Saturday, 13 September 2014

My New (Comfy) Weekend Obsession - featuring YOUR DREAMCATCHER Grey Off Shoulder Top



You will have to forgive my freshly reddened (and therefore not quite dry and mildly fluffy) hair in the images, but I was lucky enough to be gifted a new top from the lovely people behind yourdreamcatcher.co.uk and I wanted to share with you just how wonderfully comfortable their clothing is. If you are after cosy clothes for after the gym or to slouch in after a hard long day at work, but you don't want to look like a scruffy mess (or worse still this guy) then you should really check out their range. This is good quality stretch cotton which is comfortable as well as looking pretty amazing. What's not to like?

Want to know the best thing about this top? I don't even own an iron. These pictures were taken straight out of the bag. This is my kind of loungewear... It even shows off the top of my sleeves and a hint of my skull brooch tattoo!

Here's the stock image from their website too.



So if you are in the market for some new scrubs as the darker days start to draw in then please give the Your Dreamcatcher range a look. Now all I need to do is get my hands on the gorgeously soft looking jogging bottoms to go with the top! :)

Enjoy the comfort and follow your dreams!

Friday, 12 September 2014

THE 'HOORAY FOR THE WEEKEND' SAYS SAMANTHA // A LOOKBOOK EDIT - featuring My Paired Down Style



Mango
Grey Tweed Sweater

Jimmy Choo
Grey Preston Panama Wedge Hi-Top Sneakers



Joe's Jeans
Pink Mid-rise Coated Skinny Jeans in Raspberry


Herno
Khaki Puffer Coat with Knit Neck


Balenciaga
Black Giant 12 City Leather Tote

Echo
Black River Tweed Muffler Scarf

Thursday, 11 September 2014

THE ROCK CHICK OUTFIT EDIT - featuring Sam Edelman Kenny Stiletto Booties in Black


The rather oddly named Kenny boots from Sam Edelman are a bit of a winner. (You can BUY THEM NOW right here).

The horn heels are reminiscent of McQueen, the buckles nod to the classic Vivienne Westwood pirate strap boots, and the overall look is one of extreme height and sex appeal. What's not to love?

They really are gorgeous from each and every angle.

Can you tell that I like them just a little bit? Sorry (not sorry) for the extreme close-up picture spammage - but they are so beautiful!

And now for how I want to style them...



Theory
Leandria Jacket with Leather Lapels / Cuffs in Black

Torn By Ronny Kobo
White Britta Dress


House Of Holland
Fishnet Animal Tights


Stella McCartney
Black Noemi Tote Bag


Alexander McQueen
Silver Jewelled Skull Ring

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

THE PRACTICAL AND ETHICAL EDIT - featuring Toms Guatemalan Stripe Nepal Boots in Navy and Taupe



I think for Winter weekend wear these are a really cute alternative to UGGs if you've just had enough of them. Comfort and warmth are of a premium when it's cold, especially for those of us who face a commute every frosty morning, so these could even become your new early morning BFFs.

Bright-striped and shearling lined, this cozy yet striking boot celebrates winter in an upbeat and unique style.
Features:
Suede-woven upper
Shearling lining with fold-down collar
Moccasin-inspired whip stitching
Solid rubber outsole
With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. One for One. Now you can wear your Toms all tear around and feel good every time you buy a new pair. Plus they have the bonus of being approximately half the cost of a pair of UGG boots, so maybe you should just buy both colours?

(Yes, I am really tempted)

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

THE IMPRACTICAL BUT GORGEOUSLY LUXE EDIT - Oscar de la Renta Black Camille Embellished Mesh Ankle Boots


Oscar de la Renta
Camille Embellished Mesh Ankle Boots - BUY THEM NOW




Obviously it's not escaped my attention that these particular little booties from Oscar De La Renta are not exactly casual daywear. I realise they will be useless in a hailstorm, and that you'd need to be thoroughly adept at dodging puddles while wearing them. They almost don't really constitute anything we've grown up thinking boots as even being. And do you know what? I really do not care. They are amaing. Take a look at them on the runway to see what I mean.





They make a refreshing change to 'just another pair of evening pumps', and I wish they could be mine. I have no reason to own them and nowhere to wear them. But when they look like that, does that really matter?



