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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Have I found my perfect evening shoe already?

I'm thinking no I can't have, as it's August and I have only just started thinking about evening shoes for Winter (well, sort of....)   No in all seriousness, I have just started thinking about donning tights and starting the eternal quest for shoes that you can wear with dresses for nights out that don't make you look like you're going to work or a wedding. 

And (obviously they have to be multi functional....  err hello) that will go with jeans and coated skinnies, dare I say leather trews and do everything bar make tea.  (oh and midi skirts, I forgot my new found love of the midi - the one I have that is)

If I say I've been looking for years and have yet to really find any, then the chances of me having stumbled across a pair by accident isn't high. 

Actually to be fair - I do have a pair of amazing shoe boots from Zara that are now coming up to 5 years old but and it's a big but, the heels are vertiginous.  I almost get a nose bleed when wearing them, they are taxi shoes to say the least.  So as perfect as they seemingly may be and I have worn them to death over the last four years as I have found bob all else to fit the bill, they're not perfect.

And I've been on the hunt for years and found none.  Either too high or too bulky or two frumpy or too just plain old wrong diddly. 

I had in my head (amongst a whole load of other tripe) that I'd love a pair of Aquazzuras.  Which are ridiculously expensive and even then aren't perfect so that was never going to happen. 

This is the sort of thing that I thought I had in mind. 

Sexy Thing Suede Ankle Boots from Aquazzura £465


 Look how fab with a midi ish skirt - can you see where I was going with these?



Or even more preferable but I couldn't even find them in black (admittedly it was a half hearted search at nearly £500....), would be the Belgravias.

Aquazzura Belgravia sandals £495



And to be honest, I hadn't done much else about it.  But shopping today with the 9yr old (school shoes done - Clarks, hats off, you were amazing.  I reckon less than 10 mins in and out, everyone happy, shoes bought and Superdry School bag done - bought by herself with saved up pocket money.  Can't think where she gets it from), we happened to see these in the window of Nine West. 

Be still my beating heart. 

Nine West Jaiden in black ponyskin £125


And here they are.  These were the last ones left in my size and looking at this pic I am totally and utterly kicking myself for not having bought them. DAMN THIS SHOPPING BAN.  

They are the perfect heel height for every day and for being able to stand up all night.  Not too high and not too low.  But, as the lovely SA agreed - they look like high heels.  What on earth is there not to love about them.  AND they're not that expensive.  Ok so they're not cheap but when you think how versatile they could be, they're really not too bad at all. 

Dare I say - dare I say I actually prefer them to the Aquazzuras?  


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Alternatively there are the flat Aquazurra options which are the fashionistas favourite (no, these haven't quite reached the home counties yet - don't know about where you are?) and fortunately I can't indulge as a) they've sold out more than a sold out thing and b) I have my Hobbs Delphine shoes which aren't the same but are too similar. 


And thanks to lovely Alex at The Frugality I've seen these at New Look which are an amazing tribute/absolute rip off of the Belgravias.  Alas they have nothing similar in a heel at all.  BOO.




Still have to do a trawl of the High Street to see what other options we have as I clearly can't have peaked so early...... And I can't even believe I'm thinking of tights already.  I was a Brownie - always be prepared.  That's my excuse and I'm sticking with it. 

So I also got to do a good old try on of the wrap coats/dressing gowns that I featured yesterday.  All will be revealed tomorrow. 

Glorious to see the sunshine back - making the most of being able to wear my espadrilles which I have been so so so pleased with. 

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Silky vest - Cos
Silk Scarf jacket - Zara
Straight leg distressed jeans turned up - Zara
Champagne and silver espadrilles - Penelope Chilvers 
Tan bag - Prada
Stone necklace - Anthropologie 

Tomorrow I am dog sitting for one of my best friends.  This will be interesting to say the least.......

36 comments:

  1. Hi Kat seen the Aldo Broletto? Like the Nine West shoes.Good choice. Love thr blog

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    1. I will put them on my list for hunting down - I'm sure there will be loads out there like this! The new more shoe less boot style I think for this season. Thank you xx

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  2. I think you need to buy the Nine West ones or forever regret it, I like them more than the Aquazzura's too, they might be the ones that got away if you don't go for it!

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    1. oh god don't say that. I need zero encouragement but yes I do think you are right.....

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  3. Oh no! You should've bought them, ban or not! You might live to regret it! They look fab on you. Lynne x

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    1. Not you too! I couldn't - I am going with the ban... Although the chance of me carrying it onto October have gone right out of the window. xx

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  4. I agree - they look good & I could only see them from your ankle down! Are we going to have to have a whip-round to bypass your spending ban.

