Why you only need 3 items of footwear this autumn/winter (for men & women)

Is your shoe rack overflowing at the front door? Do you have more than one pair stuffed into each aperture of the shoe cubby in your wardrobe? Have you got extra boots in boxes under your bed? Don’t worry – you CAN minimise your footwear collection if you stick to the essentials and here are the only three shoe styles you’ll need to see you through the coming season…

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Tuesday Shoesday – The ultimate espadrilles

It’s not often that I write a brand feature on my blog but after following the development of Alice X over the past couple of years I couldn’t resist writing about the long-awaited launch of the collection. With colourful designs, traditional construction and unstoppable sass, these shoes deserve to be shouted about a little. Plus, […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Where to find summer shoes for under £5

Okay, I admit it – I’ve been browsing the summer sales. Every year I try to resist, but when I see those footwear bargains start pinging up in my browser, I get easily distracted from work and start to shop. But if you knew what kind of deals I’d found, I’m sure you’d be doing […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Menswear: What shoes to wear with shorts in summer

Attention fellas! It’s that time of year again when you might be considering pulling on a pair of shorts and showing off your footballers legs to the world. But wait a sec before you get your pins out. What shoes are you going to wear with those shorts? Are office shoes going to look right […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Time for tennis?

When the sun starts shining and the smell of freshly cut grass is in the air, that can only mean one thing; time for tennis. With the Italian Open already in full swing and Wimbledon coming up in July I wanted to get onto the courts and try my hand (or should that be arm?) […]

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Tuesday Shoes – Springtime pumps with a sporty sole

My spring essentials are pumps. I’ve lived in my tan brogue boots and my hiking trainers all winter but now that the weather is warming up and the clocks have gone forward I’m confident that it’s time to switch over to springtime shoes. So that’s what I’m talking about in today’s Tuesday Shoesday blog post, plus […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – 100 years of Converse All-Stars

Did you know that 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the famous Converse All-Star high-top trainers? I didn’t either until I started Googling “Converse” when I was looking for a gift for my husband. A quick search not only brought up a whole host of classic designs to choose from but also a whole lot […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Our his ‘n’ hers walking shoes

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Hubby and I celebrated a day early because it was a really sunny day yesterday and we wanted to take advantage of the lovely weather and go for a walk. So we bundled up with our coats, scarves and gloves (it might have been sunny, but it was still a little nippy!) and headed […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Quality vs price in mens footwear

Just what IS the difference between a £25 pair of boots and a £250 pair? Can the higher priced pair really be that much better than the cheapy shoes? For some reason, there’s a big difference in this area between mens and womens shoes (probably something to do with the construction of ladies shoes) so today I’m […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – No shoes, but a new satchel

I’ve decided to write about my new handbag for this week’s Tuesday Shoesday blog post. Okay, I know it’s not strictly a shoesday post without any shoes, but the handbag did come from shoe brand Hotter, so I think it’s the ideal time to talk about handbags.Now, I’m not someone who will buy a new handbag just […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – The Soft Texture Trend

This Tuesday Shoesday I want to talk about one of my favourite new trends for A/W16 – textured shoes. I’m talking suede, velvet or even crushed velvet being used to decorate even the daintiest of sandals. It’s not just about chunky suede boots this year (although I did already invest in a lovely pair of […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Blue suede boots for autumn

I’ve never seen an autumn like it. There are so many leaves on the ground at the moment that you can’t really see the grass anymore. The colours are so vibrant and I’m sure there are more shades of orange, red, green, yellow and brown in this year’s fallen leaves than ever before. And with a garden covered […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Comfort shoes for a more active life

Whenever September rolls around I get that ‘new-term’ feeling. Even though I’m no longer a student, when you add up all the years that I have been studying in one way or another (yes, I’m even counting primary school), we’re looking at upwards of 20 years in education. So it’s no wonder that I still […]

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Tuesday Shoesday: How to dye your shoes – step by step video tutorial

