Friday fashion focus – shoes!

Court shoes £12 click to visit Asda George

Court shoes £12 click to visit Asda George

Today’s first post is inspired by the picture above that Asda George posted to it’s Twitter feed yesterday. I absolutely fell in love with these Court shoes, the Ice Cream sorbet colours and classic style had my longing for Spring and the chance to ditch the tights and grab a bit of pretty again. In adddition, the £12 price tag is one that is hard to beat – at that price you could treat yourself to both colours and not feel that guilty.

So this post is dedicated to even more shoe porn. These are the shoes that I am currently lusting after, incorparating both flat styles and sky scraper heels, designer looks from Pierre Balmain, vintage inspiration from Tamaris at Zalando and one of my local heroes, Agnes and Norman. There is also a mention for the Boden shoe of the season, the Alice, which is so stunning I virtually weep every time I think about them, and then check my already empty bank account (oh to be a poor blogger!). But prices on this post start from just £12, something even my bank manager couldn’t moan too loudly at.

Do you have a favourite style from the ones featured today? Or is there another pair that have caught your eye on the High Street, or in a designer range? Would love to know your thoughts.

 

White Ankle Strap Heels £17.99 click to visit New Look

White Ankle Strap Heels
£17.99 click to visit New Look

Lara Heel AR656 £110.00 click to visit Boden

Lara Heel
AR656
£110.00 click to visit Boden

Alice High Heel AR657 £119.00 click to visit Boden

Alice High Heel
AR657
£119.00 click to visit Boden

 Flat T-bar Point AR683 £69.00 click to visit Boden


Flat T-bar Point
AR683
£69.00 click to visit Boden

Blue Pointed Slingback Court Shoe     Price: £35.00 click to visit Wallis

Blue Pointed Slingback Court Shoe
Price: £35.00
click to visit Wallis

Grey Leather Pointed Block Heel Court Shoe     Was £85.00     Now £68.00 click to visit Wallis

Grey Leather Pointed Block Heel Court Shoe
Was £85.00
Now £68.00
click to visit Wallis

Tiffany Sky Blue Leather Shoes £145 click to visit Agnes and Norman

Tiffany Sky Blue Leather Shoes £145 click to visit Agnes and Norman

Penelope Lemon Leather Shoes £129 click to visit Agnes and Norman

Penelope Lemon Leather Shoes £129 click to visit Agnes and Norman

D’orsay Point Court Shoes £28 click to visit Next

D’orsay Point Court Shoes £28 click to visit Next

Black Ghillie Point Ballerina Shoes £45 click to visit Next

Black Ghillie Point Ballerina Shoes £45 click to visit Next

Platform Sandals £35 click to visit Next

Platform Sandals £35 click to visit Next

 Tamaris Peep toes - white/black/red £45 click to visit Zalando

Tamaris Peep toes – white/black/red £45 click to visit Zalando

 Anna Field Classic heels - black/black flower £34 click to visit Zalando

Anna Field Classic heels – black/black flower £34 click to visit Zalando

And I’m dreaming of these little beauties…

 Pierre Balmain FACETED - High heels - white £310 click to visit Zalando

Pierre Balmain FACETED – High heels – white £310 click to visit Zalando

 

Agnes and Norman – Gorgeous Vintage style shoes in Birmingham

Do you remember how shoes used to be? Before the endless parade of platform heels, ultra wedges and flatforms? When shoes were a work of art, created by hand, in the softest of leather? Well, a new shoe boutique has opened in Birmingham’s most beautiful shopping arcade, and is turning the clock back in terms of shoe design. Ladies and gentleman, let me introduce you to Agnes and Norman, now open in Great Western Arcade.

The boutique is the first to be opened by award winning Birmingham designer Rachel Simpson.  It is split into three showrooms, with a focus on classically beautiful, vintage style ladieswear, menswear that are classic and quirky in equal measures, and a bridal boutique filled with shoes to compliment every type of wedding dress. The store itself both compliments the vintage feel of the shoes, and the Great Western Arcade, a Victorian treasure in the heart of the city.

Audrey £135 click to visit Agnes and Norman

Betsy £140 click to visit Agnes and Norman

Agnes and Norman shoes combine the best of design from the past with the best of shoes now. So you get 1950s style peep toes in this years hot coral shade, or the 1920s ribbon tie design of Audrey, a shoe you would expert to be in black patent, instead in the softest of grey suede. Agnes and Norman is creating the modern classics, and to do that, sometimes you have to turn the rules on their head.

Claudia £155 click to visit Agnes and Norman

Choosing favourites from such a gorgeous collection is difficult, but as a fan of t-bar style shoes and Mary Janes, I have my eye on two very lovely designs. The Daisy shoes are mustard, which makes them a must for me, whilst the Art Deco fan on the front of the delightfully named Elsie’s appeal to my 1920s loving sensibilities.

Daisy £135 click to visit Agnes and Norman

Elsie £150 click to visit Agnes and Norman

 

You can visit the Agnes and Norman boutique at;

18 Great Western Arcade, Colmore Row
Birmingham B2 5HU

Phone: 0121 236 6924