Reviewed – Carousel Ride from Clarks

As regular readers to Fashion-Mommy know, I am a real fan of Clarks. This is a classic British brand that is always a byword for great quality shoes. Clarks shoes appeal to me for three main reasons, they offer style but also promise comfort, they do half sizes (a godsend when your feet are bigger than a 5, but not quite a 6 grrrr) and they cater for those who need a wider fit shoe.

Carousel Ride £34.99 click to visit Clarks

Clarks sent me a gorgeous pair of Carousel Ride flat ballerina shoes after I asked them for something that would be comfy and glam for the upcoming school run. The Carousel Ride is firmly in the style of classic Pretty Ballerinas, and come in a soft animal print leather, with just a small heel that helps you to avoid painful soles.

These shoes look and feel truly fabulous. They are super comfortable, with cushionsoft comfort which make the soles really soft underfoot. The shoe is also very flexible, bending and stretching with your foot rather than working against it. The choice of D and E fitting means that people with wider feet, or those who suffer from foot swelling, are catered for. The shoe is also a real style classic, with the animal print a design that celebrities from Kate Moss to Alexa Chung embrace. Teamed with jeans you have a perfect daytime look, but these are versatile enough to look very Audrey Hepburn with a little black dress.

I also think the Carousel Ride are perfect with a maxi skirt or dress, another option in the current warm weather, but they will also last well into the Autumn/Winter with the addition of thick tights.

The Carousel Ride come in a few more colours, I personally think the black would make the perfect back to school shoe for any fashion conscious teenager.

Carousel Ride Black patent £29.99 click to visit Clarks

Carousel Ride Teal £29.99 click to visit Clarks




La Redoute’s Top Tips for Christmas…complete with seasonal savings!

La Redoute has been one of my favourite mail order brands for years, since my sister-in-law introduced me to their fantastic ranges after I constantly pestered her about her amazing sandals. I have always been impressed by the high quality for low prices, and this season I have really loved so many items. Here is my La Redoute top ten, complete with some festive discounts.



Dual Fabric Star Print T-shirt £13.00 click to visit La Redoute

Loving this star print top, perfect for Dolce and Gabbana fans who like Primark price points!

Plain or Polka Dot Print Cardigan £15.00 click to visit La Redoute

This 50s style cardigan is so versatile, wear it with jeans for a casual look, or drapped over your shift dress for a retro style cover-up.

Plain or printed ballet pumps £21 click to visit La Redoute

These are just so Kate Moss. Just add skinny jeans and red lippy for the ultimate ‘London Look’.

Military Style Cropped Cardigan Was £29.00 Now £14.50 click to visit La Redoute

This military style cardigan has more than a touch of Kate Middleton styling about it..but look at the price, less than £15!