pom pom shoes
I’m not saying shoe gods exist, PER SE, but some spiritual sartorial entity has been pointing me in the direction of these pom pom heels for quite some time.

First, there was the move. The organisation of (and reintroduction to) years of heeled artwork. A collection, while enviable, with a noticeably pom-pom hole in it.

Then, a stranger pointed out that House of Fraser had a hyper-haute shoe closet of their own. Pom poms, pin heels, et al.

It seemed rude to ignore such designer deities.

(Note: dress sold separately but what good is making the postman carry a box without a new dress in it as well?)

What I Wore:
Fleur sandals from Miss KG
Bardot Rylee midi dress by Jarlo
Lipstick (going in May’s Beauty Favourites, so keep an eye out!)

pom pom shoes
pom pom shoes
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bethnals jeans
Taking a break from scheduled programming, I wanted to forgo a traditional outfit post to scream and shout about Bethnals and Butterfly Twists.

These two new additions to my wardrobe may just be flats and jeans, but as a woman who has never been able to identify as a flats or jeans-lover, my infatuation for each item is simple testament to the pieces themselves.

On leg? It’s Bethnals. The brand (which is very much still a baby) is London-based and was established by Melissa Clement – denim and creative product development genius – last year. After launching a Kickstarter campaign to find investment for production, her unisex denim brand got the thumbs up from all the right people…and now, me.

With denim sourced from ISKO – the highest quality denim mill in the market – Melissa’s designs (like the rinsed indigo ‘Pete Skinny‘, shown here) are able to make quality, conscious, beautiful denim a reality at price poiints that bridge high-street and high-end. I am a complete convert.

Shoe-wise, you’re looking at a pair of Butterfly Twists.

More specially, the Gabriella flats. Though I will often throw on a pair of reasonably-heeled boots if I’m running around all day, these flats have come as a luxurious alternative. While the brand is known for its post-party foldable flats, these pony hair smoking shoes are quite literally as chic as it gets. The quilted memory foam insole means you feel like you’re walking around in slippers, yet the silhouette maintains all seriousness.

Note: no sponsoring of nothing, nada, zip. I just need to share the love.

butterfly twists

shoe blog
Ladies, gentlemen, and shoe wearers of an undisclosed sex: the shoe blog is back. For those who have recently started reading the blog, I should explain: She Said Shoes has been my passion project for quite a few years. Though it fell by the wayside after the heavens opened and started to send an abundance (overabundance!) of work my way, I have now set time aside to share my daily shoe lust discoveries with you once again.

Head on over to check it out, and ‘Like!’ us on Facebook if you want to break up the statuses and pregnancy photos with something lovely.

the colour studio shoes
Heads up, mon cheres, new shoes coming through. In all their sparkly glory, these glitter-packed kicks from Rainbow Club’s The Colour Studio have become my official shoes for the holiday season. Even better? They have been custom made.

You see, The Colour Studio applies their ‘Colourology‘ (“the study or skill of preparing and mixing colour to an exact match before hand applying to create unique footwear”) to match your chosen personal hue to one of their many pre-described heel styles (my choice, the “Helena”).

I could not be more happy with the final result and think The Colour Studio experience will be one I utilize for many occasions (gifts, weddings, et al!) to come.

the colour studio shoes
the colour studio shoes
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duo ss13
I’ve happened to get my socks in a twist over DUO a few times before, but for those who don’t recognise the brand, let me introduce you to a shoe brand that – led by a team of in-house designers – tailors every single one of their shoes and boots to sophisticated perfection.

(Yes, still talking about DUO.)

I had the pleasure of previewing their Spring/Summer 2013 collection last week and I am already itching to fill up next season’s wardrobe. With a beautiful selection of relaxed glamour, two of their standout shoes for me were:

  • The Kesia – a bandage heel with ankle strap fastening (available gold shimmer patent & metallic leather orblack suede & cream leather)
  • The Slippers (called ‘Bloom‘ and ‘Seine‘ – which has a 2cm heel instead of 1cm…score).

Which pair of shoes stand out to you?

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