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Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

21 Jun

GirlSeeksShoe here.

The weather here in London is crazy. It’s supposed to be summer, and yet we are sporadically getting thunderstorms and the sort of showers generally attributed to April, interspersed with misleading patches of cerulean sky.

Basically, it won’t stop pouring down with rain.

And, as every stylish girl-about-town (or girl-without-car) knows, rainy days call for some serious preventative measures. But that raincoat doesn’t have to ruin your look, and those wellies don’t need to clash with your skirt. Here are my favourite picks for surviving summer storms; my pocketful of sunshine (WARNING; if you click that link, you will have that song stuck in your head for at least 24 hours):

A classy Radley umbrella. I have to say that these are brilliant quality, and mine hasn’t broken in two years (*touch wood*).

A Lulu Guinness Rose Print Umbrella will add some colour to your day, and is bang on trend this season.

The only full length brolly I won was a freebie, but is gorgeous in the summer rain. If you spot an umbrella with soft muted colours, you’re on the right track for an elegant look.

A lovely pink mac from Red Herring at Debenhams is my personal pick for a summer cover-up.

Tulip Print TrenchSmudged Spot Printed Trench

Two gorgeous trenches from Topshop

If you’re going to wear wellies, you may as well make a splash (sorry, I couldn’t help it…):

DAZZLE Fluorescent Pink Wellies

Topshop

OFFICE NUTTY KNEE WELLY PEACH FLRL RBROFFICE NUTTY KNEE WELLY DITSY RUBBER

Both from Office

Land’s End

The thing about rain is that sometimes we welcome it and sometimes we just have to live through it. In summer we feel like we are entitled to good weather, and rain is something to sigh about. But it doesn’t have to be that way, so here are some songs about rain (real and metaphorical) to lift your mood:

A bit of girl power…

A happy Gene Kelly.

I wish…

Every cloud has a silver lining.

This song = my youth

I wish this song = my youth!

Oh, it’s raining again.

GirlStillSeekingShoe xoxo

Shoe Tales

20 Jun

GirlSeeksShoe here.

I only recently joined Modly Chic’s Fashion Beauty Friend Friday, and I was totally gutted that I had missed the questions on shoes. So I’m going to answer them anyway, and I challenge anyone who reads this post to answer at least one of these shoe-related questions in the comments. Go on, I dare you

1. What is your go-to pair of shoes?

Well, if it’s just for popping out and running errands, a pair of ballet flats is perfect. I’d say that the shoes I have worn the most in the past month would be these flats from New Look.

Coral (Orange) Flower Printed Ballet | 218945383 | New Look

2. What goes into your shoe buying decisions?

I generally only need to glance at a pair of shoes to decide that I love them and want them. So I tend to ask myself if I need them. I look at price, how well made they are, if they are going to fall apart after one wear, the fit, and the price again. Sadly, my purse knows that this approach rarely deters me from buying an unsuitable pair of shoes, if such a thing exists…

3. The majority of the shoes in your closet are what colour?

Here’s a tally:

Black: 4      Pink: 1       

White: 2     Floral: 2    

Brown: 1    Grey: 1

Yellow: 1    Purple: 3

Red: 1         Coral: 1

Gold/Neutral: 1      Denim: 1

So I guess black wins.

4. When it comes to designer shoes, what are your favorite brands and why?

My favourite designer brands are based on pure speculation, because I haven’t yet tested out the practicalities due to my low shoe-funds. But, aside from the obvious Jimmy Choo and Louboutin, who get on any shoe-lover’s list courtesy of their impeccable reputations, my favourite brand at the moment would have to be Dior. Reason? They’re pretty

From top to bottom; Dior, Louboutin and Jimmy Choo.

When it comes to my most bought brand, definitely New Look; they’re cheap, comfortable, and did somebody say 20% student discount?…

5. If price wasn’t an issue, you’d own which shoe?

This one.

Dior. High. Tribal.

Any of those colours, I don’t care. They are the Ones. Like the perfect man but way better.

GirlStillSeekingShoe xoxo

Fabulous Finds

6 Jun

GirlSeeksShoe here.

I found this fantastic blog the other day; Hello, Monkeyface! The photography is brilliant, the concept is lovely and I was just sitting there beaming when I discovered it. Here are some of my favourite pictures:

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PhotobucketClick on the picture to explore the blog yourself.

Another fabulous discovery this week was that Beg, Borrow or Steal are launching their first denim collection and it will be available in UK department stores John Lewis and House of Fraser on the 8th of June. Yay! The range is made up of four styles; the ‘Carrie’ skinny, the ‘Sienna’ boot cut, the ‘Grace’ straight fit and the ‘Kimberly’ skinny flare. The jeans look gloriously modern AND they are doing coloured jeans, which is my new obsession. Definitely going on my wish-list.

And just to let you know, I have decided on the pink dress for prom; I’ll update you on the accessory situation soon. Meanwhile, here are my favourite shoes at the moment:

(Both from Topshop) The bright colours are very on trend; and I’m really loving platform heels at the moment; they are a more comfortable alternative whilst still adding height.

Chestnut (Brown) Patent Peep Toe Court Shoe | 223388925 | New Look  Magenta (Pink) Patent Peep Toe Court Shoe | 223388978 | New Look     SALLY Black Peep Toe Mary Janes

I’m also loving patent shoes at the moment. Shiny shoes have always signified glamour to me, so I’m favouring patent shoes for the formal occasions I have coming up (prom being one of them). (From left to right; New Look, New Look, Topshop)

GirlStillSeekingShoe xoxo

P.S. I have this song in my head…and not even the orignal, it’s the Glee cover! I’m telling you in the hope that you’ll listen to it and I’ll spread the epidemic and soon it will be in everybody’s head…. and then WORLD DOMINATION *evil laugh*

Darren Criss and Lea Michele (Blaine and Rachel)  – Don’t You Want Me?

P.S.S. Yes, I am slowly going mad from revision. Blame the government.