Saturday, 28 September 2013
Just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to the readers of Shoeniverse, to all the fashion bunnies and shoe fairies out there who have visited my blog since the start and enjoy what I do.
I am actually off getting inked as I post this (it's queued, and I am finally getting my wrists done - woohoo!) so I want to wish you all a fantastic weekend. Do something fun. Treat yourself. Be nice to people.
Here's to the next 1000 posts!
Friday, 27 September 2013
ASOS are well established for being one of the online go-to places for fantastic fashion at prices that often amaze me. This dress, at just £50, is the perfect sparkling party season / date night number without breaking the bank. It's cute, flirty and fun, flattering to most shapes and lends itself to lots of different shoes and accessories. You can't go far wrong.
See below for the footwear options I've picked out, all under £50 each too - so you can build yourself a holiday season ready outfit for £100 or less.
Tan Heeled Strappy Sandals
Black Trouble Studded Shoe Boots
Silver Heir Diamantã Strappy Slingback Sandals
Pink Tanvir Patent Pu
I had another dress picked out for this post and it's sat in draft, but unfortunately when I saw this I figured we'd just HAVE to feature this on dress week. It's reduced at Karen Millen from £140 to just £41, so if you want to buck the LBD trend this Holiday Season, why not try a sweet dash of buttery golden lemon?
But then of course you will need shoes! My picks as below - and they start from just £16!
Tamara01 Heel Sandal In Beige
Gold Come Around Peep Toe Shoes
Beige Platform Peeptoe
Fierce - Gold Metallic Leather Sandal
This might just possibly be my favourite ever cherry red dress. It's the perfect shade, the draping is exemplary, and the finished look is feminine and flattering. Such a beautiful example of bias craftsmanship and design. This really does deserve to be adorning an Academy Award winning actress in my opinion. It is of course full length so the shoes would only show when the dress was being held up at the front (steps etc) but it demands the most beautiful footwear to finish the look. Just look how incredible the drapework is at the front.
So to the shoes. My picks below. The dress, in this case, will always be the star of the show but these heels can definitely hold their own. Whether you want metallic, colour match, neutral or black, it all works with this amazing gown.
Silver Metallic Leather Sandals
Red Suede Multi Strap Sandals
Black Bow Diamante Sandals
Pink Closed Toe Couture
Thursday, 26 September 2013
Dress Week Part 2 - feat the ULTIMATE Wedding Shoe - CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Vendome Metallic Platform with "Something Blue"
For me, these are the ultimate wedding shoe for any bride. I know, it's a bold statement, but as regular readers will know, I don't do white shoes. So for me these are perfect. You can wear them afterwards should you wish to. They are beautiful and simple and as such would suit any style of dress, and best of all they even cover your 'something blue' with their sweet baby blue lining. What could be better than that? I've always loved Vendome, so seeing it here without the red and black drama only goes to prove what truly beautifully styled heels they really are.
So for the ultimate heel you need of course the ultimate gown. I made four recommendations last week but see below for even more.
White Embellished Crepe-Silk Wedding Gown
DOLCE & GABBANA
White Wedding Gown
White Always Forever Gown
Wednesday, 25 September 2013
One shoe and some dress week options. I do love these, so ornate and over the top. They embody everything I first fell in love with about Giuseppe Zanotti heels. Beautiful, elegant, and sex appeal like nothing else. But how could you wear these for different occasions? I've picked four dresses to make these heels suitable for a number of situations, proving that even heels like this can be worn for daytime with the right outfit.
|WEDDING GUEST - DIANE VON FURSTENBERG |
Red Giada Crepe Dress
|DATE NIGHT - HERVÉ LÉGER |
Red Bandage Mini Dress
|OFFICE/MEETING - MICHAEL BY MICHAEL KORS |
Red Belted Stretch Crepe Dress
|NIGHT OUT - DKNY |
Red Crepe Dress
Which of the dresses is your favourite? Would you dare to wear these heels with gold instead?
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Carrying on with dress week I thought I'd mix it up a little with this sleek and sexy ankle length gown from BCBGMAXAZRIA. I adore the cutout back feature and the thigh split skirt, and yet it's so simple in colour and without any embellishments that you can really afford to have fun with the shoe choices.
See below for a broad selection of heels that would work - which ones are your favourites? Demure or a fun bright?
|STELLA MCCARTNEY |
Animal Capped Toe Snakeprint Shoes
|GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI |
Blue Patent Stiletto Pump
|STEVE MADDEN |
Gold Dipsie Sm Rhinestone Platform Court Shoes
|NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD |
Green Chiffon Trimmed Suede Ankle Boots
Multicolor Daffodile Multiprint Platform Red Sole Pump
Orange Open Toe
Solitaire Platform Pump Hot Pink
Yellow Lance Neon Patentleather Sandals
Monday, 23 September 2013
The extreme waterfall tailoring on this dress is one of the most beautiful pieces I've seen in a long time. So much so that we are kicking off the week's posts with a post devoted to how to wear it and options of what would work best.
Showcasing a dramatic silhouette inspired by this season's catholic theme, this Alexander McQueen dress features a waterfall dip hem skirt with contrast red lining for a striking finish. Offset the bold interior colour by teaming it with black stockings and shoes. Or red. Either way there is now way to not make a huge statement in this dress.
So to the shoes... here are my picks of heels strong enough to stand up to this dress and not be overshadowed.
Alien Peep Toe Wedges
Black Leather Lace-up Ankle Boots
Red 150mm Suede Platform Pumps
Red Wedge Pump