July Buys – My Shoe Haul
It’s been quite a while since I did a proper blog post! I’ve been so busy with my new venture (more on that soon) and my new day job that I just haven’t had a chance. I have been doing some outfit stylings and haul updates on my Instagram but I felt it was best to wait until I had time to do a proper blog post, rather than giving you some half hearted attempt. Anyone that knows me will agree with me when I say I never do anything in half measures!
Despite everything that’s been going on, I did find some time to browse my favourite online stores for some bargains ( mostly at 2am when I was wired from coffee after doing hours of website work). As you’ve probably seen, almost all of our favourite sites have had huge summer sales on, from Missguided and ASOS to River Island and Boohoo. I must confess, I’m an absolute sucker for sales and when there’s such amazing pieces at bargain prices? Sure it would be rude not to pick up something!
The amount of clothes, shoes and accessories I’ve nabbed in the sales over the last month is unbelievable, and if I was to do a haul including every item I would be typing all night (not to mention having palpitations when it hits me how much I’ve spent!). So instead, I’m going to break back into blogging with a shoe haul, showing you the fabulous footwear I’ve picked up recently. They range from high end highstreet to bargain buys in some unlikely stores, and of course, good old ‘Penneys best’! If you have any questions about the items featured, feel free to comment below.
The first pair of shoes I’m going to show you are from my all-time favourite shop, River Island. I spend a small fortune there every month but it’s always 100% worth it. In my opinion, the quality of the products are fantastic for a high street brand and the items are always so up to date with the latest trends. I picked up these gorgeous black and gold strappy heeled sandals in the RI Sale two weeks ago. They were reduced from €75 to €35, a great price for such an on trend shoe. I got mine in a UK size 5 and they fit perfectly. I think they’re a little small fitting as I often only take a UK 4 in those style of heels. I haven’t had a chance to wear them yet but I had a little stroll around the house in them and they’re pretty comfortable and easy to walk in so far. I love this style of shoe as they go with everything. They could easily be styled casual with jeans and a blazer, or worn with a dress for a more formal occasion.
The next pair I got are also from River Island, and I bought them in the sale last week. These metallic silver dimante chunky heels are THE ultimate party shoe! They were reduced from €75 to €30 and they caught my eye immediately. I think every girl needs a really glitzy, fun, statement pair of shoes, that are still comfortable to party in. The chunky platform heel on these babies make them far more manageable to walk in than a stiletto, making them a great choice for a night out. They’re definitely the type of shoe that should be kept for an occasion, I’ll probably wear mine during the Christmas party season (yes I plan and shop VERY far ahead!). I also got these in a UK size 5 and they fit really nicely. I personally think shoes like these need to be worn with an equally glamorous oufit, ideal for wear at a wedding or race day.