Friday, 24 October 2014

I just found your Holiday Heels (you're welcome) featuring Steve Madden Black Maaria Heeled Sandals on sale @ASOS

I know, right? Believe it or not you can get these at the moment over at the ASOS website for just £52. They were originally £80, and will work with everything from leather jeans so party dresses.

Taking a closer look, they are pretty fantastic value, even when viewed close up.

They are amazing value, gorgeously sexy, and easier to walk in than a pump due to the extra stability from the ankle cuff. Currently available online in sizes UK 3-8, if you want them you might want to be quick...

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Weekend Edit (easy styling) boots featuring Fiorentini + Baker

Of course, by now, you all know that I love boots, be it Nike trainers, UGGs, heeled wonders or super slouchers, and these two styles from Fiorentini and Baker and just about perfect for the weekend.

The style at the top is called Stacked. Light bosco brown suede stacked boots from Fiorentini + Baker featuring a round toe, a side buckle fastening and a mid-heel. Perfect for skinny jeans and huge oversized knitwear for an easy anytime weekend look.

The style below is called Palio. Lavagna tawny suede 'palio' bootie from fiorentini + baker featuring a round toe, side buckle fastenings and a low block heel. Wear with tights and tea dresses, under a well worn leather jacket for perfect date night chic.

So gorgeously wearable and butter-soft to boot (excuse the pun).

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Sky High Luxury featuring DSquared2 Black Leather Stiletto Ankle Boots

I would apologise for showing these beauties off from every available angle, but the truth is that I'm not even mildly sorry. Not even a bit. These are a stunning example of why I've long been obsessed with high heeled black ankle boots. What's more they would look perfect when teamed with one of the AllSaints dresses from yesterday too.

Amp up the edge of any outfit with these statement-making stiletto ankle boots from DSquared2 in sleek black leather, featuring a round cap toe, and matching leather covered stiletto high heel. They are, quite simply, perfect.

The heel is so slim and sexy, is there a better way to wear evening footwear? I do love my Louboutins and my pumps and sandals, but there's something undeniably edgy and confident in wearing a boot like this instead and it fits in so much better with both my wardrobe and my attitude.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The Shoeniverse AllSaints Party Dress Edit

Naturally when I think of dressing up I rely on my staple from the high street to glam me up. I have a lot (too many? No, I didn't think so either) of the high end AllSaints dresses and eveningwear. The weight of fabrics, the glorious silks and hand embellishments always make me feel special and properly dressed for evening. So naturally with party season coming up I thought that I'd take a look at the dresses of the season for inspiration.

Each of these three gowns are flawless in their own way. Simple and elegant, yet far from plain or boring, each one manages to bring the edgy styling that I love from AllSaints so successfully to eveningwear.

Firstly, a dress that debuted in NYFW, there's Cecile:

The new season embellished dresses are sleek pieces highlighted by hand-sourced components. First featured in NYFW, the AllSaints Cecile dress is a fully hand-embellished style, constructed using a unique technique altering between deep ink sequins and rectangular shaped glass pipes. Wear it with biker boots for a deliberate contrast.
Model is 5'11" and wears a UK size 10.

Next up is my favourite, called Aglow.

For the new season, this is am embellished dresses use hand-sourced components found in India. The Aglow dress is a stand-out evening style. A combination of beads and sequins are mixed and applied in stripes, degrading in width from wide at the hem to thin at the neckline. Again would look amazing with sky high biker boots or trainers.
Model is 5'11"" and wears a uk size 8.

Lastly, if you prefer to wear sleeves, there's Kika.

The AllSaints Kika dress was been cut on the bias (a direction of the woven that causes the garment to accentuate body lines and drape softly) with glass pipes, shiny sequins and metallic thread-work creating a grid design. Wear it on its own with bright pumps and a plain clutch.
Model is 5'11" and wears a uk size 8.

These are my dresses of the season so far.

Monday, 20 October 2014

The Halloween Costume Edit featuring me as Sailor Mars

If you follow me on Twitter - not as Shoeniverse but as my uber-geek self @Dinkyprincessa - then you may have seen this post which shows me in this gorgeous little Sailor Mars outfit. And yes, I had to buy a brand new long black wig with a fringe just for this outfit. The funny thing is, it's closer to my natural hair colour but my own hair never does a fringe (bangs) well so it's not a style I'd ever have. But I do kind of like it, especially with the headband!

"The Guardian of Fire and Passion Sailor Mars! You will refrain from underestimating women! And with Mars Power, you will burn! These high-heeled legs will deliver your punishment!"
— Sailor Mars's speech in Act 5.

I am a wee bit obsessed with Sailor Mars right now...

The costume is not of my own design, but was a gift from the gorgeous people who run Fancy Dress Queen, and you can buy it here for £23.99. If you're unsure who Sailor Mars is by the way, you can read more here (and see below).

Sailor Mars is the second Senshi discovered in the original series. She has the power to create and control fire so that it can be used as a weapon against her enemies. In addition, she can throw magic scrolls and dispel evil spirits by using chants, which she can also do in everyday life. She eventually receives the ability to perform new attacks with the Mars Arrow and the Mars Crystal, which also represent the source of her powers. Sailor Mars also possesses psychic abilities, including premonitions. She is sometimes called by another title, “the Soldier of War”.
The civilian alter ego of Sailor Mars is Rei Hino, a teenaged Shinto priestess who lives with her grandfather. Her training as a priestess gives her a heightened spiritual ability. Like the other girls in the series, she is a teenaged student, but she attends a different school. Her Senshi uniform matches the colour of her priestess robes.

The Sailor Mars costume features a white body with a bright red skirt and sailor collar. A navy blue bow is fixed to the front. Matching gloves and a jewelled headband are included. The costume is excellent quality, super stretchy for a sexy smooth fit, and is actually really comfortable. Available in sizes S (UK 8/10), Medium (UK 10/12), Large (UK 12/14), XL (UK 14) and XXL (UK 16).

If you are looking to show a bit of Anime / Manga goodness this year, then give this one a try. Plus they have LOADS of other awesome and affordable costumes.

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