give the gift of trainers this Christmas

17 December 2018

Trainers are a great gift because everyone needs a decent pair of trainers. Whether you're a person who wears trainers on a daily basis, as a casual nip-to-the-shop shoe or for a particular activity like running or playing squash it's highly likely that you have at least one pair of trainers to your name. Probably the biggest names in the trainer game are Nike and Adidas, which each have a significant number of design types to offer.

For me it's all about Nike Air Max and Adidas Stan Smiths at the moment so if I were to ask for a womens sneaker this christmas I'd be sending over links to some burgundy and grey Nike Air Max' (click here) or some pink trimmed Stan Smith's by Adidas (click here).


13 October 2018

Matching fashion and style with our loved ones has become increasingly popular over the last year or so. Be it his and her shoes, father and son matching shirts or mother and daughter outfits.

High street stores have caught onto this adorable trend and are rolling out collections left, right and centre. Matching pjs is one of the go-to's that both Next and Matalan have on offer. Matalan recently launched a range of star print pyjamas for all the family (including the dog) as part of their Alder Hey charity hospital collection. River Island also launched a mini me collection 'Silver and Lux' for mums to stylishly match their daughters!

new in: Betty London sandals & Why i'll be living in low block heel sandals this summer

30 July 2018

I've featured Betty London in quite a few blog posts over the last couple of years. It's one of those unknown brands that not many people seem to know about but that I've found always deliver a cracking shoe that is both comfy and in style or on trend. My favourite Betty London footwear is a pair of tan coloured flat leather and suede calf boots that I bought about 2 years ago - they are just so easy to wear throughout the autumn and winter months because they go with so many outfits and they're some of the comfiest boots I've owned. Having some winter shoes and heels by Betty London I've wanted to try a pair of sandals, flat or otherwise so I ordered these bad boys last week and they haven't disappointed!

The main thing that I love about low block heels is that they give you some elevation, but not too much which means no achey feet, not too much pressure on the balls of your feet and the benefit of a little aesthetically pleasing lift for your legs.

I get foot ache relatively easily with completely flat flip flops, sandals or ballet pumps so this type of block heel is the one for me this summer!

Shop Betty London sandals here

♥ abby

brands i love: Footwear by Ted Baker

30 June 2018

The difference between a good pair of shoes and a bad pair had a lot of do with the brand quality. We expect a lot of our shoes; supporting us day in day out while being pounded into the ground, so it’s important that the quality and assurance we expect of shoe brands meets expectations, especially where more expensive brands are concerned. That being said, we all have brand names we do and don’t trust and that can be a very personal thing. Ad with making a complaint, we as the general public are more likely to talk about negative experiences than positive (statistically we’re a bunch of complainers and that sucks!) and so a new feature is born. Brands I love. Together let’s turn the stats and make it more likely for people to speak out about the brands we love instead or those you hate!

Ted Baker
I don’t have any experience with Ted Baker clothes, their accessories however are the bomb (insert cool sunglasses emoji). In the typical Mum fashion I’m one of those people who shops for practical items however I’m unwilling to compromise on appearance. Just having a pair of shoes look great isn’t enough for me anymore as they have to feel great too! Gone are the days of struggling and suffering through a night out or day of work because my heels are killing me, gone are the days of sneakily taking shoes off under the desk or carrying them to McDonalds at 3am before hitting the taxi rank and heading home. Ted Baker shoes as well as a couple of other brands have opened my eyes to comfort and style and it’s brilliant.

Look at these shoes and tell me they don’t look great!

12 stand-out sandals perfect for summer

30 May 2018

Now that we've had a brief display of how hot the weather can be it's times like these that most of us realise how much we need some suitable shoes or sandals to keep our feet cool and to style with our summer clothes.

Footwear can be such a personal thing, especially when you choose to have a such a wide range of options available to you at home (otherwise known as collecting/hoarding/being a shoeaholic). For some of us it's not enough to have just a pair of flip flops for the beach and a pair of sandals for the bar. It's perfectly okay to have a pair of thick strap flat sandals for wandering about town, some slightly heeled versions for a meal out, metallic flipflops for the beach, toe-post sandals with tassels for an easy day-to-night look and any others that suit your style. The options really are endless!