Tuesday 30 July 2013

Your new best friend: ESPADRILLES

Most of you will agree that shoes are beautiful, beautiful things. How wedges give you height and save you the discomfort of spindly stiletto heels. The elegance of a court heel with boyfriend jeans rolled up at the leg. How trainers are having a moment again... the list goes on. However one shoe that has never rated very highly in my eyes is the espadrille. Espadrilles - a French word - have apparently been in production since the fourteenth century so have quite the history. Once upon a time, espadrilles were seen as peasant shoes, but have grown in popularity over the years. Nowadays they are no longer solely - haha! - sold in Basque countries - they have a designer backing too. Chanel espadrilles, I'm looking at you.

Espadrilles were one shoe purchase I thought I'd never make. But with High Street stores like New Look and River Island bringing out pretty floral versions, it was then they caught my eye. On a total whim, I ordered a pink and blue floral pair from New Look a few weeks back. Ridiculously comfy, they've hardly been off my feet since. This weekend I bought my second pair - again from New Look - this time in blue floral print.

So far I find they go brilliantly with denim cut offs or trousers with a rolled up leg. 
But as ever, I turn to LookBook for styling types and inspiration:

Would you wear espadrilles?
Which type of shoes can't you live without?

Saturday 6 July 2013


With just mere days left before holiday, last minute preparations are well under way. Euros, travel insurance and airport parking all sorted. Now all that's left is some last minute holiday shopping. I hadn't been in Call it Spring before but one lunch time I found the perfect pair of summer sandals in the sale:

Their jewellery section isn't half bad either:

My shopping total? £30

Not bad, huh?

Have you ever bought anything from Call it Spring?