Friday, 21 November 2014

The 'put them away until next Summer' Wedges Post featuring Pierre Hardy Brown Leather and Denim Wedge Sandals

Pierre Hardy
Brown Leather and Denim Wedge Sandals

You all know by now, I would imagine (unless you are new to Shoeniverse, and if so then hello you!) that I love to buy things off-season to grab a bargain. Purchases like neutral designer summer shoes are always a great investment and you can safely know that you are going to utterly rock your Summer holiday poolside look in 2015.

When we think of Pierre Hardy we think of contemporary cool, and these wedges fit the bill. Combining ecru and tan leather with a touch of indigo denim, the contrasting colours and textures keep this pair quirky. Try them with cropped trousers for a hint of ankle and a clear view of the sleek wooden heel. They'd look equally fantastic with a sarong and a bikini for grabbing a cheeky cocktail.

Down from £375 to under £190, this is a no-brainer investment piece that works for almost anyone.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

The Festive Cheer Edit featuring the AMAZEBALLS Free People Red Very Merry Dress

This might just be the perfect dress for a festive occasion, or for Christmas Day.

Strapless dress with a sweetheart neckline and a tulle trim. Gorgeous embroidery throughout, with a more intricate detail along the hem. Cutout in back. Hidden side zip.

I love it - would you be brave enough to wear it?

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Samantha's FAVOURITE Cashmere Sweater Dress for Winter 2014/15

Grey Geo Intarsia Cashmere Sweaterdress

This dress is top of my personal cashmere wishlist for this winter. Luckily it's been fairly mild thus far, but I know that when the cols snap really starts to kick in then there's nothing better than layering up with super soft cashmere, and for some reason it always feels better in grey!

This is currently at 40% off too...

*tries to resist*

*fails dismally*

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The Amazing Bargain Wedges (if you are a US 6) - the Free People Black Lily Mini Wedge

These are down from £100 to less than £17 - but are almost sold out...

Strappy faux leather wedge sandal with stud detailing and adjustable leather ankle strap. They are very, very cool and well worth picking up at this price.

That's a cool saving of just over 80%. Happy shopping!

Monday, 17 November 2014

The Victoria Beckham VB Leather Edit

Victoria Beckham
Black Joan Leather Biker Jacket

Apologies for the unscheduled mini-hiatus at the end of last week. Things got a little hectic work-wise and I had to let the posts slip! So to make up for the gap in regular posts, what better way to return than with some high quality leather from none other than Victoria Beckham Denim.

A hard-working piece that will only improve with age, the Joan leather biker jacket truly is an investment. Timeless in black with a wool collar for aviator-chic, the close fit and belted tabs keep it modern. Make it your own, pairing with everything from razor-sharp stilettos to distressed ankle boots.

Then why not pair it with these utterly amazing leather leggings?

Victoria Beckham
Black Leather Leggings

Victoria Beckham Denim offers a cool alternative to the skinny black jean. Skin-tight and super sleek, these leather leggings are are great off-duty option. We love the zipped ankles - a resolutely urban detail. Style with a casual knit and bright white sneakers. They were made for wedge trainers and a badass attitude.

This is a look that I adore and would happily wear any day of the week.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Sparkle like a Glitterball - featuring Dune Gold Ballroom Lurex Courts

It's probably fair to say that with Ballroom, Dune have produced something of a showstopping party heel. Dazzle with each step in these stunning little lurex courts. The pointed toe and stiletto heel will sharpen up your party look in an instant.

The only fault of these shoes is the heel and trim. How I wish that Dune had chosen high shine silver rather than gold. Then the Ballroom heels would pretty much have been glitterballs right on your feet. But even though the gold isn't my favourite, the actual detailing of the sparkling finish is exquisite for a pair of high street heels. Especially when you consider that they retail at around the £80 mark.

The heel is a bit of a blocker for me (please Dune, bring out a silver version!) but they are amazing and at a fantastic price if you like your golden party shoes.

Monday, 10 November 2014

The Ultimate Christmas Party Heels Shopping List

I love shopping for party shoes - it's one of my favourite things. The bonus to The Chap being considerably taller than me - so much so in fact that I've never managed to be the same height even in 6 inch heels - means there's no limit when choosing footwear to dance the night away.

If you click the image above you can browse all of my party heels for the Holidays 2014, or see below for my top 8 picks. I hope you are ready for some glitz and glamour because these heels are seriously hot and their style will turn heads. A closer look at the styles featured above is right behind the jump...

Friday, 7 November 2014

The 'Wear It Everywhere' Edit

This is just about the most versatile go-to outfit that I could come up with from the week's new items. Fitted high neck top and soft cosy draped cardigan, paired with high-shine silk jeans and Valencino heels. Perfect for both work and play.

Urban Zen
Blue Crossed Over Top

Urban Zen
Blue Riflesso Draped Cardigan

Jeans - Jimmy Jimmy Skinny in Black

Black Dotcom Pump

Thursday, 6 November 2014

The 'It's My Birthday' Edit - featuring LOTS of luxurious things!

Minuet Dba Audrea Inc
Birthday Magic Dress in Black

This is a dress that's fit for a birthday Princess. Yes, it's all about me for the day so here's a post of pure indulgence.

Now for a little birthday wishlist action...

Agent Provocateur
Red Birthday Suit Babydoll

Agent Provocateur
Red Birthday Suit Bra

Agent Provocateur
Red Birthday Suit Ouvert

Agent Provocateur
Red Birthday Suit Suspender

Happy Birthday 12 Slot Credit Card Wallet

Today is my birthday - and so it's a day to celebrate all of the gorgeous luxury things with a pretty dress, luxury leather goods and some sensual designer lingerie.

Giuseppe Zanotti
Red Suede Ankle Strap Yvette Heels

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Monochrome Marvels - featuring Nicholas Kirkwood Ryder Ankle Boots & Marc By Marc Jacobs Black Too Hot To Handle Printed Hoctor Bag

I am fairly certain that - strictly speaking - I shouldn't like these. They look a little bit like bowling shoes. Yet for some reason I find myself captivated by them - and I'd wear them in a heartbeat. They are a totally acceptable version of how to wear trainers almost anywhere.

Grey calf leather ankle boot with black leather accents from Nicholas Kirkwood. Black elasticated side panels. Black leather strap runs across the arch and is secured with a gold tone buckle. Pointed toe. Black and white foam midsole.

Then to complete the monochrome accessories, why not add this:

This bag couldn't have a more apt name.

Bold stripes bring contemporary appeal to this leather marc by marc jacobs bag. An enameled logo plate accents the front, and an inset magnet secures the top. Top handle and optional, adjustable cross-body strap.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Party Season Prep - featuring the Chi Chi Beige Debut Your Dazzle Dress

This party dress by Chi Chi London sure is worthy of the praise it receives when you step out to reveal its very sexy yet sweet strapless silhouette! The black mesh overlay of this tulle-lined fit and flare offers a striking contrast to its champagne-hued lining, while golden embroidery and floral appliqu├ęs make for an utterly captivating look.

This is one fo the most obvious looks for the festive party season 2014 but shouldn't be overlooked. For Christmas or new year, this is sure to turn heads.

Here are some shoe options for you to wear with this stunner of a dress (as with all items just click on an image to learn more and buy):. These are my top picks for party ready footwear to wear with this gown.

Gold Champagne Stiletto heel Mule

Manolo Blahnik
Beige Nadira 70mm Pump with Crystals

Giuseppe Zanotti
Gold Metallic Snake-effect Leather Mules