Wednesday, May 25

- Cobalt Lace-up Love...

Okay, so I've fallen in love.

With a pair of shoes.


This seems to be a recurring theme for me, especially when it comes to elegant lace-ups. The soles of my black pair are so worn that the entire fabric of the heel is decaying *sob*.

This style of pointed lace-up flats was everywhere last year and it looks like it's sticking around for Summer'16, with the lace-up trend also extending into sandals and heels.

I was in River Island the other day trying a few bits and bobs on but alas, nothing fitted right. Feeling retail therapy deprived, I reluctantly dragged myself out of the fitting rooms and joined Rob. Turns out, whilst waiting for me to faff about with various items of clothing, he had browsed the shoe section and spotted these beauties... on sale for just £15!

My favourite style of shoe. In my all-time favourite colour. However, there was one slight niggle. The laces were intially ones you criss-cross up your entire leg and tie in a bow at your knee. This boho trend isn't really me, so with a spot of DIY (or should I say with a lot of Rob's help) the laces were shortened with their gold detail screwed back on - win!

Is it normal to want to frame a pair of shoes?

What do you think of these shoes? Are you a fan of this trend?



  1. Love these, such a gorgeous bright colour as well,great that you altered them to suit you xxx

  2. I love this style of shoe but it doesn't really suit me! The colour of these is to die for, and well done on the diy! I'd never have thought to do that, I'd be grumpy all day having not bought them haha.

    Amanda Jayne | beauty, style, life

  3. I love these shoes, the colour is amazing and great for summer! :)

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  4. These are so beautiful I can't believe they were only £15! I would definitely have done the same as you and shortened the laces as I love these types of shoes with jeans. I love the colour it's so perfect for summer!
    Amy xx

  5. nice shoes! love the color!

  6. Oh my these are beautiful, but not my kinda shoe

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  7. I saw these on your instagram and had to find out where they were from, they are gorgeous!
    Parie x

  8. This is such a gorgeous colour, I love a striking blue and I just wish that my calves weren't so short so lace ups looked good on me xxx

  9. They look so lovely - I still don't have a pair of lace ups but I want a pair so bad. It's so clever that you cut the laces down. You cannot even tell!

    Rachael at

  10. They look lovely and comfy!

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  11. That is such a pretty pair of lace up shoes! I like that it's a bright cobalt blue too, it's a refreshing change from the usual black!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  12. What a gorgeous pair of shoes! These are absolutely stunning! xxx

    El xxx

  13. They're lovely shoes! Also - great choice of floor haha!

    Corinne x

  14. I'm obsessed with this colour; colbalt is my favourite way to brighten up an outfit for summer!
    francesca | xx

  15. I love lace-up shoes and these are gorgeous, that blue shade is beautiful! xx


  16. Omgosh, these shoes are ridiculous! Love them SO much! The colllour. <3

    T x

  17. These are so pretty! What a bargain xx

  18. Gorgeous shoes! And they seem much better the way you "redesigned" them. My feet look ridiculous in shows like this but I'm always envious of those that can wear them.

    Beauty Isles

    My Mommy Years

  19. What a beautiful colour look lovely on. The style doesn't suit me but perfect for summer Lucy x

  20. The colour is so popping, absolute stunning shoes and what a fashion find for that price!

    Caz | Style Lingua

  21. I love these shoes and this trend, but I can't wear them because my feet look so big in them! :(
    Great post! xx

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  23. I really love laced up shoes, they are gorgeous! Like the shade of these shoes, Cobalt is really eye-catching.

    Great post :)

    Laura xo

  24. OMG SO PRETTY <3 I have such love for blue shoes and these are looovely. I love the cutouts! xx

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