When you really love a pair of shoes, you find yourself wearing them at every opportunity. Perhaps they are the comfiest shoes you’ve ever worn, maybe they are the coolest colour or are an on-trend shape, or it can be as simple as ‘they go with everything’. Whatever the reason, it’s really sad when they come to […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – ‘Soled’ out, vintage style

You know the story – you are looking for that perfect pair of shoes for that perfect outfit, but the high street stores just keep coming up short. Heels are too high, too chunky, and actually in general, colours are a little muted. So what’s the next step (pardon the pun) to finding that idyllic […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Those “other” accessories…

It may be Tuesday Shoesday but today I’m doing things a bit differently. Instead of focusing on beautiful shoes and fabulous bargains, I’ve decided to check out that ‘other’ all-important accessory instead: the handbag. It’s equally as important as shoes – you probably don’t ever leave the house without it – and it can have […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Rather fabulous shoe quotes + prints

I wanted to share a quick blog post with you this Tuesday Shoesday after finding some rather cool prints on Etsy this week. I searched for “shoes + art” and I discovered a whole world of fabulous shoe-related quotes. I couldn’t NOT share these classy wall-art designs with you, and I hope you’ll like them […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Shoes fit for an awards ceremony

In case you didn’t already hear me bleating on about it on Twitter – I’m going to the UK Blog Awards! So basically, you’ll be treated to lots of preparation posts on the blog this week, showing you exactly what dress and accessories I’m going to wear, the make-up and skincare I’m using and, today, you’re going […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Space saving shoe storage

Earlier this year I started to sort out my clutter. It was an absolute necessity, as I was moving house and I didn’t want to take all the accumulated clutter with me. Plus, I knew that I would have much less storage space so some of my belongs either had to go to the charity […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – How to make your footwear last forever..!

With wet weather comes muddy boots and just having tidemarks from tiptoeing through puddles is enough to make you feel like a right mess, even though the rest of your outfit is perfectly clean. So if you find yourself caught in an April shower, just take a moment to give your shoes a quick wipe […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Dreaming of summer holidays & espadrilles

On this surprisingly sunny Tuesday in March I’ve started to feel rather summery. Over the weekend the official First Day of Spring arrived in the form of the Spring Equinox – the day when there was finally as much daylight as there was night! So from this moment onwards the days will now start getting lighter […]

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Weekend DIY project – Welly boot plant pots

Everybody knows wellington boots are an amazing accessory for any wet day, but unfortunately we tend to find ourselves only wearing them a handful of times throughout the year. As a result of this, especially with the little ones, the next time you go to pop them on they’re too small. Well, if you find […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – The Boots Buying Bible

In today’s Tuesday Shoesday blog post I wanted to share a buying guide for boots and document the history of some of the world’s most fashionable styles. Trends may come and go but true style remains constant, so investing in a timeless design or a footwear classic will ensure you’ll get years of use out […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – My 2016 Essentials (at the lowest possible price!)

When you’re a thrifty kinda gal who doesn’t really want to splash out her hard-earned cash on pricey pumps where do you shop for shoes? I’ve made no secret of the fact that I want to spend less this year, (so that I’ve got more to save for the house of my dreams!) so now […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Payday party style on a budget

It can be hard to find the right pair of party shoes to suit your overall style. You want them to be on-trend yet timeless, match your party outfit but go with everything, and ultimately, be comfortable enough to dance the night away. But where can you find all of that on a thrifty budget? […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Winter sale shoes

Today  I wanted to share a quick round-up all of the sales and deals on footwear that I’ve spotted online and on the high street this week. There are plenty of seasonal discounts available at this time of year and you can even snap up some sandals ready for next summer at bargain. As a […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – The 5 Most Important Trends for Autumn 2015

As London Fashion Week draws to a close this seems like the perfect time to talk about new season trends for Autumn 2015. I’m taking inspiration from the catwalk to compile this list of essential looks although (as always!) it was the shoes that caught my eye rather than the clothes. Here is a selection of […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Fit for a Prince

