Friday, 2 November 2012

FNBA - Lady Gres inspired heels from AX Paris in nude



And so to round off the week if you haven't got thousands to spend on a paif of Louboutins but you LOVE the look of this week's TFL - then why not try these from AX Paris?

The High Street Heroes that can only be described truthfully as blatant copies of Lady Gres are actually pretty good at it too. Yes we have a flash of red at the peep toe but other than that they are very true to the originals, albeit at a much more budget friendly £35.99. These are a faux suede upper as opposed to the buttery leather, but as I mentioned before I have more often seen the Lady Gres pumps in suede, and they do a fine job of getting the designer inspired look on a tiny budget.

They sport a high 6 inch heel and concealed platform, your legs will look gorgeously long and you can rock the designer look without sacrificing on something else to be able to afford the Loubs!

Buy Yours Now - £35.99

TFL - Lady Gres platform pumps by Christian Louboutin in nude



These are one of my favourite all-time shoes from Christian Louboutin, so it seemed fitting on this cold and dreary Friday afternoon to add them to the Shoeniverse collection of The Friday Luxe.



I have normally wanted these shoes in suede, but to be fair they work just as well in the soft buttery nude leather. They look so gorgeously warm and inviting, and they might just be the ultimate in leg lengthening perfection.



They are available at Barneys and will cost you a pretty penny sadly, but fear not ladies as I know where you can get the look for a lot LOT less. Check back at 6pm for the FNBA and get ready to want to spend!

Buy Yours Now - $1295

PPP heels courtesy of P-Carli by Steve Madden



Before the week's Friday Luxe and Bargain Alert, time to squeeze in a little bit of bright pink Steve Madden goodness to keep you awake this Friday afternoon!



These are the apitome of 'Bubblegum Barbie' and are also extremely 80's retro in their look and feel. Nonetheless they are a gorgeous colour if teamed with the right outfit, and sang out to me when I saw them on the Sarenza website.



If you would like to take them home, click through to see more - simply beautiful!

Buy Yours Now - £71.99


Oh My Peeptoes platform pumps by Office - Like Giuseppe Zanotti Sharon



If you are a fan of the Giuseppe Zanotti Sharon peep toe heels, then these will be something of a treat. They are shall we say, extremely familiar in their look - right down to the tear shaped peep toe cutout.

I love the original designer style as you know, so it's welcome to see a High Street Hero taking on such an iconic designer shape. I also love the red upper - also available in black - and these could easily be a real winner as a bargain party or going out shoe to see you through!

Buy Yours Now - £65

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Grey pointy toe courts in patent by Red Valentino



I struggled to choose between the two, so thought it best to show you these as well as the glittery ones in the last post. These are of course much more understated, and seeing as I have always had a huge love of dark grey footwear, they are just my kind of shoes.



The bows are gorgeous and add a nice touch of fussiness, while the simple feminine curves of the heels do the rest of the work. Practical yet stylish, Red Valentino's gorgeous heels will quickly become a firm favourite in your wardrobe. Let their classic design lend an embellished feel to your favourite on-duty looks - take your style cues from Audrey Hepburn and pair with a drainpipe trouser.

Buy Yours Now - £262

Pointed toe glitter bow courts from Red Valentino



How much of a princess are you likely to feel whilst wearing these? Wow - absolutely a beautiful example of how to use glitter for maximum impact. A pair of glitter heels are indispensable for the upcoming party season and will instantly pep up your evening look with style. The comfy 11cm tall stiletto heel makes these a smart choice to tackle a tricky desk to dinner dress code!

They are of course not cheap but a worthy investment piece if you are able. Even if you can't make them yours they are surely at least something to enjoy and admire during your Thursday lunch break.

Buy Yours Now - £275

Glitter Bow Platform heels by Blink at New Look - Online Exclusive



I just had to show you these. They are being stocked by New Look but only online, so click through if you want them as you won't find them stocked in stores.



So cute and sparkly - plus if you loved the multi-coloured glitter of last week's TFL - Linda by Jimmy Choo but need to watch the pennies then these are a great alternative.

Buy Yours Now - £44.99

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Black studded spike curved heel ankle boots from New Look



Something dark and spiky to finish off Halloween? I think so... These are new in at New Look and I really like them.



The spike embellishment really does it for me, and whilst the curve on the heel perhaps isn't as extreme as I would like, they are still fantastic for a high street find that sells for less than £30.



I doubt they will be around long at that price, so click through and grab them while you can if you like them...

Buy Yours Now - £29.99

Last Minute Halloween Costume - Catwoman featuring Moda In Pelle



Possibly one of the easiest costumes to rustle up with NO notice, you can strut your stuff as Catwoman and feel sexy at your Halloween bash - even in fact if you just fancy dressing up at home!

Julie Newmar is Catwoman for me - deliciously beautiful, but Anne Hathaway really surprised me in the latest Batman movie. Sweet, sexy, intelligent and the simple outfit with the killer heeled boots is just perfect. Also extremely easy to pull off!

Firstly head on down to Claire's where a sequin headband with fluffy cat ears will cost you just £3.50...



Then you need killer boots too - of course.



These gorgeous boots from Moda In Pelle are called Seliner - surely a nod to the gorgeous Miss Selina Kyle from Batman? The stretch panel at the back will also ensure a snug fit for those of you with slim calves and a welcome bit of extra give for those of us who struggle to get knee high boots to fit!

