The perfect boots (and more)

I recently treated myself to a little splurge in one of my favourite shoe shops Kurt Geiger. As well as finding the perfect pair of black ankle boots – leather, a solid 2 inch heel and great detailing – I also picked up this super cute pompom hat and a red snake print make-up bag that is big enough to double up as a clutch. image image

Leather Skittle ankle boots, £59, Miss KG 

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Saffiano cosmetic pouch, £49, Kurt Geiger London (only pink available online)

Whilst the stores may be filling up with next season’s trends it’s pretty darn cold outside and sometimes sense prevails. For now, I think a warm hat is wiser than a strappy dress and I’ve not taken this one off since I bought it.

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Knitted pompom hat, £35  £15, Kurt Geiger London

Also available in wine £35 £25 and brown £35 £15, Kurt Geiger London

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When I went to write today’s post to tell you all about my shop I had a browse of the Kurt Geiger site and spotted so many amazing bargains that I had to share them with you. I know January is the month of purging, but if you have any money left after Christmas and are searching for great end-of-sale reductions then look no further. Happy shopping all!

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Pair this statement heel with a LBD. Who said the party season is over?

Galaxy studded heels, £150 £69, Carvela Kurt Geiger

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Perfect to wear today with tights and with bare legs in spring.

Hattie snake print heels, £120 £49, KG Kurt Geiger

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Add a touch of sparkle to your trusty go-with-anything flat Chelsea boots. 

Navy Shadow metallic ankle boots, £150 £69, KG Kurt Geiger

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Over-the-knee boots are so on-trend. Wear with skinny jeans or a 70s printed dress.

Pacific leather and suede boots, £220 £139, Cavela Kurt Gieger

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A brogue never goes out of fashion and this pale pair will be a go-to come summer.

Mister brogues in Nude, new season offer £85 £29, Carvela Kurt Geiger

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Another summery ‘I can’t believe the price’ must-have. Best be quick! 

Selina nubuck open toe boots, £130 £39, KG Kurt Geiger

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For hands-free shopping, dancing or any other activity try this fab snake print bag.

Bea Snake Mix crossbody bag, new season offer £55 £29, Carvela Kurt Geiger

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A bold box clutch for the nights when all you need is your phone and a credit card.

Dandy Leopard Box Clutch, £85 £39, KG Kurt Geiger

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For those (like me) who prefer to have enough room for the kitchen sink.

Nell Saffiano leather Tote in pink (also comes in red and grey for £129), £180 £79, Kurt Geiger London

All items can be purchased on http://www.kurtgeiger.com

I ♥ Clarks (there, I said it)

When I was a kid I lusted after their patent red Mary-Janes (the ones with the daisies) but was only allowed the sensible black pumps. And my favourite thing ever was being measured by the special electric foot-sizing machine (so space age it caused actual queues in the store). Now my love for Clarks has come full circle as this summer they have produced a collection that is pretty darn fantastic. Led by their cute ad campaign (great styling by Sophie Kenningham) the stores are currently filled with chunky block heels, fab two-tone sandals and some gorgeous brogues.

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Here is an edit of my favourite styles – including the block heeled Susie Deva, which I have worn on every sunny occasion of late and has elicited numerous compliments.

2-Clarks Susie Deva white&silver £49.99

The go-with-anything Susie Deva, £49.99

2- Clarks Romantic Moon (Lilac and silver) £49.99

This season’s must-have sandal shape – the two-tone Romantic Moon, £49.99

2-Clarks Studio Punch £49.99

Neon and embellishment in one with the Studio Punch, £49.99

Clarks Scotch Glow £44.99

Channel the 70s with the Scotch Glow, £44.99

Clarks Scorpio Star Natural Combi £49.99

Or opt for the colourful Scorpio Star wedge, £49.99

Clarks Hamble Oak in Stone Leather £54.99

The Hamble Oak brogue comes in numerous colour options, £54.99

Clarks Hotel Diva natural £65

Flats with a minimalist edge – the Hotel Diva, £65

2-Clarks Gin Crush £49.99

Anyone for golf? The Gin Crush in silver and white, £49.99

2-Clarks Desert Boot Lilac suede £85

The classic Desert Boot reworked in pastels, £85

As well as tapping into this season’s trend for minimalist chunky shoes, Clarks products are also made to last, with many of the 100% leather designs featuring super-comfy padded insoles. If the last time you stepped into the store was when you were 5, perhaps it’s time for a revisit. Trust me, you’ll end up buying the brogues in every colour.

 

All above shoes from Clarks. In store or online now: http://www.clarks.co.uk

Best foot forward

I was recently introduced to the Portuguese shoe brand Dkode and totally fell in love with their shoes. My favourite, the statement Thyone peep-toe boots (designed by Aleksandar Protic) are the epitome of summer with their unique cut-out design. What’s more they’re surprisingly comfy (win!) and versatile (double win!). Here’s my guide on how to wear them this summer…

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With boyfriend jeans and a printed jacket

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Art attack – with a printed dress and multiple necklaces

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Going tropical with a floral blouse and on-trend culottes

Thyone peep-toe boot, £140, Dkode

They come in a range of colours if white is too impractical. How about a go-with-anything blush metallic or dramatic black mock croc?

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Dkode Thyone - Black Croc

Thyone blush metallic, £140, black mock croc, £160, Dkode.

Other favourites to look out for are the futuristic Thetis wedge and the boldly coloured brogues and monk shoes. Perfect for those summer days when only a flat will do.

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Thetis wedge, £140

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Daiana brogue in red, £109

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Deandra monk shoe in verdigris, £110.

All shoes from Dkode. Online purchasing on their website launches soon. For further information go to http://dkode.com/