TopShop Style: Natalie Cut Out Heeled Sandal

Everywhere I look online, everyone is beyond excited about Spring. It is just around the corner and only days away, yet as I write this I look out onto a blustery white prairie with more snowflakes coming down. Spring may be “around the corner” for you but I feel like Spring weather is at least another month and a half away for me… *sigh*

Now, crap weather aside this won’t stop me from my habit of wearing and searching for cute shoes. I don’t often look at TopShop shoes but know lots of UK bloggers who swear by them, so perusing the site this morning, this pair of sandals really caught my eye.

TopShop Natalie

Meet “Natalie”. She is an example of a perfect block heel sandal design. Made with real leather (Thanks TopShop!) and embellished with brass buckles I think she’d be pretty cute on my feet. I really like that a good stacked block heel is still in style and this trend is merely being carried over from one season to the next. It is comfortable. It is casual. It will pair perfectly with all my dresses that I can’t wear outside yet.

What do you think? What Spring trends are you excited to try this year?


Glittery Hearts Are All You Need

Apologies for the intermission- I have just arrived back from a two week holiday to Arizona. I thought that I might do some pool-side writing, relaxing in the sunshine, but instead I unplugged almost completely and loved it. So here we are with a bit of a late post. I meant to go live with them for an early February blog post but ended up snuggling with Rusty the puppy instead. Better late than never though!


If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a trillion times, Kate Spade makes the cutest novelty accessories (and a recent purchase will further prove it, stay tuned!). I picked these up about a year ago, pranced around like an idiot when I rocked them, got a crap-ton of compliments and decided to repeat that routine every so often. It works.

Despite the rather bright red shade, these flats prove to be extremely versatile. I love the look of them with faded, beat-up denim and a white or striped t-shirt; with a flowing summer dress or an all black ensemble complete with a low messy bun and oversized sweater. Whatever the ensemble, these shoes just work.

Now the shoe itself fits very true to size- I am a size 7 and find that I have never faltered in sizing while purchasing any Kate Spade shoe. I didn’t need to break them in as they are so comfortable and don’t pinch or rub in any way. The suede is easy to keep clean and the glittery heart adornment is secured really well. No complaints.

Anyway, this exact pair is no longer available but I saw recently on the Kate Spade website that they have some very similar pairs up for grabs this month. Everyone this year seemed to be sharing Valentines look books and outfit inspiration. I suppose you could count these as mine even though my real outfit that day was a pair of gym shorts, bare feet and a neon pink sugarskull tank. To each their own.

So tell me, what is your go to Valentine outfit? Did you get festive or were you like me where puppies, ice cream and Harry Potter was all you could possibly need? Let me know in the comment section below and thanks for stopping by!


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February Wishlist

My February wishlist… or rather just a compilation of five “things” that I wouldn’t mind owning if they fell into my lap. I don’t really like the term wishlist because I’m not like…. vying for these items or anything crazy, but they certainly have caught my eye and am not offended that they cross my mind every so often. Some of these are much more attainable than others and I know that when I hit the shops next month on my trip to the States, I’ll be making a few pit stops to see if I can make any of these happen.

7 for all mankind

This button front playsuit from 7 For All Mankind is currently on sale and I keep thinking I want to add it to my closet. I haven’t bought new clothing in quite a while, did a massive closet clean out when I moved in to my new house a couple weeks ago and want to be very careful when adding new pieces. This denim playsuit is certainly cute. I like the slimming lines (makes a petite girl like me look a hell of a lot taller), and the beautiful denim material. My favourite bit? The criss-cross straps across the back.

Foulard Sandal

If you know me, you know I love shoes and that I friggin love Salvatore Ferragamo. It was brought to my attention recently that I own more Ferragamo than any other shoe designer in my collection. How wild is that? Anyway, these Foulard Sandals are new and absolutely stunning. I love the beautiful floral ankle tie detail. Also available in nude blush with a lower block heel.

Sweet Peach

Let’s face it. I am make up addicted. I am the proud owner of X amount of eyeshadow palettes and one of my all time favourites is the Just Peachy mattes palette by Too Faced. This palette here, their Sweet Peach palette, I believe is the original palette from the Peaches n’ Cream line Too Faced released at Sephora. Their shadows are very blend-able and hold beautiful pigment. Also, the shadows themselves smell like peaches!

Ted Baker Silk Scarf

This. This I MUST hunt down when I am in Arizona next month. How stunning is this?!?! Ted Baker, I have a soft spot for you. Because you release beautiful shit like this. When I was casually perusing the Ted Baker website one afternoon I stumbled across this and now fear that I am actually losing sleep. The Opulent Fauna Silk Cape can be worn a ton of ways- I’m just picturing it with great denim cut offs and my favourite beat up band tee. *le sigh*

Box Bag McQueen

Alexander McQueen box bag. How cool are these? Now I am, and have always been a huge McQueen fan and this is one of the reasons why. I love the edgy-yet-beautiful designs the house comes out with. This one in particular is well… one of those pieces that is available to pre-order yet already sold out. Available in a crap ton of sizes, colours, materials, &c. The composition of this bag is designed to be worn any which way- clutch, shoulder, crossbody. Extremely versatile. But I’d expect nothing less from Alexander McQueen.

Anyway, there you have it. Now it is your turn, what is on your February “Wishlist”?

Let me know in the comment section below!


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Zebra and Pink

I don’t know why it is, but for some crazy reason, I always feel like I need a pair of zebra print shoes. It is not a print that is common or used neutrally like leopard print; and in all honesty, I don’t wear the print all the time because despite it’s monochromatism, it is very much a loud “look at me” print.  However, they are the epitome of my love for loud “look at me” shoes.

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One day last September during a very trying day at work and heavy with news of moving away on a new adventure, a good friend of mine told me to go home, relax and do something for myself. I couldn’t share with them what exactly what was happening at that point but I took the much needed advice immediately. So, soon after, there I was at home, sipping a cup of tea when an image of yet another pair of zebra print shoes flashed through my mind. I wasted no time in sitting down to make these babies come to life. I found myself escaping reality whilst designing this pair and regardless of how many zebra pairs I’ve designed at this point, I ask, “Could these be any more me?”

My design idea for this pair came instantly. I knew I wanted the perfect zebra pump. I knew that they needed to channel my inner 80’s rocker meets pink-loving-princess personality. I knew I wanted a slight quirk in the design and experimented with the cut of the toe box ever so slightly. I wanted these shoes to be me. The only thing I was unable to do that I wanted to add was a glitter sole. Just for that extra punch of obnoxiousness.

A few weeks later, upon my doorstep they arrived and I felt like I could power through anything in that moment. Zebra print is bold and powerful and these pumps seemed to give me the boost that I was needing. I have worn this pair a lot since adding them to my collection. I get tons of compliments on them each time I wear them but only I know how special they are and what they mean. My designs are all special to me and a reflection of who I am, but this pair marks a special page in my story. They are the perfect mix of chaos and quirkiness balanced with simplicity. And so is my life.

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