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Tuesday Shoesday ~ Do you know the name of your shoes?

This week I’ve been thinking about how different types of shoes are described by different names and I’ve been surprised at the variety of names and terms use to label women’s shoes. It’s not only information that designers or fashionistas need to know; it really IS helpful when you’re shopping online to know that you want to buy a pair of red kitten-heel Mary Janes and can search accordingly. It saves a lot of time wading through a search for “red shoes” on Ebay! Fair enough, some sellers may not even know the correct terminology for their shoes, and if they did, the might get more purchases from savvy shoppers who are googling their ideal shoes with specific search terms, so this will help them too!

Either way, I thought it would be a good idea to share this diagram showing the ‘proper’ names of these different styles so that you can take note and use them when you’re shopping or even just to show off when you’re on the FROW at Fashion Week: “ooh check out those Marc Jabob platform peep-toe D’Orsays” ;)


Source: via Cassiefairy on Pinterest



Tuesday Shoesday – Red, White & Blue

In celebration of the Diamond Jubilee this weekend I’ve been on the look out for some patriotic red, white and blue shoes and I’ve come up with a list of lovely footwear from the high street that is ideal to keep the celebration going throughout the Summer and the Olympics.

Navy (Blue) Ruby Shoo Blue Peep Toe Shoes | 247369641 | New LookImage for Rocket Dog Spotty Wedge SandalsNavy canvas striped wedge sandals

These Ruby Shoo blue peeptoe heels are currently on sale in New Look, Rocket Dog spotty wedges are on sale in Barratts and Red Herring stripey sandals are on sale for only £16.50 in Debenhams! Looks like now’s the time to buy your red, white and blue summer shoes at bargain prices!

But my favourite ever patriotic shoes are these gorgeous union jack dolly shoes from Irregular Choice – I’ve seriously been coveting these for years but at around £60 a pop I think I’ll be saving a little longer to be able to afford them all!



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