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    1. Well that be lovely! They are honestly gorgeous and easily low enough to wear every day. They are such a winner I am going to have to get them!

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  5. Gorgeous Nine West shoes, how did you manage to resist?! Looking forward to your wrap coat post tomorrow. Have the Mango one on my Wishlist, so you might help me decide whether it's yea or ney.

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    1. I am strong, that's how.. ok I'm not - I'm just obsessed with research and always thinking there may be better ones out there. Rarely impulse shop although I definitely could have done with one of the coats from yesterday..... Coming up later, I promise.

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  6. You should have bought the Nine Wesf, I can immagine the will look good with almost everything, even with thights/dress or skirt and also with leather trousers which are quite hard to combine with the right shoe as I personally don't like leather shoes/boots with leather trousers

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    1. oh god you are so right - and that was my exact thinkign but I was being GOOD! They are perfect to go with everything. I am so going to cave on them - tis the heel height that's making me think they are are just too good to resist. Oh and the ponyskin... and the lace up.. everything to be fair!

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  7. Kat I bet more shops bring out this style or variations thereof. Looks set to be a trend. Be strong.... besides which, we have our Hobbs Celine versions for daywear (feeling smug - am ahead of the curve just once in my life!)

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    1. *punches air* YES! I guess this is one reason why I"ve held off.. for all of one day. WIll do a big research later. Mind you - there weren't that many of the other Aquazzura ones (like my leopard print ones from Zara that I Absolutely love and I thought would be everywhere and aren't....) And yes, can't wait to get the Delphines out again! (did you get my email!)

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    2. Yes thank you, will investigate soon!

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  8. Buy!! (I somehow thought the spending ban didn't apply to shoes. Which seems daft now I type it. But it enabled me to buy a pair of nice heeled brogues!)

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    1. Well. You see I was allowed a pair of shoes a month in the allowance. So if you haven't gone over that previously then no it definitely doesn't count. Alas I fear I may be paid up on shoes till DEc..... But I DO need one pair of boots and one pair of evenings shoes And that's it. For the rest of the year.... She says...

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  9. Love, love, love these. I have been so good but so tempted!

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  10. And just in case I do cave - are you a 6.5? And, if you are, did you try on the 39 or 40? Thanks.

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    1. Ha ha ha ha ha!! RIght, I am a 6.5 sometimes a 7. Definitely size down. the 40 was huge. 39 for sure. Just in case, right?! x

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    2. Thank you. Definitely maybe just in case. x

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  11. Hi, I love your blog and wanted to ask about your leather wrist cuffs/bracelets - I really like them - are they available on line? Thanks! x

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    1. Hi there and thank you. Mine are really old - one ancient Mulberry and one ancient Hultqiust one which I wear all the time. I love them and have worn them for years but I don't you think you can get them anymore. I'll do another winter cuff post shortly if you'd like? x

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    2. Please! I love cuffs !

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    3. Thank you, I'd love that ~ I prefer leather wrist cuffs or bangles to metal ones. They're more comfortable for every day wear and don't clink and clank together ~ especially when typing a lot.

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  12. So c'mere! What was to stop you buying these and hoarding them until next Monday when you produce them again with an innocent face? Not that my nature is in any way suspicious you understand :) But you know you love them ...

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    1. Now to be honest I didn't think of that but I WAS ridic tempted to do the same with a coat I totally fell in love with..... I actually want to think about these and *check* if they're the right ones.... (you can see this ending in tears, can't you...) x

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    2. Time to arm yourself with tissues, I'd say xx

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  13. Great post as usual. Pony skin heels are fab on you, go forth and buy.. quick!! Any chance of a post on decent skin coloured aka 'American tan' tights!?! Have a fab weekend, Audrey x

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    1. OOh that's a good idea, will do definitely x

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  14. Hi kat have you seen the sam edelman ones??? They appear to be a nod to the belgrava. Just incase the ban is lifted ;)

    Ps love your blog xx

    http://m.asos.com/mt/www.asos.com/sam-edelman/sam-edelman-zavier-cut-out-lace-up-heeled-shoes/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=4237600&clr=Black&SearchQuery=Sam%20Edelman&affId=5497&WT.tsrc=Affiliate&un_jtt_redirect

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    1. **belgravia**

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    2. oh they look lovely - and in fact I have a 20% off code for ASOS - about to post and will include these so thank you thank you xxx

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  15. I'm totally craving your nw3 Delphine shoes but can't find them anywhere. X

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    1. oh gosh I'm so sorry they were last season's. Hmmm, have you tried ringing Bicester to see if they have any? Or they may still have the similar version on Office. The other alternative is of course the totally bargain New Look ish ones. x

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