Thursday, 30 January 2014

SMALL GIRL PROBLEMS: Heeled Shoes



For some reason, I am very paranoid about my height and it is definitely one of my insecurities; being 5'4 at the age of 17 isn't great as for example last weekend when my boyfriend took me to the cinema (to see a 15), I got asked what my age was. Although height isn't really that much of an issue to everyone, it seems to really bug me when all my friends are towering over me, however they complain just as much about being tall! I'm aware that YouTubes such as FleurDeForce, Tanya Burr & Zoella are also around the same height as me, along with celebrities such as Mila Kunis and Kim Kardashian..this gives me some hope & confidence!


I go to a sixth form in which the uniform/dress code rules are not very strict, therefore I tend to get away with wearing my 4.5 inch heeled cut-out boots to school, although rather uncomfortable after walking from class to class in them for 6 hours everyday. Summer is coming up however and I am wondering what I am going to do in that season for school; however I've seen creepers & loafers are making a come back, and hopefully will stay in trend for Summer 2014, or else I'll be trend setting.


I'm not a big buyer on shoes, however recently I've found myself spending hours upon end on ASOS, Topshop, River Island and Zara admiring all their beautiful shoes & boots and I'm going to share some of my favourite finds with you. DISCLAIMER :: I am not a vampire nor goth however my obsession for 'playing it safe' and always tending to buy everything in black you may notice in the upcoming items.


ASOS STARSHIP Heeled Loafers £40.00









Although not my usual taste, how beautiful are these? I am absolutely loving ASOS right now, maybe it's the free delivery or the amazing sale on currently that's tempting me, but either way it seems to be the first site I look for clothes on now. At £40.00 these really are a bargain, as a dupe in TopShop would probably cost around £30 more! I'm also into chains a lot this season so the pretty gold chain across the front of the shoe completes them for me. As soon as I get some more money in my bank these WILL be the first thing I buy.

TOPSHOP Ankle Boots £45.00




Anyone who knows me will have seen me in these pretty much everyday for the past year, my beautiful TopShop ankle boots (I can't remember the name as they aren't on the site anymore). I bought these for £45 around this time last year and I can honestly say they have served me well and are still in good use. However, they do get dirty easily and are hard to get back to the same colour once mucky so make sure if you have these or can find them anywhere to buy that you have the right shoe cleaner !

Shellys London Maska Black Tassle Loafers £70.00 reduced to £49.00




Yieeeeek the price! I just couldn't resist putting these on this blog post; if only these shoes could be mine. I found these on ASOS in the sale, and luckily they're in my size...however much  too expensive for me to be able to justify. The height of these loafers are just right, and I love how they're shiny and not matte/leather as it is definitely the material I prefer on a pair of shoes like these. I'm pretty sure I'll be able to find a cheaper dupe of these in Next or maybe even Primark?! Hopefully.

Ladies Womens Cutout Boots etc- Ebay £9.99



I have recently purchased these 4.5 inch ankle cutout boots from Ebay for ONLY £9.99. I won't lie to you, if I hadn't been recommended these by many friends who have bought from the same company I would not have bought these, just as the price seems too good to be true for what would seem to be good quality boots. The brand have so much range from flats to chunky heels and croc textures and all for under £19.99, what also delighted me was how fast the shoes came as I paid for 3 day delivery and the boots came the very next day! The boots are comfy however quite hard to walk in if you wear them for 6 hours everyday (like me).

Women's Creepers £16.99 -Ebay



Ebay, yet again; what annoys me is when people turn down their nose at Ebay, if you know how to use it correctly you can find some great stuff. These creepers are cheap at only £16.99 however I think it's just the right price to pay for a pair, I definitely would not be paying anymore than £20. I think these shoes will serve me well in Summer and give me that extra little bit of height! I think these go well with a pair of TopShop's Joni Jeans and a simple jersey top just to give that casual look. 


