Saturday, 21 January 2012

Twinkle Toes: Bee's Shoe Collection and Shoe Quest

My shoe collection is embarrassingly, and quite sickeningly, bare. At the start of the year, I set myself a challenge to banish my badly battered plimsoles to the bin and to go out and purchase a variety of different shoes that would be both practical and wearable throughout the seasons. Why have I been surviving on one pair of plimsoles for around six months? The lord blessed with me a pair of, slightly large, Size 8's but decided to compliment them with a set of remarkably scrawny ankles. 

Unfortunately for me, it's extremely rare that I find a shoe that lovingly accommodates my strangely shaped feet so when I do, it's something to make a fuss about! Over the next few months/this year, I'll be bringing you updates on my quest to build up my shoe collection and I'll aim to bring you selections of my favourites that I've stumbled across. I've certainly fallen in love with my coral ballet flat - it'd be perfectly fine to buy more colours, right?! Without further ado, meet pairs #1, #2, and #3.



#1: The Coral Ballet Flat
Thank the lord to whoever invented the elasticated back! As mentioned, my skinny little ankles are difficult to accommodate, thus meaning that I've had to abandon the dolly shoe altogether. Thankfully, some genius thought it'd be awesome to create a pump with an elastic hold around the ankle. Thank you, whoever you are.  I adore this pair so much so that I'm definitely going to have to purchase more! I can't wait to pair these with a humble pair of skinny jeans in these coming weeks and cutesy dresses come S/S. I love everything about this pair: the spring-friendly coral shade, the soft front, the overwhelming urge to put these on and throw on a tutu so that everyone thinks I'm a super nimble ballet dancer......

@ Primark £6




#2: The Insanely Gold and Glittery Ballet Flat
These embody practicality, right?! Sssh, you aren't my mothers. I needed some cute shoes to wear out on my weekly Monday night clubbing sesh and these seemed like the best option at the time. As a Long Tall Sally, I don't wear heels but still want shoes that don't denounce my humps / make me look like a middle aged mother on a school run. Sparkly, feminine, comfortable and killer dancefloor move safe - what more could you want?! They aren't my favourites but they'll be ideal for going out and they're rather cheap!

@ Primark £4




#3: The Insanely Girly Pair
....Just when you thought things couldn't get any girlier. Yes, it's a pair of pink glittery shoes. No, it's not my usual thaaaaaang at all but I have my reasons. 1) They remind me of one of my favourite bloggers/youtubers 2) See the last sentence of item #3. Whilst my clothes are feminine, I quite like loose styles and dark skinny jeans so I'm hoping that these little buggers will brighten me up a little! I'll primarily be wearing these for nights out.

@ Primark £4


The elasticated backs.

I'll be building up my shoe collection over the next few months, hopefully adding a few pairs of more expensive shoes, and will definitely document it over here for those that are interested. I have actually picked up a fourth pair but they're just a bog standard pair of black plimsoles. I'm hoping to purchase some white Converse and a pair of Vans at some point for casual wear. If you've done a post on your shoe collection or know of some great pairs of flat shoes/boots then please leave your ideas in the comments! I reply to them all now that Blogger has finally got a commenting system.

I've got a shed load of posts lined up, including a few make-up/beauty reviews as well as some clothing things, so hopefully my craptastic Gatsby essay won't get in the way! I'm off to write said essay - lucky me! However, we did do the weekly shop in M & S so I'm sure the thought of all the goods we purchased will make the hours and word count flow by! I'll be back soon. Take care xo
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  1. Love those coral pumps! Looks like I should take a trip to primark, seems like they have some little bargains in there. And you can never have enough dolly shoes can you?! x]

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    1. I love those too! You should definitely go on a little spree ;)

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  2. The colours are amazing!!!!! Especially the coral ones and loving the texture too. Primark have got some great shoes on offer at the mo haven't they. I bought two pairs the other day in reds so I'll be blogging about them soon.

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    1. I love them :) Ooh, look forward to seeing them!

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  3. I love that last pair!! I've never tried the shoes with elasticated backs but I might have to give them a go! x

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  4. All these shoes are so cute! Much prefer ones with elasticated backs, no blisters!

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    1. Really?! I was nervous that they'd give me blisters. That sounds awesome :)

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  5. Loving the sparkly shoes! I'm a size eight too and my feet are insanely narrow so I feel your shoe-search pain!

    xo

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    1. Thanks. Ooh, glad to know there are others ;) Let me know if you find any nice pairs.

