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There’s No Business Like Shoe Business! How to Budget Buy the Perfect Footwear

Shoe shopping is just about one of the most fun things in the world. Any excuse to go shoe shopping is welcomed with open arms, why do you think people have so many pairs?! You have to think about what it takes to buy the perfect pair of shoes, and how much you can do to ensure you get the footwear you’ve been craving for so long.

Now, people may not think it, but buying shoes is something of an art form. It’s not just a case of going into a store and choosing the first pair you see. Shoe shopping takes a little more detail and prep than this. But you don’t need to worry because this is the ideal guide for those hoping to choose the perfect footwear.

 

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  • Compare Prices

Don’t just buy the first pair of shoes you see, no matter how beautiful they look. You have to remember that there will be a lot of places selling the same makes and ranges of shoes, and they will vary in price. You may find some trainers in one store that are £20 less in another store. Any savings you can make are going to help with finances, so make sure you look into comparing prices where possible.

 

  • Shop the Sales

Shopping the sales is such an easy prospect, but so few people actually take the time to do it effectively. You need to make sure you take a look at what the different stores are that have discount sales on and check them out. This will be useful when you are comparing prices, and you could well end up finding shoes that are much less expensive in the sales than elsewhere.

 

  • Use Vouchers

There are plenty of vouchers you can find online with a bit of work. These will help you get discounts and deals on footwear so you can spend less money than you would normally be stumping up. Nike voucher codes are among the many great online discount codes you can use to help you find some great deals. There are a load of awesome ways of saving money and getting exactly the footwear you desire, and this is one of the great ways of doing that.

 

  • Buy Sensibly

The bottom line is that you need to be buying your shoes sensibly. This means you’ve got to make sure you look after your shoes adequately, so you are buying less on a yearly basis. Identify the types of shoes you need, and what you need them for, and this will help you a lot. There are so many wonderful ways you can go about finding the right footwear to suit your needs.

These are just a few of the excellent ideas that will help you shop for footwear on a budget. Make sure you shop around and take the time to choose your footwear properly before spending money on it. There are a lot of things to consider, but you can definitely shoe shop on a budget if you’re clever about it.

 

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Fashion – Hey Fashion Lovers

Hey Fashion Lovers! This is my first outfit post of the month. These last couple of days have been incredibly busy. I am struggling to keep on top of all I need to do but I made some time to take these outfit photos. When there is a will, there is a way!

This was my Valentine’s Day look. I decided to go for a red lip and tone the rest of my look down. I was in no mood for a full on red look, and besides we are still in the middle of winter season. It doesn’t look like the season will be ending anytime soon.

 

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I am hoping we get to experience the warmer spring weather soon. This extreme cold is driving me nuts. And I would love to start rocking some spring pieces.

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The sweater I have on is a new wardrobe addition. I got it as a Christmas present, and wore if for the first time some days. It is a lovely sweater with a good fit. I adore the material it is made from. It is such a good quality. I am so in love with it.

The leggings is new as well. I got it some days ago while doing a bit of shopping on the high street. I am forever shopping for leggings as I find them dead comfy and easy to style. And they are forever ripping, so I am forever buying. If you know of any quality  leggings brand, please say so in the comments section. I think I need a few quality pairs that will rip so quickly.

 

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The boots are new and so comfortable. It felt like I was stepping on a very soft surface in them. I highly recommend them.

What do you think of this look? What do you wear on Valentine’s Day? Please sound off in the comments section below, let’s chat.

 

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WHAT I WORE

Blue Sweater – Lacoste

Black Legginsg – Peacocks

Brown Ascot Waterproof High Leg Riding Boots – c/o Chatham

Cream Bag – Michael Kors

Watch – Apple

Infinity Pendant Necklace – Tiffany and Co

 

Fashion, Fads and Fantasies

I had the pleasure of reading Fashion, Fads and Fantasies by the late Lorraine Geiger the other day, and I found it so inspiring. This interesting fashion book  is an array of fashion sketches from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, as observed on the streets by Lorraine Geiger’s keen eye, and recorded in detail in her pocket sketchbook.

 

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I found Fashion, Fads and Fantasies very interested. Fashion is like the air I breathe, so this is an amazing resource for me. I have always been eager to discover the fashion era before my time. So this book was what I needed to have a feel of the fashion era of 3 decades, through the eyes and sketches of Lorraine Geiger.

 

Here is how fashion looked like each decade.

 

The 70s

The economy, cultural and environmental issues changed the way people dressed in the 70s. There was a lot going on in the 70s. There was the energy crisis, economic recession, civil rights for minorities, women and gay issues, environmental concerns, the anti-war movement, terrorism and the introduction of new technologies. All these had a major impact in the fashion industry and what clothes people wore.

For example, the women’s movement promoted a more masculine look for women. So there were more women wearing pant suits, padded shoulders, and tailored coats.

A rise in unemployment and homelessness insulted in a rise in the thrift shop culture and streetwear fashion.

 

 

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From Lorraine Geiger’s sketches in the book, I can see fur, hats/scarves were a thing in the 70s. Flayed jeans and Denim was also trendy back then. I am not a fan of the 70s fashion at all. It’s a little too full on for me but I bet it worked perfectly for the era.

 

The 80s

The issues of the 70’s and its fashion trends continued into the 80s. Having said that, the decade also had its own issues with the rapid technological advances.

Conservative dressing made a comeback in the 80s. Oversized coats were also in vogue. Japanese designers like Issey Miyake, were the fashion leaders in this era. Punk fashion was also big in London back in the 80s.

Carton characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse made a huge comeback in the fashion industry in 1985.

I like the fashion trends of the 80s. As an 80s child, I was happy to see my decade was very stylish.

The 90s

In the 90s, there were issues of environmentalism, materialism, and anti-globalization. These issues led to the creation of individual fashion/personal style, with technology being a massive influence.

There was a lot of skin on show with bustier cropped tops. Showing off cleavage was in vogue, and underwear was worn as outerwear.

The platform chunky footwear were also trendy in the 90s. I remember having a couple of them. Looking back, I wonder how I managed to walk around in those things. They were so heavy. I can’t imagine having any of them on now. Comfort over trend here, thank you!

The 90s fashion is still fresh in mind, so I could relate with this section in in Fashion, Fads and Fantasies a lot. It was definitely a decade to remember.

Have you read Fashion, Fads and Fantasies? What do you think of the book? I think it is a great resource for fashion lovers. You can grab the book here.

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