Friday, 29 March 2013

FNSA - ALDO Brown Limeira Embroidered Cowboy Boots

These amazing embroidered cowboy boots from Aldo are hugely discounted - but be fast if you want to get them! They were originally £150 and can now be picked up for just £39 in the sale online.

Perfect casual boots to add some colour and interest to a simple vest and denim cutoff emsemble.

Posts will resume on Monday - until then have a Happy Easter and enjoy the rest of the long weekend!

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TFL - CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Black & Silver Decora 160 Platform Pumps

The Friday Luxe this week features another catch up style from me that's yet to be featured on Shoeniverse - the black and silver Decora 160mm heels from Christian Louboutin.

If you like your heels to be super high and to make a statement then these fit the bill perfectly. Raise the bar for this season's opulent Art Deco tour de force with Christian Louboutin's black suede platform pumps, as a smattering of geometrical crystal bead embellishments gives these sassy sky-highs that eye-searing effervescence.

If you are not already sold on them, then just take a quick look at the back view...

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NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD Multicolor Neon Lace Sandal

The designers continue to love and promote their neon shoes this season, and these bright pink and yellow sandals from Nicholas Kirkwood are among some of the loudest yet!

I am unsure if it's a trend I will embrace myself, but if you do love the look then these colourful summery sandals are a perfect execution of the style.

Styling them could prove problematic however! So if I was to wear them I think I would K.I.S.S them with clean bright white!

White Cascade Sheath
Pink Orla Kiely Bright On The Subject Bag
Pink Classic Wide Bangle
Yellow Neon Plastic Hoop Earrings

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Thursday, 28 March 2013


You might remember the Carvela Galaxy pumps in silver glitter which I was enthusing about a little while ago. The pictures, sadly didn't do the shoe justice (they are amazing in real life) and back then they were of course full price at £110.

Fast forward a few months and you can now pick up the more wearable black fabric version for half price at just £55. If you click through to view the black but want the silver it's there too - also now half price!

If you want something less boring than a standard black pump that you can still get away with wearing to work or to meetings then these might just be what you have been looking for.


MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA Gold Leaf Treated Brogues

If you like your Miu Miu glitter flats, your funky coloured oxfords and your spangly brogues, then chances are you are going to love these completely over the top gold leaf brogues from Maison Martin Margiela. They are going to be noticed however, no matter how you choose to style them, so remember avoid them unless you have the confidence needed to wear them.

Oddly enough, I love them worn with casual wear. I initially I thought of a trouser suit but actually they are rather fun when dressed down.

If you are a lover of statement flats then these should be a part of your shoe collection. I shall keep my eye out for a pewter pair, and then I think I would be sorely tempted to invest in a pair!

Do you give these a huge thumbs up or a big fat raspberry? Buy the way they are now half price and come in well under £300.

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GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI Pink Alien Patent Sandals

One of the most appealing things about these shoes, aside from their obvious sculpted spike heel and pretty cutout vamp and heel, is the brushed suede footbed. It looks really soft! Odd I know, but it looks much more comfortable than some shoes with an almost slippery metallic finish to the insole.

Anyway, now that we have fully discussed my *ahem* preference for comfy non slip insoles on shoes, let's take a closer look at these pretty little sandals. I have long since loved these in liquid metallic finish and black, but it's only now that I have finally seen them in this pretty blush pink that I decided to bring them to Shoeniverse.

Surprisingly they look incredibly high because of the angle, but actually they sport a heel height of 130mm. It is the back view that steals the show though - as is often the case with Giuseppe Zanotti's most fabulous designs. I think it also holds the key to their rather unusual name...

You can wear them for daytime too - just style them with simple classic pieces like the ones below:

Black Walk A Divine Line Dress
Pink Floral appliqu├ęd Leather Mini Shoulder Bag

So cute!

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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

MICHAEL ANTONIO Beige Genet Patent Wedges

If you are, like me, currently getting together your final funds for a break in the sunshine this year, the last thing you want to have to do is spend lots of money on holiday clothes and shoes. However if, like me, you also love to have at least some nice shiny new things to take on holiday with you then these wedges might be just what's in order, coming in at less than £40 and looking much more expensive, neutral and flattering too! I would wear them EVERYWHERE!