Do you wear heeled shoes? Or prefer flats? Leave comments below, Katherine X


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Saturday, 25 January 2014

February Wishlist




Ok, so here is my wishlist for February 2014. Now, I am aware that this is a completely new blog, and therefore I am just getting the hang of blogspot again. As this is a completely fresh start for 2014, I am re-building up my blog from scratch - and yes starting with no followers! 
I've only selected a few things which I would like for myself for the next coming month, as I am a student (with no job - not really the best combination) & seen as though February is the month of love my finances are unfortunately tied up with Valentines day. However here are the few things (in my dreams) I would love to be mine.

1. Although I've listed these two clothing items as number one, they are infact two separate purchases - both from Topshop. As I have an upcoming 18th birthday party to attend, this is what I am hoping to be able to wear combined with a fitted blazer and statement bracelet. The bralet is Topshop's 'Mesh Panel Bralet' retailed at £18.00 which I believe to be such a bargain seen as though I paid £39.99 for a sequined version from Miss Selfridges last month. The skirt also retails at a reasonable decent price for Topshop at only £25.00 (and this is not a sale item!). The 'Asymmetric Wrap Mini Skirt' is neither jersey material or a plain bodycon style, therefore the price wows me as you would usually find a better quality Topshop skirt for around £40+. I adore the skirt as it can be dressed up for formal occasions such as parties, weddings, awards evenings yet can also be worn to school/college dressed down with plain black flats, tights and a knitted jumper - I have definitely found a stationary item for my wardrobe! 

2. The second item I feel is a necessity (well maybe not a need, but a extreme want) is the newly released Naked 3 palette. The palette retails at £37.00, and although not being a keen fan on the 'Naked Basics' palette, I have seen and heard great things about this product and therefore am willing to try it. The palette has 12 brand-new never seen before shades, and although I'm really not good at eyeshadow..AT ALL, I hope this can somehow make me a hell of a lot better at it.

3. This ring is beyond beautiful, and yes it is £70. Ridiculous for a ring when you can find a dupe for around £18 in Topshop, however as a gift this would be highly appreciated. (HINT HINT valentines day). Out of all of the rings in Pandora's silver collection, this is my favourite & it's down to the intricate detail and the pattern of the feather; I just think its such a perfect design which can provide so many meanings for a gift towards someone...ignore my soppyness I am the biggest sucker for romance ever - ask anyone.

4. Mango's Croc-Effect Tote Bag - I think this bag is one of my highest priorities on my wish-list for next month; I am in need of a new bag for school as my Franco Sarto bag which I have used for the past year is slowing visibly dying. For me, my favourite style of bag is a tote and I am a huge fan of the croc-skin look right now, also as many people know my favourite colour to wear/style is black. I will always go for the safeness of a black bag, LBD or heeled boots; also tip - black makes you look thinner, especially on your legs, so if you're paranoid about wanting to look thinner stick to darker clothes as an appose to lighter ones. This bag retails at £44.99 which for me, is rather expensive for a bag, however when it comes to this gorgeous tote I really do not care; I am in love.

5. Weirdly and annoyingly I am getting a bit bored of my MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, and I am on the look out for a new high-end bronzer especially seen as though shortly it'll be Spring - my favourite season of the year. I've heard loads of bloggers/YouTubers talk about Dior's 'Diorskin Nude Tan Bloom Powder' & although at £37.00 is a high price for a bronzer, you get four different shades of blush within it and therefore it's basically paying £9.25 for a single Dior bronzer alone - bargain.

6. Currently, mint is my favourite colour and I just can't seem to get enough of it. Although I usually play it safe with a black leather jacket or a dark navy winter coat, I feel it is time to be brave and have a change. Also with Spring on the way, the pastel colour fits the upcoming season perfectly. (Mint Green Double Pocket Mohair Textured Coat - £54.99)

7. I already own 2 pairs of Joni Jeans from Topshop, and from my knowledge they do seem to be the most popular jeans of the 21st century. Currently I own the original navy ones, and the light blue ones; however I have wanted these acid grey ones for a really long time but haven't been able to justify the price for the jeans which wont go with everything. I've decided to start buying what I want now instead of overthinking it to the point I just never buy anything at all in the end. The Topshop Joni Jeans currently retail at £36, however depending on colour and pattern may stretch to £38.

xxxx
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