Buying shoes for big feet on the highstreet

My struggles to buy shoes on the highstreet started at a young age. I have a very traumatic memory of heading down to Clarks with my mum to buy my ‘magic key’ shoes for school. I skipped into the shop put my foot on the cold measure machine only to be told I had outgrown the childrens section. Aged 8 I was lead back downstairs to the leather adult section and shoe shopping was never to be the same again.

These days my shoe shopping is slightly less traumatic if only due to my expectations being lowered. I buy 90% of my shoes online at the usual retailers (Tall Girls, Long Tall Sally etc) but now and again its nice to try before you buy. Today I did exactly that and bought myself three pairs of summer pumps at Evans. I’m usually a UK10 but I bought all these in a 9 as they come up big.  Continue reading Buying shoes for big feet on the highstreet

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Tall Pattern Trousers

I was a little skeptical about patterned trousers and joggers when they first came into fashion. I decided to give them a try. I am in love and about to order another pair! What is not to love, not only are they fashiable, they are flattering and as comfy as pajamas! So within this blog I will share with you my fouvite outfit and also several other pairs that are likely to be making an appearance in my wardrobe soon.

I have teamed these trousers with a simple black T from Asos, my favourite new sandals from La Redoute (I have them in 3 colours) and a statement necklace from Accessorise.

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Top: Asos Tall Crew Neck T shirt £8 
Trousers: Asos Tall woven peg leg trousers in bright paisley print £30
Shoes: La Redoute £20.30 (available in loads of colours up to Eur 46) Continue reading Tall Pattern Trousers

Spring shoes for big feet in 2015

The sun is shining so it’s time to put away those winter boots and get yourself some spring shoes! I have been searching the big shoe brands for a few weeks now and have settled on a beautiful pair of cream moccasins but thought I’d share with you my favourites that I found along the way.

Firstly for those of you lucky enough to have UK size 9 feet then you have to check out the huge range that New Look have at the moment, you can see their range of loafers in size 9 here. However my favourite have to be these patent mint green (several other colours available) loafers for £19.99, just a shame they haven’t branched out into size10 yet.

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New Look Mint Green Patent Loafers £19.99

For those of us feeling left out there are plenty of lovely shoes out there for bigger feet. If you have wide feet I would recommend giving Evans a try, again they have a huge range which you can see here. They have a great selection of casual pumps like these skater pumps currently only £14 in the sale. Continue reading Spring shoes for big feet in 2015

3 top tips when shopping for tall wedding outfits

Im of an age now (27) where wedding invitations in my letterbox are as common as bills, and quite often cost me more in outfits alone. I love a good wedding but shudder at the thought of having to piece together a matching outfit that’s long enough. I’ve put together 3 top tips for wedding outfits for tall girls, stick with these and the process should be a lot less painful.

  1. Shoes are key. So many times now I have focused on buying the perfect dress only to discover I cannot find shoes that go in my size. These days I try to find a dress in a solid colour that will go with the basic shoes colours (black white tan) alternatively a pattern with one of these colours in the mix.

2. Midi dresses are the way to go. A midi dress from pretty much any shop will fall at a lovely length on long legs. Recently I have bought several midi dresses from Asos that sit just below the knee on me, the key thing to look out for is that the waist line isn’t too defined as this is where you may struggle with fit.

3. Wear a big hat. Like bags us tall girls can pull off any sort of hat in fact the bigger the better. Personally I hire mine from the local millinery but you can also pick up bargain hats at charity shops

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