Entries in Shoes (13)


Next #ShoeBoxJukeBox Press Event

Last week, despite feeling sorry for myself with tonsilitis, I headed out to a Next press event #ShoeboxJukeBox - I mean how can I girl turn down an invite that arrives with a pair of shoes, and a personality analysis?!

First, I met up for a cheeky cocktail at The BoxPark with Ella Masters, and then we headed together in our new shoes to find the pop-up location.

I didn't really take many pictures of the actual event (blogger fail) so here are some over from instagram land.

A photo posted by Charlotte Bishop (@char_bish) on Apr 17, 2015 at 10:52am PDT

I didn't wait in line to decorate my own pair of plimsols but I did get my nails painted. I also enjoyed the yummy drinks (prosecco or cocktails darling).
The music was great, loads of pop classics, and performance dancers. Lots of fun! I only wish I could have stayed until the end, I bet everyone got a little bit merry! I snuck off home with my strepsils and my lovely goody bag from Next. Thanks guys.

Irregular Choice for Men

Perhaps I've lived under a rock but I had never realised that Irregular Choice do a men's range! Why should women get all the fun?

I don't think it's just a cliche that men are judged on their shoes. There are fewer options for men to express themselves through their style generally, so the few avenues they do have perhaps get given more weight.

A smart and clean shoe can make a potentially scruffy outfit qualify as stylishy casual.

Accessories are the place to be bold and perhaps more playful, particularly if you're restricted by strict work wear guidelines.

Apparently men spend more on shoes than women do now, but generally they have less options to spurge on. Personally I love the effect of a good shoe on a guy; it shows the world that they are interested in their style- from head to toe.


Rockalily Styles - I heart Vegas

Oooh the sun has come back out, lovely lovely!

I'm yet to find comfy summer shoes, so I'm wearing trainers for comfort, as I knew I'd be walking a fair bit today.

 These look quite comfy from Clarks (I may try them out)


Dita Von Teese - Style Inspiration with £10 #styleonabudget

Welcome to #styleonabudget, a blog challenge where we use a fabulous and famous lady as our inspiration for a £10 style challenge.

This first challenge is Dita Von Teese - a tough challenge as she's known for expensive tastes! This challenge if open to all, whether you're a style or beauty blogger. You can create a head-to-toe fashion look with your £10 or alternatively a beauty look for the same amount. Then we get to be nosy and see how we've all got on!

Make sure you tweet us or link to us so we can all see how we've fared. I never said it would be easy ;-)

I gave myself one shopping trip for the challenge, and hit about 4 charity shops. I was looking for either a pencil skirt or a full skirt, but I knew a pencil skirt would be  more likely!

I knew I'd have to buy some super high heels, as Dita doesn't often rock a comfy shoe! These are the highest shoes I've ever worn!

I bought:

A sheer top with satin bow - £3.50

Pencil skirt with leather-look panel - £4

High Heels - £2.50

I spent exactly £10!

How do you think I did?

Fancy joining in? Have a go! Let Dita inspire you with a tenner! #styleonabudget




Rockabilly Wedding Shoes - White

Are you getting married with an alternative or rockabilly twist? You may however, still want white shoes, but the tradititional ones on offer seem a tad dull?

 How about taking a peek at some of these white wedding shoes with a twist?

These three shoes are from Irregular Choice's wedding shoes department:

Vivienne Westwood do these kissable shoes for £155

 Miss L Fire Shoes offer these two cute white pairs, which would ace with vintage dress.

If you fancy spending more on your shoes, how about some Louboutin heels for your rockabilly wedding day?

If £700 isn't quite your budget, how about on the high street at Office? I particularly love the idea of white brogues!

How about these cute white shoes from Pin Up Couture? These ones are a tad more traditional.

Where did you get your wedding shoes from? Did you go for a cheeky colour, or a more traditional white/ivory?



Clarks and Liberty - Chorus Voice

 I recently blogged about a sneak peek of the new Clark's Liberty range, and here is my review of my sample pair.

I adore Clarks, and if you searched my blog, you would see that I have been wearing their shoes for years. I have a very bad back, and find Clarks give me the support I need. I don't really wear high heels, but on the rare occaison that I do, they're always Clarks heels.

I had been meant to receive the red heels, as red shoes match a lot of my outfits, but got these nude/pink ones instead. Now, not a colour I would ever pick, but I definitely think that come summer, I may be pleased to have such a light colour to wear with dresses - all of my shoes tend to be dark shades.

The shoes are suede, and it does make them seem a little dirty? I guess this a failing with any pale suede colours on a shoe?

As predicted, they feel super comfortable, I wouldn't expect any less from Clarks! If only I could buy shares in the company, I'd pimp them out more!

I'm sure I'll take them to Vegas next month, so keep an eye out for outfit posts with them in!


Clarks and Liberty

I don't currently post much about current fashions, but I have blogged about my love of Clarks shoes more than once! So when I received a sneak peek at the Liberty collaboration with them, I thought some of you may find it interesting too!

I don't really wear heels, but the very few I do, are from Clarks, so I'll be curious to try the red heels on. They definitely have a cute vintage edge to them, hopefully with the comfort I usually associate with Clarks!