“ Brand: Star by Julien Macdonald / Type: Pumps „
A few weeks back I found a stunning Lipsy handbag in the sale in one of their stores - expect a review on that shortly. Now the handbag is gorgeous but when I got it home I found that it really didnt go with anything I owned - which is surprising considering how many pairs of shoes and clothes I actually own! So I decided to do a bit off online window shopping to see if I could pick up some bargain shoes that would match my new beautiful bag and thats how I stumbled across these 'Julien Macdonald 'Nandi' Pumps' which caught my eye not only because they were on sale but also because they match the bag perfectly - its as if they were made from the exact same pattern of material so I bought them straight away. I knew these would be brilliant as the J'M range is one of my favourites for quality and so far I have not been let down.
Price: £20 - Including P&P
Stockists: Amazon, Debenhams & debenhams.com
Sizes: Only available in 6, 7 & 8 online - more sizes might be available in store.
Other Info: These are only avilable in the White Leopard print shade, large gem design on the front of each show, elasticated hem & a padded sole for extra comfort while your walking. They do look a little bit scrunchy before you put them on your feet!
The design of these shoes in real life is just as they appear in the image - so if your buying online like I did you wont be disappointed at all with design or shape. Now in the image they do appear to be oddly shaped and they actually are in reality - they are the same type of shape as those Tipsy Feet shoes you get get for nights out, as when your not wearing them they do curl in the middle slightly and have a really curved appearance - they look totally flat and normal shaped when you put them on though so the odd shape doesnt destroy the design at all - these might be handy for your handbag on a night out as well as using them for casual wear! These shoes do have a very slight raised heel at the back but that is more for the design than anything else as the shoes is still totally flat, The bottom seems to be a little thinner than most but is very padded on the inside which does make them very comfy to wear for long periods of time and there is a wicked grip on the bottom - great if your wearing these out when its a bit icy!
The one thing I really like about this - that I assumed I wouldnt - is the elasticated part around the hem. To the naked eye you wouldnt even be able to tell it was there but it means even though these shoes are quite fitted, you have a bit of wiggle room. I cant stand shoes that are too tight as I find that makes them rub but these dont at all - even on the first wear - so I like that added extra. These shoes have an all over pattern of white leopard print which can often make anything look quite tacky but the print for these is actually really tasteful and stylish rather than being OTT - the print is a silky type of material which I assume when the time comes will be murder to clean but thankfully they dont get dirty very quickly at all. On the front of each shoe is the large gem embellishment which is made of up about 20 little circular silver gems. They make the shoe look very nice and more expensive than they actually are in my opinion but as always I have a slight problem. They dont seem very secure to me at all. One fell off the first time I wore these - that was because my 1 year old brother pulled it but they cant be very secure in the first place for one to fall off that easily. Thankfully though none have fallen off since so I think the rest might hold out for a little bit longer. And they do make the shoes look much pricier than they are! A lovely added touch but I think the shoes would look just as nice without them to be honest.
Overall these are a great pair of shoes. The design is stylish without being too OTT or tacky, they are very comfy to walk in and wear for long periods of time and even though they dont match many things in my wardrobe I think they would be more versatile for most people. Its a casual pair of shoes with a bit of an edge so a simple outfit can look much more dressy just by adding these shoes. I love them and I would highly recommend them to others - another fabulous addition to my shoe collection courtesy or Julien Macdonald.
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