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Summer Flats: The Top 8 Under £30

Seeing as the sun has actually started to come out, it only means one thing – everyone gets excited for summer!

That means that it is time to start getting your summer wardrobe in order and what better to accessorize your new fancy clothes with than new summer shoes.

However, I know that you have all no doubt spent most of your hard-earned wages on holidays and festivals. That is why I have picked out the eight best summer shoes under £30, to keep you and your purse happy.

Check them out below, hope you find something you like!

Sam x

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1. Office Warner Double Height x Strap Footbed – £28 – Give yourself some height without the hurt in these Office platforms.

2. Soul Cal Long Beach Ladies Canvas Shoes – £13 – These flowery numbers are such a bargain at just £13!

3. ASOS JAMILA Laser Cut Two Part Sandals – £22 – Metallic is definitely in this summer. Team with a white dress or with jeans to keep your outfit looking fresh.

4. Red Herring Aqua Spotted Colour Block Pumps – £16 -Perfect for the evening, these pumps will brighten up any summery outfit.

5. Fabric Hustle Slip Ons – £15 – So summery it  almost hurts! I’d pair it with a bright top for that full-on tropical vibe.

6. ASOS FATED Leather Sandals – £16 – Get your toes out in these lush leopard print sandals.

7. Nike Women’s Benassi Slide – £18.99 – These are perfect for the sport / casual look or looking chill will teamed with a bikini around the pool.

8. Miss Selfridge Eastern Tan Flat Shoe – £25 – You can’t go throughout summer without a good pair of tan shoes. These will look great with a summer dress or skirt.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Helping through the highstreet

October is the official month of Breast Cancer Awareness. This is a cause that is very close to my heart as many women in my family have suffered with the disease.

That’s why I’ve decided to write this post to recommend how you can easily help raise awareness and funds for this worthy cause just by visiting the high street. Check out the products to look for below & remember that you can also raise awareness by having a ‘Pink Friday’ event at work, school or at home or even entering the Breast Cancer Care WomenOnly Run this Saturday (Oct 18).

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1. Office Metallic Pink Heels – £65 (30% goes to charity)

2. Crabtree & Evelyn Pear and Pink Magnolia Bath & Shower Gel (250ml) – £15 (£1 goes to charity)

3. QVC Charm Bracelet – £23.98 (100% goes to charity)

4. Office Cecilia Pink Glitter Pumps – £56 (30% goes to charity)

5. Official Ribbon & Hearts Tea Towel Pack – £7.99

6. Elemis Limited Edition Pro-Collagen Marine Cream (100ml) – £99 (Elemis are donating £10,000 to the charity)

7. Official Pink Heart Mug – £7.95

8. Asda Tickled Pink Care Bear Onesie – £15 (£1.50 goes to charity)

9. Rosa Rosa Skincare Set – £80

One for the boys: Dressing to meet your in-laws

o-MAN-SUIT-facebookI’ve decided to do something new and write my first male-focused post! Exciting, huh? 

This is basically for any guy who is about to meet their girlfriend’s parents for the first time. The post was inspired by the fact that my sister Kerri has just got a new boyfriend and he is meeting our parents for the first time this weekend.

She was telling me that he’s a bit worried about what to wear, so I thought I’d write this post for him and any other guys out there who might be worrying about meeting their partner’s ‘rents. 

So hello boys if you are reading the blog for the first time and girls, if you have a new man in your life who hasn’t met your parents yet, why not suggest a read of my suggestions below. 

Hope you enjoy!

 

Think smart

The main thing you will want to ensure is that you look smart. This doesn’t mean you have to wear a three-piece suit, but it does mean that what you do wear should be clean, washed and ironed. After all, no mother wants to see their daughter with a man who can’t even be bothered to wear a clean top! Items you may want to stay clear of on a first meeting with the in-laws however include ripped jeans, band tops and joke t-shirts, as they can be distracting.

