Friday, 22 March 2013

FNBA - ZARA Wedge Espadrille and Whisky Vamp Shoe with Jute Platform

Vamp Shoe with Jute Platform - £49

Wedge Espadrille - £39

Both of these styles are new in at Zara, and coming in at under £50 each made it nigh on impossible for me to decide which one I liked best - hence I decided to feature them both as the Friday Night Bargain Alert to round off the week's posts.

I would imagine that at least one of these styles would appeal to most of us, and many of you (myself included) will like them both. It's too close to call for which I think is best, although at a push I would probably get a little bit more wear out of the wedge style simply from a comfort standpoint. Summertime and wedges are the perfect match. Plus the deep tan upper on both styles means they can be worn with just about anything. How can you go far wrong?

The best thing about Zara shoes, as well as the gorgeous designs, is the price. So maybe you don't have to choose and fancy treating yourself to both? Links to buy below - have a great weekend!

Buy ZARA Vamp Shoe with Jute Platform

Buy ZARA Wedge Espadrille

TFL - CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Black Vendome Peep Toe Pumps

The Louboutin Vendome peep toe pumps were a natural choice for The Friday Luxe this week - just about the perfect peep toe pump. A sassy dash of red at the toe. The signature red leather sole. Yes, everything you could ever really want from a classic Loubi style is in perfect place on these heels.

The profile shot, as you would have expected, doesn't fail to impress.

The back shot, featuring a proper look at that signature red sole of course is just as good. These shoes are ready for their close up - from every angle.

I am honestly not sure that shoes get much better than this. These are my shoe heaven! Make them yours from Barneys New York for £559.

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ALAÏA Gold Chain-embellished Metallic Leather Ballet Flats

These cute little flats from Alaïa in bronze are just about the perfect designer neutral flat. Plus at The Outnet at the moment you can pick them up for less than half their original list price!

I like the fact they are fancy enough to be able to dress them up a little, but they would be equally at home with jeans and an oversized jumper as well.

If you love your designer flats from brands such as Dior then you will love these. They even come in the most incredible shoe box too...

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Thursday, 21 March 2013


If the Koret pumps are not your thing and vintage styling leaves you cold, then you might just prefer these Bianca spikes from Christian Louboutin. I personally adore the Bianca heels (featured on Shoeniverse a couple of times in various guises) but with spikes, and silver spikes at that? Breathtaking!

Bianca spikes are proof positive that you can have a nude pump with real attitude. I much prefer these to the Pigalle spikes, although both styles work really well. They are also perfect if the amazingly high Alti spikes are just too high for you to walk in.


MANOLO BLAHNIK Beige Koret Slingback Pump

Koret is a gorgeous style from Manolo Blahnik, a perfect mid point between the Campy mary jane pumps, and a classic slingback style.

They are just begging to be worn to work, Mad Men style, with a wiggle dress and a slick of bright red lipstick!

Buy MANOLO BLAHNIK Beige Koret Slingback Pump

RUPERT SANDERSON Pink Denia Patent Leather Platform Pumps

When it comes to thicker heels, the only way they work for me is if they are really really high. These gorgeous Denia heels from Rupert Sanderson is a perfect example of how this can be executed beautifully.

I know that the candy bubblegum pink patent upper won't be for everyone, but in a darker colour these shoes could look rather frumpy. For Spring Summer 2013 the bright colour pop brings a touch of fun and whimsy to the style.

Styling these is easy!

Beige Abies Cropped Jacket
Pink Featherweight Cotton Vneck Sweater
Black Francis Flared Skirt
Beige Faux Leather Bowling Bag

Candy paired with navy and nude - beautiful!

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Wednesday, 20 March 2013

ALDO Orange Suede Fravel Pump

These gorgeous colour pop classic suede pumps are on sale over at Aldo, where you can make them yours for just £45 - saving 50% from their original £90 list price. At this price, for real suede, they really are well worth picking up. They are perfect to add a splash of colour to an office outfit but would also carry through well to evening or even dressed casually with jeans.

I am severely tempted to pick these up. Don't expect them to hang around for long though at this price, so be fast if you do want to buy them, as sizes are selling out quickly.

And now to style them!

Blue Dragonfly Viscose Skater Dress
Orange Bandana Scarf

Timeless - and a look that can carry you through from work to dinner as well.

Buy ALDO Orange Suede Fravel Pump

ZARA Blue High Heel D'orsay Shoe

It's hard to believe that these heels are under £60, but Zara have continued to outshine the rest of the high street competition with their new season styles. The colour of these is particularly stunning and the style is as classic as they come. They are as amazing to look at as some shoes that cost ten times as much, and when the high street manages to achieve that we all have to stop and take a good look.

They are stunning. And here is my favourite way to style them.

Cadmium Red Leather Biker Jacket
Blue V-neck Vest
Cristen Skinny Jeans in White Denim
White Bench Womens Didsbury Ivy Across Body

Buy ZARA Blue High Heel D'orsay Shoe

BIONDA CASTANA Red Tala Scalloped Edge Heeled Shoes

These stunning scalloped heeled sandals are from Bionda Castana, and if statement heels are your thing, then these are sure to turn some heads.

Plus they look amazing when styled so many different ways too!

Simple with jeans and a jacket

Paired with a pretty floral dress and clutch for evening

Wear them to add a splash of colour to a LBD look

Such a pretty and versatile shoe - how would you like to wear them best?

Buy BIONDA CASTANA Red Tala Scalloped Edge Heeled Shoes

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

BURBERRY Brown Clayton Espadrille Wedges

These beautiful Clayton wedhes from Burberry are as classic as they get and might never leave my feet during the summer if I owned them. Brown wedges are just about my favourite of all summer styles (and if you love these but need a purse friendly pair then check out this week's FNBA at 5pm - to get the look for less than £40).

And so to style these...

Purple Faze Stripe Waterfall Playsuit
Pink Mini Flower Glossy Leather Shoulder Bag

A simple effortless summer style you can wear just about anywhere.

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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Black 10mm Sonietta Patent Spiked Ballerinas

So, maybe you love the Pigalle and Lady Peep spikes, but know that the heels are just not practical for your lifestyle or job? Not to worry, you can now enjoy the luxury of Christian Louboutin spikes in a svelte ballerina flat called Sonietta. The patent spikes stops these pretty little ballet pumps from being anywhere near boring.

If you are after a flat with attitude, they don't some much more fierce than this! Plus a gorgeous flash of red sole!

Buy CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Black 10mm Sonietta Patent Spiked Ballerinas