Pair them with a simple pair of thick leggings and roll neck jumper and a chunky belt - instant understated sexiness - plus you will keep warm too!

Buy Yours Now - £169.95


Power of Love heeled platform sandals by Miss Selfridge



Before we do the Halloween last minute costume post to finish off the 31st, let's look at something delightfully beautiful - and they also reminded me of Rocky Horror - they are kind of Halloween related!



Can't you imagine Frank-n-furter strutting his fabulous stuff in these if it was being made now?



Amazing shoes, and just £70 - so yet again Miss Selfridge are delivering the High Street Hero alerts week after week. Gosh, so very pretty! Also fierce as well - what would you wear them with?

Buy Yours Now - £70

French Connection Double Post - Madison heels and Maralin flats






Buy Yours Now - £28

I wanted to show these to you as a pair, both because not everybody loves towering heels as much as I do, but also because they are the heeled/flat versions of the same fabric, and they are both extremely covetable.

The flat also sports a patent bow and pointed heel - and I do wish the platform pump had the bow as well - then they would have been just about perfect!

They are both reduced price too - and the flats coming in at less than £30 would make them a worthy fashionably addition to any working wardrobe.

What do you think?

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Party on a Budget - Sequin bow ballerina flats by Faith at Debenhams



These are just beautiful - and I came to thinking that not everyone wants to wear heels to a party, or perhaps for some reason you have an injury or other reason why you can't wear heels. Fear not, as there are an array of gorgeous flats out there which would work equally well to see you sparkle and shine all night long.

These are from Faith and will cost you less than £30, so are comparable with the budget heels that I showed you already. They are particularly 'ruby slipper-esque' with the bow and they are definitely party ready.

Buy Yours Now - £28

Tan leather low heel buckle boot from Debenhams



Aren't these boots just adorable? They look warm too - always a bonus at this time of year - and would see you through a shower should you get caught out and about.

I love the colour of them, and as I write this they are on a 25% discount - sorry if this is finished when you are reading this. Original price is still under £100 though so even if you don't get the discount, you can be assured that they are a fantastic buy for the price.

I love tan boots and buckle boots... so it's nice to step away from the party heels to show these off! New in at the Debenhams website, if you are in the market for new tan boots then please take a look as they might be just what you have been looking for!

Buy Yours Now - £67.50 // £90.00

Michelada sparkly platforms by Coast stores in two colours



Buy Yours Now - £100



Buy Yours Now - £100

I love these party shoes from Coast for being very contemporary and for the choice of colours. From a distance they might look like gold or silver shoes, but take a closer look at the sequins and you will see a beautiful grey mix with bright platform and heel or a beige brown mix with a touch of rose gold.

Either one could be worn as a statement with a neutral LBD or similar and look fabulous for the party season. Whilst not as credit card friendly as the budget buys from yesterday, these heels at £100 are still reasonable if you are looking for a better workmanship quality for your party shoes so they last more than a single season.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Party on a Budget - 2x designer inspired platforms from AX Paris



Buy Yours Now - £41.99



Buy Yours Now - £38.99

I thought that to end the day, seeing as I just could not decide between them that I would add two styles into the one post and see which ones you all liked the best! Plus they are both around the £40 mark so there is always a chance you might be in the mood to treat yourself and buy them both...

Both of these styles are heavily shall we say 'inspired' by a certain red soled designer and a certain very well known style. They are actually fairly good for a high street copy if you are looking to 'get the look' of a designer shoe without the hefty price tag.

My favourites are the black patent ones, but the sparkly ones are fab too - plus as today has been all about getting your party look on a budget, in case you do want everyone staring at your gorgeous shoes then the sparkly version will probably get more attention!

Party on a Budget - all over diamante heels from AX Paris



Keeping with the theme for the day, yet more budget party shoes - this time from AX Paris and a style that's new in and will cost you less than £35! These gorgeous all over diamant√© beauties are stunning and feature a concealed platform and a thin metal pin heel - very glitzy and sparkly but also really on trend too.

They are also available in black if a light party shoe isn't what you are searching for...



I think these are fantastic value for the money. They feature a towering 6 inch heel and are currently available in sizes UK 3-8 - but I would say if you do like them then grab them now if you can - they won't be around long at this price.

Buy Yours Now - £32.99


Party on a Budget - studded shoe boots from George at Asda



These cute little shoe boots with studs are also from George at Asda who are on something of a roll now with High Street Heroes at a bargain price. These ones are just £18 and if sequins are not really your thing, these have more of a rock chick edge, and should compliment a harder look. Love them actually. I would never EVER have guessed they were from Asda!



The only thing I would have changed, for me would have been to have silvertone zips and studs... but really for less than £20 I am being ridiculously picky. I think that for a high street supermarket chain, Asda are doing rather well on the bargain shoe front this winter and giving the other cut price retailers such as Primark and Peacocks a real run for their money.

Buy Yours Now - £18

Party on a Budget - sequin heel pumps by George at Asda




Kicking off the week with a £14 bargain from Asda George with a very on trend sequin heel - and not being too high either, you could comfortably dance the night away in these. A little bit of nude patent and some sparkle too? Can't be bad really - and as I said the heel is blocky and not too high at all at 3.5inches.



Really cute little shoes for a steal - hard to say no really! A true pre Christmas High Street Hero for sure! Perfect for if your Christmas party is straight from work and you don't want to have to take spare shoes to change into!

Buy Yours Now - £14