La Redoute shoes

I’ve been very quiet on the blog front since I got my new job but I had to share with you my recent haul of shoes and boots from La Redoute. If you don’t know them they’re a french company, as a kid my mum had the catalogue and they do shoes and boots up to UK Size 10 (though its Eur 45 so quite big), they also do half sizes!

I went online recently and wanted to buy the entire collection! I refrained and bought 2 pairs of boots and 2 pumps, all of which are leather and great quality. I have a leather pair of snakeskin style pumps that have outlasted all other pumps I ever bought so I can really vouch for their quality. If that isn’t enough to tempt you to have a look they have various offers on at the moment and because I spent over £200 I got 50% off!

Anyway lets have a look at the shoes and I think these are my favourite! You can find them here. They are perfect for a day and work followed by evening drinks. They have a cut out side and are suede to touch. I don’t know about you but I find it so hard to find comfy flats that are elegant and ‘cute’ and these are all of those things. They retail at £39 but with the code BIG40 you can get 40% off any of these shoes.

Onto shoe number 2. These for me will be a staple ‘meeting shoe’ they are smart, leather (again suede finish) and comfy. you may not be able to see in my images that there is some cut out detail on the front too. These come in a rust colour too (not for me) and retail at £52.50 but again you can get at least 40% off at the moment.

Onto the boots! I have a pair of tan chelsea boots that I bought from LTS last year but i’ve worn them out so much they’re just not smart enough for work anymore so will retire to comfy Saturday shoes. Instead I have upgraded to these slightly different style boots. Now they’re quite a high ankle boot but are so comfy and again leather but I love the tassel and buckle detail and can see these becoming as well loved as my old pair. You can find these here and they retail at £95.

onto the last of the purchases. I wasn’t actively looking for little black boots but I saw these and decided there was a place in my life for them. These come up much lower that the boots above and are even flatter to the ground, I would argue not quite as comfortable but as they’re leather I’m sure they will shape to my feet with time. I love the gold trim round the elastic panel and go really well with my black handbag.  These guys retail at £45 and honestly they are a little less sturdy that the ones above so can see why they’re cheaper,  I still think they’re great for any occasion so am keeping them.

So thats it, I didn’t intend to keep all 4 pairs but I can’t quite bring myself to send any back so instead find myself browsing for more! One thing to note is that delivery is a little slow from La Redoute I imagine because they send them from France but there is free delivery and returns with Click and Collect so as long as you don’t need them for an event the following day I think its worth the wait.

Do let me know if you have any joy with La Redoute shoes and boots, I hope you love them as much as I do.

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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

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

Continue reading 3 top tips when shopping for tall wedding outfits