My Valentino Rockstud City Sandals in Tobacco Review

My Valentino Rockstud City Sandals in Tobacco I am literally so EXCITED to share my new shoes with you! You have already seen them on Instagram and Snapchat as I always give you guys a sneak preview of everything before it goes live here, but here are the proper photos and review for you. These are my new Valentino Rockstud City Sandals in Tobacco that I got a couple of weeks ago from My Theresa. I had been saving up for a new pair of Summer shoes and these were just perfect in every way! I don’t have any designer sandals, so these definitely fill that void and I couldn’t be happier about it. When I first saw them on My Theresa, I did look around on Google for more photos and saw these ones here for better reference which sold it for me. I knew I wanted them. I already have my Valentino Rockstud Heels in Patent Red and Black which I got last year, but these are entirely different so I don’t feel like I have doubled up at all. So, lets get to my review shall we? Fit – I wasn’t sure which size to go for with these Valentino Rockstud City Sandals as I’m a 40 in the heels in patent leather, but I know with sandals you always need to size down if there’s an open back and an open toe. I ordered both the 39.5 and the 39 on my credit card and I kept the 39. The 39.5 did fit me, but there was too much gapping at the toe area and the…

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Valentino Rockstud 100 Patent Black & Red Shoes Review

Valentino Rockstud 100 Patent Black & Red Shoes Review I can’t believe I’m writing this post for you, but I finally have my beloved Valentino Rockstud heels! You probably already know from numerous wish list posts and Instagram inspiration how much I love the Rockstud, I think it’s actually been for over a year, but I never ended up buying them until November. I was lucky enough to get these gorgeous beauties in the Black Friday sales on FarFetch and I’m over the moon. I was originally going to get the classic nude and black (here) but after seeing how beautiful this patent black and deep red Rockstud combination was, I was hooked! I did also love the deep red and nude pairing (here) as I thought maybe they were less dominant and easier to wear, but each time I looked at the black and red and asked others as well, they said this pair popped the most and looked the most striking, so my mind was made up! They came from a little boutique in Paris within a couple of days. The Sizing & Fit – I first tried on the Valentino Rockstud when I was in Liberty in London back in April 2015 and I opted to try the 39 (UK 6) in the classic nude and black in nappa leather. They did fit, but the length was a tiny bit short, so ideally I knew that I would be a 39.5 in the regular Rockstuds. When it come to ordering this patent Valentino Rockstud option, I decided to go up half a size and choose the 40…

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Kurt Geiger Carvela Karen Platform Sandals in Tan

Kurt Geiger Carvela Karen Platform Sandals in Tan I asked on Instagram about 8 weeks ago now which style shoe you preferred out of a choice of these and another pair from Kurt Geiger. These actually came second and the other pair won hands down, however when I tried those on in the store, they looked terrible on me and didn’t suit my legs at all. After seeing these gorgeous Kurt Geiger Carvela Karen Platform Sandals in there too, I fell in love. These Karen platform sandals have a 70’s edge to them which is perfect, but they have a much more modern twist to them. In short, I absolutely love them! They are built on a solid 100mm wooden heel with quite a thick platform so the actual steepness of the shoe is not high at all as you can see from the shape of my foot, making them incredibly easy to walk in. They feature studs around the front of the tan leather and an ankle strap which fastens with a buckle so they stay securely on your feet without slipping. In terms of sizing for the Karen platforms, they do run small. I’m usually a 39 or a UK 6 in Kurt Geiger and I had to size up to a 40 or UK 7 in these when I got them from Debenhams. The 6 did fit, but I had a bulge of my foot coming out the sides and there was a little over hang at the back from the length, so definitely take your bigger size in these if you plan on buying them as…

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My New Chanel Paint Splatter Canvas Espadrilles

Chanel Canvas Espadrilles in Paint Splatter I am literally SO excited to finally own a pair of Chanel espadrilles! Most of you know that I have been on the search for them since April 2014 (or before) but had no luck what so ever. Every time I checked the boutiques in London they had none in my size and each time I called them (which was a lot) there were always none in stock. I was really beginning to lose faith about ever getting hold of a pair of the black and white canvas fabric espadrilles, until a couple of weeks ago! I check eBay about 15 times a day for the newly listed Chanel espadrilles to make sure I’m not missing out on any in my size popping up. Most of them are ridiculously expensive on there though, going for over £500 when they retail for around £300 so it’s insane how big the demand is for them. Luckily, two or so weeks ago, these beauties popped up and so did a pair of the classic canvas ones in black and white at the same time. I was torn between the two, but my mind was made up for me when the price of the classics I had been wanting had shot over £400 already. I was sat in Prezzo having lunch during the time this auction for the paint splatter pair was ending, so I was frantically keeping an eye on the listing and bidding within the last few seconds. I felt a sigh of relief when I found out I had won the auction though! Granted I…

