Tuesday, April 21

- Reddened ft. Rainbow Club...

The colour of energy, passion and courage. Red is a positive colour; it's energizing, uplifting and exciting. In my opinion when in doubt, wear red. It's one of those colours you instantly feel confident in, and why shouldn't us ladies be brave and make a statement? Don't give me that jibber-jabber that you don't suit it, I strongly believe it flatters all skin tones - even us paler ones.

The sun is shining and for a lot of you, it will soon be prom season (*sigh* I feel so old). For us with school days well and truly behind us, Summer tends to bring with it a lot of other special occasions such as: Summer weddings, Summer balls, a day at the races, or any other reason to glam up and celebrate Pimms O'Clock.

These formal occasions all bring with them the hunt for the perfect dress and matching shoes. Isn't it a pain once you've finally found your dream dress to then be searching high and low for coordinating heels? Well, the search is now officially over - WOO! As soon as the email landed in my inbox asking me to collaborate with Rainbow Club, I've been itching to publish this. You know the times where you're so excited to share a product/service with the world that you're practically bouncing up and down uncontrollably? Yep, that.

Georgie Girl Lace Pointed Court Shoes, £165*
Colour Pack, £25*

Rainbow Club focus mainly on bridal footwear and accessories, but their products extend to other special occasions thanks to their Colour Studio. Designing elegant shoes since 1986, inspiration comes from vintage lace, silk flowers and old buttons. Their collection of romantical shoes is extensive and there really is something for everyone.

Thanks to Rainbow Club having an in-house colour studio and shoe colour specialists, you can now get a pair of shoes that match exactly to your dress. And it doesn't stop there. If you'd prefer your shoes to match your handbag or a piece of coloured jewellery, this can also be requested. So how does it work?

The first step is to choose a pair of 'naked shoes'. These are the classic white/ivory bridal shoes, you can take a look at the selection available here. I chose the 'Georgie Girl' style, which, as you can see, are a gorgeous pair of classic pointed court heels with lace detailing.

After selecting your wanted style, you then purchase a colour pack. An order form is then sent to you, along with a free postage bag for you to enclose your swatch (will be returned via trackable post) you wish for your shoes to be colour matched to. The colour technicians then get to work and create a dye to match your item and apply it by hand to your selected shoes. They are then sent out to you at no further cost.

As you can see, the shoes arrive beautifully packaged to really highlight that care is taken with your special pair of shoes. I was thrilled to see a high-quality keepsake bag was also included to ensure your shoes will be taken care of for years to come. To me, this really is the perfect solution for hunting down shelves of shoes for that special event with no success. This service is affordable, time-saving and, in all honesty, faultless.

You know what they say. Life's too short: buy the shoes!

What do you think of this red outfit? Have you heard of Rainbow Club before?


  1. What a wonderful post to wake up to! I saw your pictures on FB and fell in love with your outfit. The red colour is a true statement colour and I can understand why people shy away to wear it though it looks so refreshing and suits most people. The shoes are to die for, the lace is very on trend. Thank so much for sharing, you look like a cherry blossom amongst those beautiful flourishing trees :)))

    Caz | Lunch Break Adventures

  2. you look so pretty! you really suit red x

    cat // je suis cat

  3. How gorgeous do you look?! So beautiful, red suits you so so much! And that first photo is amazing. :)


  4. Haven't heard from Rainbow Club, but that's a genius idea and the shoes are stunning! Great pictures, Karen! xx


  5. How I wish I would have known about this co before my wedding. These are exactly what I was looking for but I couldn't really find them locally. I ended up settling for some sparkly shoes that looked really lovely but weren't exactly what I was looking for.

    You look stunning in red!


  6. The concept of this brand is really interesting, such a fab idea! You look so elegant in these shots sweetie <3

  7. You look so pretty :) the dress and shoes you are wearing are gorgeous! You are right about wearing red, I think it suits everyone and even when I wear red lipstick I feel a massive confidence boost!

    Elle x
    Notes of Petranella

  8. Awh such a gorgeous gorgeous outfit and the shoes are so lovely! Such a unique idea and something really special as a present - and obviously great for fancy events. Red suits you so well!

    little miss fii || Fii x

  9. you look beaut in red!

