Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Today is a virtual fiesta of the blush, the plus, the salmon and the roseate. I've create a stunning collection which has all manner of shoes for the girlie-girl featuring everything from rubber flats to boots, sandals to sparkles and block heels to flats. This is the definitive Shoeniverse list of 'the' best pink shoes.
Whether you are looking for comfy weekend shoes or something for a special occasion, you will find something to suit right here.
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
This collection is all about stylish statement dresses and super cool nude shoes in all kinds of styles. Whether you are a fan of leather shifts or embellished tunics, wedges or pumps, this collection features some of my favourite current dresses to wear plus lots of shoes.
What's not to love?
The featured dresses in the image (please click to browse the entire collection) are the pink embellished tank from Little Mistress and the red wrap from ASOS. So easy and simple to throw on and achieve effortless style. Looking amazing really doesn't get any easier than that.
Top to bottom the featured footwear above comes from Sam Edelman, Kurt Geiger, TopShop and Chinese Laundry.
The entire Dress-ed to Impress collection is online here so you to browse through my personal style picks!
Monday, 3 March 2014
I've created a gorgeous little collection which you can shop via clicking the image above - if you'd rather go straight to the individual items featured above then see the links below. The inspiration for the collection stemmed from the Gold & Black McQueen skull cuff which I thought was amazing. The collection also features some other items not shown above, including jeans, more shoe options and more.
I normally find black and gold to be a difficult combination as it can look so very tacky. In my mind it's often bested only by leopard prints. But this collection features subtle gold tones, classy usage and opulent finishes. I really love all of the pieces, but especially the gorgeous stripe tunic jumper.
I'd love to know what you think of this format for posting as I am planning to trial more of these posts to minimise the number of individual product links. I'm also really open to suggestions of what to feature, so if you'd like me to write a post and create a collection of products for a specific purpose (eg budget eveningwear, perfect shift dresses, opulent flat shoes, etc) then please let me know in the comments.
DAVID YURMAN // Oval Extra Large Link Necklace in Gold
CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA // Charlottes Web Flat in Black Gold
MINK PINK // Golly Gosh Knitted Sweater in Metallic Gold
SIGERSON MORRISON // Belle Sadie 4 Gold and Black Leather Loafer
BIBA // Gold and Black Diamond Butterfly Pendant
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN // Green Skull Leather Cuff
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN // Gold Evening Book Clutch with Chain
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
So, firstly I want or rather need to say a huge SORRY for not being about since last week with no explanation. Work has been super busy and I simply haven't had the time to post, but after this week things should normalise a little bit again and posts will resume as usual.
Now for the outfit...
I was thinking about women in the workplace and the fact that so many women seem to feel they have to dress a certain way, and that in some circles this seems to involve losing some sense of femininity. This is something I feel passionately about, and as a full time working Mum, I do understand the pressures of working in various types of environments.
I am all for whatever anyone wishes to wear to make them feel both comfortable and confident. Personally, I abhor trouser suits. They make me feel dumpy, and uncomfortable, and my smart go-to will always be a well fitted shift dress. I know there are probably many of you out there that feel the exact opposite way (again, totally fine) but I find it sad if a woman is taken less seriously because of wearing a feminine line or a fabulous pair of heels. If we are earning good money then of course there will be shoes (be they huge platforms, fabulous flats or kinky little kitten heels) and it saddens me to think that any woman at work will be judged based on her choice of clothing.
So, this is my take on the ultimate workwear outfit.
A simple boat neck shift from Lafayette, a short sleeved McQueen jumper, a large bag (big enough to transport lunch, keys, mp3 player, books, gum and any other assorted necessities), some fab little Charlotte Olympia heels, and a set of beautiful Marni brooches. The look is so simple and stylish, it looks effortless. If you don't love jumpers then swap it out for a fitted blazer or a bright scarf. The brooch pins are fantastic as they can be attached to different parts of the dress (shoulders, waist, lapel) to create very different looks.
What's your ultimate look for work?
SHOP THE STYLE pieces by clicking the main image (above) or the smaller images below:
Thursday, 20 February 2014
Thursday's post is more of a moodboard than a look. The past few days (post floods here in the South) have actually had some gloriously sunny spells, and this started me thinking about Springtime...
(I realise I may well be getting ahead of myself here)
So here's a place to get started. I wouldn't for a moment suggest that you combine many of these pieces, but the Iro leather jacket would work with these or any other print dress. Also a chic simple tee and capris would look amazing paired with the jacket, bubblegum pink scarf and Charlotte Olympia Sweet Dolly shoes. I am so adoring of the 'candy necklace' strap. Super cute!
SHOP THE STYLE by clicking the product images below
Wednesday, 19 February 2014
There is something so very comforting on a cold day to wear cosy clothes, but you still want to look good, right? So in an effort to address this, I thought I'd share my own personal style tips for keeping warm on cold commutes and weekend trips out.
Unless you are new to Shoeniverse, you will probably have picked up on my love affair with shades of grey. So my winter wardrobe is very much tones of black and grey with flashes of colour and lots of leather. I travel for my job and as such need to keep warm on the delights of public transport, but also want to not look like a polar bear wearing a million layers. My answer to this is simple layering and well fitted pieces with interesting draping. This was my inspiration for picking the pieces above. If you want to see all of my grey style picks then if you click the main image above you can browse them right now.
