Monday, 19 December 2011

Mini M&S haul and things.

M&S is one of those places not many younger people think of going to for clothing but oh how things have changed over the years. Their Limited Collection and Indigo ranges in my eyes aim to please the younger more fashiony people out there but even the rest of the clothing ranges could surprise you.
I was doing some shopping (mainly for presents!) and managed to find some bargains for myself (of course) for instance these skinny jeans for £7.00 down from £19.50 I love the splash of colour these add to my outfits. I was originally after some dark wine coloured jeggings they had but they sold out boo!
 I also found this nude 100% silk Autograph blouse for £9.00 down from a whopping £50 something pounds (I was way too excited to wear it and so the labels are long gone) although it's a couple sizes too big for me I can wear it oversized or tucked into jeans or a skirt and I'm good to go!
I thought this jumper at £6.00 from £35 would be nice to layer with for winter.
 Lastly although not a sale item and kind of pricy (£15) I got this gorgeous knitted headband, I'm not a hat person so this is a nice alternative that will keep my ears warm! I love the pretty dusky pink colour, the pearls and the cute.
 Some bronze glittery heels which I love but sadly are a little too big (a size 6 1/2 :l) for me so I guess they will be going onto ebay!
I also ventured to the Krispy Kreme that is somewhat new to Birstall for the first time where I saw santa on stood on the back of a range rover (random) and got myself some yummy doughnuts, I seriously believe there the most delicious things out there!
Loving the Christmas doughnuts! Hope those who celebrate are enjoying the festive season, I'm definitely keeping away from town in the crazy rushes!

Sunday, 4 December 2011

New purchase: Floral Tea Party & My Favourite comfy shoes: VANS

I have always found it hard to find shoes (heels or flats) that fit me perfectly and don't cause my poor feet pain from 5 minutes of walking in them. When it comes to shoes my problem has always been finding the correct size, I seem to be in-between sizes at most stores which sucks as half sizes aren't easily obtainable. 

On top of that I wouldn't say I have narrow skinny feet either which again can be an issue and then to top things of a little further...(not like I want to mention this, cue the ew's!) my second toe is longer than my first which can also be an issue as some shoes end up squishing my toes.
So you can imagine my delight of trying to find comfy shoes...
Although I am open as to where I buy thing's from I have always been a fan of brands such as Vans, Converse, Volcom etc.... the more skater/surfer/alternative kind. 
So a couple of years ago when I was in California I popped into a Vans store, at the time in England I had only ever been to the London one but thankfully we have one in Leeds now! Vans stores sell half sizes too and I fell in love with a pair of their 'Lo pro' shoes which are basically pump style shoes and they fit me like a glove. HALLELUJAH!.
I wore those babies until I could no longer wear them. Until I had holes in them and I started looking like a the point where my BF was like NEED new shoes. I initially I wanted to get the exact same ones again but alas I couldn't get my hands on any so I eventually gave in and started looking for alternatives.

Although I love 'girly' and more dressy shoes, I end up wanting a pair of comfortable flats, flats that aren't so flat that you feel every stone you step on. Vans are perfect for this and so comfortable, they sell a wide range of styles from skater shoes to slip-ons and pumps with different colours and designs.
I ended up buying these 'Authentic Floral Tea Party' shoes for £35 girly and comfortable... love it.
 The thick soles make these super comfortable, I'm even getting some all black plain vans for work. I would definitely recommend these to anyone after comfortable casual footwear! Are you a fan of Vans?