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?




Trends: what I’ll be wearing for spring/summer 2015


The sun is teasing us – it is actually making appearances but the super chill in the air means my body is still in a wintery mood.

However, my mind is saying GO! to spring!

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What I’ve been wearing 16/07/14

It is finally summer! Yay! I is so good to have my legs out!

Here is what I’ve been wearing lately:

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Black off the shoulder crop top from Topshop, black pencil skirt from Forever 21, red patent pee-toes from Kurt Geiger, rings from Sobral, Forever 21, H&M and Primark.

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The white shoes

This season I was caught in a massive fashion dilemma – white stiletto shoes: yay or nay? White is one of my favourite colours. I know they are bravely back in. They are a great alternative to black shoes when rocking monochrome looks, they are great with pastels. But deep inside I have that feeling about it being an icon of everything bad with 80’s fashion. Plus, to me, it does have that fallen 80’s popstar vibe.

Depending on the material, they can look very tacky (God knows what I’ve seen being sold). The expression on my boyfriend’s face when I told him I had bought white shoes just became funnier after I answered yes to his question “but they are not stilettos, right?”.

I do remember, in the late 90’s/early 00’s, wearing white leather booties (which were really cute, with a metal heel and a Swarovsky crystal in it… erm, maybe not that cute) and every summer I wear white (usually cork) wedges. But a stiletto? Am I really going back to this fashion I was lucky to be young enough to escape? Well, the answer is definitely yes.

After falling in love with a KG number and deciding against them as they were made in China (Chinese shoes really, really hurt my feet. It is a deep pain bordering on desperation. I don’t know what the problem is, maybe it’s because I have slightly wider feet, I stopped buying them as they often don’t see more than one wear, or two, if I am feeling masochistic), I kept battling with myself for another while, and finally caved in about a month ago when I found these lovely River Island ones.20130314-140645.jpg

They don’t shine. The have that snake skin detail (white, nevertheless) that detracts a bit from the whiteness of it. And they are slightly off white, so they don’t “glow” in your feet (or at least I keep telling myself that). AND they are made in Brazil. I am supporting my country’s export industry. Right?

All excuses aside, I really like them. It is a lovely shape, pointy, love the heel line and they are made of leather, meaning they will be more comfy after a few wears.

So that’s it. I confessed. This is my spring/summer 2013 guilty pleasure and I am loving it. Don’t care if you think I am an 80’s throwback, after all, it was acceptable in the 80’s (but seriously, what wasn’t?).

What about you? Likely to sport white stilettos soon or won’t be seen dead in them?

Getting over the fear of light colours on my nails

The lovely pastel colours KG shoes I bought are helping me put my fear of light colours on my nails behind me, I think – or at least they contributed to the very first step!

I came across this lovely set from Nails Inc called “The Candy Shop” with the most charming pastel shades plus a lime nail polish. I cannot believe it was half price (£12.50 for four bottles) as the colours in it are very hot for this spring! And they all go really well with my new shoes, and outfits I will put together with it. The blue is really cute, and although I couldn’t bring myself to wear mint green last year, I am confident I will make it this time around. But the star for me has to be the lime shade. Love it!

At the moment, I am obsessed with lime green (or yellow? ummm…) and been looking for some items of clothing to buy. As my outfits always start with the shoes, I do blame KG for all this. Talking about that, I found the cutest super skinny lime belt in Topshop, which has tiny silver studs, and I think it is perfect for my new shoes!

I cannot wait for spring, not only because I am very excited about putting together a fresh wardrobe, but also because I am really looking forward to the warming weather and the beautiful flowers everywhere. Always a comforting thought, when you are still wrapped in your fur coat!


First pastel of the season


Well, it looks like I won’t be able to run away from the pretty pastels – not that I don’t love them, but they were super in around 2001, and I had so many that I didn’t think I would bring myself to ever wearing it again. Plus, they are really unforgiving colours, revealing every body imperfection!!!

However, with the imminent pastels overload for spring, I have already given in and purchased an item I fell completely in love with (damn you newsletters!) – the stunning Esme shoes from Kurt Geiger. In one had, you have the delicate pastels, but on the other you have the spikes, which really give them an edge.

Now, you may remember I fell in love with a glittery KG not too long ago, but this one was stronger than me, when I slipped my foot in, I knew I had to bring them home. So I used the Elle KG voucher to take £25 off my guilty conscience and voilá!

Don’t you just love them? What about you? Have you bought any pastels yet or you are not succumbing the the paler palette this season?

Latest shoe crush

I know, *another* shoe crush… but I cannot help myself, had to register it here, as I’ve been wanting these Kurt Geiger Enautre shoes in gold for more than ten days – was secretly expecting to forget all about them, but it hasn’t happened.

They are glittery, they are high, they are hot. I am not sure why, but I have been obsessing about glittery shoes since I realised I have none in my collection! Sacrilege! I particularly like this one because the glitter on it is very fine,  and almost imperceptibly, multicoloured, although it has a gold overall colour.

While I keep thinking about it, I am still debating whether to buy or not. The price is not too bad, at £130, but after spending a lot on the latest Shoe Fund pair recently, I can’t quite justify… plus, it is time to buy practical winter footwear, as the colder weather is rapidly taking over (I have my eyes on lovely knee-high tan flat (ish) boots from River Island). A few other brands, like Topshop, have glittery high heels for half the price… but these KG ones are amazing, and like no other.

What to do?!