The Last Straw

Claire Lopez Espadrilles, Flatforms, Footwear, Straw bags Leave a Comment

Nothing says summer like a bit of straw – on your feet and your arm. Espadrilles and straw bags are nothing new but they’re going nowhere this season. If you are heading away, staycation-ing or just want to feel a bit more summery then swap your leather for some straw. Straw Circle Shopper Bag £30 Warehouse I have the natural colour, but also love …

Sandals and Slingbacks

Claire Lopez Footwear, Sandals, Slingbacks Leave a Comment

It’s May, it’s the Bank Holiday weekend so it’s time to start feeling a little bit summery – even if the weather isn’t exactly following suit and delivering an Easter weekend set of temperatures. So first up it’s sandals and there are lots of lovely sliders to pop on your feet this summer. Loupe Smart Slider Sandal £68 Dune If …

One for the men…

Claire Lopez Footwear, Menswear 2 Comments

While I work with both male and female clients, my blog is most definitely focussed on the female of the species. However, I have teamed up with men’s footwear retailer, Goodwin Smith, to write this guest blog piece for them all about the shoes your man needs in his life. I am firmly of the belief that what you put …

Well heeled

Claire Lopez Boots, Footwear 2 Comments

If it’s a pair of killer heeled boots that you’re after then you’re not going to find them here (well maybe the odd one). This is about boots that you can actually walk in, that flatter the leg and generally do the job. I know the sun is shining and it doesn’t feel remotely like boot weather but if you …

Put your best foot forward

Claire Lopez Flats, Footwear Leave a Comment

There’s no denying that it now feels like the start of a new season. And September brings that January kind of feeling with it, of wanting to start afresh. So with that in mind, it is time to say goodbye to the sandals and start thinking about new season footwear. But before we jump headlong into winter and boots, there is a …

Fancy Footwork

Claire Lopez Footwear, Shoes Leave a Comment

What a difference a day makes… Glorious sunshine and all of a sudden everything is better. And it’s about bloody time too as I was almost ready to ceremonially burn all my knitwear as an offering to the weather god to bring us some warmth. I was at the end of my winter tether, all out of inspiration and desperate …

A Bottom Up Approach

Claire Lopez Boots, Footwear, Trainers Leave a Comment

Yep we’re talking footwear today because I have just bought two new pairs of boots and in the words of Paulo Nutini, “Hey I put some new shoes on and suddenly everything’s fine”. Ok, not everything but they have made a huge difference to my wardrobe. So here is a look at the new footwear styles to keep you on your …

How to lift yourself out of the January Blues

Claire Lopez Accessories, Clothing, Footwear 4 Comments

There is not much to recommend January at all – nothing to look forward to for months on end, it’s cold/rainy/wet/dark and generally a bit miserable. If only the start of the year were June, then it wouldn’t feel quite so bloody depressing. So other than booking a holiday for months and months away, the only other option is some retail therapy …

Shbooties!

Claire Lopez Ankle Boots, Boots, Footwear Leave a Comment

Sometimes I am not entirely sure how much I have in common (other than DNA) with my seven year old son. But this season our sartorial tastes are most certainly aligned as we are both coveting a pair of sock boots. But this is where the similarities end because his are of the football boot variety and mine are of a kitten …

High Shine

Claire Lopez Accessories, Bags, Belts, Footwear, Gold, Metallics, Silver Leave a Comment

I remember having a gold metallic bag from Oasis a long, long time ago and getting a lot of stick from a certain friend, who shall remain nameless (Sue Fletcher-Watson) about it’s tackiness. Well, all I can say is that you were wrong because metallics are here to stay and if you are someone who doesn’t like flitting from trend to trend …