Shoezone Lilley Patent Heeled Bar Shoe

The Autumn collection from Shoezone contains a pair of shoes that could’ve come straight for a vintage chest stored in granny’s attic. Black, buckled, patent with a dainty shaped heel, the Lilley patent heeled bar shoe is one of my favourite bargains of the new season, a pair of shoes you can wear anywhere – one which I am already living in.

Lilley Womens Black Patent Heeled Bar Shoe £14.99 click to visit Shoezone

Lilley Womens Black Patent Heeled Bar Shoe £14.99 click to visit Shoezone

As I get older I find my heels are getting lower (with the exception of Westwood Melissa’s, and my shoe lust haves from Charlotte Olympia which continue to soar like skyscrapers). For daytime wear, or evening occasions where a lot of time will be spent standing up, my heels have to be two kinds of pretty – pretty attractive and pretty sensible. I can confirm the Lilley shoes are both.



I am constantly surprised with just how good the quality is when it comes to Shoezone shoes, especially considering the price tag is under £20. The patent shine and soft insoles make these a very comfortable pair of shoes to wear for a long period of time. They also look really good too, retaining the high shine finish even after you have been wearing them for some time.

The buckle, and cute heel give these shoes a shape that brings 1940s shoes, as well as current designs by Irregular Choice. The shoe could quite easily be a very smart work shoe if teamed with a suit or shift dress, but they also work with retro teadresses, and would look ultra glam with a pencil skirt.  I have been wearing these shoes with floral dresses and opaque tights and can see these will work well for Winter – they could look fab with coloured tights too.



The Lilley black patent heeled bar shoe cost just £14 and come in sizes 3-9. I personally think these are an amazing bargain.

*I was sent the shoes from Shoezone in return for a honest review.



Colour Clashing Style with Clarks Cloudy Skies

Earlier this month I wrote about how I had been given the opportunity to review some shoes from one of my Fave High Street brands, Clarks. In that post I reviewed the gorgeous Ancient Myth shoes in Mint suede. (You can read that review here.) In my second Clarks review I am keeping the bright colours theme with another gorgeous pair of suede shoes, this time it is the Cloudy Skies in Fuchsia Suede.

Cloudy Skies £44.99 

The Cloudy Skies shoe has a distinct 1940s vintage feel, with a soft square toe and chunky heel. This is most definitely a shoe that suits girlie girls, so utterly feminine is it in design. The ribbon bow is a very pretty touch that makes this a dressy shoe, perfect for special occasions like weddings and a day at the races. But despite all those vintage touches, this shoe is also very modern due to the element of colour clashing. The body of the shoe is a shocking pink shade, with that square heel in a contrasting orange. This makes the shoe a really bold choice that stands out from the crowd.

These shoes look fabulous when teamed with elegant dresses and vintage style tea dresses. I wore mine with a Boden dress and did opt for opaque tights as the weather was still very wintry, but I am looking forward to the day when I can opt for bare legs again. As with other Clarks shoes, these are so very wearable due to the comfort levels – they have cushion soft foam layers that just add to the comfort under the foot arches.

I opted for the pretty bright shade, but the Cloudy Skies also come in black and a fabulous neutral nude patent style, this means this design would also be a great work shoe, offering style and comfort all day long.

Cloudy Skies £44.99 

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