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My Hunter Wellies/Rain Boots Collection

My Hunter Wellies & Rain Boots Collection This post has been a long time coming! I know a lot of you wanted to see my Hunter wellies/rain boots collection though, so I have finally put one together for you all. I now have 6 pairs of Hunter wellies in total, including Navy Gloss, Cocoa Gloss, Ruby Gloss, Damson Gloss, Black Matte and Aubergine Matte. I of course would still love to expand my collection though, as I would love to add bright yellow gloss to it too! I think the bright yellow version is amazing, it would match my yellow raincoat so well. You might also like my previous post on how to clean your wellies if you are a wellies fan! Anyway, enjoy my collection photos here! I’d love to know which pair of wellies you love the most too!

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How To Clean Your Wellies & Rain Boots

How to clean your wellies and rain boots A lot of you know by now that I have quite a collection of wellies/rain boots. It’s currently standing at 6 pairs, but it’s soon to be 7 with a new Damson pair on the way! Being a country girl means that I get to wear my wellies quite often as it’s usually muddy and wet around these parts of England, so I thought it would be a good idea to share tips on how to clean your wellies when they get dirty and how to get that glossy shine back! Why is cleaning wellies so important? It is important to clean your wellies, especially ones made from natural rubber as this helps to protect the rubber from perishing. Some companies supply a treatment spray for rubber wellies to further protect them from perishing too, so it’s good to keep the rubber in tip top condition to make them last longer. I’ve written this post with one of my good friends, Ben (who loves wellies too), so we have both shared our advice on what we do to keep our wellies in good condition and gleaming! Ben’s way is the more professional approach, going by the guidelines from Hunter Boots themselves, where as my way is the lazy persons way! Enjoy!

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My Valentino Butterfly Print Canvas Espadrilles

Valentino Butterfly Print Canvas Espadrilles I’m really excited to share with you my very first pair of designer espadrilles! These are the Valentino Butterfly Print Canvas Espadrilles which are brand new for Spring from their woodland butterfly collection. I’m a huge fan of Valentino as I love their famous Rock Stud heels, but unfortunately they are out of my price range, so when I got the chance to collaborate with Harvey Nichols and their Valentino collection, I was over the moon! I’ve been wearing espadrilles during the Spring and Summer for years now, mainly living in my Topshop ones and lusting after the Chanel canvas espadrilles (every fashion blogger loves those!) which are impossible to get hold of, but I am happy to admit that I now have a new favourite in these beauties! I took my regular size of 39 (UK 6) and they do fit me really well. I wasn’t sure what size I would be as I know espadrilles tend to vary a lot. They did fit quite stiff and tight at first, but after a couple of wears they have broken in really nicely and I’ve been wearing them quite often. The butterfly print all over is gorgeous, especially on one specific side of the shoe as you can see below, it’s full of colour and life! They are made in Spain and they are of great quality too, with a leather insole and a gorgeous flat leather bottom to them. I have to say though, one of my absolute favourite parts about these shoes is the box! You can see in the photos here that…

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My New Topshop Harp Metal Booties In Nude

Topshop Harp Ankle Boots In Nude When I first saw these Topshop Harp Booties Metal Heel in Nude on the website a few weeks ago, I completely fell in love with them and knew they would make a great addition to my shoe collection. Nude shoes and boots are something that I don’t have enough of, especially boots, so when I saw these had a gold stripe down the heel too, I was even more sold! They had actually gone out of stock online in my size, so Adam tracked them down at his local Topshop and managed to pick them up for me, which was really kind of him! I did originally try size 39 in these (UK 6) but I couldn’t get the zip done up, so they definitely run a little on the smaller side since I needed to size up to a 40 (UK7) which fits perfectly. The heel height is just over 4 inches I would say, so they are pretty steep and there’s no platform, so if you plan on wearing these quite often, you would definitely need to be an experienced heel wearer or I think they will end up giving you cramp or pains after a little while. That aside though, these look absolutely stunning with light blue skinny jeans tucked in! I’ve worn them twice now and I am obsessed with them! For a nude boot, these are definitely worth buying, regardless if you are a fashion blogger or not!

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