Monday, 28 July 2014

Perfectly Pretty In Pink (the sunshine edit) featuring HAVAIANAS WOMEN'S CRYSTAL GLAMOUR SWAROVSKI FLIP FLOPS in 'Rose'

It's been hot sticky and frankly pretty much baking this past week or two here in the UK which has inspired me to look around for some sunshine bargains to help keep cool. When I spotted these sparkling Havaianas on sale at just £17 (saving 51% off their original price) I had to grab a pair.

They won't be around for long at this price, so click through if you like them. As far as flip flops go, and I have a long history of issues with any shoes that go in between my toes, this is one of the only brands that I can wear. The other, in case you were wondering, is Roxy with the fabric tape tor posts.

But the gem detailing on these makes them far superior in terms of style. Here's the close up...

Crafted from soft rubber for the ultimate in comfort, the Crystal Poem flip flops from Havaianas boast matching thong straps to the front with the addition of a Swarovski crystal. With a slightly textured footbed for optimum grip, these slimline flip flops are a simple yet stylish option that have a touch of glamour.

Super cute and on sale, grab them while you can!

Friday, 25 July 2014

Fabulous Friday - featuring the Jeffrey Campbell Chella Perforated Platform Boots

I almost feel a bit guilty for loving these after many many times I've failed to 'get' so many Jeffrey Campbell styles. But arn't tthese just fabulous?

Iconic shoemaker Jeffrey Campbell presents these towering boots crafted from suede. This edgy black edition features laser-cut perforations for a crisp finish, cut-out to the heel and a peep-toe front; finished with zip fastening to the side for easy wear and a stacked chunky heel.

Even better these are currently in the Urban Outfitters online sale where I found them reduced from £160 to just £50. I kid you not.

If you like them too then you might want to go take a look now before they sell out at this price.

Happy weekend everyone, see you next week! And don't forget to enter the Shoeniverse Competition to win a shopping spree at Sarenza too!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Shopping the Sales at for the Bargainistas!

For the ladies out there on a tight budget, or just for those of you who just can't resist a bragain, I thought a little rundown of the sale was in order.

Loving the Ivy Peeptoe Lace And Buckle Cut Work Block Heels (pictured above) which are now half price! £30 - now £15.

Jade Peeptoe Open Back Mid Wedges are in the sale too - these are gorgeous! £25 now just £17.

The Laura Origami Patent Heels are available in this deep pink but also in a pale nude beige. Better than half price too! £25 now just £12.

The Amelia Cut Out Double Buckle Wedges are very much like a pair of Kurt Geiger boots that I paid £160 for which and carry the same McQueen influence. Now reduced from £30 to just £17.

Which of these is your favourite? Are you a fan of bargain footwear?

Happy shopping, ladies!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Want it Wednesday featuring GIVENCHY Brown Suede Crisscross Runway Sandal

Quite literally everything about this shoe screams 'class'. From the soft buttery suede upper, to the quirky heel and the vampish red leather inner, they are incomparable perfection.

They'd look beautiful with this JIL SANDER Beige Sleeveless Spiral Seam Flap Shoulder Dress

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

The Ultimate Wedding Guest Shoe featuring CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Blue Pifalle Follies Satin Red Sole Pump and ELIZABETH AND JAMES Blue Lela Cutout Dress in Sky

Christian Louboutin presents sweet sophistication with this classic Pifalle Follies pump in a painterly floral print. These might just upstage the bride, but don't let that stop you. These deliciously decadent (and utterly impractical) satin pumps are just sweet summer perfection.

I love how there are so many colours that you could pick out to wear them with. If you click through tot he purchase page there's also a 360 video which is well worth a watch (shoe porn!) and shows just how many colours there are, including gold and black too. I'd love to own these heels. Once again, the line is much more pleasing than the monster success that is Pigalle too. I'd love to see this style in kid leather, maybe a deep blood red or a high shine nude.

Feature list:
  • 4" covered stiletto heel
  • Pointed toe; single sole
  • Low-dipped vamp elongates legs
  • Leather lining and footbed
  • Signature red leather sole
  • "Pifalle Follies" is made in Italy

This would team perfectly with the ELIZABETH AND JAMES Blue Lela Cutout Dress in Sky

Monday, 21 July 2014

It's a Scorcher! Keep (effortlessly) cool with TOPSHOP's Black Wednesday Zip Up Wedges

I know it's only Monday, but it's definitely time for a little Wednesday action. You may recall (especially if you follow us on Facebook) that a few months ago I had something of a meltdown over the Kurt Geiger Nelly sandals. I loved them but didn't feel comfortable paying £100 for a pair of raffia espadrilles. But not to worry as TopShop have come up trumps just in time for the heatwave with these little beauties, with a much more appropriate £52 price tag.

I love everything about these sandals. The chunky almost ankle boot ankle strap. The chunky bright silver zip. They are even at the exact same heel height too. Plus they just look amazing when worn (see below).

For my money, these are the SS14 8cm wedges of my dreams, and are a must purchase shoe. Be quick though as I expect these to sell out in no time.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

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Friday, 18 July 2014

Sale Bargain Day - shop my pick of the online sales

I thought a sales roundup was in order - so I've had a really REALLY good look about and am happy to bring you the very best of what's out there. Kicking things off are these gorgeously versatile nude Ted Baker Fiachu Gladiator sandals which I spotted in the AllSole Sale reduced from £100 to just £40. Round toed flat gladiator sandal in pale nude leather with a branded metal plaque, a branded metal toe cap and a branded metal zip pull on the back counter.