Dress for the occasion

It is important to look smart, however remember that it is crucial that you dress for the occasion. If you are visiting the home of your in-laws, then it is fine to wear trousers, however if you are going on a family picnic, don’t be afraid to wear shorts and (clean) trainers. Dressing too smart for an outdoor activity may leave you looking a little silly.

Stay away from bold colours or patterns 

You may think that your bright orange stripy t-shirt signals that you are fun, however it’s probably not the most sensible thing to wear on your first meeting with your partner’s parents. Muted colours such as white, black and navy blue are much safer and will ensure that your girlfriend’s family will concentrate on your personality, rather than be distracted by your dress sense.

Wear the right shoes!

As every mother knows, there is nothing worse than a man in bad shoes. You may not think that the in-laws will notice what’s on your feet, but they certainly will. This means that all shoes should be cleaned and polished if possible. You will also want to make sure that they work well with the outfit that you are wearing. For example, don’t wear trainers with suit trousers and certainly don’t even entertain the idea of socks and sandals – you may never be asked over again!

Don’t forget your personal hygiene

As well as concentrating on the clothes that you wear, it is important that you also make sure your appearance is up-to-scratch too. For example, make sure you wash and comb your hair, have clean fingernails and have brushed your teeth. Parents are far more likely to think that you will be able to look after their daughter if you look after your own appearance too.

Cleated soles: The shoe style of this season

Now if you love shoes then you will have noticed that cleated soles are EVERYWHERE at the moment.

I have to say, I can’t get enough of them personally. Not only have they updated shoes making them much more modern & edgy, they are also great for summer as they match in perfectly with pastels, especially when they’re in white.

Take a look at my top cleated sole shoes around at the moment below…

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(From Left to Right Clockwise)

H&M Black Platform Sandals (£24.99)       

River Island Metallic Block Heel Sandals (£40)  

Schuh Ice Cream Sandals (£40)

Topshop White Arcade Cut Out Boots (£42)  

New Look Black & White Ankle Boots (£20.50)

Miss Selfridge Attitude Lace Boot (£35)  

Check out this US designer’s dessert shoe range…!

ds5Shoes have always been a treat for the eyes right? However one designer has even made them look mouth-watering thanks to his new range…

US designer Chris Campbell has created a whole line of dessert-based shoes that look good enough to eat! From ice cream, to chocolate Oreo and cupcake-themed shoes, you will be licking your lips when you see these awesome shoes that the designer is now stocking in his Florida shop, The Shoe Bakery. 

Mr Campbell uses 3D designs and actual baking tools to make the designs seem as realistic as possible. Each pair is hand-crafted and takes around three-to-six weeks to complete, as the designer adds the likes of ‘sprinkles’, ‘icing’ and ‘cherries’ to the shoes. 

In fact, the designs are so good that Mr Campbell said he has had to convince people they actually aren’t sweets. He told dailymail.co.uk this week: “People think they are edible all the time. When we first came out with our shoes, most of our time was spent explaining to people that they are not edible.”

Also talking about his idea for the designs, Mr Campbell said his inspiration came from the fact he love cake so much, adding: “One day I thought why not combine those loves together and bring something new into women’s fashion and that’s how the Shoe Bakery was born.”

Considering how much work is put into each pair of shoes, they are quite reasonably priced, starting from £60. The top pair will cost a little more at £200 however. You can even get your own pair custom-made to a specific design, according to perezhilton.com.

As well as women’s shoes, there is also a youngster’s range, so mummy and daughter can have patching pairs – how cute!

What do you think of the range? Let me know below or catch me on Twitter @sammyloubelle.

Sam x

 

Stylist Picks’s amazing £5 flash sale: Bargain alert!

Any of you guys out there like a bargain?

Well then make sure you head on over to the Stylist Pick website where they are currently running a £5 flash sale up until Monday. Yes, that’s right a FIVER.

This means you could get a nice new shiny pair of shoes for less than a dinner would cost you. Amazing right?!

I’ve included three of my favourite items from the sale below so you can have a sneak peak of what’s on offer.

Happy shopping & let me know if you buy anything from it!

Sam x