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

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Babycham Shoes

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I recently posted that I had another lovely pair of t-bar shoes to share with you and today is the day that I will do just that! The shoes I’ll show you are Babycham shoes and although I’d heard of the brand, I’d never owned any of their shoes. Then I was browsing the House of Fraser website and spotted a pair that I fell in love with and decided to dig a bit deeper.

To me, Babycham is a slightly more reserved version of Irregular Choice, with the huge bonus that they make their shoes much narrower than the IC beauties I can never wear. Here’s the shoe I fell in love with:

Babycham, Kimberly Rose

Babycham, Kimberly Rose

The Kimberly Rose design is from a previous season so it’s not available on the Babycham site but if you give it a Google, you’ll find various sizes still available from various vendors and they’re so worth it. I received loads of compliments when I first wore my pair 🙂 Currently on their website, Babycham have two t-bar designs and this one is one I absolutely love:

Babycham Kimberly Stripe, £60, babychamfootwear.co.uk

Babycham Kimberly Stripe, £60, babychamfootwear.co.uk

There’s just something about this bold, girly, nautical shoe that makes me smile. Eye catching but elegant at the same time. Fit-wise, I found this Kimberly style to be perfectly narrow across the front and then I added one extra hole into the strap to make it slightly tighter further up the foot.

I wore mine for a whole day and spent a reasonable amount of time on my feet and they were really comfortable. The heel isn’t too high and because it’s a bit chunky, these shoes are very easy to walk in. So all in all, this is my latest brand crush and I wanted to share with all of you narrow footed lovelies in case it’s been hanging just off your radar as well…you’re missing out!

Happy shopping x

T-Bar Courts: Tesco

I promised I’d add a post about some bargainous Tesco shoes I found the other day and here it is!

I was just mooching around my local store the other day when I spotted that they had a completely new range of shoes in, so the only decent thing I could do was check them all out. Whaddya know, I found a pair of narrow-friendly shoesies 🙂

F&F T-Bar Rounded Toe Court Shoes, £20, Tesco

F&F T-Bar Rounded Toe Court Shoes, £20, Tesco

Snakey detail on the back

Snakey detail on the back

These are part of the sensitive sole range and as well as the nude colour I have here, there was a black option in my local store; they’re both available online too.

I LOVE these shoes for a cheap, bargain pair.

The padded soles make them genuinely comfortable which instantly beats all other nude shoes I’ve ever tried on or owned and the t-bar means they stay on even narrow feet.

Fit-wise, I found the toe-box was actually quite narrow so I didn’t have much gaping at the sides as I bent my foot. However, what I do have is a gap between the top of my foot and the shoe, under the t-bar. I find this to be a common problem for me but in this instance, the gap is really not very noticeable except when looking directly down at my feet so the comfort won over that. I will need to add an extra hole to the strap for my narrowest foot but again, I’m pretty used to this by now.

While these aren’t “narrow” shoes per se, I reckon that anyone with just slightly narrow feet will love them, especially those who mainly have narrow heels which slip out of shoes when they walk. At £20 a pair, they’re definitely worth a bash and they don’t look cheap when they’re on so I suggest you all hot-foot it down to Tesco, pronto!

Coming up soon, I have another lovely pair of t-bars to show you and a review of some narrow-width brogues 🙂 x

Autumn 2014, Narrow Shoe Selection

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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