All I want for Christmas is shoes

The title is no festive jest, as  a confirmed shoe-holic, whenever I’m asked what I would like for Christmas, another image of footwear immediately pops into my head.  Everything from Ash style wedge trainers, comfortable ankle boots for the school run, heeled boots for the weekend and something heeled and sexy for date night with hubby, I frankly find it hard to meet a pair of shoes or boots that I don’t like.

But at this time of year, it is shoes with added sparkle that catch the eye. Whether we are talking glittery shoes in the style of Dorothy from ‘The Wizard of Oz’, or metallic beauties, Christmas party shoes have to be something that would tempt Midas himself. Your party shoes can be a great way of adding glitz to your outfit if you are someone who shies away from disco-ball chic dresses. They can also add interest to a little black dress.  And, these days, flat, ballerina styles from sources such as French Sole and Pretty Ballerinas are just as acceptable for evening attire as skyscraper heels, meaning that your feet look pretty, but also feel great.

French Sole  India Gold / Black  now  £ 67.99 click to visit Spartoo

French Sole India
Gold / Black
now £ 67.99 click to visit Spartoo

 MAYTER Brown Metallic  now  £ 79.99 click to visit Spartoo

Ted Baker MAYTER
Brown Metallic
now £79.99 click to visit Spartoo

 CALLEEN GOLD GLITTER  now  £47.99 click to visit Spartoo

Moda in Pelle CALLEEN
GOLD GLITTER
now £47.99 click to visit Spartoo

 Jazzle Black  now £99.19 click to visit Spartoo

Moda in Pelle Jazzle
Black
now £99.19 click to visit Spartoo

French Connection  JEZABEL GOLD  now £ 91.00 click to visit Spartoo

French Connection JEZABEL
GOLD
now £ 91.00
click to visit Spartoo

Pretty Ballerinas  KYLIE Blue  £ 108.99 Click to visit Spartoo

Pretty Ballerinas KYLIE
Blue
£ 108.99
Click to visit Spartoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loving the Pretty Ballerinas at Spartoo

Everyone knows that a pair of Ballerina flats are a wardrobe essential. Even people like me, who would love to spend their whole life wearing heels, always keep some pretty ballet flats in my bag, for when the feet have taken too much of a pounding, and need a little TLC. The great thing is that, in recent years, the ballerina flat shoe has become an iconic item, worn with style and panache by the likes of Kate Middleton, Kate Moss and Alexa Chung.  And for many people, the iconic name in Ballerina flats is the brand Pretty Ballerinas.

I love the heritage of Pretty ballerinas. I visited Menorca, where the shoes are made, last year, and could see the history and tradition of the wonderful shoes that are still handmade on the island. Using the best leather, ethically sourced on the Island, the shoes both look beautiful, and last for a long, long, time.

This season Spartoo, one of my favourite destinations for all types of great shoes, has a fabulous range of Pretty Ballerinas available, in a sea of wonderful colours and patterns. I love the Klee Brown flats, with the traditional rope bow on the front and the patent style, whilst the Tapeto shoes are pretty enough to be an evening shoe, proving that the days of flat shoes just being daytime attire have long since disappeared.

Some of my favourite Pretty Ballerinas.

KLEE Brown £ 113.99 click to visit Spartoo

ANGELIS Fuchsia £ 102.59 click to visit Spartoo

TAPETO Pink £ 131.99 click to visit Spartoo

SHADE Nude £ 94.99 click to visit Spartoo