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

 

Check out the styles at Bells Shoes

Have you checked out the styles at Bells Shoes recently? The company has a proud history, dating back to 1890, when Edward Bell established his first store. It’s online history is a little more recent of course, with online shopping starting in 2007, but its newest website is just a year old and offers a bright shopping experience that is just packed with well known brand names for all the family.

When you look at the brand names that Bells Shoes sell, you are faced with a who’s who of quality shoes. Clarks, Fit Flops, Rieker, Ipanema, Ecco and Gabor are all available, amongst many other brands, showing that the Bells Shoes emphasis is on shoes that offer comfort and durability rather than fast fashion. But that doesn’t mean that the shoes are not fashionable or elegant – in fact, that couldn’t be further from the truth. In the Clarks selection in particular, there are some absolutely gorgeous designs that you know will also be comfortable to wear and will last for ages. When Bells Shoes asked if I would like to review something from their site, it was the Clarks selection I went to straight away.

Clarks Chorus Thrill Navy Suede £49 click to visit Bells Shoes

Clarks Chorus Thrill Navy Suede £49 click to visit Bells Shoes

The Clarks Chorus Thrill are a gorgeous, vintage style Mary Jane shoe that I chose in the navy suede version (who could resist a pair of ‘blue suede shoes’?) The style is reminiscent of shoes worn with flapper dresses in the 1920s, and also the dolly girl style of the 1960s, so could be versatile in terms of what outfits they could be paired with. I love the name ‘Chorus Thrill’, and think this might be linked to the fact they also resemble shoes worn by a Chorus line of dancers, and indeed, with the comfortable t-bar strap and 65mm heel, I think you could wear these to dance the night away and still be standing the next morning.

Inspiration for Chorus Thrill maybe?

Inspiration for Chorus Thrill maybe?

One of the things I love about Clarks shoes is the fact that they come in half sizes, meaning I was able to choose my perfect fit, a size 5.5. Delivery of the shoes was very quick, within a day of ordering, which is perfect if you are in a hurry for your shoes, or are just eager to be wearing them. Once the box was opened, I can honestly say I was over the moon with them.

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The Chorus Thrill really are a gorgeous pair of shoes. The mixture of soft suede and patent trims makes them visually very appealing, whilst the low heel and concealed platform makes them very comfortable to wear. I think these could be a great work shoe, as they are comfortable enough to wear all day long.

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DSCN8714I teamed the shoes with more navy, a M&S shift dress with a slight 1960s feel, but I think these shoes would also be amazing with more clashing shades – hot pink, red or bright yellow. White is also a lovely match for navy, giving a very crisp, clean nautical look. I wore a dress, but would love to see this with wide leg trousers, or city shorts, to create totally different looks.

To view all the Clarks options at Bells Shoes, click here.

* I was sent a pair of shoes in return for a honest review. I was not paid for this post.

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