Tuesday Shoes-Day

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Dune Fin Tan Peep-Toe Courts

Quick post today as I’m so tired. Wee-man has decided to start waking at around 1am to demonstrate he can walk around the cot waving, thus gets excited and starts screeching. When there’s no-one to show-off to, the crying ensues. It makes for tired parents!

Today, I think, is the first “formal” open toe shoe choice. THE SUN IS OUT! YIPEE! I love these shoes. Not only do they go with everything, they are so comfy. I’ve lost count how many times I’ve re-heeled them now. Great height for work to wear all day too.

I’m wearing them with:

Black Blazer – H&M
Cobalt T-Shirt – Limited Collection M&S
Floral print skirt – Louche via Joy

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This is the skirts first outing, a purchase made when I was with bump that I now get to wear. It’s had a lot of Instagram love today too as part of my #StyleMeMay challenge. It’s a lovely print!

The rain is coming again tomorrow. No wonder Hubs and I have “Summer Colds”. Can it not stay the same for a while please?!

Erin, Love from Cornfield… X

Tuesday Shoes-day

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Oasis Purple Patent Mary Janes

I’ve had these shoes since 2007. October to be precise. The reason I know that is I bought them for an ex-colleague and now good friends’ Wedding in Jersey. However, as is my fickle nature with shoes I didn’t end up wearing them!

I don’t often buy shoes, or clothes for that matter, in Oasis. I find the sizing odd. However these were bought as I’d seen them in the window and thought they’d go nicely with the dress I had for said wedding. Turns out they were too matchy-matchy (not a bad thing but it was in this case).

Since I’ve got Spring on the brain and am sick to death of this weather I thought I’d break them out, with tights for this week (I loathe tights under trousers but needs must!) The plan back-fired when I spent a lot of the day trotting round London, meaning cold feet and ankles.

I do like their heel height though and the rich purple colour. I’m a big fan of how Patent shoes (leather or otherwise) can smarten an outfit.

I’m wearing them with:

Sequin boxy top – Cos
Floral cropped trousers – M&S

What are your thoughts on Patent shoes? Yay or Nay?

Erin, Love from Cornfield… X

A Little Escape…

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This year marks our Second Wedding anniversary and today’s #JanuaryJoy is all about planning a Getaway. Having spent last year either pregnant or with babe in arms, a short break away with the Husband will be a welcome one (although I’m no doubt that I will miss our Little Man).

The last few holidays we have been on have been long ones. We’re very lucky to have been on a trip to Australia, a Miami break with Caribbean cruise, and Honeymoon in Hawaii & West Coast USA, all in the last two years. They have been marvellous trips, but for a guy who is scared of flying, they have tested my Husband to the limit. Between us, our bucket list of must-do trips is long, but thinking about our Anniversary, and the time of year that it falls (March), a short break somewhere closer to home will be just what the doctor ordered.

The following are current favourites for a two, perhaps three night getaway…

IcelandIceland. A firm favourite with both of us, this amazing destination has been in talks for a while. We’d love to be able to experience Reykjavik, the Blue Lagoon, Geysers, rugged lunar-landscape and the promise of the Aurora Borealis that this stunning place offers.

Bruges

Bruges. The Medieval draw of Bruges, and of course the chocolate and myriad of beers (I’m a bit partial to a fruit beer) is so exciting. That coupled with the fact that it’s only a three or so hour trip on Eurostar makes this destination very appealing as a short-break.

AmsterdamAmsterdam. We have both been to Amsterdam on separate occasions, me whilst at University on a field trip (24 hours on a coach from Leeds!) and more recently with work, and Richard when he was Year 9 or 10, so to visit together would be lovely. Strolls along the canals, the Tulip fields (perfection in the Spring, AND it’s my favourite flower!) and a buzzy night-scene (ahem) would make the perfect trip.

BostonBoston. Slightly more extravagant for a two-to-three night break, we do love our US City Breaks. A five hour flight really Richard’s limit for this particular trip, and although this is appealing, my heart is telling me that I’d prefer to do this city as part of a bigger East-Coast Fly/Drive in the Fall, so we can experience Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod at their finest.

I am though still really lured by somewhere hot, having not really seen the sun properly since September 2011. I’d love to go to Dubai but as Richard rightly says, we can’t really go for just three nights, and a six and a half hour flight isn’t really a short one, therefore this has been vetoed!

What do you think? I know the whole of Europe is on our doorstep but we have a summer holiday already booked that ticks off a lot of the usual destinations. Are these good choices for a short break away in the Spring, or are there others we should be considering? I’d love to know…

Erin, Love from Cornfield… X