Sunday, 22 September 2013

Timeless Round Toe Court Shoes Review *

A while ago Barratts contacted us to do a review on a pair of shoes of our choice.

I remember the days of always going to Barratts to get school shoes and having my feet measured to find the perfect fit. I have to admit that since the likes of Primark, New Look and H&M I have neglected Barratts.However, they still have a very modern and wide selection of shoes to choose from.

We were given a limit of £40 to spend on our choice of shoes. I chose these gorgeous green round toe concealed platform court shoes.

The suede material is very soft to the touch, as well as the colour being pleasing to the eye. Since I'm at work most of the week I wanted something that could go from day to night. These are perfect, because they have extra concealed padding in the sole of the shoes, which helps your feet last all day and night. I got these in a size 5, but I was pleasantly surprised at the fit because I have 5 1/2 sized feet and these fit really well. Which means that Barratts are very generous with their sizing, because not many shops sell half sizes.

They came neatly packaged in their signature Barratts shoe box with tissue paper to prevent them being damaged. However, with the shoes being suede I would have preferred to have shoe bags accompanied in the box so I could transport them without fear of scratching the material.

I recently wore them all day to my induction training for work, and they were very comfortable. I even ran for the train in them and they were fine.

Another thing to point out is their pricing. These shoes were under £20 in the sale *I can't remember the exact figure*. For great quality shoes I would say that they are very cost effective, if you want high quality shoes to last.

One slight negative is that these shoes  do not come with spare heels for when my shoes need re-heeling. Most of the heels I buy do come with spare heels. However, it could be because of their confidence in the strength and endurance of their heels.

Make sure you check out Barratts shoes, they have a great selection of sizes and styles for all occasions.

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Saturday, 14 September 2013

NYFW S/S 2013: Day 7 - Ralph Lauren

I can't believe NYFW has come to an end, it seemed to fly by. 

Anyway...I thought I would end this fashion diary with the one and only Ralph Lauren. Lauren effortlessly demonstrated that he knows what he is doing when it comes to fashion, as he never seems to disappoint. This season Lauren's collection began with a preppy chic 60s vibe with his use of knee-high socks, A-line mini dresses and perfectly tailored suits. Again I have to point out the use of monochrome and geometric prints which will forever remain a fashion statement. As the show progressed we were suddenly introduced to bright and bold colours to lighten up the collection, which featured cropped jackets, trenchcoats and A-line mini skirts. Towards the end of the show Lauren brought out the ethereal all white outfits to innocently end the show, but continued to display his tailored three piece trouser suits.

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Wednesday, 11 September 2013

NYFW S/S 2014: DAY 6 - Badgley Mischka

Mark Badgley and James Mischka's Ready-to-Wear collection is one word... STUNNING. These two fashion genius' really understand the female silhouette and know which fabrics compliment it. The collection started off with a 1930s vibes with the use of the cloche hats and deep hues. As the collection progressed we started to see fashion move from daytime chic to evening elegance. My favourite part of the catwalk which really caught my attention was the floor-length hemlines which accentuated the models long and slender figures, through use of sheer fabric, delicate detailing and ruffles.
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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

NYFW S/S 2014: Day 5 - Carolina Herrera

Today's pick is Carolina Herrera's Ready-to-Wear collection. You can always count on Carolina's collection to add a touch of sophistication and class to the catwalk. Carolina knows how to make a woman look sultry and seductive whilst maintaining her modesty. Her combination of boxy silhouettes and shape defining silhouettes create a collection of elegance. I love the way Carolina uses 1950's inspiration to be current and modern.

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