now I don’t know about you but the combination of the leopard with the bow makes these just about the most beautiful shoes I’ve ever seen. And flat too, so they’re totally practical.

The great thing about increasing the budget to Russell & Bromley levels is that you can buy half sizes and I personally know I am slap bang on a 6.5, which is almost impossible to find! If you are buying them, their website says they fit big, I disagree and would say take your usual size. If like me you find one size too small and one to large in cheaper shops, pick the half size in the middle.

These beauties are great for narrow feet as they’re nice and snug around the toe box and the shoe comes high up the foot so you instantly feel safer. However, because they are so well made, the back of the shoe is quite firm. I have bony, annoyingly skinny heels (bony knees too – grrr…) which means that I get instant blisters from shoes that are so firm at the back.

With a cheaper pair, I’d take the gamble on breaking them in but at that price, for me they had to go back. I am still crying about that now! If you’re heels are less bony and you tend not to find heel rubbing an issue, please buy these and love them with all your heart.

So, on my search continued and my next stop was these beauts from Dune:

Dune Leopard

Dune, Gracious, £75

At a mere £75, these are a total bargain compared to the previous pair! You can see and feel that they’re not the same quality but equally, they aren’t Primark shoes that will fall apart as quickly as you fall in love with them.

These are plasticy on the inside, so the heel area is much softer. The shoe itself is wider but again, the front comes up high, and is relatively snug so your foot is held in place. I bought these in a 7. If Dune did 6.5, I reckon they’d fit as well as the previous pair but sadly they only deal in whole numbers. Sometimes a girl needs a half. (Carrie Bradshaw, anyone???)

I’ve gambled on these and added some heel snugs at the back. They push my feet forward so they’re right at the front of the shoe, but there was a little spare space anyway so that’s ok. I’ll let you know how I get on longer term but right now, I think these could be my winners.

Anyone else had any leopard loafer wins? x