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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

FBF Friday – Food…

17 Jun

GirlSeeksShoe here.

Summer food is just glorious. Synonymous with a Pimm’s picnic in the park, or a fresh sorbet, and even the music form an ice-cream truck… summer food is easily the nicest way to transition from comfort food in winter to a never-ending stream of barbecues. As a student the food I eat tends to be cheap and quick to make, and in summer this is all the more vital… who wants to be inside cooking, when you could be at the beach eating?! My favourite summer recipe is definitely quick and a picnic essential. Plus, it tastes amazing even though it is super-healthy (the best foods are generally bad for you)…

How to make GUACAMOLE:

You need;

  • 2 large ripe avocados (halved, peeled and remove the stones)
  • The juice of 1 lime or lemon (I prefer lime but it’s up to you)
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon of finely chopped onion
  • 1 large tomato (skinned, deseeded and finely chopped)
  • 1 fresh green chilli (deseeded and finely chopped… remember not to rub your eyes!)
  • 1 tablespoon of coriander leaves finely chopped
  • a pinch of sugar
  • salt and pepper
  1. Put the avocado into the bowl with the lime or lemon juice and mash to make a textured but noy smooth paste.
  2. Stir in the garlic, onion, tomato, chilli, coriander and sugar.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper (you can add some extra lime or lemon juice if you want to).

This recipe takes about 10 minutes and serves 3/4. You can eat guacamole with tortillas, use it to make nachos, and even have it as a healthy snack with celery, cucumber or carrots!

So slip on your shades, grab some friends, and enjoy.

GirlStillSeekingShoe xoxo

Visit www.modlychic.com to check out the other Fashion Beauty Friend’s Friday participants’ favourite summer recipes!

FBF Friday: Summer Trends 2011

11 Jun

GirlSeeksShoe here.

Anyone who has read a few of my previous posts will know that I adore summer. The smell of sunblock, the sound of lawnmowers, watching the tennis at Wimbledon… everything adds up to that holiday feeling. And from a fashion perspective, some trends are just so quintessentially summer; the trends that could only be worn when the sun is shining on your face as you walk down the street, ice-cream in hand. As much as anything else, fashion (and beauty) trends can define that summer sensation… and here are my top five picks of this years summer trends:

5. Bronzer; Giving you a glow even if you haven’t yet hit the beach, summer is the only time bronzer is truly acceptable… everyone is entitled to a golden blush when the sun is shining and skin is out. This summer bronzers have got that pared down look to make you look truly luminescent:

MAC Surf, Baby! Bronzing Powder – £19

Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder – £23.50

4. Wedges; Given a fashion make-over this summer, wedges are no longer the preserve of rushed mothers and grandmothers in jeans. Yes, they’re comfortable, but this summer they are also very, very stylish.

Tan (Stone) Floral Platform Wedge Sandals | 220760018 | New LookYellow (Yellow) Mixed Wedge Sandal | 209571085 | New Look

From left to right: New Look £24.99; New Look £10; River Island £69.99

3. Floral Mini-Skirts; Floral in any form is bang-on-trend at the moment, but a teeny-tiny floral skirt can see through summer picnics and barbecues to evening plays and parties. Add a corset top, some wedges and a pastel blazer and you will be the embodiment of style this summer. Alternatively, add some wellies and a leather jacket and you are festival-ready.

Green Pattern (Green) Tiered Floral Skirt | 220623439 | New Look

From left to right; Forever 21, Forever 21 and New Look

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2. Coloured Trousers/Jeans; I am so in love with this trend right now. Add a pop of colour to your outfit with this sherbet-coloured denim marvels.

And my number 1 favourite trend, this summer and every summer:

CORAL CORAL CORAL

It suits EVERY skin-tone, comes in a myriad of colours, reminds me of sherbet ice-cream… and it just screams summer. From near-orange, to tangerine, to almost tomato, to pure coral-iscious, the message is clear:

Wear coral, be stylish, love summer.

Benefit CORALista Blush – £23.50

Coral (Orange) Striped Peeptoe Wedge | 213410683 | New Look

New Look Wedge – £24.99

MAC Surf, Baby! Hibiscus Lipstick

Dior Vernis in Psychedelic Orange

Barry M Nail Polish in Coral

Natalie Portman wears coral

Oscar de la Renta 2011

Oscar de la Renta 2011

Als0, quickly grab this summer’s hottest accessory: Matthew Williamson’s charity bracelet for Too May Women (who raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness) is now available at Accessorize for £15.

GirlStillSeekingShoe xoxo

Visit www.modlychic.com to check out the other Fashion Beauty Friend’s Friday participants’ top 5 summer trends!