Monday, 4 April 2011

Get on your dancing shoes, you sexy little swine.


God, I love shoes. I love shoes so much I’m terrified to count my shoes, because I think it’ll be like that episode of Sex and the City where Carrie works out how much she’s spent on Manolos over the last few years, and how she could have bought an apartment for that. I don’t think it’ll be quite that bad though, as my wardrobe is pretty light on the whole designer front, but even so. Frightened.

So, when I got an email from Bertie Shoes asking if I wanted to come and have a sneaky peek at their Spring/Summer collection – AND CAKE – I was there like a shot.

The new collection is full of muted colours - lots of browns and dark reds, although I adore the stripy, nautical shoes in my pictures above! There were a pair of cranberry wedges in particular though that were so popular, I think they completely sold out on the night! I’m having buyer’s remorse, even though I know that ankle straps don’t do anything for my legs. They’re just so lovely.

Bertie very kindly let us all have a pair of shoes to take away. I spent ages making up my mind – total sensory overload – but kept going back to these gorgeous brown peep-toes. Even though they’re ridiculously high, they are surprisingly comfortable – probably because the sole is so structured and the leather so soft. Sigh. They’re looovely. Although I have scolded myself since that I should have got a more sensible pair, like Sally’s gorgeous black loafers.


Harriet trying on a pair of Bertie's finest...

Me and Ellie

The armful of shoes Amy tried on (including those wedges!)

Amy struggling to choose...

Me making the final choice...

The evening was a great opportunity to hang out with some of my favourite blogging ladies, the awesome Ellie, Amy, Harriet and Jazmine (who I FINALLY got the chance to meet after what seems like forever!). It was also lovely to meet Sally and Ross, whose blog I only discovered recently, but I LOVE. I also met the lovely Lara, and bonded with Barbie Fashionista on the tube. (‘You have a Bertie bag! So do I!’)

Thank you so much Bertie for a lovely evening – I adore my new shoes and can’t wait to totter around in them all summer.

Coming soon to an outfit post near you!
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16 comments

  1. Ahhhhh, shoes and Cake! My idea of heaven :)
    xx

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  2. Ahhh this is my idea of heaven1 The best shoes are always the ones that are the least practical! Love your peep toes!
    Sophie
    x

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  3. Love those shoes that you chose. x

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  4. Oh I love the pale grey brogues! So gorgeous & perfect for spring. I would be like a kid in a sweetshop being told I could take aaaaany pair of shoes!

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  5. Your photos are gorgeous! I had a lovely time with you guys, I can't wait for the next event!

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  6. Oh man, CRAZYGOOD choice sarah, they're a pair of stunners! As I'm a flats gal myself, those bluey-purple brogey type things [wow. my descriptive skills are UNparamounted] up top. GORG.
    x

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  7. THE DRESS. YOU WORE THE DRESS! I like :)
    Those shoes are also so lovely, you definitely made a good choice. It sounds like such a lovely event x

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  8. Oooh I adore those nautical style heels.

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  9. I love the look of those pale grey brogues and the elusive cranberry wedges! My feet are useless in shoes (I think I never did that suffering as a teenager thing and now I'm too sensible to deal with the pain) but they are still so pretty... xx

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  10. Those shoes are beautiful!!
    I would have loved an invite, the wedges look great, but very high. And fondant fancies? Yum!!

    xx

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  11. wow how lucky you got to be a part of that event - the nautical heels are probably my favourites there, but i like the pair you chose as well :)

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  12. wow how lucky you got to be a part of that event - the nautical heels are probably my favourites there, but i like the pair you chose as well :)

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  13. ohhh looks like so much fun ^.^
    i love shoes so i think i would have enjoyed it!

    p.s
    i've tagged you with the kreativ blogger award!
    :D
    http://rosiesherratt.blogspot.com/2011/04/kreativ-blogger-award.html

    (if you have time check it out :])

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  14. cake and shoes! sounds liek a dream come true! :) love the stripey ones you photographed! x

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  15. Those shoes are fab, I would have found it SO difficult to choose though :)

    Maria xxx

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  16. You lucky thing you, I LOVE Bertie shoes... well any shoes really. Looks like you had a fab day.

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