Those of you who follow me on Instagram (@LornaRaindrops) will know that I recently made another purchase from LuisaViaRoma. These are my new Gienchi Multi Glitter Spike Stud Hi Tops! I saw these in the store when I was there and just like my new Giuseppe Zanotti loafers, I fell in love with these just as hard! I’m attracted to anything that’s glittery and colourful and I adore studs, so these were so many things I love, combined into one pair of shoes! They arrived on Friday last week, in the most beautiful packaging I might add, and I haven’t been this excited for shoes in ages! I was checking the tracking constantly to make sure they were going to arrive, ha ha. This is my very first pair of Gienchi shoes and before I saw these, I actually wasn’t all that familiar with the brand. These are perfect though, they are so pretty and sparkly in person, I’ve already planned outfits for them! These, combined with my loafers, my Equipment shirt and a couple of things from the Zara sale, means I wont be doing anymore shopping for a while, but I am very happy with everything I recently got. Do you love these too? Do any of you own Gienchi shoes? If you want them yourself, you can buy these shoes online at LuisaViaRoma by clicking here.
I used to wear Clarks shoes often when I was a lot younger, so the brand holds a certain nostalgia for me. This is why I’m excited to have collaborated with them on this post! I’ve chosen 4 of my favourite shoe looks of my own and found 4 very similar shoes from the Clarks website for a get the look piece! These 4 shoes are of different variates, including sandals, heels, booties and trainers! These are my Sam Edelman Yelena sandals above, my Topshop nude metallic toe cap heels second, third is my KG by Kurt Geiger Winona booties and fourth are my Topshop beige hidden heel hi tops! I’ve chosen 4 Clarks shoes which match these favourite styles of mine almost perfectly and I think they would make great alternatives! What do you think?
I finally have wellingtons! Two pairs to be exact! I have a pair of Joule’s, their women’s wellies which are black with purple ribbon at the back. They are so unique and pretty, they definitely suit my style so I am really excited that I was able to choose this pair, thank you to Joules for that! I have already planned some outfits for these so the ribbon is really going to pop! And the second pair I have are some new Hunter Original Tall Wellies in navy with some purple cable knit socks! They are really warm and I love the pop of purple over them. I chose navy gloss as I thought it would go with most of my jeans, since the majority of them are different shades of blue! So thank you to Hunter for letting me choose this pair, they are going to be very versatile. I can’t believe I waited so long to own a pair of wellies actually. I had them as a child, but I never bought any more once I out grew them. They are just what I need to face the constant rain and wet conditions we have here in England! I was mostly worried that they wouldn’t fit me in the calf area though as I have very small calves, but these two are fine, especially when worn with socks. I can’t wait to wear them and share my outfits with you! Which pair do you like the most?
A lot of you ladies have come to me over the past couple of years for Christian Louboutin advice. A post I did back in 2010 (click here to see post) about sizing advice and getting your Christian Louboutin shoes to fit, is still my most popular post on my blog to date and has almost 400 comments with questions and answers regarding his shoes. With that in mind, I thought it was about time that I did a new post which is more in depth about finding the right Christian Louboutin shoe for you and your feet, as well as letting you know how to get authentic pairs at cheaper prices (no fakes) and learning to be comfortable in them. Through my shoe life span I have had about 20 pairs of Louboutin shoes, but currently remain with 11 in my collection. I don’t wear them often at all on my blog as I class them as very special shoes and I rarely ever wear them for everyday wear. I usually only break them out on occasions that warrant fancy shoes. The main reason I don’t wear them often though is because of comfort. I find his shoes to be highly painful and it’s somewhat of an art form getting them to fit correctly without killing your feet. Msr. Louboutin himself doesn’t have any sympathy for the pain his shoes inflict as he once stated: I really have not so much sympathy. If Tina Turner and Prince’s back-up band can perform on stage in them for three hours, you can’t tell me they are impossible to walk in. High…
As promised, here is a post dedicated to my hidden heel high top collection. I sort of became a little bit obsessed with these many months ago and have slowly been buying a few pairs here and there throughout the year. I now have 4 pairs and I am pretty happy with that as I have black, burgundy, camel and beige, so I think I am all set with colours as I have all of the colours I need. They are always my go to when it comes to just grabbing a pair of shoes. They are so comfortable, you don’t even feel the heel at all.
I have collaborated with DUO to pick my favourite Autumn/Fall styles to share with you! DUO is a brand that I have been in love with for many years now. I have made posts in the past which include me wearing my own women’s boots from DUO and I can’t wait to break them out again for Winter! I have chosen 6 pairs of boots and shoes which I think are perfect for Autumn in this post, I hope you like them! You can also see my outfits and how I have styled mine here. The thing that I love the most about the brand is the fact that they cater for anyone. They have different widths for shoes and boots which is so important to me because those of you who have been following me for some time will know that I have quite large feet (size UK 6/7) and very small calves (size 34). This combination makes it so difficult for me to find cute calf length or knee high boots that actually fit me. Usually, with the foot size I need, the calf area is massive and so baggy! That’s why I love DUO because even though I’m at the larger end of shoe sizing, I’m at the smaller end of the calf scale and they have boots to accommodate me. That’s why I’m so excited to be sharing this post with you! The black ankle boots called Novello (above) are going to be gorgeous with black skinny jeans and an oversize jumper or coat! I think they would work so well with that kind of outfit and…
I bought these gorgeous Bronx Glitter Slippers in Gunmetal last week during the ASOS sale. I came across them as I was browsing the shoe section and instantly fell in love with them. I have been wanting some slipper type shoes for some time, but I never found a pair that were comfortable enough or suited me. I think these fit my criteria perfectly though! I love the darker glitter tone and they are actually comfortable. I did also buy the Leopard version (here), but I had to send them back because they were too big. I can safely say I am in love with these shoes though. Unfortunately my boyfriend doesn’t like them, but I love them too much to worry about that, ha ha. What do you think? You can buy them here in the sale.