Cocktails, Colour & Crafting at the Rainbow Club #MixMatchMake Blogger Event

A couple of weeks ago an exciting email landed in my inbox from Octane PR inviting me to a blogger event on the terrace at the swanky Square Club in Bristol, held on behalf of Rainbow Club shoes. Billed as an evening of colour and cocktails in celebration of Bonfire Night and the launch of Rainbow Club’s latest collection, we were told to wrap up warm and come prepared to turn ‘naked’ shoes into something a little more interesting.

Rainbow Club has been designing and making satin occasion shoes since the mid 1980s and is known for its stunning bridal heels and accessories, but is also branching out into party footwear too thanks to its unique Colour Studio – Rainbow Club shoes are handmade in a beautiful satin that can be hand-dyed to match any item of clothing or accessory. There are so many gorgeous designs on offer, from pretty peep-toes and comfy-yet-chic mid-heels to glitter-covered stilettos, so you’re sure to find a style (or three) you love among them. Continue reading “Cocktails, Colour & Crafting at the Rainbow Club #MixMatchMake Blogger Event”

Duo Boots #BootTribe Blogger Event

 

I’m a believer in spending as much as you possibly can on shoes – and no, I don’t mean by buying 50 pairs in Primark, however tempting that may be. I’ve been there and done that (well, perhaps not 50 pairs) and more often than not they fell apart after a few weeks of wear and cut my feet to shreds – but that’s what you have to put up with when you’re a poor student, right?

Now I’m older and (I’d like to think) wiser, I know that a quality pair of shoes is your best friend and will see you through many a walk to work, shopping trip and night out without you having to give a second thought to your footwear and whether it’s rubbing or pinching. As Carrie Bradshaw would agree, good shoes are an investment, which is exactly why you want to the fit to be just right when you’re splashing the cash on a pair. Continue reading “Duo Boots #BootTribe Blogger Event”

April Rhodes Sewing Patterns

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The weather has turned rather autumnal already in the UK, meaning I’m stuck in a mid-season wardrobe quandary – if I layer up, I get hot and flustered within five minutes of leaving the house, but if I head out in just a blouse I end up shivering. Everything in my wardrobe is either too summery and looks wrong with a jacket, or too wintery and hot-flush-inducing. Thus, I am in one of those moods where I hate almost every item in my wardrobe, which I think means it is time to get sewing some new pieces.

There are so many fabulous indie patterns on the market that it can be so hard to choose which to try first, but when I saw these lovely patterns by April Rhodes I knew I had found my next project. Continue reading “April Rhodes Sewing Patterns”