Monday, 5 September 2011

Shoe Change

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I much prefer wearing high heeled shoes, my legs are not my best feature and wearing a heel most definitely improves their appearance somewhat. Unfortunately however, I am unable to walk around in them for long periods of time, so usually I need to carry around a pair of flats to change into. So on this particular day, I changed from Pura Lopez court shoes into some new flats from Patrick Cox.
As I have mentioned before, Spartoo are reminding me of some key designers recently. As soon as I spotted Patrick Cox, I was drawn to these shiny leather shoes with iconic fleur-de-lys detail. I remember actually queueing to get into the Patrick Cox Sloane Square store in London to get my hands on my first pair of Wannabe's, they were huge in the 1990's. I have fond memories of Patrick Cox shoes, so am very happy to still be wearing them today.
And on a side note, how well does this tiny enamel locket match the print of my dress!

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ASOS Fedora Hat ~ Antik Batik dress via Zalando ~ Luxxor Vintage vintage enamel locket ~ Tabio 110d tights ~ Pura Lopez heels via Spartoo ~ Patrick Cox flats via Spartoo ~ Claire Vivier La Tropezienne handbag (pictures by dad)

40 comments:

  1. I love your dress it's so colourful & your flats are really pretty, I've been trying to wear heels more often to as it's true they do make your legs look better but I do love my boots so inevitably end up wearing those! xoxo

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  2. The locket looks great Paula!

    <3 Sarah
    LUXXORVintage.com

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  3. nice shoes, but it's that dress I adore!

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  4. I love the print on your dress! It's so cute and colourful.
    xxxx

    p.s. I can't walk around all day in heels either, it's all about carrying flats in your bag

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  5. This is a really interesting dress, I like it. But what I really like is the last pair of shoes with the zipper and charm. So cute!

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  6. i have the same problem with heels..i do not know how movie stars walk around in them all day. :P
    you look absolulty stunning in that pink dress.
    have a wonderful week love.

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  7. Such a pretty dress. I want those shoes in the last picture!

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  8. That locket is so pretty. I always love your unique style and finds. I have been following your blog for quite a while now but I have now started my own blog so am able to leave comments!

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  9. You look fantastic in this dress, you can really carry off a strong pink. The cut and pattern is gorgeous.

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  10. I wish wish wish I could wear heels - I'm just too tall and get all self-conscious that I'm some kind of gargantuan giant with them on! Love my flats though - very rarely do I get sore feet (Converse aside, har-de-har)!

    PS Love your hat! I want one like that!

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  11. That is such a different dress, it's really cute and suits you perfectly!

    And I'm the same with heels. I usually just wear heels if I go out and even then I have some ballerinas in my purse for the way home :P

    xx Seph

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  12. Wow Paula, that dress is so bright and I love the design of it! Love the heels and the change of flats too. I'm the same, I'm short so I should wear heels more but I am SO much more comfortable in flats!

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  13. Whoa beautiful dress!! :) I always have a pair of fold up flats in my hand bag for when I wear heels - they come in very handy!!

    Kc

    http://a-sparkley-silver-lining.blogspot.com/

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  14. I love this outfit, on the wrong person, that dress could look awful, but on you it looks brilliant! Love the shoes, carrying a pair of flats is a good idea! xx
    Sirens and Bells

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  15. There's no way I can walk around in heels all day. I wear my trusty Tory Burch flats or nice, comfortable sandals. Big heels are great for an occasion or a dinner, but I always have flats in my bag for afterwards! I've actually been to a wedding where they had a whole table of flip flops in all sizes so that everyone could take their dress shoes off and get busy on the dance floor ;) i love that little charm hanging off of those flats! hope you're well. xo

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  16. Love the pattern on your dress - and that color suits your pale complexion and dark hair so perfectly. Love how the ASOS hat balances out the girliness of the dress. Perfect outfit, as usual!

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  17. It is amazing what heels can do for the shape of the legs (and bum...) but I just can't walk well on heels at all...
    The dress is fantastic! So lovely!

