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Dressing Like a Mermaid

Let’s just take a minute to cast our minds back to Wednesday. The sun was shining, there was a light breeze in the air and a feeling of calm on my normally stressful commute. Every one was digging the weather. So much so, that I deemed it only appropriate to bust out my metallic teal pleated midi skirt and rock a bit of shimmer and a bit of leg.

That’s right. I unleashed my inner Ariel and channelled a mermaid for the day.

I originally bought this skirt around the end of last year and wore it to my work Christmas party but I knew it’d be one I could wear again and again, no matter the occasion.

This time, I paired it with a plain grey sleeveless top, snake print blazer, and a statement necklace, not forgetting to mention my silver sparkly slipper shoes.

Thanks Ariel.

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The Day I Wore Sparkly Shoes to Work

On Thursday I wore my sparkly tasseled loafers to work and they drew quite a reaction. So much so that I decided to blog about it. Here’s what happened.

I got told they look like Essex shoes which is apparently where they believe I’m from at work. I’m not. It’s Surrey.

My boss told me to write this blog post dedicated to them, so I am.

Two friends asked if they were new as they hadn’t seen them before. They were correct-ish. I got them at Christmas from my cousin and auntie but it was their first time out of the box.

One questioned my outfit choice saying that animal print, floral shirt and sparkly shoes was quite a statement all together.  I should have said that was nothing, he hadn’t seen my snake-print skirt, striped top, pink socks and red glitter boot combo. That was quite a statement.

They received several compliments in the ladies loos where they were at their optimal glitziest.

And that ladies and gentlemen is why everyone needs glitter shoes. Fact.

You can get your Dune Loki’s here.

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My Go-To Summer Wedges

I’m currently having to pack away all my shoes, bags and clothes in my wardrobe room, which as you can imagine is a slow and painful process because it’s full to the brim of stuff. I’ve managed to pack seven boxes of shoes alone. Some in shoe boxes some without. Now, while this is tediously boring I did find a trend emerging in the sorts of shoes I buy, treasure and promptly wear to death.
Wedges.
It seems I just can’t get enough of the clompy, block heel. I have around five wedge-heeled boots for winter and four for summer.
 

These four are my go-to sandals. The shoes that will adorn my feet on any date night, girls night, family night and evening venture outside the comfort of my own home.

They all have a time and a place to be worn.

Let me walk you through the line up. 

Black Strappy Wedges – River Island
These are the sexiest of the bunch by far. There’s no platform, just thin straps of leather that crisscross up the foot to the ankle. They are just perfection. Plus, they’re super comfy which is always a win. These wedges are whipped out when I want to sex up a look and dance the night away.


Grey Suede Wooden Heeled Wedges – Dune
Meet my every day wedges. These suede beauties are perfect for work when I want to make a bit more of an effort and wear heels. Again, they’re comfortable so can be worn when running for the train without making me fall arse over tit. I love how the grey suede covers my whole foot, apart from the peep toe, with a simple strap around the ankle before joining the contrasting wooden wedge heel.

Dark Brown Cut Out Wedges – Kurt Geiger
These bad-boys have been in my collection for years. I am a massive lover of Kurt Geiger shoes and would not like to confess to how many pairs I actually own. They are my complete weakness in life. The platform, dark brown leather and cut outs give these stompy and heavy wedges a tough edge when paired with a girly summer dress, that I can’t get enough of.

Tan Buckle Wedges –

French Connection
I guess these look the most summer appropriate. The light tan, the big buckles, the thick straps, you can see why I was drawn to these. These are maybe the most versatile because they can be chucked on with absolutely anything. Jeans and a tee, done. Cute summer dress, sorted. Maxi dress, why not.

So that’s my wedge obsession out in the open. What shoes do you collect en masse?

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Another Saturday. Another Wedding. Another Outfit.

Wedding fever has well and truly spread through my friends like wildfire. This weekend just gone saw the marriage of a friend I went to little school with, who is also in Al’s group of mates. It was the perfect day with perfect, sunny weather. To me this meant one thing, I could bust out my bright coral backless dress.

Hello sunshine.

As you might be able to tell, I’ve been slathering on the fake tan during the week to make sure I don’t reflect the bright object in the sky or look like Casper the friendly ghost.

Dress, Urban Outfitters. Belt, Paul Smith. Necklace, Topshop. Watch, Michael Kors. Leather cuff and ring, Whistles. Heels, Dune.

I love this dress so much. It’s a beautifully-flattering colour and fit. It hugs me up top, skims the waist into a skirt that was made to twirl in and is head-to-toe lace. The biggest selling point for me though has to be the back, or lack of it. As a small chested girl, I like to keep my front covered, instead showing off my legs or back, or both in this outfit.

Google+ liked my outfit so much they prepared a little animated gif for me. This is both strangely weird and hypnotizing.

I had the best day drinking and dancing with friends and this one.

It wouldn’t be a wedding without a selfie.