Over in the Clarks Sale I found Turin Dreaming which is reduced from £49.99 to £34.99. My favourite is the khaki suede (pictured) however these do also come in both black high shine leather and also oxblood leather too. A classy transitional style, this women's bootie sandal is sleek and sexy in soft khaki suede. On-trend and smart, the peep-toe style fastens with a simple wraparound strap and features a sculpted 85mm heel and Cushionsoft layers for a posture boost. Update your work looks or team with bare legs and flirty dresses for after hours. Also super cute with short shorts.

I have coveted the ASH Thelma wedge trainers for some time now, and they can be found in the Daniel Footwear Sale reduced from £160 to just £80. This stylish wedge trainer boot features buckles and strap detailing over the front of the boot and a beige wedge heel and rubber covered toe. Ash uses the highest quality beige leather to guarantee the best possible comfort. Team with a pair of leather hotpants or super skinny jeans.

If like me you adore your Nike Dunk Sky Hi's then head over to Footasylum to pick up these in a stunning magenta, black and white colourway. These trainers, originating from the initial Dunk released in the mid 1980's, are constructed from premium leather and have a padded ankle collar. Iconic Nike Swoosh to sides. If you've not yet bought a pair then grab these - reduced from £84.99 to just £39.99. Trust me, you won't regret it.

Last on today's hitlist is a gorgeous pair of heels from John Lewis which are Cara from Carvela. These are reduced from £220 to £120. Sophisticated occasion sandals from Carvela, combining the matte black of suedette uppers with a gleaming gold toned metallic trim over the toe straps, and around the buckled ankle strap.

Let me know if you can beat any of the prices in the comments - after all bigger savings mean more shoes!!!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

WorkWear Heroes 2014 - Your New Capsule Wardrobe

Inspired by my new job which starts next month, I decided to put together a capsule wardrobe of pieces to inspire a truly stylish working wardrobe. You can shop the whole thing here, and it features all of the pieces above and many more.

I'd love to hear your tips on how to dress for the office and what you feel is a must have staple, or if you buy any of my recommendations.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Competition time - from this Saturday WIN a @Sarenza Gift Voucher

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KAREN MILLEN Gold Crystal Chain Asymmetric Sandal

Let me be completely honest here. When I am out and about shopping for shoes, or even just on a browse to look at pretty things, I never think to visit Karen Millen. Then occasionally whilst sourcing styles to feature on Shoeniverse I chance upon something like these stunning chain sandals and wonder if I'm missing a trick.

For a pair of high street heels that retail at just a smidge over £100, these are breathtakingly elegant and well made. Everything about the styling and features is well considered and of excellent quality. They are a very grown up and accomplished heel, and to be honest I don't expect to see this on the high street, or at least not at this price point. If you are looking for a classy heel that you can take care of and wear time and again you may just have found your shoe kryptonite.

Get them now if you want them as they are certain to sell out and some sizes are limited already as I write this.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

MELISSA Pedro Lourenco No1 in Nude & Turquoise

After presenting his stunning Spring/Summer 2013 collection at Paris Fashion Week, Pedro Lourenco is fast becoming a formidable name in high fashion. This Pedro Laurenco and Melissa collaboration, the No. 1 in nude and turquoise, is in a class of its own. With a stylish single strap across the toes, a glossier statement strap above the ankle and a cupped high heel, this rock couture heel is beyond description.

If you've not yet tried a Melissa heel, and felt the wonders of Plastic Fantastic as I like to call them, then this might be a great inroad for you as these are on sale at Office. With a bang on trend colourway to boot, you can pick them up not for their original £120 price tag, but instead reduced to just £55 - better than a 50% discount.

I think they are rather special. And they can even get splashed by the pool and not get ruined.

I'd love to hear your own experiences of wearing Melissa shoes and if you have any tips for other readers who are maybe a little scared of wearing them too!

Monday, 14 July 2014

NIKE Purple Dunk Sky Hi Lilac Trainers - on sale at @ASOS

As you may be aware if you are a regular reader, I am not a fan of the colour purple. However, there are exceptions to every rule, and for Summer 2014 I am utterly in love with this chalky lilac shade of Nike Sky Hi's. Plus I have them in hot pink already so I already can vouch for the fact they are crazy comfortable AND extremely well made. Even better? These are on sale over at ASOS for just £51.

The best recommendation I can give for these trainers is that they just 'work'. By this I mean they flatter the legs, they look equally great with jeans or a sundress, they are basically as versatile as any other pair of trainers but with added femininity. With shorts or a mini skirt they make your legs look to go on forever but without the associated constraints of strappy high heels. You can veen comfortably run in them. They are one of my go-to styles, and for me undoubtedly the very best of the wedge trainers that I've tried.

Plus they are really cute too, right? :)

Reduced down from £85 to just over £50? Better be quick if you want to grab them to ad to your trainer collection.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Just so you know...

I am changing jobs and have a crazy busy week - normal posts will resume next week or at the weekend if I get the time!

In the meantime you can shop upcoming items right here.

Friday, 4 July 2014

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! It's Bargain Friday featuring ASOS Blue Huntington Heeled Sandals

Happy 4th of July for the American readers of Shoeniverse - hope that you enjoy your day and these Giuseppe Zanotti patriotic shoe booties! For the rest of us it's just a Friday (but almost the weekend - yay! - and so I figured that a pretty summertime colourful bargain was in order. So I took a look at the ASOS website and found these little beauties.

Huntingdon is almost like a celebration sandal. I love the chunky block perspex heel and ankle strap, the colours and fresh and playful, and the overall look certainly appears much more impressive than the £40 price tag.

They remind me of candy and Northenr Lights for some reason! Super pretty and an absolute steal at the price.

So sweet - go on treat yourself!