new shoes?

This week I unleashed the shoe shopper in me. There I was back at my favourite shoe shops at opening time. I even happily ventured past the ‘Hotpants: 5 ways’ promotions at Topshop to my own little quiet corner of endless, beautiful, colourful shoes. I even went shopping online after downloading the only shopping apps you could ever need – ASOS and ShopStyle.

But by the end of the week, I was still empty handed. As we set out for our Easter holiday, I felt disappointed rather than excited like I should have been at the start of a five day break with a free pass to eat as much chocolate as you liked (why try to fight it over Easter).

The answer was simple – I still didn’t have the perfect shoes. How could I fail at this task? Unlike all those years ago where I would enter a shop and wait to see what would take my fancy, now I knew what I wanted. Maybe I’m a more grown up shopper? And what I wanted was wedges.

The choice was overwhelming – wedges crossed with trainers? The Clarks wedges – a take on their desert boot?

Or perhaps wedges perfect for the summer sun?

Or perhaps just something metallic?

 

And then I realised the choice didn’t have to be so difficult. Why stop at just one? Well, maybe one for this week – hello new Clarks wedges in khaki. I can be cool and practical at the same time – yes, I’ve been reading The Hunger Games.

It’s good to indulge yourself every now and then so I’m going to update my super budget for a new pair of wedges every now and then. Hmm, which will be next?

Challenge Happiness Rating: True Shoe Love

Caz x

my guilty pleasure

is SHOES!!!! I have to let you in on a secret. I used to have a shoe shopping addiction. I was known for my early morning, pre-work shoe purchases. The 10-minute walk from the tube to work was torture – past all of those shops – past all of those shoes.

But I have been so good for so long – maybe just a little look won’t be so bad. And maybe a quick try on before work – that can’t hurt, can it?

Caz x

 

how to have a happy wardrobe

by guest writer Leanne Lind.

I love sorting and reorganising peoples wardrobes. I even convinced my dad to let me fix his wardrobe (to give you an idea he still has a top from when he was 21 in there!)

If you are the sentimental type maybe enlist in the help of an honest and slightly ruthless friend. Trust me you will thank me once its over!

Now comes the tricky part, I find it easier when you just pull everything out and start from scratch. Have a toss, keep and maybe pile and try anything on that your not sure about or haven’t worn recently. A good rule of thumb is to seriously think about throwing anything out that you haven’t worn in the last year.

Once that’s completed, colour coding tops and grouping items together like jeans, shorts etc makes for a neat, organised wardrobe. Often I find that once this stage is done you can assess what you actually need to finish off your wardrobe. Need new cute ballet flats to go with all those jeans? Or have too many black tops instead of fun bright coloured ones? Its so much easier to see now and make a new list of things you need.

Once this is completed I give my friends clothes I think they will like and give the rest to charity. Cant get much better than that! Friends are often so grateful they will do the same. Now what to do with all those extra hangers? Shopping anyone?