  10. I have never heard of Rainbow Club before, no idea anything like this exist so this is an eye opening post. I love the shoes that you choose, it's so pretty and I am off to check if Rainbow Club is worldwide or UK only!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  11. Those shoes are simply stunning. The detail is lovely! I'd never heard of this company before you blogged about it. Also, red really suits your skin tone. I have pale skin too and always find red suits me well.
    Great post!
    Leah xx


  12. I have never heard about Rainbow Club before (love the name though :) and I love a red outfit for formal occasion where you don't want to wear black. It's such a classic a feminine colour. You look beautiful! x

    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock - MAKEUP REVOLUTION GIVEAWAY

  13. Love this dress! It's very T Swift, and you rock the look! Also, those heels, too pretty!

    XO Naomi in Wonderland

  14. Ahh I love the dress and the shoes! They are both soo lovely. Fab service as well, definitely needed for some of those special occasions! xx

    Jasmin Charlotte

  15. You're so brave to wear all red but it really does suit you!

    EL xx


  16. Oh la la! You look so beautiful here, love both the dress and shoes. I'm getting married next year so I need to check out Rainbow Club's new in's, I'm such a fussy bride-to-be but these are lovely haha!

    Tara x

  17. Wow that is SO cool that you had the shoes colour matched! It's the perfect red for you!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  18. This is such a clever idea! You look absolutely stunning Karen. I'm gonna be one of those annoying, 'red doesn't suit me' guys, but I never wear it.. ever! (Apart from lippie) I just hate the way it looks on me but you really pull it off. Lovely post my dear x

    Kirsty - Effortlessly Excessive

  19. Gorgeous outfit, that dress looks stunning on you xo


  20. Cant believe its prom season, makes me feel old too! But how stunning do you look her?! You babe!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  21. That's such a great idea! Also you look stunning, red looks amazing on you!

    Kelsey | Beauty by Kelsey

  22. Never heard of it before, but it such an amazing idea, and the shoes look amazing!


  23. Wow red is definitely your colour, you look amazing! I just love the shoes and the dress. I also love that they match. This sounds like such a cool & unique service x

    Beauty with charm

  24. I'v enever heard of Rainbow club before but you look so stunning in red! That is such a pretty dress. x x

    Beyond The Velvet | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  25. Just wanted to say that picture of you with your back turned and the trees is absolutely amazing!!

  26. Oh, you look so gorgeous Karen. I literally don't have any red in my wardrobe and that definitely needs to change after seeing this post. So lovely! :)


  27. Wow - you look stunning! I don't own anything red - I am definitely more of a black/neutrals/cool colours kinda gal but seeing this post has made me want to buy something red! I have never heard of Rainbow Club but I love the way that you order your shoes - design then colour. Makes it really personal to you. Great post lovely! :) x

    Brenda BusyBee | Makeup Revolution Highlighting Palettes Giveaway

  28. Congratulations on your collaboration!! I love that feeling too :) You looks an absolute dream in this dress! Stunning. I totally agree about feeling amazing wearing red, it is just so sexy and gorge. Rainbow Club sounds like such a good idea! I'll definitely be checking them out :)

    Sarah xxx || www.whatsasssays.com

  29. Wow this is such a good concept! I wish this had been around when it was my prom, it would've been perfect! You look amazing! I dye my hair red, so I'm always wary of wearing red in case it clashes! Lovely post x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

  30. Wow, such a beautiful dress! The colour is gorgeous on you :)

  31. True. When in doubt, wear red. Both your dress and shoes are gorgeous. You look really beautiful.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  32. You look so beautiful here, red really suits you! I have yet to find the perfect red for me. Although I do have bright red PJs which are rather attractive ;)

    India | www.touchscreensandbeautyqueens.com

  33. What a novel (and convenient) idea. They should do this globally, lol. I know many girls and guys who would go gaga over this service. And you look killer in red BTW! :-)

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  34. That's a great idea! I love the shoes, too. The colour and detail is amazing.

    Corinne x

  35. These pics are so ridiculously stunning. And, I agree, when in doubt.. wear red! xx

    VanessaVonJames | Fashion Blog

  36. I love the shoes!! What a great way of being able to co-ordinate to your dress :-) Red really suits you xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

  37. Stunning outfit and photos, Karen! :)


  38. You look beautiful! Loving the little bow on the dress! :)

    Sofie xx

  39. I haven't heard of them before but I certainly won't be stopping at just this post as I LOVE the sound of the rainbow club! You look absolutely incredible, I don't own anything red actually but it really suits you, you absolute beauty xx

  40. Wow Karen, you look so very stunning babe! The red dress is strikingly beautiful on you and the shoes are beyond divine. Loving all the red inspo. Gorgeous, gorgeous photography too, the third shot with all the beautiful blossom is so pretty and eye catching <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  41. I absolutely loveeee the sound of this SERVICE :D & you look beautiful in red Karen <3 I love the whole red ensemble <3 :)

    Serene xoxo


  42. You look stunning the dress and shoes are a perfect match. What a clever service. Finding shoes to match is often a challenge but sending a swatch is a great way to get exactly what you need Lucy x

  43. You look great in that dress :) Those shoes are gorgeous!

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

  44. love the dress, red looks great on you!

    danielle | avec danielle

  45. Ahhh you look stunning in red, Karen!! Perfect outfit for a date with your beau. :)
    Yours Truly, NY