Shoes to see you into Summer

Now the weather has finally picked up a bit, it’s time to move my usual trainers and brogues to the back of the wardrobe to make room for pretty sandals and more open shoes.

The fact that I’m pregnant has added to the need for comfier shoes so getting to shop for new shoes has been a lovely treat for my feet. I have picked 3 very different styles of shoes from Simply Be that I’ve chosen as my perfect shoes to transition into the nicer weather.

1. Sole Diva Tassel Loafers – £25

These are perfect for the office or work and what makes them even better is the fact they are wide fit. I chose black because it’s a colour that will go with most outfits especially with office wear.

2. Sole Diva Pom Pom Sandals – £28.00

These are my absolute favourite sandals I think I’ve ever owned. They look incredible on and would be great paired with a white summer dress. Hubby is not a fan of them but who cares – I love them!

3. Sole Diva ruffle Ballerina shoes – £18.00

Again I chose this pair because they work with jeans or office wear and once again they are wide fit – perfect for what could be some very swollen tootsies going forward.

I am always spoilt for choice when choosing items from Simply Be and after seeing advertising on the television so much, it made me more aware of some of the brands they sell on their site. If you are on the lookout for some new sandals/shoes or even wedges for summer then check them out.

Laura x

*This has been a collaborative post with Simply Be, the shoes were sent to me in exchange for an honest post and as always all content and photos are my own*

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Dressing like a gent

Your eyes have not deceived you upon reading the title of this post. I am writing a men’s fashion post from the eyes of a mid-twenties lady and I’m specifically writing it for the older chaps out there.

Men are either great at dressing themselves or tend to get their wife/partner/gf/friend to help them out when it comes to picking clothes and not looking like a clown. On many occasion I’ve overhead couples or spoken to couples in my previous job who’ve said they let their wives pick their clothes because frankly; they HATE trudging round the shops. Let’s face it, us ladies can wander the shops and end up in the same shop on more than one occasion and frankly it’s a super power.

I was contacted by www.chums.co.uk to create a style related post for the older gentleman and I’m pretty excited about writing this one and sharing some of my favourite picks from the site.

Let’s start with tailoring and first on my list is this Herringbone Weave Tailored Jacket:

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My Summer dress style tips

The sun seems to be making sporadic appearances of late and it’s been nice to get the legs out and wear some pretty summer dresses for a change. I thought I would take the opportunity to share some of my summer style tips in collaboration with JD Williams who were kind enough to let me pick my choice of dress and sandals to style up for you.

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When choosing my favourite summer dress from their fabulous selection of holiday dresses, I settled on the Lyocell Knee-Length Denim Dress which looked casual and comfy; perfect for summer. My first tip when picking a dress for summer is go for a fabric that is light and loose-fitting. I hate tight outfits and prefer something a little more floaty. Despite being denim, this dress is super light to wear making it easy to move in and comfortable to wear. I also like that the sleeves can be rolled up or down meaning it can be worn with tights even in Winter.

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When it comes to women’s sandals, I like lace up ones this season and have several black and gold pairs. I decided on a tan pair of suede lace up’s from Sole Diva which complimented the denim dress perfectly. They are easy to walk in with rubber style sole at the bottom as well. Given the colour, they would go well with most summer outfits including pretty white dresses which I also have in abundance for this years holiday.

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Another tip I would always suggest is to have a belt to hand to mix up your outfits. I had a plain suede style brown belt which I added to the dress and gave it another style revamp making it less oversized looking and more of a fitted dress. This would be perfect for a night/meal out with a pair of chunky wedges instead of sandals and would make it look completely different to the daytime look.

Now this is my first fashion based post and I’m pretty darned please with the photography (thanks to my mum) and love the outfit I was allowed to choose as it suits me to a T. Hopefully you liked it and liked my tips so let me know in the comments if you would like to see some more fashion based posts in future.

Thanks

Laura x

*the dress and sandals were gifted to me by the lovely people at JDWilliams, all opinions and content are my own as always*

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