Everything from the Ash trainers to the goldsign leggings look cosy and comfortable, but without any great hassle to wear. There's stretch and movement, shoes are comfy to wear yet stylish, and then layer over a simple draped tank and a fluffy cashmere knit. Then throw on your choice of stylish bag. If it's really cold then add hat, gloves and scarf, preferably in something bright like cherry red or fuchsia, just to break up the colour a little.
I love this look and would happily wear it for work or to dress down at weekends. Infinitely more stylish that going grocery shopping in trackpants and a hoodie, yet no less comfortable and warm. You don't have to suffer for your style, but you will look a hundred times better than those who just throw on anything warm when the temperatures drop,
SHOP THE STYLE by clicking on the product images below:
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
If Valentine's Day last week has left you all loved up with your heart a-flutter, then you might want to take a nod from the catwalks and invest in some red hot action this SS14.
Both dresses are on sale and are high street via ASOS - best of all this is a trend that you can wear to the office too and stand out from the 'suits and boots' brigade.
The bag is, of course, McQueen, and the heels are Saint Laurent. The little studs are from Mikey. Hopefully this will give you an indication of what's out there for the coming season and entice you to add a splash of red into your wardrobe. Also try bright hats, scarves, gloves and coats for additional ways to add a touch of 'scarlet woman' into your look.
SHOP THE STYLE by clicking on the product images below:
Monday, 17 February 2014
I was tight on time and struggling for inspiration this week. It's already Sunday night as I type this, and usually I've queued up at least some, if not all, of the posts for the week ahead. I'm not slacking, but I was waiting for something to make me sit up and take notice. Inspiration dawned via the incredible Alexander McQueen cutout boots that you see in the picture above. They actually took my breath away. They are perfect.
In the spirit of thinking ahead of course, it's true to say that not everyone reading this post will have a McQueen sized wallet, and so I started to source some options for black heels for SS14. This is what I found. Do let me know in the comments if you love/hate any of them. It's always good to hear other opinions.
The top style on the right is Buttercup from Kurt Geiger, and is very much reminiscent of the recent Louboutin slings like 'June'. Simple and classic, well worth the investment if you have the cash to splash.
The middle shoes are my bargain find, and are from Aldo called 'Mercedes' - but are down to just £35 in the sale. I know, you might be 'over' spikes and studs already, but these cute platform ankle straps make my inner rock-chick sing with happiness. Plus they are super cheap and kind of trashy-chic. Who doesn't love a little bit of that?
The bottom heels are from Karen Millen and I've seen them in a nude colourway as well. The black satin makes them edgy yet formal. This pleases me. I am hoping they bring out some further SS14 styles with the 'Pigalle'-like Straight heel, especially if they plan to pair it with almond toes and luxury fabric finishes. That could get very interesting indeed.
So my inspiration for the week wound up being colour. Today was black.
SHOP THE SHOES below by clicking on the individual product images:
Friday, 14 February 2014
These are my picks of the week. Let me know in the comments which style is your favourite of the five.
Bottom right are a set of super sexy slings from Karen Millen. It's lovely to see High Street shoes standing up style-wise to their designer counterparts. Perfect evening shoes. Buy them now and put them away until the Holidays.
Bottom left comes from Giuseppe Zanotti, and how could I possibly resist the combination or a zip up ankle strap, three more buckles, and a sky high killer heel? They are perfect. That is all. This is my star pick.
The middle style comes from Kurt Geiger, and are a pin heeled metallic sandal. They are barely there at the vamp, making them easy to wear with almost anything. Pair with some mid blue skinny jeans and a slouchy tee or jumper for a chic lunching look. I very much approve.
Top left is a bright block heeled pump from Pollini. Love the combination of pointed toes and marble block heels.
The final shoe is from Nicholas Kirkwood. The curve of the heel is the ultimate in simplicity. Were it not for the Zanotti sandals, these would be my favourite of the bunch.
SHOP THE STYLE by clicking the product images below:
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Thursday, 13 February 2014
As you will know, unless of course you are new to Shoeniverse (and if you are, well, hello there - you are looking fabulous today!), that I am a huge sucker for all things silver. Pewter and silver toned metallics speak volumes to me, probably why I am a true silver / white gold / platinum kind of a chick. And these Prada heels are very, very exciting indeed.
They remind me of Rocky Horror (but in a good way you understand - remember how amazing Tim Curry was in that? - and yet despite being a fusion of black suede, metallic and also a hefty non-concealed platform, they still manage to look graceful and refined. They are amazing and I desperately need these shoes. I want to wear them everywhere. You would see me swanning the aisles of Waitrose with a swing in my step. Grocery shopping never looked so stylish!
Click the image above if you want to buy them (you lucky thing)!
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
The ASOS sale is well worth a look if you want some little cheap dresses and heels for work / holidays etc this year. The pink dress in particular, from Glamorous, is well worth picking up.
The heels are all discounted too - perfect for a night out or a stumble along in a foreign club. No need to risk taking your designer beauties overseas when you can pick up such nice shoes at this price.
Take a look and if you buy anything in the sale then let me know in the comments...
You can shop all of my sale picks from ASOS here
SHOP THE PICKS ABOVE by clicking on the products below: