Tuesday Shoesday ~ Shoes for Hotter weather

Some items in this blog post have been gifted

Excuse the bad pun in the title but I wanted to find a way of telling you that today I’m taking about summer shoes and, in particular, a pair of Hotter shoes that are perfect for this season! It’s also a bit of an excuse to share some feedback that I received from one of the judges at the National Blog Awards.

Mel Killilea from Hotter Shoes was one of the judges for the Retail and Fashion category and she generously spent lots of time and effort looking through my blog, reading the content and writing up her assessment for the UK Blog Awards. It must have been a glowing report as Cassiefairy.com won the ‘Highly Commended’ award and I was thrilled! I got in touch with Mel after the event in order to thank her for recommending my little blog and she was kind enough to send me some of her feedback from the judging process – and has permitted me to  share this with you all:

“Cassiefairy draws you in … deceptively simple at first glance,
it’s easy to get carried away discovering layers of content and lots
of lovely things to look at.  A real gem of a blog and worth spending
time getting to know.” 

Wow! What amazing feedback and I feel incredibly grateful that Mel was willing to share her kind words with me, and now you too. It would have been rude of me to not look at the Hotter website after getting such a lovely quote from Mel and boy was I pleased that I did. Who would have thought that Hotter Shoes were so on trend?! Alongside all the fabulous flats, patterned pumps and sensible brogues were a surprising amount of high-fashion designs so I started looking at the heels section and soon found my perfect pair that Hotter has gifted to me as a post Blog Awards treat.


I loved all of the wedges and ended up putting about 10 pairs in my basket before whittling it down to this gorgeous pair of summer wedges. I know that Hotter shoes are traditionally very comfortable but with a pair of wedges I expected the normal amount of heel-height pain. HOWEVER, these hessian ‘Hannah’ wedges are comfortable thanks to the famous Hotter cushioning on the sole and a little stretch band around the sling back which ensures that the shoe moves with you rather than rubbing against your heel. As you can see, the pattern is a gorgeous vintage rose design and the neutral shades will look great with most of my summer dresses. It’s also a great way to get some summer florals into your wardrobe even if you don’t want to wear head-to-toe pattern like I do!

Now that I’ve tried these shoes (and tested them off-road at the beach too!) I fear that there will be no going back to uncomfortable heels and I’ll start demanding only the best for my feet. And I know that these wedges come in a navy floral as well as bright pink, tan and black suede variations. Thankfully they are already in the seasonal reductions section of the website so are within my reach when payday comes! I think it would be a good investment (always a great justification for shopping!) because I know I’ll wear these shoes day-in and day-out during the hotter weather. Check out the website or pop into one of their high street stores to try on the latest trends and feel the comfort for yourself!

Some items in this blog post have been gifted to me and the pink links indicate a gifted product, affiliate link or information source. All thoughts and opinions in this post are based on my own experience and I am not responsible for your experience 🙂


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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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