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 ~ Tropical palm prints

This week I watched a video on You Tube about the Aloha Summer collection from Dorothy Perkins and have been inspired to write a Tuesday Shoesday blog post all about this tropical trend. It’s a very ‘holiday’ look with bright colours – lots of summery yellow and blues – and plenty of floral prints. But […]

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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 ~ 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 ~ A sneaky peek at Autumn/Winter 14

One of the lovely things about being a blogger is all the opportunities and invitations we receive to have sneaky peeks at the next season’s collections before everyone else. It’s great being in the loop and it means I can shop frugally all year, already knowing what will work with the coming season’s trends. I […]

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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 – Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

Today’s Tuesday Shoesday is all about this one pair of pumps from Superga. What’s so special about these pink trainers? They are part of the new collection by British model and actress Suki Waterhouse and they have been designed especially for the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign for 2014. What do you think of the […]

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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 ~ Would you have shoe ‘art’ on your walls?

Just how much do you love shoes? You like wearing them, yes – but would you hang them on your wall? After seeing all the fabulous photographs of shoes that my lovely readers have sent in to me when I asked them to share the story of their favourite shoes (check out the post and […]

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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 ~ Invisible shoes at the Oscars

It’s a tough gig writing about the footwear at the Oscars. Put simply, the shoes are invisible. So how can I create a whole column about red carpet shoes at the hottest celebrity event of the year if I can’t see the shoes beneath the designer dresses? Don’t actresses know that their stunning floor-length gowns are making […]

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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 ~ Get your skates on

Can you guess what I’ve been doing all morning? I got up during half term with an alarm that was set even earlier than on a work-day in order to watch the Winter Olympics. The first event that I wanted to make sure I watched was the Men’s Snowboard Cross from 6:30-7:30. I love the […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ New season looks from New York Fashion Week

New York fashion week is in full swing and (along with watching some downright crazy-dangerous competitions in the Winter Olympics) I’ve been scouring all the gorgeous fashion collections over the weekend. I’ve certainly got my favourites, including Vivienne Tam’s stag dress, which is perfect for next Autumn/Winter, and there have been some looks that I […]

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My year of thrifty retail & DIY fashion

I have amazing news and I’ve already been yelling it all over Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Google+ so if you haven’t already heard my screeches from where you are here it is again: I’VE BEEN SHORTLISTED IN THE NATIONAL UK BLOG AWARDS 2014! When I saw all the other amazing nominees in the Retail […]

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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 ~ Healthy feet

Welcome to the second Tuesday Shoesday blog post of 2014. It a new year and I’ve been talking all week about the good intentions that I’ve started off the year with. I’ve noticed that a lot of my friends and blogging colleagues have been talking about new year aims rather than resolutions and I think this […]

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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 ~ Big boots for stomping around in

I wonder if you can remember all the way back to last autumn/winter when I was searching for a pair of winter boots? I spent hours searching for the perfect pair, because I only wanted to spend my money once, getting a pair that were knee-high, flat soled, black and good enough quality to last from […]

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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 – Sunny sandals for summer

After last summer was a complete wash out, I am really looking forward to this summer with optimism. I am sure that anything the weather throws at us this year can’t be anywhere near as bad as the constant rain we all experienced in the UK last year. This resulted in my spending all summer in […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ St George’s Day

This week I’ve been making quite a few of these white ballet tutus with red ribbon stripe ready for St George’s Day today, although I think they’d be fab for any other day too – maybe as a Where’s Wally, lady bird or nurse costume 🙂 I’m also dedicating this week’s Tuesday Shoesday blog post to St […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – 90s footwear revival – do we really want to break our ankles?

Well, it’s true. The 90s are back. The catwalks are showcasing 90s-inspired fashion and the shops are packed full of ‘last millennium’ shoe trends. I can’t believe that I’ve already reached that age where my teen years have become ‘retro’ and I’m seeing those outfits coming back the  second-time-round. That’s the quickest way to make a girl feel her age, bah! But […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Sugar & Spice

This week I’m going to London to see the Spice Girls musical! And I admit, I am soooo excited about it! I can’t wait to see Viva Forever at the Piccadilly Theatre and have been bursting with excitement ever since my bestie told me she’d booked a ticket for my birthday treat back in December! And now I’m […]

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