Wednesday, 15 June 2016

SHOES SHOES SHOES

Well, although the weather in these pictures will belie the fact that it is summer, we are showing our optimistic streak and previewing some of our summer sandals.  We have chosen three different heel heights from flats to higher wedges, as these are the sandals we take on holiday with us and they see us through from day to evening.  Please excuse our pale and squashed looking feet - they are still being kept inside boots and shoes because of the awful UK weather - so bringing them out is a bit of a shock for them and us - pedicures being booked immediately!

FLATS 


Anne H's knot style flat sandals are from Mango and a bargain at only £19.99. Also available in beige they are really comfortable and a great addition to any summer wardrobe as they will go with pretty much any colour combination. Anne prefers to wear flats during the day, particularly if on a beach holiday, keeping the higher sandals and wedges for city breaks and evenings out. 



Now Anne C will be the first to admit she has a serious shoe problem, so it was extremely hard for her to choose which shoes to feature, so  she's just gone for her newest purchases.

Just to be clear how bad this problem is - she has 83 pairs of court shoes, 25 pairs of boots, 24 pairs of sandals, 42 pairs of flip flops (thongs??) and 6  pairs of slippers!

So here is her choice of flats, which are Carvela bought at TK Maxx at the end of last summer, but similar ones can be found here - and they're reduced, as are these from Dune (though sizes are limited) - while if you have a bigger budget, try these.

These are comfortable because they have elastic at the front which help in hot weather when feet swell!





MID HEEL



Anne H's stack mid-heel shoes are from Dune and were another sale bargain, being half price. There are some limited sizes left of the Jakob style shown here but Dune also have the Jester and Jove that are similar styles.  This height of heel is ideal for serious walking while still looking chic, and these are very comfortable.  



Anne C's mid-heel choice are a recent bargain purchase from Tesco (she goes in for bread and milk and comes out with shoes!!) These are a vibrant tomato red suede with an ankle strap, which are very comfortable - and still available online here.



WEDGES 


Anne H's mid height wedge espadrilles from M & S  come in a range of  different colours and are just £19.50.  A very versatile choice to go with your summer outfits and a great height for walking.



Anne's next wedge espadrilles are higher and altogether more fancy, with ties and tassels. Made in suede they are from Raye and were purchased at Harvey Nichols for 40% off. Unfortunately they don't seem to have any stock left, but they are available on Polyvore  and also come in a light blue.  These really dress up an outfit and although they are still great for day or night Anne thinks the height is better suited for sitting, sipping cocktails in the evening watching the sun setting ...... and she's in danger of waxing altogether too lyrical here.
  


Finally Anne C is showcasing the Duchess of Cambridge's staple footwear - the nude wedge. Wedges are much more comfortable than stiletto heels if you want to add height and still look stylish, but without crippling your tootsies.


There are so many makes still on the market - these have a hessian wedge and you can buy from budget versions like these Linea Arnia  brand from House of Fraser or these with a cork wedge from Dorothy Perkins, to these with a leather wedge from Christian Louboutin, depending on your budget.  They are also available as sling-backs and peep-toes.



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2 comments

  1. Very pretty shoes. And impressed with your vast collection.

    Got some super cork sandals, transporting me back to 1972, but when will I be able to wear them???

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  2. Hi Heather, I am hoping for a lovely July and August, followed by an Indian Summer. Yes, I know a stretch, but the power of positive thought is going to carry me through! Hope you get to wear those cork sandals.
    Anne

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