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Re: shoes!

Post by magic tea » Thu May 27, 2010 21:23

I want that green dress for my bridesmaids!

You're probably looking at £300 for that shrug, by pure virtue of it being 'weddingy'.

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Re: shoes!

Post by Woodbine » Thu May 27, 2010 22:46

It's 'under £200' according to the website but they won't be more precise than that. I'm not sure the neckline on it will work with that dress anyway to be honest, but it's really hard to find shrug/bolero things which aren't completely awful. However I hate my arms so I will have to do something. I kind of know exactly what I want but haven't found it yet, maybe it doesn't exist!

Lauren - I really liked these bridesmaids dresses, but my sister wasn't keen on 'em:-

http://www.morilee.com/Bridesmaids/Affa ... c=0&npag=1

http://www.morilee.com/Bridesmaids/Affa ... 2=1&imac=0

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Re: shoes!

Post by Woodbine » Thu May 27, 2010 22:49

knibbles wrote: That would look lovely together, I reckon. My esteemed bridesmaids had that Vivien of Holloway dress but in red, it's dead twirly and fun for dancing in. Have you been to the shop? It's above a motorcycle garage, it's a bit odd, you sort of have to go through the oily garage to get up the stairs to it. They've got loads of lovely stuff though, I nearly bought about 5 pencil skirts when we went.

Well done on escaping bridesmaids duties.
Ah yeah, I remember your bridesmaids dresses being similar but I thought they were from Candy Anthony for some reason. I can't afford that!

Haven't been to the shop, but I do know where it is! Even though I live like a 30 minute bus ride away from it I will probably still order online because I'm lazy. I reckon I'll get that one and see what it looks like on and go back to the drawing board if I don't like it.
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Post by Sylvie » Fri May 28, 2010 20:01

Woodbine wrote:with some sort of lace shrug (I quite like this one, but in ivory, but I'm not sure about the frilly cuffs, and I think it might be really expensive)
I've found it hard to find a shrug/cover up that isn't hideous or hideously expensive too. As much as I don't want to give my entire wedding outfit away, I'm about to order this:

http://www.marksandspencer.com/Autograp ... d=core&rh=

I'm on the lookout for some shoe clips.
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Re: shoes!

Post by squirrelboutique » Fri May 28, 2010 20:13

I really like the sheerness of that one, and it looks really comfortable, too.

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Re: shoes!

Post by magic tea » Fri May 28, 2010 21:53

Woodbine wrote: Lauren - I really liked these bridesmaids dresses, but my sister wasn't keen on 'em:-
Oh you genius, they're lovely. Thank you!

I have a shoe-woe. I bought a lovely pair of Rocket Dog flats off The Internet, and one of them is considerably smaller than the other, so much so it really hurts to wear them (I tried for a whole day because I am an idiot). And now I can't send them back because I've worn them outside, so they're sitting there being pretty and too small.

I'm going to try the bag of water in the freezer trick, as a last ditch attempt.

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Re: shoes!

Post by Woodbine » Fri May 28, 2010 22:23

Sylvie wrote:
Woodbine wrote:with some sort of lace shrug (I quite like this one, but in ivory, but I'm not sure about the frilly cuffs, and I think it might be really expensive)
I've found it hard to find a shrug/cover up that isn't hideous or hideously expensive too. As much as I don't want to give my entire wedding outfit away, I'm about to order this:

http://www.marksandspencer.com/Autograp ... d=core&rh=

I'm on the lookout for some shoe clips.
That's really nice! I've found quite a few shorter ones that I like, but they don't provide the coverage I want. Boo. A nice one with 3/4 length sleeves would be ideal.

Anyway, just to get this thread back on shoes, I want these. Can't really justify £180 on them though.

http://www.hobbs.co.uk/index.cfm?page=1143&showall=true

I also want these but they will go with virtually nothing I own:-

http://www.office.co.uk/images/product/ ... 041_z1.jpg

My latest shoe purchase:-




They've got a red heel which you can't really see in that photo.
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Re: shoes!

Post by caramarydaisy » Sat May 29, 2010 00:26

which hobbs shoes? just goes to a big general page..

those office ones are nice tho

and the newly purchased ones are lovely, they make me want to start wearing heels again!
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Post by Woodbine » Mon May 31, 2010 22:28

The heels on those are actually huge, I haven't ventured out in them yet. I suspect they may only be used for things in people's houses so that I don't have to brave public transport in them.

Ah well, I can't link to the image for the Hobbs ones as the website is flash. But they're basically heeled brogues with cut out bits. Doubt I'll ever buy brogues now as the last thing my calves need is something that makes them look bigger!
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Re: shoes!