When I wrote about my new Crocs sandals a couple of months ago I got loads of replies from surprised Instagrammers, tweeters and bloggers who couldn’t believe that my sandals were made by this brand. They looked nothing like the chunky Crocband clogs that have been so popular over recent years and the funky jelly design of my sandals certainly turned […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – My summer sale wishlist

Can you believe the summer sales this year? Every shop I’ve been in this month has been pushing a 50% off discount with big red sale signs everywhere and it’s proving hard to resist! Even though I haven’t yet made any new purchases from the high street sales, (apart from, ahem, last month’s his ‘n’ […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Accessories to revive your summer wardrobe

Nobody wants to wear the same clothes, day in and day out. It’s way too boring. Unfortunately, though, investing in a whole new wardrobe every season is a costly exercise and unless you are made of money, not practical. But there is an alternative. With the aid of a few handy (and stylish) accessories it […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – His ‘n’ Hers – Mustard and Rust

Do we need a heatwave to know that summer is here? Did I suddenly feel more summery when I flipped the calendar over to June? No, the thing that makes me sure that summer has arrived is a good old-fashioned summer sale! Yes, the butterflies, blue skies and sunburn set the scene but I’m never 100% sure […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Summer shoes that will give you interesting tan lines

This week I’ve been searching for the best summer footwear available on the high street and I’ve come up with the definitive ‘Lyst’ of sandals that will give you interesting tan lines. But this week I’ve been able to save time on my research by partnering up with Lyst and doing all of my online […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – FitFlops review

Hi everyone, how was your bank holiday weekend? It was surprisingly sunny here so we enjoyed a lovely weekend off, and I finally had a chance to pop on my new sandals and test them out. Yes, I picked up a pair of FitFlops from the flipflopshop.co.uk a couple of weeks ago and I’ve been […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – The World’s Most Expensive Prom Dresses

Girls all around the globe are beginning to search for the ultimate prom dress, eager to distinguish themselves from their peers while looking grown-up and gorgeous. While some equate elegance with style, and choose bespoke quality to create a lasting impression, others value the price tag when it comes to what they deem a suitable […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Butterfly Twists

It’s been one of those gorgeous spring mornings today; the sun was shining brightly from 7am and there’s was little fresh dew on the grass. It was so lovely and warm this morning that I even popped out for a quick walk before getting started on my work for the day and I feel completely […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Inspiration from the 2015 Golden Globes

The Golden Globes took place over the weekend and I’ve been scouring all the images of the glorious gowns and sparkly shoes for fashion inspiration. Not only does the event mark the start of awards season but it gives designers the chance to dress the stars and show off their best fashion looks for 2015. […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ Chatty crackers

This week’s Tuesday Shoesday blog post is a little bit different. This week I’m sharing a DIY tutorial for making Christmas crackers. But it’s not as far removed from a ‘normal’ Tuesday Shoesday article as you’d think, because I’m filling my festive favours with ChattyFeet!Yes, those cheeky little socks that I’ve posting Instagram pics of all year […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ Favourite shoes from the Cosmo Blog Awards

Just a month ago I was making my way to London to attend one of the most exciting events I’ve ever experienced; the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards. As an avid reader of Cosmo magazine it was the highlight of my blogging career to be nominated in the blog awards and I couldn’t believe my luck when […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ Menswear sale bargains

Last week I treated the man in my life to a few goodies from the ASOS sale. I was planning to buy a dress and jumper from Sugarhill Boutique, which were both reduced in the ASOS 70% off sale, so I decided to browse the menswear section to see if there were any sale bargains […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ a history lesson in 40s footwear

As you know I’ve started learning to swing dancing, including lindy hop, charleston and now balboa, all of which are intrinsically linked to the 1940s era. I’ve been going to hangar dances and I’m attending another 40s dance this coming weekend. I’ve been delighted to find that there is quite a vintage ‘scene’ going on in […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ My vintage weekend at the steam railway

