Tuesday Shoes-Day

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Zara Navy Blue Soft Leather Moccasin

Moccasin. Isn’t that a lovely word? It isn’t one is personally use to describe these Navy flats however, illustrated by the fact it took me ages to find a stock photo of them on google as I was searching for loafer/ flat/ slipper.

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Nevertheless these have been a good edition to my wardrobe over the last few months and I can see them being even more useful as we move into spring and the bare feet can come out.

I know suede isn’t the most practice of shoe fabrics, especially in the winter, but for today, where I’ll be inside most of the time, they work well with my navy & black ensemble.

Today I’m wearing:
Navy sweater – Uniqlo Men’s
Navy & Black lace skirt (one of my sale buys)
Art Deco style necklace – Lulu Frost for Whistles

It’s date night tonight and Hubbie and I are off to Sake No Hana on a Toptable deal, but not before a drink at the top of his office building (taking advantage before it’s turned into flats!). Another restaurant ticked off the London must eat at list. I do love a deal!

Enjoy your Tuesdays all! 🙂

Erin, Love from Cornfield… X

Sale Stars

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This season I was conscious to be more savvy in my sale shopping as I usually end up with things on a whim that are worn a couple of times and then never seen again.

I have taken to pinning the standout items I like and then revisiting the website, or actual store, during sale time in the hope that I find what I want, but cheaper.

This strategy worked a treat this year. I’m not sure if it was because the sales started mega-early (two weeks before Christmas in some cases) or if it was because some are still on and there have been returns of items bought in the first few days of the sale. Either way, I managed to get the key items that were on my list, HUGELY reduced.

You’ll see from the above that three skirts are now gracing my wardrobe… The Whistles Camo Jacquard Print mini, a J Crew navy and black lace mini, and a Topshop velvet & sequin pencil.

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The Whistles Camo I got a bit obsessed about, but a visit to my local store and a phone call to a store in London meant I managed to get the last one in my size for under £50. I was originally hankering after the trousers but the skirt is much more versatile.

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The J Crew skirt was £148 originally and last week in NYC I managed to pick it up for about £12.50! It was reduced to $39.99 in the sale and when I got to the till it was 50% off!

The Topshop skirt I was stalking on line but it sold out in my size. I was then looking at the dress in the same fabric but the comments on the site were that it was super short… And for me not as wearable. I then found it in store for £10 in my size! Nice surprise.

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As for the other items, The Gap slip on’s were shoes I’d looked at prior to the sale but a visit to a store meant I picked them up for £7.99. Gap’s store sales are much better value than the website BTW.

The Jumper and Shoes were a more high end sale purchase, the jumper being Chinti & Parker from The Outnet and the shoes being the Vixen from Russell & Bromley. Both pieces I was in love with so glad I got at a reduced price.

Did you have any sale steal stories this season? Would love to know.

Erin, Love from Cornfield… X

Tuesday Shoes-Day

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Whistles Cassini Mid-Heel Suede Pointed Pumps

I’m loving a bit of Navy at the moment. Its a great neutral, less harsh than black, and the bonus is that it features quite a bit in the SS14 trends I’ve been seeing.

You also know my love for all things print so I decided to pair a gingham shirt with my old Whistles Skirt to mix things up a bit today.

The shoes may be a bit of a mistake seeing as its going to rain later but I do have a spare pair of flats with me just in case. These Whistles Cassini Mid-Heel suede pumps are a great height for everyday wear and can be worn formally (like here) or equally well with jeans. Before Christmas I had them on all day around town and my feet were fine.

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Today I’m wearing:
Gingham Shirt – Gap
Collar Necklace – Zara
Print Silk Skirt – Whistles
Black Opaque tights – M&S
Navy Heels – Whistles

Enjoy your days readers!

Erin, Love from Cornfield… X

PS: Last week I had the footwear dilemma of going to New York where, after a brief panic at the airport when all flights AFTER ours were cancelled due to the snow, upon arriving it was in fact blizzard conditions. The boots held up… Just!

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Tuesday Shoes-Day

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Barefoot

Merry Christmas everyone!

No shoes today as I’m at home with my family hosting our Little Man’s first christmas.

Usually on Christmas Day you’ll find me wearing something new and red, a tradition I’ve held for a long while. I didn’t have anything new that was Red today so red nails, lips and statement necklace added the colour to my sparkly outfit.

Today I wore navy sequin skirt, Whistles; cream glitter top, Autograph M&S; statement necklace, Zara, Black Gloss tights, Wolford.

Short post today… Off now to play more games with the family! Hope you all had lovely days.

Erin, Love from Confield… X