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  6. I feel your shoe search pain, I'm also a size 8 and find it difficult to find shoes that fit properly! X

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    1. Aww, seems there's quite a few of us ;)

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  7. I love those flats. Too cute <3

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  8. Oooooh pretty shoes. I live in flats like these because I just cannot be arsed with flats, Primark are great for disposable ones in a variety of colours, and H&M often have slightly more sturdy pairs for £6-10 a pair. I more than recommend them.

    Did you buy the sparkly ones recently... I feel a shoe splurge coming if they're recent stock....

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    1. Ooo, will definitely have a look for them :) Yeah, they're recent stock...go crazy!

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  9. Love the shoes! Especially the coral flats, so pretty! :)

    another day to wander

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    1. Thanks :D They're my favourites too!

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  10. those are gorgeous! i especially love the sparkly ones. i have the opposite problem to you, in that i have tiny tiny feet (size 2 UK) which means i can never really buy shoes in the UK or most other places in europe. i do occasionally get adorable kids shoes for cheaper though :)

    lovely photos as always x

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    1. Eee, thanks! WOAH, Size 2?! That is insane. Teensy bit jealous that you get to wear kids shoes ;)

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  11. All these are gorgeous, I need to go to Primark! Shoes never fit me properly because I have very narrow feet but weird toes! Anyway I can't wait to see more shoes that you buy xx

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    1. Thanks, sweet. Mm, there should be a brand for odd shaped feet!

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  12. I need to get all of these pairs!! xxx

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    1. Haha! You go for it, girl! I love them :)

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  13. Love all of these! You've made me want to get myself to Primark and get searching for shoes! :)

    L x

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    1. I'd suggest you get down to Primark right now ;) You know what I'm like in there, haha.

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  14. Oh my, those last ones are so perfect! I think I 'need' some princessy flats in my collection too haha (: And by collection I mean my three pairs of flats, I'm such a failure at this fashion blogging malarkey!

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    1. Everyone needs a ridiculously glittery shoe. I swear it! Haha, so does that mean I have the same amount of flats as a fashion blogger?! Wow!

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    2. Haha I think I only have two actually, and a pair of boots, and two pairs of heels. That's reason enough to abuse the overdraft tomorrow!

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    3. Definitely!! I'm still looking for my perfect pair of boots :/

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  15. Lovely shoes!

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  16. I'm going to have to make a trip to Primark after work on Monday, I love these, especially the sparkly ones (of course - who wouldn't?)

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    1. Oh, how I miss the Bristol store!! EXACTLY, they're just too cute not to love!

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  17. Wow, these are so beautiful! I swear my local Primark doesn't stock such pretty items.
    I'm glad you managed to find shoes you like. I completely understand how hard it is when you have slightly larger feet, to put it delicately xx

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    1. I'm lucky that I live near a couple of good stores! Haha, yeah it can be a pain in the ass!

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  18. Oh gosh these are lovely! Wish there was a primark where I lived, I would definitely buy all of these :) My one pair of glittery flats have been worn to death and I can't seem to find new ones in a size ten, but now I can order some. Lovely post as always X

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    1. I'd hate not living near a Primark! Ooh, hope you find some soon! Thanks, sweetie.

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  19. Yay shooooeees! I bought yet another pair of brogues from Primark the other day. I thought of you when I bought them, and how Luke says they're ugly granny shoes or something haha. Your new pumps are sooo cute! I especially like the coral ones xxxxx

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    1. I kept looking at the brogues thinking...if only! He's a pain in the arse. Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu xxxxx

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  20. I haven't worn ballet pumps for months! This post has made me want to dig them out again. x

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  21. Heys Bee
    Been a long time reader first time commentor.
    I've been loving your blog for quite a while and the way you write is so British and awesome.
    I love your shoes btw! and its so strange I just bought a pair of glittery shoes from Primark this weekend to! small world!
    I look forward to your future posts and good luck with uni work <3

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    1. Like I said, this made me so happy! Thank you so much for commenting. It'd be great to hear more from you! I loved the look of your brogues.

      Again, thanks for being so lovely.

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  22. I love of all of these, the coral ones are a must for summer x

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  23. Yay for your new shoes! I love your new little collection so far :) Nice and pretty for the fun times of Spring x

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  24. These are so cute, the last pair are my fave. Try New look I recently got two pairs of flats from there, so comfortable and they have so many different styles. River Island have some, was in there the other day and had to resist.

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