Category Archives: Shoes

Spring Buying Guide

 

1 Jeffrey Campbell Lita Platform Boot, Free People

2 Falling Leaves Necklace, Forever 21

3 Olive Green Chunky Sweater, Rag & Bone @ Net-A-Porter

4 Leather Shorts, Alice Temperley @ Net-A-Porter

5 Pink Tan Satchel – Dorothy Perkins

6 Light Terracotta Blazer – H&M

Now then, a chunky jumper and a thick-ish blazer may not seem like a good idea to most of you, especially as we’re just heading into spring/summer. But, well, I live in England, where we won’t be seeing much of summer and, as for Spring – it’s usually accompanied by lots of rain. So, the aformentioned chunky jumper and thick-ish blazer is indeed neccessary. On the bright side, look – I’M EMBRACING COLOUR! :O

What are your key buys this Spring?

Sincerely,

FASHION GIRL

xoxo

Jeffrey Campbell Lita’s

 

I need these shoes in my life.

“In seed time, learn. In harvest, teach. In winter, enjoy.” – William Blake

Here are a few sets that I made on Polyvore – showing some outfits that are on my wishlist for winter.

I love this outfit for A/W, it’s a sort of edgy, Kate Moss inspired casual look. The vest and skirt are from H&M, and if you paired them with the Docs it would toughen the outfit up a bit. Or, if you’re not a fan of Doc Martens, some heels or even simple flats will do. Also, if you add a black jacket on top (or a bolero for evenings out), you’ll be nice and warm in winter. To accessorize, you could add some edgy, metallic rings, like these from Aldo.

This is another casual outfit for winter, but you can dress it up with some lacy tights or over the knees. The sweater, skirt and shoulder bag are all from Zara. I chose a red bag because the rest of the colours are pretty, but a little bland on their own, so the red adds some pow to the outfit. The sweater is thick enough to keep you warm through winter, and you can add some wooly tights if it’s too cold to get your legs out! The Acne wedges are gorgeous, but very pricy (around £430), so you can shop around to find them a little cheaper (eBay!!!). Alternatively, there are so many lookalikes out there (for example, these peeptoe versions from Topshop, or these gorgeous dark grey suede ones from H&M) that are so much cheaper. The wedges make the outfit more casual, as they’re not as dressy, and easier to walk in than heels. Or, if you’re not a fan of wedges, some classic black courts will do, or even some red ones to match the bag.

This Nicola Roberts inspired cropped aviator faux fur coat and high-waisted skinny jeans (both from Topshop) are perfect for staying warm when out and about this winter. You’ve probably noticed that outerwear has become a huge trend this season, aviator and shearling jackets especially. They suit everyone and can go with everything: over a dress, with shorts, a skirt or your favourite jeans. Luckily, the high street has entirely embraced this look, and you can find these jackets anywhere, no matter what your budget. For example, this Anika Flying Jacket from Whistles for £325, or this Aviator Jacket from New Look, that’s only £35.99. The heels are from Aldo and they’ve got a chunkier heel, which makes walking in winter a little more stable, and the colour block clutch purse brightens up the outfit, making it suitable for day and night. I added the NARS nail polish to match the clutch, but you can add any purse and accessories to make it your own.

I just love the outfit on the left, all from Bitching & Junkfood. I think these leather shorts are my favourite piece for A/W ever! The boots are from New Look, and clash with the outfit somewhat, but the buckle detailing adds a nice touch, along with the colour, which matches the charms on the bracelet. This outfit will work for winter, as the leather is thicker than most shorts, and paired with some thick tights and a leather bomber jacket, you’ll look amazing, and you won’t be cold.

The Smiths, The Olsens & Leather

Sorry about the lack of posting lately, I’ve been occupied with work mostly, but I promise, there are lots of posts scheduled for this upcoming month.

A short post today, a sort of mood board post – a compilation of inspiring pictures and people – that encapsulates my chosen style for A/W 2010.

As you can see, it’s mainly a collection of black, leather, lace, tough boots, knee highs, red lipstick, band tees, wooly jumpers, graphic shirts, ankle boots, tough accessories, chunky rings, studded belts, and denim – think Joan Jett from The Runaways.


Shoe Talk

Miu Miu Shoes, Spring/Summer 2010

Miu Miu Shoes, Fall 2010

The Miu Miu A/W shoe collection for 2010 is a swing and a miss, I fear. The S/S bird print shoe were to die for, I’ll admit. However, the upcoming season sports these bizarre 2 inch oxfords, complete with velcro, up the ankle flowers, buckles, embellishments and more bows than you can shake a stick at. I can’t see many people pulling these off come autumn. To be honest, I’d rather have a pair of Aruna Seth’s peeptoe wedges with swarovski crystal detailing and luckily, only one bow.

In further shoe news, one particular pair caused me to have a rather embarrassing incident whilst shopping in town yesterday. I was in New Look and trying on clogs. They were gorgeous, they were tan, and if I closed my eyes, and inhaled the leather, I could pretend they were Chanel. Anyway, on they went, and I did a little waddle down the runway of a New Look isle. And there I went, completely head over heels. Or, in this case, head over clogs.

Needless to say, I didn’t buy them, and it will definitely be a while before I get back on the horse clog.

Manshoes

I have an increasing fondness for more masculine style shoes. So much so that I have even squashed the two together for the title of this post to create, ManShoes. Oh yeah. Yes, brogues, army boots, lace up heels, I’m loving it all. In my search for the best man shoes, as of yet there has been no distinguishable line between designer and high street. I found some gorgeous military boots from River Island…

Of course, no one does a manly shoe quite like Alexander McQueen, this mix of khaki canvas and tan leather make these military green fold-over boots my favourite shoes this season.

I actually love brogues lately. They seem to give any outfit a touch of masculine quaintness (I don’t know whether this makes sense to you, but its the best description of my feelings when I wear them). I love tan brogues the best, but I love these Chanel patent studded ones, I’d wear with a LBD or white, girly Spring dress.

I blame the fashion tumblr legend dirtylittlestylewhore for a sudden craving of Doc Martens. The witty pictureblogger owns a growing collection of Martens in various bright colours. I want them all.

And finally, Christopher Kane brings diversity to the ManShoe with his A/W patent leather lace ups…

Heelish Contradiction

As I said before in Death Of The Killer Heel, the higher heel is sparse on the catwalks in Spring and Summer 2010, yes. But does that mean I can’t lust after Pollini’s new range of high heels on pollini.com? So I may be contradicting myself somewhat..But who wouldn’t want those patent plastic cone-heels? See the gallery below for more.