Oh hello October

Yes, one would be forgiven for thinking it was October today.  I, and I'm sure many others, woke up to lashing wind and rain and an air with a decidedly chilly nip to it.  Sandals weather it was not.  One would have been forgiven for donning full on boots but I decide to throw caution to the wind and go bare footed (well, as in not wearing socks) but still with a proper shoe on. 

Which led me to think - the weather in this country for "Summer" is a proper joke, isn't it?  We can't back anything wintery away - the chances of us needing something either waterproof or at the very least warm on a regular basis is high.  Very very high.

I did in fact put one of my shoe purchases this year to good use and buy my flat black pumps from NW3 by Hobbs which have stood me (literally) in very good stead.  They are the perfect Spring or cooler Summer shoe.  And they have reignited my love for all things pumplike.  It's actually the perfect time of year to buy them as a lot of them are on sale - retailers assuming that we all spend our entire summer either a) on holiday or b) basking in 25 degree heat.  Yeah - in our dreams. 

So here is my round up of some of my faves out there.  The other fantastic thing about these is that whilst they are useful occasionally in the Summer (let's hope it's only occasionally....), they are worth their weight in gold come September time when none of us are quite ready for boots day in, day out.  Dragging those little tanned footsies out for as long as possible. 

Starting with a navy fave - I am determined to continue to channel all things dark blue (that Hobbs coat still has my name on it...)

Pointed pump in navy £67.15 from Boden  


  Cut out Pump in navy £65  Another navy beaut.  These are very Chloe inspired.



Absolutely adore these in yellow - they'd look fab with your winter navy and black bits, just so that we don't forget it is now in fact, June. 

In yellow £65



Now is also the time for bargains - my fab find cut price site Shoeaholics (all ex KG stock if you haven't heard of it before) has some bargains this time of year, especially if you're not looking for sandals. 

I known these are kitsch beyond belief, but I've always had a soft spot for the Marc by Marc Jacobs ones. 

Orange Nuova Mouse Stud shoes now £99 were £250




Pink Mouse Ballet2 Shoes - Marc by Marcy Jacobs £99 were £250



Black Mollie by Carvela now £39 were £59 



More black, this time suede and I love an ankle strap. 

Black Latin by Kurt Geiger London now £29 was £95


Gorgeous Metallic in the same style again £29 from £95



But still some great value new season ones around.  

Love these in black and off white from Dune - Marisa £55



Or a leopard print ponyskin ballerina?  Malmo by Dune £59




Have to say though, my fave (bar the Marc Jacos which I secretly harbour) - I love the Mint Velvet Pixie Pump. 

Rose Pixie Pump £79



In black Suede £79



Or in the black snakeskin £79





A little bit of embellishment that I spied at Wallis.  Totally Tory Burch inspired but a rather more wallet friendly £22

Cream metal detail pump £22 


Think I may prefer the black.  These aren't leather but they do feel like (I have copped a feel) of very soft pleather.  Lovely texture on these. 

Black metal detail pump £22



My other fave options of course are my newly beloved skater shoes.  Now to be honest, there don't seem to be many of these around.  I can't recommend them highly enough and so I'll be having a sweep round to see which ones are left.  

Now here we are on our two day break at Chessington.  Superb.  Utterly superb.  Exhausting for sure, especially on day two when The Husband had a case at the High Court come up so then there were four.  Three of them and me.  I made it through.  Just. 

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Lilac Jumper - ASOS 
Turned up Jeans - Rock & Republic
Chocolate brown leather jacket - All Saints
Cognac cross body satchel - Campomaggi from Plumo
Ponyskin cheetah print skater shoes - Next


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Navy longsleeve jersey top - Jigsaw
Oui Mon Cheri sweatshirt - JCrew
Cognac cross body satchel - Campomaggi from Plumo
Ponyskin cheetah print skater shoes - Next

And the irony of today's post - the sun then came out.  Welcome to the British Summertime.  Tis a joke.  But on the upside, at least the purchase of new shoes and jackets is always justified. 

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Double Zip skinny black jeans - Mint Velvet
Leopard print sweatshirt - Zara
Trench coat - Banana Republic
Black Delphine pumps - NW3 by Hobbs
Black Diego bag - Alexander Wang

So tomorrow - will the sun shine?  Will we back to sandals?  I'm planning on ballet pumps again, just in case. 

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  1. i have the leopard print pumps and didn't think i would get that much wear out of them but have started to become a favourite. What i do need having seen your photos ( you look great in them both) is an across the body bag for the summer days out with the family when i need my hands free to carry all the extras that i seem to get passed on to me. It's one thing i don't have in a decent size Any tips on where to start my search for one would be gratefully received.

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  2. Hey Kat, well done on surviving a solo / trio adventure at Chessington! Please can you advise on J Crew sizes - I'm about to order the Mon Cheri but don't know if I should go for S or M, I'm usually an 8/10 here. Thanks x

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  3. I have those dune leopard print pumps, amazing, like slippers. One of the gold end bits fell off but you don't really notice when they're on my feet, could always take the others off, I love them though!

    Where are your sunnies from? Jo

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  4. I love the mon cheri top but now have 3 whistles logo sweats and the zoe bat in pink with leather shoulders (want the navy too!!!) so I think I need to resist.

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  5. Looking fabulous - I haven't worn ballet flats for ages I seem to have gone straight to sandals this year - oh sorry did I mention how hot it is here;) xx

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  6. Love the look of the pointed flats but seem to go straight from sandals to boots these days with trainers interspersed. So I have not delved into them.

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  7. Loving my flats at the moment, which after being a heel girl is quite a thing. Some great choices, but I especially like the leopard print ones.

    Your right about our weather, such a pain to plan for.

    X x

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  8. I struggle with this climate (especially as I was brought up in South Africa and then lived most of my adult life in Hong Kong till a couple of years ago) and my feet especially are always cold! I agree flat pumps or skaters are brilliant for current temperatures. Asos and Office have leopard print canvas skaters but order a size larger as they come up small. Having returned the Next ones I think I am going to cave and order from Asos. The Hobbs Delphines are fab - thank you for that Kat, I'd never have bought them otherwise! The rose gold Mint Velvets - too narrow for my wide feet boo hoo. I like the idea of pointed pumps - a change from ballet flats - as long as they are not too narrow. Sun is shining in our part of Surrey this morning...yippee!

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  9. I need that JCrew sweater - NOW

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  10. I love your Plumo bag! Its the perfect...dare I say it Mum bag with the comfy strap! You were so brave continuing on without Hubby! We have a day at Chessington planned this summer as we have rellies who live 5mins away! Can't wait! Ax

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