Friday, 31 January 2014


Can you believe that a whole month of 2014 has gone already? So here we are on the last day of January and the UK has finally started to feel cold. However, it's also Friday. This means I feel duty bound to bring to you the very best pick for a sparkling evening outfit. Frankly, this one is a cracker.

From the MiuMiu necklace to the Balmain leather mini dress, this outfit is anything but cheap - but rather than taking itself too seriously wants to have fun on a night out. There's something awfully decadent about candy pink buttery-soft leather, and the detail on this dress is truly masterful. Of course, you could get a similar look with any other bandeau dress, but if it's within budget then this little Balmain number is definitely a cut (or several) above the rest.

The bag is by Stella McCartney, whilst the wrist bling comes from Mango and is a bargain buy at just £12. Well worth picking up even to wear with long sleeve tees and jeans when worn with heels.

Talking of heels, these uber-sparkly stilettos and from Sergio Rossi.

The overall look is one of unabashed femininity. Something we all need to remember to embrace and celebrate once in a while.

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Thursday, 30 January 2014

THE SLIGHTLY LATE THURSDAY POST featuring CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN's Silver Body Strass 100 Crystal Embellished Mesh Pumps

Good morning my lovelies - and apologies for the slightly late post today. I am still recovering and working from home after my knee operation and I, erm, forgot to queue enough posts. I know. Busy busy!


So to make up for it (and to prove just how much I adore each and every one of you, I decided to feature the most extravagant and sparkling Louboutin heels that I could find that hadn't already made an appearance on Shoeniverse.

I think I did rather well.

They are available on MyTheresa for £875 so sadly these are not coming home to me anytime soon, but they are undoubtedly a shining beacon of beauty in an otherwise dull and rather grey Thursday here in the UK.

I am going to go right ahead and say it - I love these WAY more than Pigalle. What do you think?

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

BIKER CHICK SINGS THE BLUES Featuring Leather, Wool & a Peacock Palette

I started off this look with the cute little Mango jacket, and it was intended to be used for a very different looking outfit. However as I browsed around, the pieces just seemed to fit together so seamlessly that I changed the original theme and went with this instead. The jacket is in the sale, and can be picked up for £50 so it's worth getting if you don't have a trusted leather biked jacket already. I am a little over subscribed, as I can't get past my All Saints Karst jacket and have a TopShop leather biker jacket as a backup so I'll be giving it a miss (this time).

I do however really REALLY love this jumper. I love the deconstructed, built on the dummy styling, the use of fabric pieces and engineering in this is stunning, as is the gorgeous colour. I'd already picked out navy DVF pumps to stop this being just another black and grey style, and the different blues and teals seemed to want to join in - and who was I to stop them?

The sparkling glitter polish is a cute touch, and could easily just be worn on the 3rd nail (one of my favourite ways of manicuring at the moment) and then paired with a black or navy high shine (or matter) polish for the other nails if the idea of full glitter makes you balk. It also helps bring together the warmer tones in the jewellery pieces, and softens the look overall. It's a high fashion finish but with pieces that you could easily find replacements and lookalikes for from the high street too. The jacket itself is a steal, and you might even want to try fashioning your own jumper from a standard cut if you are handy with a needle and thread.

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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

ORNATE FLORALS With a Liberal Dash of McQueen

I love this look, and even though the dress is a little more fancy than something that I would normally choose off the rack, by the time it's accessorised well then I think it's pretty striking.

The dress is a little bargain buy from AX Paris, which means that even if the designer accessories are out of your price range, they can easily be replaced with more affordable pieces. The key here is the blend of creamy neutral tan against the black and adding some colour accents pulled from the print. I picked the deep kelly green and the cherry red, however you could also pick out the purple if you prefer. I think the dress would benefit from the wide tan belt, giving it more of a structured and tailored looking silhouette.

The small touches of gold manage to look understated as they are by far the brightest tone of the whole style, but if a chunky ring's not your thing then this would look great swapped out for a wide cuff or a gold tone charm bracelet.

If you'd like to shop any of the pieces then start with the dress (this really is a key pick for Spring/Summer and would work well with tights and boots for now).

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Monday, 27 January 2014

LEATHER AND LACE With a Dash of Blood Red Sparkles

Kicking off the new week on Shoeniverse in the fiercest of fashions with this gorgeous ensemble featuring an origami JW Anderson faux leather dress, intricate lace fishnets from Wolford, and a timeless classic heel in the form of metal tipped slings from the maestro that is Alexander McQueen. The dash of blood red sparkle comes from some very show-off Valentino Rockstud shades and a stunning little Moschino clutch.

This is a seriously sensual look and isn't for the feint hearted, however worn with a ton of confidence and a winning smile (and a Chanel red lip) this is a true standout of an outfit that will turn some serious heads. It's an unashamed attention grabber of an outfit, and one that I love. One of the best things about the dress is the form skimming cut, leaving you able to sip a few cocktails and have dinner and not have to worry about your tummy. This forces this dress into a huge advantage over any bandage dress.

You can recreate this look quite cheaply too, and swap the slings out for biker boots if you want to dress it down.

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