They can be yours for just £39 - and I think they might just be your new summer staple go-to wedge.

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Double Nude Slingbacks featuring KURT GEIGER Culprit & Kansas

£140 - now £78

£190 - now £120

As girls we can rarely get enough pairs of nude shoes with their ultimate leg lengthening prowess. Whether you prefer spikes and a pointed toe or studs and a very Giuseppe Zanotti Sharon style platform peep, there is something for you in the current Kurt Geiger sale.

I really like both of them. Which one would you choose to buy?



BADGLEY MISCHKA Pink Adonis Ii High Heel Sandals

If you are looking for a bridesmaid shoe to make your friends squeal when you pick them then you can't go far wrong with the pink Adonis sandal from Badgley Mischka. They are so pretty and can be worn either as a neutral with a deeper colour or to compliment light peach and pink tones. Gorgeous!

They are also very much wearable for evening afterwards too, so they are a better investment for bridesmaids shoes than some. They could even be worn for the bride too if white shoes feels like too much.

My favourite bridal dress of the moment is this from Bebe:

White Off Shoulder Trumpet Bridal Gown Rami Kashou

Plus some modern bridesmaid colour options too:

Fuchsia Ruched Strapless Cationic Chiffon Dress
Blue Strapless Ruched Cationic Chiffon Dress

All of these would work so well with the BM Adonis shoes.

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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

MOSCHINO CHEAP & CHIC Mint Green Bow Front Peeptoe Heels

This might just be the sweetest little bow I have ever seen atop a pair of shoes. The shape is adorable and it owes much also to the silver iridescent metallic finish.

That being said it's now time for the side shot, and I warn you here they are mid heel and very retro, so they won't be for everyone.

I am so torn when it comes to these shoes. I want to love them actually - the mint green upper is feminine and pretty and I want to feel like Jackie Kennedy and look fabulous in them. Sadly I don't believe I could pull them off, but if you are a vintage diva then these could be perfect to add to your shoe collection.

In fairness, even with a really short 60's length summer dress they do look pretty fabulous.

If you would like to make them yours you will find them over at My Wardrobe.

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By the way this is Shoeniverse's 700th post - woohoo!

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Neon Pink Lady Peep 150 Platform Pumps

We featured the Lady Peep in pink way WAY back as the very first TFL post in September 2012. Back then however the colour was very different, more of a signature pink as opposed to these bright beauties that immediately make me think of flourescent highlighter pens!

Neon colour aside, they remain one of my all time favourite Louboutin shapes, and I might even endure the 1980's flashbacks (the decade that style very much did not show up to) to brave wearing these. Having said that wearing them could prove tricky, so let's style them with a K.I.S.S and let them shine.

Grey Layered Vest
Grey Fur Vest
Gray Faded Skinny Jean
Grey Neon Stripe Hobo Bag

The little splash of pink on the bag (now sold out, sorry) is the perfect way to bring the shoes into the outfit while the layered shades of grey really make the colour stand out. This is a very modern way to wear neon without looking like you have just stepped out of a time machine. Remember when it comes to super brights, less is most definitely more.

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VALENTINO Beige Embellished Butterfly Leather Sandals

I love the idea of flat sandals, but I can and often do struggle to wear them. I see them on other girls and they look light and breezy, effortlessly comfortable etc etc,. Me? I put them on and then spend the day feeling short (despite being 5ft 7) and dumpy and wishing I had worn wedges instead. I'm sure they don't look dramatically different on me than on anybody else, but they are a style that I can struggle to feel pretty in.

These beautiful Valentino butterfly adorned ankle strap sandals are however about as pretty as they come.

So in my styling head the following is how I would style them, albeit for somebody else, because no matter how pretty they are I am fairly confident that I would only wear them in the evening on holiday to avoid a mishap when staggering back from an all inclusive open bar!

Pink Shoulder Flower Vest
Beige Patterned Lace Shorts
White Butterfly Coin Purse
Multicolour Flower and Butterfly

Such a sweet summertime outfit, perfect for holidays or when the sun finally decides to show it's face here!

Do you struggle with flat sandals and feeling short and dumpy? How do you style yours to make you feel chic and stylish?

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