Statement (Jimmy) Choos, Statement Shoes: Hot Heels

Jimmy Choo Shoes William William photographer

Graceship New York Bag StyleOnTheCouch

Jimmy Choo Heels StyleOnTheCouch

statement shoesThe allure of my hot pink Jimmy Choo Anouk heels never seems to fade.  I’ve always been lagging behind most girls I know when it comes to shoe collections* but I am trying, Blog Reader, to slowly catch up. It’s also amazing how packing for a three-week trip makes you start prioritising in the fashion department.

A pair of statement heels, I am learning, goes a long way.  I could live a life in monochrome but accessories and shoes then become key.  A capsule collection of some simple dresses with statement shoes is my new best friend for this upcoming trip.  So in this post I was feeling inspired to share my six favourite ‘statement heels’ of the moment. If you have time, be sure to check out Shoes Of Prey  where you can play with a variety of shoe types and fabrics to design your own heels and feel a little Carrie Bradshaw in the process.

Lots of posts to come over the next week, Blog Reader!! Then I’ll be taking a little blog break as I head back to the States for a few weeks. You can still follow my adventures on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram.

Photos of me: William Williams.  Wearing Theory dress, Cos belt, Jimmy Choo heels and carrying Graceship bag.

Shoes collage, top left to bottom right: Manolo Blahnik Lace Tayler from Barneys; Yasmin Leather Bootie, Sophia Webster; Charlotte Black Sandal by Aquazzura; Sibi suede shoes by Jerome C Rousseau; Romance Was Born sandal from Shoes of Prey and finally, Beverly Hills Red sandal also by Aquazzura.

*Seriously.  My mantra used to be ‘I don’t do expensive for anything that hits the ground regularly.’ Then I realised people with expensive bags just gave them an extra seat at the dinner table.

Looking to Fall: Timo Weiland, J Crew, Graceship & Aldo

Let’s talk about traveling, Blog Reader.  I’ve always wanted to be an organized, efficient traveller, with the perfect capsule wardrobe and perfectly chic luggage…  Yes, Blog Reader, I would arrive at Heathrow airport with my large round sunglasses, skinny jeans and perfect hair a la Posh Spice like that long haul flight never happened.

My status as a Spice Girl as yet unconfirmed* I do have several things that are making traveling across the Atlantic easier this trip.  I was gifted this fabulous laptop bag from Graceship last month and it’s the perfect briefcase for my Apple mac and all my travel essentials.  Graceship have a series of three laptop bags: New York (mine), Chicago and London - New York is my favourite for its sophisticated and boxy shape, shoulder strap (not seen) and multiple interior pockets. London would look at home on Kate Middleton’s arm I’m sure!  New York however feels more me. I also like that it doesn’t appear too business-y for a laptop bag.

Photos: Lydia Hudgens.

You may remember my trip to Charleston last month and to the wonderful Hampden Clothing where owner Stacey pulled this pleated Timo Weiland skirt out for me from her sale selection.  It’s a proving a lovely transitional piece for the slight chill in the air in London** and I love wearing it with my silk Blythe Blouse from J Crew - a wardrobe staple of mine.  J Crew just introduced a new retro jade colour for the shirt that’s a fabulous aqua colour – on my wish list.

A few words on these shoes – I bought this pair from ALDO in their summer sale just recently at a great price.  ALDO still have some good reductions on high-heeled sandals – check out the site if you’re in the market for a pair.

This week in London has been a whirlwind.  I’ve had a lot of fun though.  I’m flying back to America on Tuesday, heading to Austin via NYC.  I’ll post some of my London trip photos soon – yesterday I had a fun brunch with Anna of South Molton St Style, Dearne of Notting Hill Girl and Briony of A Girl A Style followed by an impromptu photoshoot near Golden Square.  I also met the lovely Milla of Not Just Another Milla for a catch up – she has the best afternoon tea reviews I have ever read so be sure to check these out on her site.  Until next time, London…

Wearing: Blythe Blouse, J Crew; Heels, ALDO; Skirt, Timo Weiland from Hampden Clothing; New York laptop BagGraceship; Belt, COSChain Gold Plated Bracelet, Freddie & Cinnamon.

*OK ok so I did miss the boat on that one but I can do a mean ‘zig a zig ah’ after two large glasses of wine. Watch me.

**Technically still summer, feels like autumn, oh well London I still love you.