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Flat shoe frolics

I’m currently laid up with a broken ankle after an accident involving a seven-foot fall off a ladder onto concrete. This was followed by a 13 hour wait in A & E and a five day wait for surgery to put me back together.

But I’ll stop the “woe-is-me” diatribe now… I’m very lucky that it wasn’t a lot worse!

The day before my accident, I was enjoying myself browsing summer shoes in town.

From sliders to espadrilles to trainers, there are so many cute flat shoes available at the moment. So although I won’t be wearing two shoes for quite some time, here’s a post on summer shoes for all you lucky people with two working ankles.

Espadrilles

Espadrilles are Spanish for summer (maybe that’s not true) and they are always a staple in my summer wardrobe.

Penneys have some really nice espadrilles right now in gingham, denim and tropical prints.

However, I tried on a denim pair and my normal size didn’t fit right or feel very comfortable. If you are looking for long-lasting espadrilles, maybe give Penneys a miss.

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Tropical print and gingham espadrilles. Pic: Primark.com

Asos shoes are generally good quality and I love these black espadrilles scattered with tiny plastic flowers.

At €56, they are pricey but check out my online shopping hacks post for tips on getting a discount.

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Embellished espadrilles. Pic: Asos.com

Asos stock Soludos espadrilles which are one of my favourite summer shoe brands.

You can even buy two packs of Asos’ own brand espadrilles from Asos if you really really love your espadrilles!

You can buy espadrilles with a slight wedge for a bit of height or lace-up styles but I like the simple slip-on flat style the best.

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Soludos denim espadrilles. Pic: C21.com

For the perfect summer holiday espadrilles it has to be this pair from Bershka.

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Bershka espadrilles. Pic: Bershka.com

I love the nautical stripes and adorable gold design, I can almost see myself strolling the sands of Biarritz in them. Life consists of hopping on crutches and lying down right now…

Runners

I love finding comfy runners in cute summery shades, the day before my accident I bought pastel blue suede trainers from Penneys.

The material makes them look more expensive than their very purse-friendly price tag of €15. They are also available in pink.

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Several pairs of runners caught my eye in Penneys including this holographic silver pair, also only €15.

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Silver trainers. Pic: Primark.com

If I said “denim shoes”, you’d probably reply with “Get the fuck out” but bear with me. Denim shoes are having a moment. Take these cute embellished runners from Missguided, for example.

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Embroidered denim runners. Pic: Missguided.com

They are also available in white and I’m a big fan. Embellishment isn’t just for jackets, you know!

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White embellished trainers. Pic: Missguided.com

Sliders

Sliders are absolutely HUGE this summer, there is no escaping them.

I’m not sold on all the fluffy styles that seem to be very popular but there are some that I do like.

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Fluffy sliders from the River Island High Summer press day

I know for a fact my amazing orthopaedic surgeon would wince at these silver backless sliders and I probably won’t be wearing them any time soon but how cute are they?

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Silver frill sliders. Pic: Bershka.com

I also like these white ones featuring a lip design from Missguided.

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White sliders with lips. Pic: Missguided.com

If you aren’t already following O-Mighty/OmWeekend on Insta, then you need to get following, their denim sliders are UNREAL.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTwYKrRDXgF/?taken-by=omweekend

They also have adorable satin sliders in oriental prints, one of this summer’s biggest trends.

Frill details and western-style buckles are really popular slider trends this summer.

Sandals

I personally don’t like flip-flops very much and will always go for a pair of sandals where possible.

I know this post is already overloaded with denim shoes but I love these denim bow Miss KG sandals from Topshop.

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Denim cork sandals. Pic: Topshop.com

 To be honest, most of these sandals are just pimped slides.

Mango have an amazing range of summer slides and sandals this year, check out these lilac slip-on beauts with frayed details and these flower applique sandals.

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Lilac slip on shoes. Pic: Mango.com
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Floral sandals. Pic: Mango.com

It’s hard to finish this post because there are so many gorgeous shoes I would love to include in it!

For now, stylish footwear (and any kind of style) will be taking a back seat in my life. I’m currently hobbling around in a giant orthopaedic boot, taking precarious showers perched on a stool and taking an assortment of painkillers everywhere I go.

Hope you all enjoyed this post, leave me a comment below and let me know.

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Edel

What to pack for a sun holiday

 

It’s officially holiday season and although I’m not going anywhere just yet (my internship and part-time job are keeping me VERY busy) I thought I’d compile a holiday packing list.

We’ve all been there, you pack for holidays only to get there and find your new shoes aren’t cut out for walking around, your cut-off shorts are way too tight and that polyester mix dress is making you sweat buckets!

Here are a few fool-proof buys you won’t regret.

Pom-pom sandals are a cute holiday essential. These cute colorful ones from LaSula have a Mexican vibe.

Check out the LaSula Snapchat if you intend to buy, they always have discount codes and promotions! Plus they would also work for a night out- bringing heels on holiday is a waste of suitcase space.

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Pom-pom sandals. Img: LaSula.co.uk

And for poolside, these Calvin Klein sliders from Asos are a luxury buy but look amazing.

Team them with any of these fab swimsuits and you’ll be set.

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Slides:CK at Asos. Img: Asos.com

Bardot tops are pretty, bardot dresses are awesome! The hippy favourite has evolved into a dress and I’m dying to get my hands on one.

This shirt style denim dress from LaSula comes in two colours, which do you like best?

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Bardot dress. Img: LaSula.co.uk
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Dark denim bardot dress. Img: LaSula.co.uk

This tie-dye playsuit is loose and comfortable, ideal for day or night and much better than a clingy dress.

Plus it’s reduced from €24.99 to €14.99 on Bershka.com.

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Tie-dye playsuit. Img:Bershka.com

It’s not a holiday until there’s some cut-off denim involved.

All of these shorts are under €20, available from Bershka.com. Click on images from individual prices.

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Light denim shorts €12.99. Img: Bershka.com
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Frayed shorts €17.99. Img: Bershka.com
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Vintage shorts €14.99. Img:Bershka.com

Btw, although I do work part-time in Bershka, I do not receive any kind of payment or incentive to promote their clothes, I just LOVE the stuff!

For a light cover-up, I love this paisley bomber jacket from Prettylittlething.com.

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Paisley bomber jacket. Img:PLT.com

For a going-out top, this black lace-up one from One Nation clothing on Asos Marketplace is ideal. It would look great with culottes.

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Black halter top. Pic:Asosmarketplace.com

I’ve become obsessed with Shein.com lately after I got a gorgeous green sequin top from their site.

These cold-shoulder tops are all from Shein.com, all under €20, click images for individual prices.

Standard delivery to Ireland takes about two weeks. Shein usually has promotions and offers every week.

 

 

Then you need some simple jewellery to go with everything.

This pearl choker from Shein.com and gold earrings from Missguided are cheap as chips and if you lose them on holiday it’s no big deal! NEVER bring the family jewels to Ibiza…

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Pearl choker. Img: Shein.com
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Earrings. Img: Missguided.com

And a cute bag to put it all in! This holographic one is perfect.

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Skinnydip backpack.Pic:Asos.com

All of these items can be purchased online so go forth and shop!

Where are you guys headed on holidays this year? Leave me a comment so I can live vicariously through your holiday! You can find the comment button below on the right, it’s the grey speech bubble.

Hope you’ve got some good ideas from the post and as always thanks for reading.

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Edel