Dancing Shoes inspired by Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing rules the Saturday night television in my house. I love everything about it. The mix of celebrities are perfect, the dances inspired, the costumes are never less than fabulous, and, of course I’m in love with the fabulous dancing shoes. The professional dancers and female contestants wear the most feminine and elegant shoes, often mid-heeled and Mary Jane style, and seem to (mostly) glide around the dance floor in effortless style. Maybe they have found the secret of the perfect shoe for causing ‘murder on the dance floor.’ (Bit of a Sophie pun there – sorry!)

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e13db5d7-5a18-4487-a215-0d17daa016ec_sophie-ellis-bextor-strictly-come-dancing-2013With the Christmas party season already beginning for some of us, I’ve been taking a look around to find variations on the dancing shoes styles. Shoe specialist Spartoo has some great styles that would help you channel your inner Alesha Dixon or Ginger Rogers during the festive season, with a fabulous patent pair from Clarks being amongst my favourite. The almost sensible heel should mean you can keep dancing all night, with the patent gloss adding a touch of Hollywood style glamour to the shoe.

 CHORUS JAZZ BLACK    £ 39.99 click to visit Spartoo

Clarks CHORUS JAZZ
BLACK
£ 39.99 click to visit Spartoo

 SARONG CURTAIN GOLD  £ 49.99 click to visit Clarks

Clarks SARONG CURTAIN
GOLD
£ 49.99
click to visit Clarks

 SCARLETT RED   £ 75.99 click to visit Spartoo

SCARLETT
RED
£ 75.99
click to visit Spartoo

 Lemon Black       £ 58.39 click to visit Spartoo

Shelly’s Lemon
Black £ 58.39 click to visit Spartoo

  PRESIA TIED MJ Leopard / BLACK     £ 71.99 click to visit Spartoo


PRESIA TIED MJ
Leopard / BLACK
£ 71.99 click to visit Spartoo

 

 SARONG CURTAIN BLACK    £ 39.99 click to visit Spartoo

SARONG CURTAIN
BLACK
£ 39.99 click to visit Spartoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrity get the look featuring Kelly Brook, Tamera Foster, Tess Daly and Ripper Street

As to be expected this close to Christmas, this edition of Celebrity Get the look features lots of gorgeous ladies (and a few gentleman too) in a range of gorgeous sparkly and festive ready frocks. The end of year always brings a fleet of awards ceremonies arriving like buses and this gives celebrities from the World of TV and film the opportunity to don their glad rags and enjoy their chance to sparkle on the red carpet. In this post we have Emmerdale’s Gemma Oaten and Corrie’s Brooke Vincent doing just that in Gorgeous Couture.

The Face has been one of the TV hits of the Autumn and two of the model stars of the show, Eleanor Corcoran and Emma Holmes, were photographed looking amazing in Boohoo, with dresses from the Boutique range. Kelly Brook shows why she is probably the best advertisement for her New Look range, looking amazing in a baroque influenced black and gold dress and jacket. And Kingsland Road the teenagers choice from this years X Factor are shown with their brilliant Zatchels – a great idea for a Christmas gift for the man in your life this Christmas.

Hope you enjoy the other celeb spots and how to get them.

 

Kelly Brook in New Look

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Kelly Brook Black and Gold Aztec Jacquard Midi Dress £39.99 click to visit New Look

Kelly Brook Black and Gold Aztec Jacquard Midi Dress

Kelly Brook Black and Gold Aztec Jacquard Jacket £34.99 click to visit New Look

Kelly Brook Black and Gold Aztec Jacquard Jacket

Kingsland Road and Zatchels

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Black Twin Pocket Executive Satchel £185 click to visit Zatchels

Black Twin Pocket Executive Satchel £185

Black Leather Satchel from £86 click to visit Zatchels

Black Leather Satchel from £86 click to visit Zatchels

 Emma and Eleonor from The Face in Boohoo Boutique

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Boutique Sara Split Skirt Zip Trim Sequin Maxi Dress £50 click to visit Boohoo