Post by caramarydaisy » Mon Aug 09, 2010 13:47

someone please help me find some new shoes for work. i would like them to be fairly plain, flat and black. maybe an almond/pointy toe.

ive looked in office and schuh and then was dismayed to realise faith has gone bust. where else can i look? it needs to be somewhere i can try them on really cos my feet are tricky.

anyone got any ideas or seen owt nice lately??
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Post by stolenwine » Mon Aug 09, 2010 13:50

next is usually good for plain, almond-toed flats. i have some black patent ones (i've gone through about 10 pairs of them, mostly because i've been caught in the rain with them quite frequently) but i think they do plain/non-patent ones as well.
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Post by let it ride » Mon Aug 09, 2010 19:30

caramarydaisy wrote:someone please help me find some new shoes for work. i would like them to be fairly plain, flat and black. maybe an almond/pointy toe.

ive looked in office and schuh and then was dismayed to realise faith has gone bust. where else can i look? it needs to be somewhere i can try them on really cos my feet are tricky.

anyone got any ideas or seen owt nice lately??

Dorothy Perkins has some pointy-ish flats, and I'd definitely go to Debenhams, they have a TON of flats in at the moment :)
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Re: shoes!

Post by Sylvie » Wed Aug 11, 2010 19:50

This is very much unlike me, but I think I want some tan/brown cowboy boots to wear with dresses (I'm thinking more autumn/winter time). Has anyone seen any pretty cheap ones around? I suspect going vintage might be best.
caramarydaisy wrote:someone please help me find some new shoes for work. i would like them to be fairly plain, flat and black. maybe an almond/pointy toe.

ive looked in office and schuh and then was dismayed to realise faith has gone bust. where else can i look? it needs to be somewhere i can try them on really cos my feet are tricky.

anyone got any ideas or seen owt nice lately??
I know you said you'd looked in Schuh, but have you seen those Red or Dead dolly shoes? They come in black, red or white and they're pretty cute The style is called 'Darcy'.

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Re: shoes!

Post by caramarydaisy » Wed Aug 11, 2010 19:57

oooh saz you might be onto something there, ive not seen those no! might try the bigger schuh at meadowhall.. ta!!
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Post by lynsosaurus » Wed Aug 11, 2010 22:26

Sylvie wrote:This is very much unlike me, but I think I want some tan/brown cowboy boots to wear with dresses (I'm thinking more autumn/winter time). Has anyone seen any pretty cheap ones around? I suspect going vintage might be best.
i seem to remember seeing some in new look that were pretty cheap but i can't remember how nice they were or how long ago it was. i took a similar notion a while back and ended up buying these, which were the closest i found without looking cheap and nasty (i got them for, like, 70% off that price though, i'm not daft). i reckon vintage probably is yer best bet - i keep half an eye on ebay for some but i can't justify spending a lot of money at the moment and all the nice ones that have come up have been expensive. if you find a cheap source, do let me know!

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Re: shoes!

Post by caramarydaisy » Sat Aug 21, 2010 15:08

FINALLY found some new work shoes, which is good timing seeing as i made myself throw my current ones away after the last lot of rain we had in the week.

these ones tick all the boxes but lack something, anyway, im past caring now. they will do!!

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Post by Vinnie » Sat Aug 21, 2010 17:25

caramarydaisy wrote:FINALLY found some new work shoes, which is good timing seeing as i made myself throw my current ones away after the last lot of rain we had in the week.

these ones tick all the boxes but lack something, anyway, im past caring now. they will do!!

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Post by String Bean Jen » Mon Aug 23, 2010 13:35

Damn, can a gal find some stylish white flats? I certainly can't. I was hoping that Clark's would come out with some white Mary Janes this year and answer my prayers. For autumn 2008 and 2009 they made these gorgeous patent slip-on Mary Janes. In 2008, they were plum; in 2009, they were red. I've got both pairs. This year, they've got some more traditional Mary Janes in black and burgundy that you have to buckle. They're ok.
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Post by Colin » Mon Aug 23, 2010 14:26

Does anyone have tips for where to get smart non-leather men's shoes? I’ve bought my last two pairs of work shoes from Vegetarian Shoes but they’re not massively cheap. The shoe I bought last time for £55 has gone up to £65, not including postage.

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Re: shoes!

Post by stolenwine » Fri Nov 12, 2010 00:09

i'm looking for winter boots (again!) why is it so freaking hard to find ones that are nice and not too chunky? anyway, i'm thinking of these maybe, but i'm not sure. they're both lace-up ankle boots and i'll be wearing them with skinny jeans. what do you guys think? i feel out of my depth here.

i still haven't figured out what style of boots goes best with jeans/skinny jeans (if anyone has tips on that then feel free to share them!):

topshop brogue-ish ones. they have what looks like a very warm lining, but i probably wouldn't be folding the tops over like in the photo. or maybe i would? i don't know. i have no idea what is cool these days:

http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/store ... geSize=200

then there are these ones from new look, which have the added bonus of not being made of leather. they don't have the brouges-style detail though and i prefer the heel of the other ones:

http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/boot ... _198449101

i did find the PERFECT cross between the above 2 in miss selfridge, but they were only available in a tan colour and they only had one pair left. boots search continues....
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