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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: 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!

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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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.