Boutique Sara Split Skirt Zip Trim Sequin Maxi Dress

Boutique Billie Tie Back Mesh/Sequin Maxi Dress £35 click to visit Boohoo

Boutique Billie Tie Back Mesh/Sequin Maxi Dress

Peaches Geldof wears Reiss

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 Alana FABRIC BIKER JACKET PEACH £245 click to visit Reiss

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FABRIC BIKER JACKET

Tamera Foster wears Miss Selfridge

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Big Beaded Cami Was £39.00 Now £35.10 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Big Beaded Cami

Holly Willoughby on Celebrity Juice in Oasis

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Amber Lace Sleeve Dress £85.00 click to visit Oasis

Amber Lace Sleeve Dress

Amber Lace Sleeve Dress £85.00 click to visit Oasis

Amber Lace Sleeve Dress

Made of Carpet bags on Ripper Street

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ESCULAP Treillage Navy £200 click to visit Made of Carpet

ESCULAP Treillage Navy

Brooke Vincent and Gemma Oaten wears Gorgeous Couture

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The Amelia Maxi Dress £189 click to visit Gorgeous Couture

The Amelia Maxi Dress £189 click to visit Gorgeous Couture

 

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Gemma Oaten wears the Amelia dress from Gorgeous Couture – click here to view

Tess Daly wears Phillip Armstrong

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 Andi Dress from Philip by Philip Armstrong £50.00 click to visit Matalan


Andi Dress from Philip by Philip Armstrong

 Nina Dress from Philip by Philip Armstrong £50.00 click to visit Matalan


Nina Dress from Philip by Philip Armstrong

Susannah Reid in Monsoon

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 Miley Tunic Dress 4531200806 £55.00 click to visit Monsoon

Miley Tunic Dress

Sienna Miller wears Bolongaro Trevor

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The Cropped Military Jacket £225.00 click to visit Bolangora Trevor

The Cropped Military Jacket

Lucy Watson wears Zara Taylor London

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Pyramid Drop Earrings - The Natasha Hamilton Collaboration £20 click to visit Zara Taylor London

Pyramid Drop Earrings – The Natasha Hamilton Collaboration £20 click to visit Zara Taylor London

Emeli Sande in Bastyan

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Wren lace dress £275 click to visit Bastyan

Wren lace dress

Sam Bailey wears Phase Eight

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Shimmer Full Length Dress £130.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Shimmer Full Length Dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Lewis Secret Santa…and a touch of Temperley

You may remember a few weeks ago I told you all about the Bloggers Secret Santa that I was taking part in, courtesy of John Lewis. Well, last Friday I received my present through the post, chosen by the lovely Sioned of Tea and Fairylights, 

I don’t mind admitting that I was super excited to open the present- I am a fan of all things Christmas, and I possibly get even more excited than my four-year-old, which is definitely saying something. On tearing the packaging I let out a little squeal when I saw a Somerset by Alice Temperley label, and realised that this was a gift of cashmere.

Sioned had chosen the most wonderful cashmere snood in a soft grey cable design. Long enough to be either worn loose, or to be looped twice for a snug fit, this is a piece of luxury that is suitable to be worn every day. Sioned tweeted me and said;

yay!!! Oh I’m so happy 😀 I thought- every mum needs a touch of cashmere for the school run 🙂 i hope it makes you feel glam first thing in the morning xxxxxxx’

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Enjoying my Secret Santa gift having lunch with Joe.

Enjoying my Secret Santa gift having lunch with Joe.

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I have been so lucky with the gift that Sioned chose for me, it is a perfect choice for me, I couldn’t have chosen any better for myself. I know I will be wearing it all Winter , contrasted with soft pinks and navy shades. It feels so soft to the skin, a real touch of luxury.

Somerset by Alice Temperley Cashmere Cable Snood, Light Grey  £75 click to visit John Lewis

Somerset by Alice Temperley Cashmere Cable Snood, Light Grey £75 click to visit John Lewis