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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My New Jimmy Choo Wheel Petrol Glitter Flats

These are a very special pair of shoes that I am extremely excited to share with you! They are the Jimmy Choo Wheel Petrol Glitter Flats and I absolutely LOVE them! I saw them online months ago and thought the colour combination of the glitter was beautiful, but I couldn’t afford the £375 retail value, so I kept the page open for months, hoping they would pop into the sale. Low and behold, just after Christmas, they went into the sale for £195! I snapped them up after a little debate in my mind and I couldn’t be happier. The glitter on these, as you can see, is a marine, petrol type of blue, but it has coloured flecks in there too in purple, green and gold, as well as black, so it creates a gorgeous depth and overall hue. Sometimes a few pieces of glitter do fall off, but it’s not a problem. The fit of them is true to size, I’m usually a 39 as I take that in the Melba boots, so I’m a 39 in these. They do fit a little stiff at the back of the heel though so they definitely need to be broken in, but other than the back of the shoe being hard, they are very comfortable. They have a rubber sole with Jimmy Choo printed in funky patterns and they have a padded gold insole to keep your feet sitting comfortably. Long story short, the wait was definitely worth it for these beauties! I’m glad that I bit the bullet and bought them too, I’ve worn them with dark blue skinny…

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Hey, I Put Some New Shoes On…

And suddenly everything’s right… I just had to sing that since I’ve always loved that song! I haven’t done a new shoes post in a long while, I think since I got my Jimmy Choo’s back in April/May, so I thought it was about time that I did. Last weekend when I was in town doing some window shopping and having lunch with Adam, I came across these gorgeous slippers in Topshop. These are the Sandylion slippers in burgundy and they are amazing! Usually cheaper flats really hurt my feet (which is a downfall for us fashion bloggers as there’s some gorgeous ones out there), but I tried these on anyway since I fell in love with them and was pleasantly surprised when they didn’t hurt my heels! They are made of a really soft suede like velvet fabric and are incredible comfortable! The gold lion head medallion on the front is also really eye catching. I’ve worn these three times already with black and indigo jeans and a pair of leather look leggings. They really do go with everything and I can guarantee these will be making more appearances on my blog soon! Buy them in the UK by clicking here and in the US by clicking here. They are only £24 which is an amazing price!

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How To Walk In Your Christian Louboutin Shoes

How To Walk In Your Christian Louboutin Shoes As I have quite a few popular blog posts here on Raindrops of Sapphire about Christian Louboutin shoes, including getting your Christian Louboutin shoes to fit as well as my DIY Christian Louboutin strass shoes and finding the right Christian Louboutin shoes for you, I thought it would be a nice idea to write up a blog post on how to walk in them. I know so many ladies struggle to walk in Msr. Louboutin’s heels, I did at first, but I have managed to pick up a few tips and tricks along the way and I figured it was only fair that I share them with you! So, first things first, taking a look at the soles of his shoes and what makes them difficult. The soles of Christian Louboutin shoes are made of bright red leather, which is really smooth and silky, so they can be quite difficult to walk in on shiny or slippery surfaces due to no grip. A lot of ladies get the red vibram rubber soles attached to the bottom of their shoes to add some traction when walking while not messing up the red entirely. I haven’t ever done this with my own shoes though as I’ve not needed to since I don’t wear them out in the rain or for longer periods of time. You might want to consider it if you plan on wearing them to work or for a few hours at a time. It will help preserve the soles and stop them from wearing out completely. Over the duration of a…

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