The Shoe / Writing Nook

December 12, 2012 § Leave a comment

Every now and then I take lots of pictures of my shoes. It just happens. I’ll be choosing which pair to wear and then suddenly I’ll realise just how much I adore my collection. Sadly, most have to be hidden away in my three double wardrobes and even THE LOFT but a few are proudly displayed under and over my desk where I do my thinking and writing and stuff.

As my desk is in my dressing room, these shoes tend to be rotated an awful lot, and I do love to document how they look in different places on the shelves and how they look with the changing seasons. LAME I KNOW, but at least it’s not stamps or railway timetables. Although Boyfriend would probably prefer that.

Anyway, here’s a winter version of The Shoe Shelves – sandals away, sparkles out in force.

The Shoe Shelves

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Shopping in the Kids’ Department Again…

December 12, 2012 § Leave a comment

Bought some little boy shoes. Put some gold on them. Yuh.

Black and gold brogues

These lovely brogues (originally plain black, though they do come in black and cream, also) are from H&M Boys and they’re SEVEN POUNDS right now. They go up to a UK 5.5 so go buy some!

Seeing Stars

December 11, 2012 § 2 Comments

Galaxy jeans

I went to a party at the weekend and met the girlfriend of one of my favourite colleagues. She’s 19 but she was about the coolest thing I’ve seen for months! She was wearing these delicious galaxy jeans, which she very kindly informed me were from H&M. She’d put them with leather, fur and spikes which gave their dreaminess a harder edge and I LOVED IT.

She’s my new style icon and she doesn’t even know. Creepy…

I’m wearing a teal H&M thin knit jumper with dark blue seams, a beautiful necklace with all the colours of the jeans, and (of course) my trusty black wedge high tops. I love these damn jeans, I could stare at them for hours.

Today I Am Sporting…

December 7, 2012 § 1 Comment

Bright pink sparkly jumper and gold collar tips

I felt Christmassy today and this is my version of festive attire: bright pink sparkly mohair jumper with a stripy shirt and gold collar tips. I also wore my gold spiked platform plimsolls which just MAKE ME HAPPY!

Boutique of the Week on HOWL

November 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

I wrote about an online jewellery boutique called Jolita Jewellery today and they were super happy! So nice to make some noise for a small company with a lot of talent. You can OBV read my piece on HOWL. Ta ta my loves. x

St Tropez necklace by Jolita Jewellery

Oh, the SHAME

November 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

So…I bought some stuff. I hadn’t spent anything on myself all month and I was feeling good. Staying away from eBay and all blogs in general is very important when I’m trying not to spend money, and as long as I keep away from my netbook in the evenings I’m generally OK…

But then I had to do loads of writing for GKBC so I was powerless to resist the call of online shopping during my mini breaks. Wah! Anyway, swiftly sweeping all guilt under the highly patterned carpet, here’s what I got. EEEEE!

Black platform plimsolls

Platform plimsolls: these are for spiking, which is the art of adding spikes to things you want spikes on. I have 12 gold screw spikes that I liberated from a hideous white pleather collar, and I’m very eager to put them on some shoes. I may spray the soles of these black because the grey looks a little naff, but for £12 you can’t argue!

Double height black creepers

Double creepers: I wear my creepers so often that I felt another pair were needed. I also love chunky shoes in black because I wear black tights 99% of the time and these two things together conspire to give the illusion of slightly longer legs: ain’t no bad thing. Especially if you’re five foot nothing (joking – I’m five foot ONE, that’s a big difference).

Gold spike cuff bracelet          Gold spike ring

Gold spiky jewellery: A gold spiky ring and two gold spiky bracelets. Mmmm, GOLD. And SPIKES. TOGETHER. No explanation needed there.

Sparkly socks: I wear sparkly or lacy socks with creepers a lot, so now I have three new colours in preparation for probably doubling my creepy time with my new pair.

Cable knit leg warmers: Don’t know why. Well maybe I do actually. I used to wear black leg warmers over black baseball boots all the time because I loved the chunky, gothy effect. I reckon these will look PHAT with my gold-spiked black platform plimsolls.

I’ll be styling these up as soon as I get them, so look out (seriously, LOOK OUT OR YOU’LL BE DAMAGED) for some very spiky outfits…

Review: Little Black Dress by Even & Odd at Zalando.co.uk

November 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

I’ve written about Zalando before, for HOWL. Revisiting them a year later, I can only say that their GINORMOUS clothing and accessories range has grown. I mean, we’re talking THOUSANDS of pairs of shoes here.

Lovely Zalando gave me a lovely voucher, and I set to work (yup, shopping is work if you have to write about it) trawling through about a zillion items to find the one I really REALLY wanted. I actually did so quite quickly, but unfortunately what I really REALLY wanted was a pair of Jeffrey Campbell wedge trainers

Jeffrey Campbell Iversion wedge trainers at Zalando

Now y’all know I don’t even LIKE Jeffrey Campbell but I have to say, these are something else. Zalando have a huge range of Jeffrey Campbell, including designs I’ve not seen elsewhere. Such as the lush pair THAT I WANT DESPERATELY and sat looking at for longer than necessary. And set as my desktop background. And had a dream about.

Anyway – brushing away my tears, I finally settled on a ‘sexy’ little black dress with minimal detailing but great shape. Sexy is in inverted commas here because I would not suppose to present the idea of me wearing a dress as a sexy thing – that is both subjective and debatable. I also found a ring I had a sneaking suspicion would be absolutely crazy lush at the last minute and impulse bought that too (you can see it on HOWL).

The Little Black Dress

Little black dress from Zalando.co.ukIt’s simple. It’s black. It’s flattering. It has gold on it. What’s not to like? It’s possibly a TAD too grown up for me, but it definitely fills a grown-up shaped hole in my wardrobe.

I wore it to a posh party with my favey diamanté-sprinkled blazer, sparkly black wedge smoking slippers, and my new black faux fur stole. I felt very svelte in it (not an experience I’m used to by any means) so that was definitely a huge tick in the satisfaction box!

This dress feels like it will be a good ol’ faithful for years to come, because it’s so easy to dress up and it’s very stretchy (not clingy) and forgiving. I’d give it a 10 for wearability, an 8 for style and a 9 for quality.

I’ve written about another amazing Zalando item I ordered recently on HOWL, take a peek if you like leopard print… I even named Zalando.co.uk our Boutique of the Week, so go check them out!

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