Showing posts with label Shoes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shoes. Show all posts

New Shoe Compliments

Thursday, 30 May 2013

I've had a lot of compliments on a new pair of pumps I recently bought. They were a bargain price at £6 from Primark. I'm in the process of buying a house with my boyfriend, so expensive purchases are a no no for me at the mo - well any purchases are a no no (sad face). These were an impulse buy, I went in for coat hangers.. honestly! 

Needles to say, I've wore them quite a few times and every time some has complimented me on them. So, in true blogger fashion, I thought i'd share them with you all...

Your Shoes Will Guide You..

Saturday, 9 March 2013

It's been almost 6 months since I left Korea now, but It feels like a life time ago. Someday's I miss it more than others. There is, however, one thing I miss everyday - the good friends I made. 

The Korean co-teachers I was lucky enough to work with will always be held fondly in my mind. Their kindness and generosity was second to none. Moving five and a half thousand miles away would have been a lot harder, and lonelier, without their support and friendship. 

On leaving Korea I was overwhelmed with well wishes and gifts. 

My wonderful co-teacher Joanne treated me to a manicure; regrettably I can't fine the picture I took. I opted for fuchsia pink tips that faded softly down my nails - with, of course, some sparkle. 

I have already blogged about the Union Jack bracelet the lovely Tina made for me, and have been meaning to blog about these since then.. 

The lovely Julia, Rebecca, and Jessie treated me to a gorgeous pair of red shoes. 

I thought their words would be the perfect way to end this post. To give an insight into the kindness of these wonderful friends I have left behind...

'...First of all, we wish you good luck. In Korea, people believe nice shoes will guide someone in a good way! Wherever you're headed, you will have a great future..."


The V&A - Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Yesterday I spent a wonderful day out, with my Mother, at my favourite London haunt 
- the Victoria and Albert Museum.

The museum's fashion section boasts a splendid collection of clothing and footwear. 
We decided to visit the Ballgowns: British glamour since 1950 exhibition before it ended on the 6th of Jan.

The exhibition was brilliant. I haven't been to the museum since they re-launched the fashion rooms - but they looked fantastic. 

The exhibition contained some amazing iconic dresses; including a beautifully embellished Norman Hartnell dress worn by the Queen Mother, and the famous Catherine Walker pearl dress worn by Princess Diana. The collection included dresses from the 1950's up to modern day red-carpet numbers.

One of the most breathtaking dresses in the exhibition was by Alexander McQueen. The lilac-grey duck and ostrich feather dress, from the S/S 2011 collection, was simply stunning.

The exhibition was only on for a limited time. But never fear -if you missed it there is always the Fashion Rooms which are equally wonderful and open all year round.

Unfortunately you aren't allowed to take pictures in the ticketed exhibitions (the one above is a press image) - but you can in Fashion Room.

So, here are my favourite pieces from the Fashion Room at the V&A.

A 1930's Wool Jersey Bikini.

A 1930's Machine Knitted Swim Suit.

A 1930's Linen Beach Trouser Suit.

1950's Dior Fan, Shoe and Bodice.

1880's Jacket - Silk Voided Velvet Trimmed with Arctic Fox Fur and Chenille Fringe. 

1940's Utility Shoes.

A 1760/70's Silk Damask Dress.

1770's Silk and Leather Shoes and Buckle.


It's Loafer Time

Friday, 16 November 2012

This week has been as grey as grey can be. It's been cold and rainy. So, being the smart girl I am, I decided to wear a pair of pink suede ballerinas. Needles to say, the ballerinas are no more.. sob..

But on a brighter note, I happened upon these yellow patent loafers. They are very cheap - but all the more cheerful. I'm not really an advocate of cheap shoes - they last a shorter amount of time than chocolate in my fridge. However, when I ran into Primark to grab a cheap pair of pumps to walk home in, after the devastation that was my raspberry pink suede ballerinas, (very many hard feelings there), these loafers were actually glowing on the shelf. A bit of sunshine on a very rainy day. They were the grand total of one pound - yes £1 or 1GBP. Wowza.. but then again they are plastic..

They are just so pretty, I keep admiring them. Although, as they were so cheap, and from Primark, I'm a little scared to wear them outside in case they really do fall apart. Yes that's right, I ended up wearing the ruined ballerinas home to save the pound shoes..

These loafers are something Paddington Bear would be proud of.