Favourite five shoes!

Favourite five shoes!

I love doing this ‘favourite five’ posts, and they always seem to go down fairly well, so today I thought I’d do a ‘favourite five shoes’ post. I’m definitely more of a shoes kind of girl than a bag girl, in fact I’ve been using the same bag for two years now but I buy new shoes every week. It’s fair to say I’ve built up a pretty solid collection of shoes, so here is my current favourite five!

mules shoes

At the top right now would have to be my black suede-look mules. Not very summer-y I know, and in fact not so long ago I thought mules looked ridiculous, but now I’m obsessed. I actually got these from Primark for just £10 – which they totally don’t look. Although they don’t look all that summer-y, they’re nice to wear when it’s warm as they let your feet breathe a little. They’re perfect for wearing to work as the heel is only a couple of inches, so they aren’t uncomfortable at all.

Old Skool vans shoes

Next up would have to be my Old Skool black and white vans. I’ve mentioned these before in a previous favourites post and I’m still absolutely obsessed. They’re just the comfiest to wear and I don’t even know, I just love them. I got them from Schuh for £55, and although they’re not cheap, I think they’re 100% worth the money.

ASOS shoes

 

Also in my favourite five, are these beauties. Again, I mentioned these in a previous favourites and they are still firm favourites. I got these from ASOS for just £25 and they’re just so pretty and again are fab for wearing to work or going out.

converse shoes

I couldn’t write about my favourite shoes and not include a pair of Converse, right? My all black (are you seeing a re-occurring theme here with the colour???) hi-top converse. I bloody love these, these have been my go-to shoes for years. Converse are always such good quality for money and are comfy and sturdy. I can’t remember for the life of me where I got mine back in 2013 but you know where you can get Converse anyway.

loafer shoes

Lastly, another black pair of shoes, my new loafers. These are suede-looking again and were just £25 from Boohoo. I have tried so many loafers over the past few months but couldn’t find any that weren’t really stiff and wouldn’t rub on my feet, but I finally tried these. They are still a little on the stiff side I admit – I spent a day walking around the NEC and did get blisters, however, they were by far a hell of a lot better than all the others I tried.

So those are my favourite five pairs of shoes and as you can probably tell, I’m really colourful and love to experiment with the colour of my shoes.

What is your favourite pair of shoes at the moment? Or even better, what is your favourite black pair of shoes? Let me know in the comments, I can always be persuaded to buy more shoes so give me some to go buy!

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Favourite Four – clothes I can’t live without

Favourite Four – clothes I can’t live without

I’ve recently posted a lot of make-up posts, so I thought I’d mix it up a bit for you and put up a clothes related post. Following on from my Favourite Four Products I Can’t Live Without post, I thought I’d do the same but with items of clothing.

First up is 100% without a doubt my current favourite pair of shoes (shoes are included vans pic 3in items of clothing right?). My Old Skool Vans. I’ve wanted a pair of these for ages but at £50 I just couldn’t seem to justify them (which is mad considering I’ll happily spend that on make-up or books?) but I bit the bullet and treated myself in February. Every time I come home and have to take my shoes off I actually hate having to take them off – but my Mom is a real anti-shoes in the house Mom.  They’re so so comfy and although they probably don’t quite go with everything, I make them work with everything. They’re basically the only shoes I wear now. I’m such a  Vans/Converse over heels kind of girl and I just wish I’d bloody bought these sooner! I got mine from Schuh, here’s the link if you want to check them out.

Next up, of course, would be my black jeans. Although I end up buying a new pair every few months because they always fade (if you know of any pairs out there that don’t fade LET ME KNOW, I beg you), they’re still my go-to trouser option. I usually opt for ASOS ones as they’re quite stretchy – which is always needed after dinner, being high waisted jeans – I also like how you can choose the leg length as I’m a tall gal and the average length jeans just aren’t ever long enough for me. Black jeans are just so easy to work with; you can put them with more or less anything and they can be casual, smart, dressy. You can’t go wrong.

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Ayyy for Holly Willoughby on TV in the background

I’ve mentioned this black dungaree dress from H&M before in my February Favourites, and it has quite quickly become one of my favourite items of clothing ever. It is my go-to when my Mom forces me to wash my black jeans, or when I’ve worn my black jeans for more than the socially acceptable amount of days and need to change it up to show people that I do own other clothes. I really love how it looks with my Vans too actually. I can also get away with it at work, as when worn with the right top it can look quite formal. So it’s a win win, I love it. If you fancy getting yourself one, you can check it out here.

 

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lets pretend the lighting is fab and the quality is top notch

 

I’m really torn for my last one. I can’t decide whether to go with my leather jacket or my denim jacket, so I’m going to be rebellious and mention both. Although I’ve got a variety of coats and jackets, I always end up wearing one of these two. I usually opt for the leather jacket for work or if I’m trying to look a bit more dressy. Whereas, the denim jacket is a bit more laid back and informal – which is more me to be honest. My denim jacket is super oversized and again is from ASOS. It was about £55 I believe when I bought it about this time last year, but it’s a real investment. I can’t seem to find the same jacket, but here’s one very similar you can get. My leather jacket isn’t actually leather, it’s faux and it was just from Boohoo for around £30. I got it about two and a half years ago, so it’s lasted me well, and it’s just so easy to put with everything, like black jeans. Again, I don’t think it’s the exact same but here’s a really similar one, and it’s vegan too!

So there’s my four (or five) favourite items of clothing. What are your favourite items of clothing? Are any of yours the same of mine? Let me know in the comments!

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