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Shoe Porn: Glitter, Glitter, Everywhere

…and for those of you who have a pair of glittery shoes, you’ll know that title is quite literal.

I’m such a magpie when it comes to glitter and sequins. I had an amazing pair of pumps when I was at uni, they were multicoloured sequins and flat (perfect for the hills of Aberystwyth!) but they got destroyed when I walked in a huge rainstorm to visit my mum at the hospital. She told me off and threw some money at me, telling me to get into town and buy a new pair of shoes before I came back to visit her! I already have one beautiful pair of glittery heels but I need more. MORE!

glitter heels

First up – the party shoes. It’s coming up to office Christmas party season, and glittery shoes are the best way to make an outfit seem festive. Wedges like the nude pair from Debenhams* (1) (£37.50 in the sale!) or the black glitter wedge pair from Dune* (5) (£51 in House of Fraser’s sale) will be easier to walk to different bars on – especially if there are cobbles inbetween! If you prefer a stiletto heel, this gold pair of Steve Madden shoes from Sarenza* (2) (£93.50) or this black pair of Bordello heels* (3) (£97.90) will go with most outfits. (Side note: I totally want a pair of Steve Madden shoes because of Josie and the Pussycats. They’re new. They’re ORANGE gold. By far my favourites have to be the Geordie wedge boots from Carvella/Kurt Geiger* (4) (£109). I mean, look at them. They’re wedges, boots, and insanely sparkly.

glitter pumps

For a more everyday look (well, as everyday as you can get with glitter), these Qube Qalm glitter brogues* (1) (£27) from Sarenza are cute – I already have a pair of glitter brogues from Primark, but they seem to be falling apart after a few wears, boo! The navy glitter Joana pumps* by a brand called Anniel who I’ve not heard of before (2) (£87.55) are pretty, with multicoloured glitter bits in there to make them a bit more interesting. The pink “Ultragirl” pumps from Kurt Geiger* (although the brand seems to be Melissa, so perhaps they’re those plastic shoes?) (3) (£65)  are perhaps a little bright for work, but are very cute and will catch some attention. Finally, these London Rebel black sequin slippers* (4) (£29.99) from New Look look like they would go with most things – however I managed to find a very similar pair on eBay which cost me a mere £11 including postage, because eBay had one of those £5 vouchers that they seem to have occasionally but not really tell anyone about them.

Are sparkles too much for work? Would you wear them? (I have, they only ever got positive comments from the bosses!) More importantly, how do you keep the glitter to stay on the shoes? I’ve heard hairspray, but it can dull the glitter. Annoying!

Shoe Porn: Nelly.com

Alex has tried to impose a rule in the house that for every new pair of shoes I buy, I have to give up two old pairs. Apparently throwing out 20 pairs of shoes before I moved in with him wasn’t enough. I’m starting to suspect he just hate shoes. (He has two pairs – a pair of trainer type things and some hideous sandals which he enjoys wearing with socks because I flinch in horror every time I see them)

I’ve thrown away too many shoes – I think its time to buy a few more pairs. Nelly.com have an offer on at the moment where they have over 100 different styles for £19.99. Here’s a few of my favourite pairs – theres a bit of a theme…

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Sandpaper and Silk

As you may have seen on my post on Monday, I have a pretty orange scarf tied to my bag at the moment. I won the scarf in a Twitter competition as part of Vogue’s Online Fashion Week (this is why I have multiple Twitter accounts, so I can enter lots of “RT to win!” competitions without annoying people on my main account!) and forgot about it until a thick card envelope dropped through my door. Inside was the scarf and a booklet of their AW11 collection.

I didn’t actually know what was on the scarf, but once I opened it out, I couldn’t help but smile – is there anything more perfect for me than beautiful watercoloured shoes?

Until I started writing this post, I didn’t realise that Hobbs create new scarf designs each year, but the ones in this post just wouldn’t have suited me quite so well!

If you didn’t win one, you can still buy the scarf from Hobbs direct.

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