More inbetweeny love

Clearly that's not the technical term.  "Transitional pieces" are what I believe we should be terming it, with our fashion hats on.  However it's more accurate to say "that fiddly inbetweeny time" no?

Which, as I fear I may mention every Spring, happens to be the majority of our Summer.  Bar those couple of days when it's properly scorchio and we crack out the shorts, the strappy tops and the summer dresses.  And then after day three realise that we have "nothing to wear" for when it's super sunny and so order a shed load more.  Only for the temperature to drop and the rain to start when the lovely DHL man delivers your goodies.  Sound familiar? 

So this week, I'm on a mission for inbetweeny bits.  That we do in fact end up wearing most weeks till November.  (yes Suffolk and Ireland, I'm looking at you...)

And the easiest way to make last year's wardrobe feel fresher is with a new pair of shoes.  Oh how I love shoes.  I can now also say that I am officially wedded to flats.  I can't remember the last time I wore a pair of heels during the day (am still a complete heel whore for evenings out).  Flats flats and more flats. 

So I love my trainers but how many pairs of trainers can you have?  And no my blog hasn't been hacked, this is me writing this.  I have four pairs which many would consider too many although I do know some would consider woefully inadequate.  

But I'll be completely honest, they do all do the same thing.  I do have them in different colours and (very slightly I will acquiesce) styles but they do pretty much do the same job.  It's not like there's one pair that I can wear with a dress that gives it a completely different look, they're all too similar a style to offer different functionality. 

Which is the best justification in the world, surely for a different pair of shoes. 

I *say* different but they are (slightly...) similar to a pair that I got last year.  My pony skin flat mules from Anthropologie.  Well this year, they're everywhere.  

Ok so that might be over egging the pudding slightly as they're not exactly everywhere as I found out earlier when I tried to find a plethora of them.  But there are a few which I needed as a comparison to a pair (I saved the best till last) I have had on my mind for a while now and have become vaguely obsessed with.  I have tried to find another option, I really have (and so the justification commences).

Saw these in Zara today and they're definitely an option. 

Flat Leather Slipper Shoes £35.99



Slightly more detail and slightly more unique but then slightly (a lot) more expensive...

Liviana Conti Open Toe Mules £122


Suede at Whistles.

Whistles Brya Flat Mules Shoes were £120 now £63




Loafer Style.  Enough said.  If these aren't your bag by the way and you prefer a full on version, I have a proper loafer blog in the offing as these are such a great transitional shoe when you need something for in between boot and sandal.  They're also a classic which will last for years and I'm pinning my badge to the mule version being as versatile and a stayer.

Navy Premium Leather brogue mules from Next £50  So apparently these are brogue mules... they look like loafer mules to me.  Perfect with a bit of lift if you don't want flat flat.  For me, if you're going to go flat I like them flat but I know lots do like a mid heel.



And in the nude 



These I would say are brogue mules... Love the white.  Bring on the Spring in these. 

Alberto Zago Alley Sandals in bianco £120



Oxford lace up style now.. in navy.. LOVE these but sold out in my size.  Foiled.  

ASOS Mile End Pointed Mules in navy were £30 now £21



And now onto more traditional loafer style. 

ASOS Monument Leather Loafer Mules in grey £45




And in the black patent leather £45



Jeffrey Campbell Belan Mules £84.65 ($122)


And the grey version which is approx £88.18 (approx.. ha ha) $125



Bargain of the day though and as they're such a steal now, I've forgiven them the slingback.

Office Luther Slingbacks were £68 now £29.60




But but but, these are the ones that are screaming BUY MEEEEEE.  Except in a really classy Italian accent.

Gucci Princetown leather slippers £380 I'm going to *think about it*...



So off I trot to ponder if I really need a pair of these mules.  Obviously now, in my head, they go with everything in my wardrobe.  *obviously*.... To be honest, I'm not sure if I need a 39.5 or a 40 (any pointers greatly received...) and I am now kicking myself that I didn't just nip over to Bond Street today when I was in London.   Had a lovely day as part of a focus group for Gloverall about children's outerwear (and came home with a duffle coat for the 9yr old who absolutely loves it.  Who would have thought?  The little boy who normally won't wear a coat for love nor money thinks his new coat is cool as, because "Sam Smith wears one".  (apparently... not convinced he does but his friend who came round this afternoon was in awe at his "Dr Who coat"!)   And I chose an amazing navy coat which I shall be cracking out tomorrow.  

This is what I wore today - completely loving this warmer weather.  (although I'll be honest - it was slightly chillier than it looked).  Bolted home from London and walked to school with the dog to pick the kids up (they are always SO thrilled when we walk... dear lord, the moaning.  Suck it up mes enfants.  I've walked there and back).



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Grey cashmere jumper - Me+Em
Grey flannel blazer - Me+Em
Black leather leggings - hush
Red Superstar sneakers - Golden Goose
Red Soho Disco bag - Gucci

On a roll with the inbetweeny stuff though and will be back with more ideas tomorrow.  As I ponder the Guccis and sit on my credit card.....