Back at the end of September I travelled to a fabulous 1940s event at the North Norfolk Steam Railway and really enjoyed the whole weekend. Not only did I get lots of opportunities to dance, (check out last week’s Tuesday Shoesday blog post about my new hobby) but I also enjoyed stepping back in time – […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ My shoes for the Cosmo Blog Awards

The Cosmopolitan Blog Awards ceremony is one week away! Yes, this time next week I will be on my way to London to attend the biggest event in the blog world’s calendar and I’ve been worrying myself silly about what to wear. This is a super-fashionable magazine, and hundreds of on-trend fashion bloggers will be […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ A/W14 footwear inspiration from Fashion magazine

Over the weekend I added a great magazine to my apple newsstand – Fashion magazine A/W14 – which you can download for free. It offered some interesting insights into new season trends and I was especially keen to read about the footwear trends for today’s Tuesday Shoesday blog post. The first Autumn/Winter trend that really caught […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ London Fashion Week, Sept 2014

It’s London Fashion Week and I for one can’t get enough of all the live video streams, Instagram photos and live catwalk updates via Twitter. Yes, I’ve been absolutely glued to the coverage and as it’s Tuesday Shoesday I thought I’d post an update on my favourite footwear trends that have been shared during the […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ Orla Kiely, shoe designer

I have some very long-awaited news for Autumn/Winter 2014 that I’ve been keeping under my hat for a number of months and now I can finally share it with you all – the new footwear range by Orla Kiely has launched! Clarks unveiled the new range at a press event earlier this year (here’s my […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ Summer iridescents

A really rather fabulous fashion trend for Summer shoes is iridescent uppers. Trend forecasters WGSN have highlighted (excuse the pun) this look as one of the key trends in footwear and accessories for summer. I think that one of the main reasons for this is that the reflective surface looks great at this time of year […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ Put on your dancing shoes

This Tuesday Shoesday, I wanted to share my new hobby with you: swing dancing. I started going to a weekly class in June and after a rather wobbly left-footed start, I’ve really gotten into the swing of things (argh, bad pun alert!) and I look forward to going dancing every week – we always have a […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ Show some support

I like shoe supports, there’s something lovely about them. I think it’s the way that they keep your shoes looking great, how they ensure your shoe wardrobe stays neat and the fact that it’s a slightly old-fashioned thing to use. Don’t you think that shoe supports just are fantastic? Or is it just me? I also like the […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Easy makeover for your shoes with High Pheels

I’ve come across a new product and I can’t any longer wait to share it with you. As a thrifty blogger who is very keen to renew, reuse and recycle rather than subscribing to the idea of ‘throw-away’ fashion, this is the ideal product for me. It’s a makeover for your shoes that requires very […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ Shoes for Hotter weather

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 […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – DIY boot stretchers

This Tuesday Shoesday I am attempting to solve an everyday boot storage problem – the need for boot stretchers. I recently got a pair of knee-high boots from Clarks and the leather is particularly soft so unless I store them flat in their box, they will be ruined. How? Well, the tops of the boots […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ Comfy heels for Spring/Summer 2014

It’s a special occasion dilemma. We want to wear nice shoes with our special outfit. We’d prefer to wear heels because it makes us taller and our legs longer. But we know we’re going to be on our feet all day and don’t want to suffer blisters and aching feet by lunchtime. Whether you’re going to a wedding, […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Dapper Mens Shoes

Today we are taking a rare look at menswear. I know I should focus on fellas footwear more often so I’m starting today with a look at smart mens shoes and hopefully inspire men all around the country to smarten up for special occasions! I’m specifically targeting this blog post at my husband because we’ve […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ YOUR shoes for April

This week’s Tuesday Shoesday blog post is all about you. Today I’m featuring all the photos and stories about the lovely shoes that my fabulous readers have sent in after seeing my last article on YOUR favourite shoes. Do you have some favourite footwear that you’d like to share on the blog? I’d love to […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ YOUR shoes

