Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Furla Metropolis Bag Look4Less

Those of you who know me or follow me on instagram will probably know that I own this bag. And I have to say it has been one of my best designer bag purchases (If you can count Furla as a high-end designer). I purchased the metropolis in the Metallic pale blue, there are dozens of colours in the range and I found it extremely difficult to choose. I chose the blue because I wear a lot of navy and wanted a bag that would be neutral yet would stand out. You might think this bag is too normal but you can actually fit a surprising amount because it's quite deep. I have lusted after the Hermes Constance bag for years and I found that the metropolis is the perfect alternative and a much more reasonable price.

Even though the price of the Furla Metropolis is quite reasonable for a leather cross-body I of course found you a look for less. The below bag is from Topshop and costs just over 10% the cost of the Furla Bag. 


Tuesday, 16 August 2016

My New Valentino Rockstud Pumps

I FINALLY DID IT. Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past couple of years you’ve probably seen the quintessential blogger shoe – the Valentino Rockstuds. After years of wanting these shoes I finally purchased the iconic slingback.

I was arguing with myself in my head because they are a ridiculous price (€730). When making an “investment purchase” you have to think about cost per wear not just upfront cost.  It’s so hard to spend a lot on one single item, but if it’s something classic, timeless and well made and you wear it over and over it’s a smarter investment than a less expensive item that falls apart or you wear a couple times. Thankfully, I was lucky enough to get these gorgeous beauties in the Summer sales on FarFetch and I’m over the moon.

First off Rockstuds come in three different types of leather. Soft leather, pebbled and patent. For years I was set on nude Rockstuds but the nude only come in either the soft leather or patent. I’ve never been a fan of the patent version, most fake Rockstuds are made of plastic and appear as patent leather. And after researching online I discovered the soft leather is notorious for scuffing. Nude was out of the question. Do I get the black ? So boring. Valentino Red Maybe ? Possibly as a second pair but too limiting for my first. The Solution ? This beautiful pair of pale blue (almost pearlised) pumps in the pebbled leather. I wear an awful lot of navy so these seemed the obvious choice. Plus they go perfectly with my blue Furla Metropolis bag.

Before buying my Valentino Rockstud pumps, I did quite a bit of online and offline research about them. I have tried them on in-store numerous times to be sure of my size. I'm usually a size 36 but I am a Louboutin and a Valentino size 35.5.




Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Gucci Loafer Look4Less

The Gucci loafer has been around for decades but its been in the last few months that they've really made a come back. And surprisingly not so much for men but for women. You can't have an Instagram account and not have seen at least one fashion blogger raving about these shoes. As a luxury shoe, the Gucci Loafer is also about comfort as well as style, coming in a range of colours and heights.

Gucci Loafer

I honesty believe that these shoes are a smart investment piece and worth the price tag as they will last you years and can be worn everyday. However if you're not in the position to stretch for this piece I've found a fabulous genuine leather alternative.

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