Yup my inner magpie is out in full force today & the bling-o-meter is about to reach max as today I'm looking at metallic shoes :-)
Now for those of you that have been following me for a while will know, as part of my midlife crisis I purchased a pair of gold boots at the beginning of Autumn, which I absolutely love! They've been great for teaming with a pair of boyfriend jeans & just adding that extra bit of sparkle to brighten up the oh so dull & lifeless winter days plus they're guaranteed to put a smile on my face no matter what the weather yup & that even the never-ending rain can't take the smile from my face when I look at my gold boots!!
Of course I wasn't sure if it was the impending milestone birthday that prompted my purchase but from all the gold & silver shoes that are around for spring & summer all I can say is either everyone is hitting some form of crisis together or they're going to be HUGE!!! I mean even Boden have got several different designs of shoes & boots that will quite easily pimp up your wardrobe so it must mean it's going to be big right?!!!!
One thing I love about metallic anything is if you pick the right tone for your skin tone then they will give you that added bit of sparkle & glow plus of course they're just great for teaming with every single colour in your wardrobe, so are guaranteed to be a hard little worker, which let's face it makes our job of justification of said purchase soooo much easier ;-) Plus of course we haven't got to wait for spring to arrive to wear them which is another result in my book, although I have yet to find a pair of metallic wellies but watch this space!!!
I'm really looking forward to wearing my gold boots this spring/summer when my skin is looking a little bit more sun kissed (real or bottle variety I'm not fussy!!!) & teaming with a pair of gorgeous soft pale blue distressed boyfriend jeans & a simple white t-shirt - in my mind I'm thinking effortless glamour, whether it actually looks this good remains to be seen!!!
So in case you fancy joining me in said outfit how about these Boho boots from Boden? A gorgeous soft shade of gold, handy side zip & a fantastic block heel for height & leg lengthening - that has to be all the boxes ticked right?!!!
If however, you fancy a silver pair then you haven't got to look far as Boden also have those brogues Chelsea boots...not such a high heel & personally I think these would look better with a more fitted jean but if you're looking for a silver boot then this has to be the best pair I've seen so far.
Moving away from boots & onto shoes, Boden also do this fab silver pair of loafers....see I wasn't kidding that Boden are awash with all things bling-tastic!!
If however, loafers aren't you thing but you fancy a heavier looking shoe then they also do a silver pair of brogues.
Or for a slightly duller silver with a more pointed toe what about these ones from Faith?
Or if you fancy a pair in gold how about this gorgeous pair from Gap?
Of course thinking glass half full & all that, if we're going to be enjoying the glorious sunshine that we so quickly got used to last summer then you may be wanting more of a court shoe & these ASOS pointed heels look real stunners & have to be the ultimate in disco shoes. I think these would look absolutely fab with a pair of jeans (skinny or boyfriend), a fab blazer & simple top for a night out with the gals.
Similar in design is this great pair from M&S.
Or upping the anti on the bling-o-meter what about this pair from Tesco?
I have to admit I'm absolutely loving this next pair from Tesco. Limited edition so they may not hang around so I'm thinking no dithering or hesitating in clicking the button on these beauties. I'm just loving the darker shade of silver...di-vi-ne!
Going back to Boden & if you fancy rocking the look but want a low heel then these pointed sling backs should do the trick.
Or for a slightly higher heel & in gold what about these Chelsea sling backs?
If however, you can't decide to go for silver or gold then fear not as Boden have even thought of this dilemma & made the 'Party Heel' which features both colours, not to mention a handy ankle strap for keeping said shoes firmly on your feet should you find yourself in the position of having consumed one to many glasses of water ;-)
Or if they're not to your liking then how about this heeled sandal pair from ASOS?
This next pair not only cover the metallic trend but also the block heel trend that is making a come back. How useful would these babies be for going away? Just think because they'd go with everything, it would mean more room in your suitcase for souvenirs (*shopping!!!!*).
Or for my fellow now high heel wearers what about this silver block heeled shoe from ASOS - such a great heel height for daytime or evening & would look fab teamed with jeans/trousers or skirts/dresses.
If a wedge heel is more your cup of tea Boden cater for you with this silver mid-heel pair.
Or for those of us that love a ballet pump Zara have these gorgeous ballerina flats in stock. I love the jewelled front & the crystals mean they're a great pair for teaming with either gold or silver accessories.
I'm also loving this softer toned gold pointed ballet pumps from River Island & once again LOVE the embellishment.
Now this next pair from Zara I have actually seen in the flesh & you really do have to see these to believe them. If you are ever wanting a pair of what I can only describe as Cinderella shoes then these are the ones. Flat so perfect for anytime of day, suitably pointed to embrace the latest trend & SUPER SUPER sparkly, I almost just want to buy these just to have them in my bedroom to admire!
And having seen them in the flesh in the nude tone as well, I have to admit I've also fallen for these babies too but having tried them on I'm a little unsure if they'd be that comfortable to wear as they seemed a little hard on the feet & that's before my feet swell in the heat!!
Or what about this gorgeous gold toned ballet flats from ASOS, which in my opinion would look just as lovely with a cut off pair of denim shorts as they would a long white maxi skirt.
Or if you're more of a trainer kind of girl then how about these gold Superga - style, metallics & comfort all in one shoe :-)
So what do you think is your inner bling-o-meter racing or are you reaching for your sunnies from the sheer thought of all that sparkle??
Moving away from all things bling here's a quick round up of what I've been wearing these past few days, which has seem my normal working week splashed with a dash of glamour with another wonderful photo shoot with the lovely peeps at Gemini-Fashion....pictures to follow soon!!!
Cutaway Tuxedo - Zara
Necklace - Mango
Animal Print Shirt - Zara
Leather Cuff - Banana Republic
Leather Effect Leggings - Zara
Boots - Zara
Over shirt - Zara
Necklace - Mango
Bracelets - Ashiana
Wax Effect Jeans - Zara
Boots - Zara
Coat - Zara
Scarf - Zara
Necklace - Handmade
Denim Shirt - Zara
Oversized Jumper - Zara
Jeans - Zara
Boots - Oasis
Scarf - H&M
Denim Shirt - Zara
Jumper - Gap
Jeans - H&M
Boots - Boden
So will you be joining me in sporting something shiny & metallic on your feet this spring? Perhaps you've already taken the plunge. If so what have you gone for gold or silver, shoe or boot, heel or flat or all of these combinations?!!! I'd love to know what tickles your fancy & how you plan on styling yours.
Have a great few days, enjoy the rest of the weekend & see you soon when I'll be back with some more bling!