If someone asked you to show them your favourite shoes, which pair would you pick and why? That’s exactly what I’ve asked my lovely readers to do and I’m pleased to report that lots of bloggers were able to answer that difficult question! I’ve compiled the images that all you fabulous fashionistas have been sending […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ Maritime trend

With reports of an approaching heat wave, the UK is already gearing up for summer. The supermarkets are stocking up on BBQ goodies and I’ve seen plenty of garden products being pushed in stores. It’s as if we’ve all forgotten that we usually get frosty mornings, sub-zero temperatures and sometimes snowstorms at this time of […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ Your time to shine!

The title of this blog post has two meanings today – firstly I’m going to be chatting about polishing shoes and preserving your leather goods and, secondly, it really is your time to shine, because I’m asking you, my lovely blog reader, to send me a photo of your favourite shoes! I’m hoping to compile […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ Slip into something comfortable

It’s Tuesday Shoesday I-wish-I-could-snooze-day. For some reason I am super-tired today, which is why your weekly hit of footwear is coming to you a little later than expected after a very slow start this morning. There’s no reason that I should be so sleepy this morning, in fact I’ve had a really rather relaxing weekend with […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ My teenage boots

What did you wear as a teenager? Were you brought up in the era of 90s neon, grunge, skater, goth? If you remember all the clothes that are currently being sold in New Look the first time round (and the music they’re playing too, for that matter) then you were probably a 90s teen and, […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ Chatty Feet

Welcome to another Tuesday Shoesday… or should I say Sockday? I don’t usually feature specific products on my Tuesday Shoesday blog posts but today I’m making an exception because I’ve just spent the weekend playing with my new Chatty Feet socks! If you’ve never seen these socks before I highly recommend you check out their […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ little boots for the little ‘uns

I’ve been thinking it’s about time that my Tuesday Shoesday blog posts begin looking at something different. So far, I’ve always focused on ladies shoes – I know I mentioned mens brogues a couple of weeks ago, but somehow I managed to turn it into a women’s fashion post again. Well this week I am […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ Mens brogues

There’s something about the trend for ‘boyfriend’ clothes that makes me happy. It always looks so comfortable – probably because it’s over-size – and there’s always the chance that it will still smell a little of your fella’s aftershave, which is the best scent in the world! I’ve been shopping for a denim shirt for ages […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ Back to school

I’ve always been one of those people who love ‘back to school’ time. I’ve not been at school for many years now, but I still remember getting excited about choosing my new pencil-case and buying stationery supplies ready for the new term. In fact, I think that’s the reason that I stayed at uni for so many years […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ I finally found the ideal summer wedges!

Do you remember that last month I was on the hunt for the ideal pair of summer shoes? Although I managed to pick up a pair of comfortable mint-green wedges from the carboot sale, I wasn’t any closer to getting my ‘ideal’ pair that I discussed in this blog post. My requirements are a pair of […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ Summer footwear

Last week I spent ages searching online for the perfect pair of summer shoes – something that would go with bare legs and pretty dresses – in a colour that would be neutral enough to look good with a whole range of prints and colours and could be used later on in the year too. I […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ my bargain silver shoes

I had a very lucky week this week and I found these pretty little shoes at the carboot sale for a very cheap price. I liked the look of them and as I picked them up I spotted that they are George shoes. My most favourite and most comfortable shoes (the ones I wear when I want […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ The cheapest way to buy shoes

I’m pretty lucky when it comes to footwear because I have small feet. I don’t mean tiiiiny feet but I have normal adult size 4 feet and although I sometimes think that my feet are a bit small for the rest of me (I sometimes buy chunky shoes and bulky boots in order to make my feet look […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ Pretty pumps

This week my big winter boots have been left firmly on the shelf, as everyday (even on the bank holiday!) was lovely and sunny. It was therefore time to crack out the summer skirts and choose some suitably cute summer footwear to go with them. I’ve tried out my Jamhill sandals (that I reviewed last […]

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