Monday, 8 September 2014

NEW SEASON ALERT - featuring Ugg Blayre II Foldover Cuff Suede Boot in Black


Buy them now


Aah, good old UGG boots. They've been a staple in many of our shoe closets for many a year by now, and I am sure I'm not alone when I say that I'm in no way ready to move on in terms of Winter footwear just yet. I do still have classic boots in fact (what I like to think of as the 'original UGGs') but I do always get a little bit excited when I see what new things they have come up with every year.

I had a pair of gorgeous deep brown Grandle boots as one of my Christmas presents last year which are simply amazing. UGGs meet biker boots? What's not to love. And these follow a very similar theme...

I think I may have to add a pair of these to the collection. I currently have about five pairs of UGGs I think. If you've never had a pair or if you just fancy a change from one of the classic styles, then why not give Blayre a try? And if you already own a pair and have anything to say about them then please let me know in the comments!

Friday, 5 September 2014

'Engaging Jacket Slut Mode' - My Favourite Five Current AllSaints Jackets



Regular readers will know that I have more than a few pieces (a-herm!) of AllSaints clothing, and if truth be told my wardrobe is full of their clothes. I spend all winter in their leathers and cashmere jumpers, and their jackets are one of my most favousite things in the whole wide world. So I've taken a look and picked out my personal 'Favourits Five' jackets to go buy right now. Enjoy!

Starting with my favourite - Malver. Central to the AllSaints new season leathers are slim silhouettes crafted from the highest grade leathers. Deliver an edge with the Malver leather jacket, with an oversized funnel neck and dropped shoulder, crafted from spanish merino sheepskin. Wear with plain jersey for a clean aesthetic. - £898



Their new season jackets use traditional silhouettes updated in high grade wool yarn. The Suki cropped M65 jacket is an attitude-driven style, with classic M65 detailing and shiny gunmetal zips. Wear it with lightweight tees. - £298



Our new season leathers use individually sourced skins and innovative washes. The Bleeker leather biker jacket is an investment piece. Crafted from high grade lambskin, spray washed and tumbled for a cleaner finish, and then detailed with diamond quilting inspired by traditional design. Wear it with textured jersey and skinny denim. - £328



The Reya blazer is an office to evening staple. Made in an Italian virgin wool blend cloth, with a contrast shawl collar, and an asymmetric draped front for a relaxed silhouette. Wear with simple jersey and skinny denim. - £258



This season is all about details, from military to classic bomber. Make the Quin bomber jacket the newest addition to your wardrobe. Made from Italian viscose cloth, this style features a dropped shoulder with cropped sleeves. Wear it with dark denim for a muted aesthetic. - £258

Thursday, 4 September 2014

EVEN MORE LOUBIES - featuring Christian Louboutin Champagne Gold or Black Glitter Audrey 100 Suede Sandals


Audrey is a Christian Louboutin style that has somehow flown under the radar for me. I am in love with the style but perhaps bot entirely enamoured with the colour of these heels. The champagne gold isn't really for me, but the straps are really cute, right? Not to worry, they come in a gorgeous black glitter too (as worn by Kate Moss)! Scroll down for those, but for those of you who grew up coveting Kylie's endless supply of Jimmy Choo gold strappy heels, then these are just for you (they look amazing from the back).

The black glitter is much more me. Although it took me a very long time to get my head around the notion of black for sandals (and sometimes it still feels a bit wrong) I must admit that it's perfect for this particular style. The only thing I would have loved even more would be a deep park gunmetal pewter.

Which takes your heart - the gold or the black?

Click on either colour to view more info, pricing and even more pictures. If the black is good enough for this gorgeous lady, then they are good enough for me...

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

It's our 1200th post - we're celebrating with SIX pairs of gorgeous Christian Louboutin heels!



This is the 1200th post on Shoeniverse, so I thought it might be nice to celebrate a little with the incomparable beauty of some delicate Christian Louboutin heels. Many thanks for your support over the past 26 months, and here's to the next 1200 posts! :)

It might be 'Hump Day' but this gorgeous eye candy will brighten up even the dullest of Wednesday mornings! My favourites are the gold glitter Space Noeud slings at the bottom of the post - they are amazing.

Christian Louboutin
Pink 100mm Apostrophy Suede Slingback Pumps



Christian Louboutin
Transparent Bille Et Boule Multi 100mm Pumps



Christian Louboutin
Red Simplenodo 85 Patentleather Pumps




Christian Louboutin
Gold Glitter Pigalle Follies Pumps






Christian Louboutin
Pink Pigalle Follies Patent Leather Pumps




Christian Louboutin
Gold Space Noeud 100mm Sandals