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Tuesday
Aug132013

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?

 

Sunday
Feb242013

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!

Wednesday
Jan302013

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!

 

Wednesday
Mar212012

Feeling sexy in flat shoes?

After swearing off high heels, I have started planning the new shoes I can add to my wish list!

So can flat shoes make me feel as sexy as high heels? I darned well will make sure! My sexiness is no longer going to be connected to me hurting and feeling vulnerable.

These brogues are from New Look for £19.99

These cute summery yellow pumps are from New Look for £29.99

These are really delicate and dainty looking! From Oasis, £35.

These do have a small heel, but its chunky and safe looking, so I would be tempted to try it out. These are from Irregular Choice and cost £69.99.

These patent leather brogues are the flat version of some gorgeous heels I had from Clarks before (which sadly killed my poor spine). So I want these to replace then! Clarks, £49.99.

These summery blue ones are also from Clarks £49.99

If I want a tiny bit of height these leopard print wedges would be perfect! Office, £45.

Really dainty ones perfect for a picnic! Office £25.

 

The shoes I want the most at the moment...? These:

Office. £44.99. I may be buying these soon........

Saturday
Mar102012

Feminism - Why I am giving up high heels

Today I attended day two of Women of the World, and one seemingly harmless debate really riled the crowd.

'I am a Feminist. Can I Vajazzle?'

The atmosphere quickly got pretty intense - more so than any other session I had been to. I think this is largely because this area of beauty and feminism is still pretty split and undecided amongst feminists. Most of the other issues are easier to agree and find common ground with others, yet this idea of suffering for beauty split the crowd pretty much down the middle.

On one side, the idea that feminism supports women making choices. It is your pubic area and only you should get to decide what happens down there. If you want to rip the hair out and stick little jewels on it, it is your business.

On the opposing side was that vajazzling adds to idea that our bodies are not good enough. Even our vaginas/vulvas are not good enough anymore. Vajazzles support an idea that women need to spend even more money to make their bodies acceptable. 

This teeny summary clearly doesn't represent all of the arguments put forward. I can't blog it all here- it would go on for pages!

The women in the room were angry. I think women are getting angrier about the pressures we feel about what we look like, how we feel we need to look, and the value placed on our looks. 

On the way home, I suddenly thought about high heels. High heels hurt me. They are uncomfortable. Men don't wear them. By the time I had made it home I had decided, I don't want to wear high heels anymore.

 

Why I'm giving up high heels

  1. They make my bad back worse. During wear and the day after. I can't believe it isn't making my back worse long term as well.

  2. Men don't wear them. In fact, do men wear anything that is uncomfortable?

  3. They make movement more difficult.

  4. We have somehow been taught that the shape high heels makes our bodies is sexier. My walk and my body are awesome enough. 

  5. They make me more vulnerable. I can't run and I may trip.

  6. I feel ok in flat. I can move with ease and can relax.

  7. I do other things which make me feel more confident/sexy....none of these other things cause long lasting damage too my body. High heels do.

  8. We look back at how women used to permantly disfigure themselves with corsets and lead based make-up. I'm not sure how this is all that different.

  9. Men don't wear them. They manage to feel confident and sexy without discomfort.

Sunday
Feb192012

Rockabilly Shoes - Still Loving Clarks

I have blogged about Clarks before, but wanted to again! I buy most of my shoes from there, and they just seem to be improving each and every season.

Why do I love them so? I suffer from a badly structured spine, and I really struggle to wear heels. Clarks tend to offer more choices of pretty shoes but with lower, and chunkier heels, which make heels an option for me. They tend to last, many of my shoes have been going for a good few years, and yet they are very reasonably priced. They give me a way to find a more wearable option but with a dash of rockabilly goodness!

If you haven't checked them out recently, here are some of my current favourites.

Wednesday
Sep072011

Inspirations from...the 1940s

Shoes:

The timeless Mary Janes offer an easy way to doff your cap to the 1940s. They are good for dancing in, due to their ankle strap, and have a nice sturdy heel (traditionally at least!). Still today our shops are full of them, with a range of heel heights and colours.  

 

Female Hysteria has these vintage shoes for sale, or for a more modern twist on this vintage look, you could get these from Irregular Choice

A summer classic; the wedge was also very popular during the 1940s, offering an easy way to add height without losing stability! The Vintage Mistress have these original wedges for sale,

 

but there are plenty of modern wedges out there, Lady GaGa has inspired some super-sized wedges! I'm not brave enough for GaGa wedges, but would happily wear these Keats (from Kurt Geiger) once it becomes warmer!

My favourite style of 1940s shoe is the Oxford. They offer a great way of mixing smart with casual (well, as casual as you can get when channelling the 40s!). These original and unworn shoes are available from The Time Travelling Lark;

 

while these fabulous modern equivalents are from Clarks

For a more sexy take on the 1940s, try a peep toe. Shoes could become sexy again after the war, and flashing that extra bit of skin. Check out these originals from Simplicity Is Bliss

 

or these amazing diamonte peep toes from River Island

 

So whether you take some inspiration wearing vintage or new.....the 1940s certainly has a lot to offer!

Inspirations from....the 1940s clothing is coming next!