I bought new shoes! Mini Primark Haul

I put some new shoes on, and suddenly everything is right.
Paulo Nutini

Shoes are an area of styling that I tend to struggle with. Presently I have a series of shoe genres I stick to: androgynous (brogues and moccasins), feminine (ballet flats), vintage (t bar) and boots (chunky ankle types). I have heels and higher boots, and a few plimsoles but shoes confound me.

I know what I like (strappy, t bar or animal print), and I wear those shoes to death. This is why I found myself in need of some new ballet flats (or dolly shoes if you prefer). I find these shoes go with the majority of my wardrobe, from jeans and tees to smart workwear and ditsy summer dresses. However, because of the nature of these flats I find they don’t last long. I started 2016 with six pairs of flats which I could rotate and love, and I found myself binning the second to last pair of these in August when the soles started separating from the sides.
Cue a need for new ballet flats and a trip to Drake Circus. After trying New Look in search of any bargain flats (I’m a touch cash strapped at present) I ventured to Primark looking for a pair of simple black ballet straps, and I hit the jackpot.

The first things I saw was this lovely pair of black ballet flats with an ankle strap, allowing me to feel all vintagey and retro. These are also lovely as I can alternate them with my pointed T Bar flats I’ve been favouring recently. I can see myself wearing these in a work, or more professional environment.

Just around the corner from these I found some elasticated fold up black flats, and could resist them. I often walk into work with trainers or plimsoles on to offer my feet a bit of support, and slip into a pair of flats when I get in. These fold up smart shoes mean I can easily do this, and not lose space in my bag! I wore these to an interview this week, and they proved very comfortable.

Finally I saw these leopard print flats. I-love-Leopard print. I feel like this print lifts an outfit from simple and pulled together to fashionable and edgy. I tried these on, loved how they looked with my skinny jeans, and popped them straight in my basket. I wore these to the Bridget Jones event this week (post pending!) and around my home town the next day and they looked incredible. They had started to rub a touch the next day, but nothing horrific.

All in all, I don’t think you can beat Primark for ballet flats. And in this case, I cannot wait to see how I can pair the leopard print and strappy flats with more of my wardrobe.
Have you been shoe shopping in Primark recently? Are you a flats or heels fan?
– Emily

For the Love of Leopard Print.

One thing you need to know about me is that I love leopard print. I will pretty much buy anything if it comes in leopard print. I`ve always had a pretty sizeable part of my wardrobe dedicated to leopard print since I was about 14. Now, I know that some people find it tacky and a bit crass but I just can`t get enough of it. I find it both sexy and sassy which are my two favourite things to be. So here is a quick look around my current leopard print clothing collection…


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H&M slip on trainers.
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ASOS platform brogues.
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H&M high waisted shorts.
H&M slouchy trousers.
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H&M jumper.
H&M slacks.


And just for good measure here`s a quick snap I took on Halloween of myself dressed as a leopard, mainly because it meant I didn`t have to buy anything new.




So, please let me know if you also share my very real and very bank balance destroying obsession with leopard print.


Thanks for reading. Speak soon – Sally 🙂