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  18. The locket goes perfectly, like they were made for each other! I love both pairs of shoes, both a bit quirky and different and the heels are really sexy xx

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  19. your little locket is so sweet and i love the details on your flats especially! beautiful :) x

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  20. I love your shoes, they are way too cute!! <3

    xoxo

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  21. I really wish I could be one of those ladies who can glide in heels all day long. I'm so short, i'm 5ft - so I often feel like i NEED to wear heels just so i don't feel like i'm 13 years old. (my 13 year old sis is now almost taller than me! Gutted!) Love the dress here, and the necklace is pretty! x

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  22. The Patrick Cox flats with those little zippers.. they're fabulous, and I love the dress, but also, I agree: that tiny locket is perfect. I'm going thru a phase where I'm wearing a teeny tiny wishbone on a thread round my neck (from Vagabond Van) all the time: it feels the appropriate response to all those big chunky statement necklaces that hurt my neck just looking at them.

    And I'm the same, by the way, about heels: I love them in theory but in practice, I live in flats.

    I'm also intrigued by that pallazzo floor: where is that? Or did I miss it in your post?

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  23. my beautiful girl I am finally back after the longest break I've ever had with the blog world. One whole month, not sure why but it was the riots followed by Libya followed by lots of projects.

    I've missed you loads. Stunning dress babes, the color is amazing on you. Like yourself I love heels but only for a few hours. Always carry flats in my bag.

    Dena x

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  24. You look lovely! This color is a great shade for you because of your complexion. I really enjoy wearing heels myself because I just feel more willowy or something LoL I love your little necklace, too- so pretty!

    My instagram name is: MoltoFashion (Claudia Paola)

    xx

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  25. Thanks everyone - looks like everyone has the same heels issue!

    Polka Dot - isn't the floor wonderful! It's in a very run down part of Newcastle but thisdoorways had the most amazing corner of flooring!

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  26. that's the same with me. i would LOVE to wear high heels every day and be tall with long long legs, but i ca't walk in these shoes forever. so there are always my tiny little ballerinas waiting in my bag for a little release.

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  27. The little zipper on those shoes delights me, I wash't expecting that! I have only recently discovered how much more comfy I am wearing low heels, after so many years of 4inch plus. Not sure why I did that, perhaps it was a height paranoia...but having let go is quite liberating. Still, we need heels! Knowing when and how to work them is the thing. And your examples are always so flawless - there is something in the way to combine separate elements, colours, styles...and your legs always look damn fine to me!

    The dress leaves me speechless, to be honest. So beautiful with your complexion, it could have been designed just for you.
    And your name is Paula? Oh hi there, I'm Louise! x

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  28. J'adore your outfit! You look gorgeous!

    hugs and kisses by Mani.

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  29. The flats are beautiful! Completely agree with you on the heel/flats ratio! I try to wear heels most days, but it is always a deliberate choice and I have to go against my natural instinct of wanting to be comfy :P

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  30. Creepy as this may sound (I do apologise!!) you have lovely legs and you are consistently an inspiration to me :)

    Maria xxx

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  31. Oh Paula, you're so pretty it pink. Love this colour on you. xx

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  32. Aww you look so cute! This color suit really well.
    I love the heart necklace :)

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  33. I do exactly like you, Paula... Heel addict with a pair of flats in my bag. The shoes are lovely, but what stands out even more is THE DRESS. Beautiful and just the right colour for you :)

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  34. I love your dress - and your legs, actually, so don't worry about them!

    Lovely to meet you on Tuesday. You're just as pretty in the flesh! x


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  35. those flats are awesome ! am totally in love with them ! i did not know the brand at all ...
    i need to check that out as soon as possible!
    xx

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  36. You look lovely in that dress - amazing vivid colours.
    L x

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  37. your dress is so beautiful! I love the color! It's so happy :D
    and your shoes are so sweet and pretty!
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