Walking into the spring with metallic shoes

Shoes are loved here in any finish: box leather, patent, snake, cow, goat, croc… but there is something indulgent about metallics that just keeps ticking the right boxes for me.

Luckily this season, a metallic pair is a great update to any outfit. Paris SS16 catwalks cemented the trend for this season and now it’s high time to shine, from our feet up.

Here are my picks:

Silver and fun, with its winkey eye, it’s ASOS Posey. I love classic court shoes, but when they come with a twist… oooh…. How pretty is this?


On trend, tie-up, ASOS Lordship, in pretty rose gold. So delicate! asos-lordship

Topshop Juliette retro pumps with block heels are also very on trend. A staple!


I can’t even tell how much Topshop Coconut tickles my fancy! Slingback, squarish rounded toes and a very warm gold. And oh yeah, this season’s sweetheart, he block heel in a super comfy height!



ASOS moral brogues are fun in blue and made for walking.


Dune gives the classic court Azzra that metallic twist: can’t decide between gold, silver or rose gold? No problems, you can have it all!


All stars, no stripes. It’s the super quirky bootie from ASOS, Radio



Pewter in this strappy, feminine and lovely Office number, Anchor.


Nine West Tarragon is another classic shape in a muted gold, a discreet way of adding some shine to a going out number.


Pretty caged sandals with a very manageable heel: ASOS Skyline.


For trainers lovers, a very affordable number from H&M.


Kurt Geiger Dolly’s comes with pretty ankle straps, block heels and a croc finish.


Miss KG Audrina is a flat dream Mary Jane with pointy toes.


These Next slingbacks are lovely and super in for spring in rose gold.


Devious, these flatform brogues from Office ticks many boxes for me. Love the metallic and cork contrast.


Another classic retro with block heels: Mia, from Office.


Boyish with a block heel, Topshop’s Jean adds metallic to an outfit in more restrained way.


And trust me, there are many more out there, waiting to be snapped. And let me tell you a secret: loads on sale!

What’s your favourite?




Friday Fixation: Christmas in July

XmasYes. You heard it. I did say Christmas. In July. Honestly, with all companies having the Christmas press events over July, there is no way I cannot obsess about it.

There are so many lovely things (see what I did there?!) coming up from amazing brands, I just cannot wait.

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Some Valentine’s inspiration…

Hello all. I am about to write about something that is not inspiring me much this year: Valentine’s day.

Yes, sounds a bit bitter, and I am usually a big fan of the day, but my boyfriend is away for work and I will spend my evening alone. Well, not alone – I booked myself a lovely facial and massage at the Elemis spa (which I will be reviewing), so that will detract from the fact I should be sipping some champagne in a romantic setting!

I can still look around and think of options for outfits, places, Valentine’s things I like… a bit sad, but hey, there is always next year! There are so many cute dresses out there at the moment, I am really into bodycons. So how about a pretty dress for the night? Here are some ideas from the high street:

And some shoes, of course!

I usually like to pamper myself; put a face mask on before the date; I tried the Elemis freshskin deep purifying mask, followed by their magical moisture quenching face mask and woke up with calm, soft skin. Love it!

lush_lip_scrubFor extra soft kissable lips, I found a favourite: Lush Bubblegum lip scrub. It is made of sugar, tastes amazing and you can eat it afterwards (I know, right?).  I wear it daily, in the morning, then apply my favorite lip balm (at the moment, Nivea lip butter).

How about a little treat for the couple? I came across this cute Elemis couples’ kits – for her, an Exotic Frangipani Monoi body oil and a bath and shower cream; for him, a Sharp Shower Body Wash (with invigorating spearmint and peppermint essentials oils) and  a Time For Men deep cleanse facial wash. They retail at £12 each.  I have the Frangipani body oil and it is amazing – the smell is lovely, it absorbs well in the skin and leaves you really moisturised and soft – I will post the full review soon! You can buy these lovely sets here.


Ladurée macaroons are also a very nice little treat! I am a big fan – they are really the best and their little boxes are super cute….

If you are in London, I find there are so many options of lovely places to go with your loved one. I know that they are overpriced, but sometimes it is just worth going for the experience. There are so many amazing options… For example, Altitude 360 is doing a romantic 5-course with a glass of champagne  each for £99. Searcy’s champagne bar offers a special menu and their champagne selection is fantastic, but my favourite has to be the Wallace restaurant at the Wallace Collection, set in a beautiful courtyard in central London, and amazing value for money, at under £30 pp for the set menu.  The London Eye has special Valentine’s flights with champagne from £35.04 (online booking price).

Staying in? Waitrose is doing a special twist on their dine-in deal: a three-course meal and a bottle of bubbly for £20!

This year, we had a play booked for the day before Valentine’s (we managed to re-book for the following week!) – and I think this is a nice way of spending the evening with the loved one!

However, the most important thing is that you have each other and have fun spending time together!

Happy Valentine’s day!

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