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  1. Oh I am totally obsessed with mules this season! In fact I just ordered the Rachel Comey Brie mules in black (pricey but oh so gorgeous!) I've been religiously prepping my heels (nothing more terrible than cracked heels with mules!) in anticipation!
    http://www.stevenalan.com/BRIE-SLIP-ON-MULE/S16_NA_PS16_41_115.html?dwvar_S16__NA__PS16__41__115_color=001#sz=144&start=17

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    1. yes yes yes! They are amazing. Love those Rachel Comey mules. Was salivating over her rail at Liberty yesterday. All just too too gorgeous.

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  2. Yup my Princeton mules should be here this week - I caved - after trying the rag&bone pair I blogged about I couldn't see the point in saving money - I'd rather have the classics X

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    1. See the Rag & Bones ones are even more here I think!! I thought you were after the Marmont ones? I would have thought they were much more you! I'm way too boring for them. Gutted as I think they are amazing but I know they wouldn't love me back! SOB!!

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  3. Oh no!!! These remind me of a pair my granny used to wear which I ended up 'losing' for her as they got so old and knackered. Not for me at all - but I can see the love so realise I will be wearing them in 6 months!!

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    1. Oh I know exactly which ones you mean. All the same colour and all leather (or pleather..) - even the insole was the same fabric??!

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  4. Sadly a No for me unless the toes are out, just look odd on my feet. Interested in your thoughts about betweeny wardrobe as need some inspiration. Completely agree about your comments regarding Suffolk just come back beautiful but freezing.

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    1. I've got coats today... I know I said jackets yesterday but hell bells, it's too cold!!

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  5. I know everyone likes different things and I really liked your Anthropologie ones last year but I think all of these are horrible! Sorry. They just look like they are missing half the shoe to me! I love loafers though and wore mine all through winter in the office. I await your edit...

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    1. In the offing for sure... I just find loafer are too formal for me for dress down outfits. I love the way other people manage to do it but I just can't quite pull it off without feeling a tad mumsy? Does that make sense? LOVE them for work though and for days when I want to look full on preppy. I've had my navy ones for about 4 years now and they get worn every season.

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    2. I only wear my loafers at work otherwise yes, they do feel a little mumsy I agree. I have some from R&B but my faves are my ones from Geox. They are snakeskin and very cool. I also have a pair in bright yellow.

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  6. Can't get to grips with these at all... but no doubt i'll be wearing them just as they are coming out of fashion.. the way I did with Wayfarers, white leather trainers etc.etc. takes me a while sometimes :-) Audrey x

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    1. Oh gosh I'm like that with so many things! Dungarees, skater shoes are two things that spring to mind.. haven't caved on the bomber jacket yet though!

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  7. I'm thinking 4 pair of trainers is entirely reasonable (especially considering how many variations on a black work shoe I own)

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    1. LOVE YOU (although I do admit it's probably slight overkill... Ok so I'll go for enough but I think even I'd struggle to justify another pair...!!)

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  8. For the money,I would treat yourself to Gucci loafers - I bought a white pair years ago and, although I don't wear them every year, they are classic and you'll get more wear out of them than the mules, in my humble opinion...

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    1. I'm with you all the way on white loafers, mine aren't quite gucci, but are about ten years old, and still going strong. I've also a pair in champagne gold.
      Last summer I lived in white brogues, definitely to be a repeated

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    2. You see now I don't know if I need white ones.... But I do know i definitely don't need full on loafers. I know me and I know alas, that I won't wear them. One of those things that I LOVE on other people but can't get my head around. Mind you, I did say that with biker jackets and mine is now surgically attached to me...!

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  9. The backless shoe thing isn't for me. They remind me of treading down the back of my shoes as a kid to look 'grown up'! Indeed, there are some out there at present that look exactly like this. And then there's the whole toe-gripping palaver and the pain that it induces to keep the shoes on your feet! I say stick your money in more trainers :-)

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    1. Genuinely the ones I have from last year don't hurt At All. I promise!! But whether these do or not, well....!!

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  10. Backless not for me either - you end up gripping on to them for dear life when walking around and I dont want to end up with crab like toes. Gucci's are fab but would rather have the whole shoe!

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    1. You see the whole shoe for me... on me, just looks wrong diddly and I won't think work for me as a summer shoe. But each to their own. I never had any problem walking around in mine from last year!

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  11. I loooove these! Love the brogue ones, the loafer ones, the plain ones. And how timeous - have ordered a pair of snakeskin print black and white from French Connection on sale. I was gutted after missing the boat on your Anthropologie ones last year. Now all we need is for the weather to warm up...

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    1. WHOOOP!!!! Yes. About the weather... ugh.

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  12. I have to say I think the Liviana Conti ones do it for me. :0)

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    1. They're gorgeous aren't they? But they're probably too similar to my ones from last year - I think they're exactly the same shape! They are YUM though x

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  13. I don't like these either...cannot get onboard :-( My feet are pretty massive and also skinny (pretty huh!?) so they slide off and I end up walking out of them. So I did love them once upon a time by now, just no. Skaters, trainers and ballet flats for me, and sandals when it warmer.......not holding my breath though. Love your blogs, Fi x

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    1. OOH do you have Skeletor feet too? Me too.. I'm hoping these are quite narrow. I do find the more expensive the shoe the more narrow they usually are... I'm going in.....

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  14. Love your outfit, especially the bag and sneakers. I'm wary about pairing bag an shoes in the same colour (don't want to look like granny), but doing it with a mix of styles or materials seems to do the trick.

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    1. I know exactly what you mean but I think because the styles are really so different, it sort of works??!

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