Wearing: OASAP cat hat, ASOS top, charity shop jeans, ballet shoes c/o Shoe Zone ASOS, vintage, Henryka and Urban Outfitters jewellery
Any regular reader of my blog will know that I am a total ballet flat aficionado, so it will come as no surprise that when I was kindly asked to choose a pair of shoes from Shoe Zone to wear on my blog that I picked a pair of pretty pumps!
Shoe Zone continue to surprise me as a brand, it's not often I would think to shop there having only ever really aligned them with supplying sporty daps or plain black, suitable-for-work shoes. I'm pleased to see that they have grown into a really trend led, value retailer with some amazing quality pieces at remarkable prices, certainly set up to suit a bargainista fashionista like me. Obviously you lot knew about this already, as Shoe Zone shifts the equivalent of 50 pairs a minute in the UK! I am certainly on the bandwagon now, with my new favourite flats in tow!
The pair I chose are by Lilley and are the Raffia Woven pump. They are a really pretty pair in a very Missoni-esque raffia pattern, and are really comfortable to wear. The muted tones are very me, I don't really do brights, try as I might, and these seem to match well with loads of pieces in my wardrobe, which I wasn't sure if they would do, as there's a lot of different colours in them! I think the natural undertone and trimming makes the shoe more neutral despite the colourway, and, well, I just adore them.
The rest of my outfit is quite simple but this is one of my favourite looks for in-between temperatures (sadly not hot enough to get my legs out again!) The blouse is from ASOS, I completely fell for this when I saw it, and despite not usually shopping full price very much on ASOS (their sales come around quite frequently!) I had to snap this one up. I did get some money off it as I bought it when there was a discount event on, and I think it's so pretty, I love the really oversized shape and the square cut neckline.
At the other end of the spectrum are my jeans, I don't even know what brand they are but I really liked the wash for some reason. They didn't have a price on when I picked them up in the charity shop (there was a ticket on them but it didn't have a price written on it) and when I asked the lady she said, "hmmm...£1.99? If they can't be bothered to write a price on, I'll make one up!" Thanks lady! I think they probably know I am one of their best customers in there so I am bound to be back spending more money in there again soon...in fact, I popped in last week and bought a skirt. #obsessed.
What do you think of this look? Don't forget to check out all the goodies on the Shoe Zone website here, I forgot to mention that these ballerinas are priced at a very purse-friendly £14.99! Perfect for getting a really summery and chic look on the cheap :)