Wednesday, 13 October 2010

New shoes

Whilst I was in Edinburgh, I strolled past the front of the Duo shoe shop a fair few times and lusted over the shoes and boots in the window. Then, on the final day, I finally decided to pop in and try a few pairs on, to treat myself and to give myself a rather nice souvenir from Edinburgh.

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There were so many nice shoes I could hardly decide which ones to treat myself to. In the end, I plumped for these because they were a classic design with a lovely red accent that means they will go with pretty much everything in my wardrobe. My favourite feature of them is the red heel. It also means I can't drive in them because of the fear of scuffing the heel, but hey.

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I really recommend Duo shoes, haven't tried their boots yet though but they come in so many calf sizes, which I think is brilliant for someone like me with petite legs! If you're ever in Manchester, Bath, Edinburgh or London, be sure to visit their stores. The customer service was really very good and I came away feeling a little bit special, like you always should after buying shoes.

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I am wearing them today for work, trying to wear them in. They are pinching me slightly at the moment because of the stiff patent leather, but I know they will be a classic addition to my wardrobe once I've got them worn in.

51 comments:

  1. They're really beautiful! Definitely a worthwhile soeuvenir.

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  2. Such a divine pair of shoes, and that skirt is just perfect!

    x

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  3. Aw they're lovely. Very you.

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  4. The shoes are oh so adorable. You have such an impeccable taste in shoes and clothing x

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  5. i love your souvenir shoes! and they're so you! i think the best souvenirs from places are wearable things because every time you use them you'll remember where they came from :)

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  6. They're really lovely, cute outfit too.

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  7. they are really nice!!! and thanks so much...I have gone to their website and they have shoes in a long rang of sizes!!!!! one more place to get shoes :D:D


    and the skirth is lovely!

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  8. they are stunning, and I love your outfit x

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  9. pretty pretty pretty! I didn't even know Duo existed, but thenm i do avoid the princes street shops like the plague lest i be tempted by something or other!

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  10. Wow these are so cute! Would love them in all red!

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  11. They're lovely :) classic colours too! I've never heard of them, will have to find the Manchester shop xx

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  12. They're gorgeous - great choice!

    I've only been to the Bath store as my cousin was in search of The Perfect Boots. She found them and the customer service couldn't be faulted. Think I'll be heading to the Manchester store in search of some before Christmas.

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  13. oo pretty...great with the outfit!

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  14. Oh Helen they are gorgeous! And they look so good with what you're wearing!

    Leia

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  15. i love this post, and the one below. i live in edinburgh, so it's so much fun to see where you went and what you saw! i hope you had lots of fun (the shoes are lovely, by the way).

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  16. These are sooo pretty! I love that they look quite conservative from the front thewn you get a flash of wow from the red heel at the back!

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  17. I absolutely love your style. Been reading your blog now for a while and it's just lovely. Adorable shoes.

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  18. Very nice! A useful souvenir is a great souvenir, I think :D

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  19. They're beautiful, I love shoes with red accents! Good that they have different sizes for boots, I always have a huge problem to find a pair which would fit around my calves :) xxx

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  20. Oo,aren't they gorgeous! They suit your style perfectly, I love them!

    X

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  21. These are lovely. I really like the chunky heel

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  22. Oooh, those are so pretty! Good luck wearing them in. I always dread breaking in new heels, since it usually ends with blisters. But it's worth it in the end! :)

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  23. These are really pretty, I love how you've named them souvenir shoes!! They have a good heel too ;)

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  24. Those are so perfect and classic. Very fun buy.

    Also, Sprinkle bakes is so much fun! When I got the link I just spent at least 20 minutes looking at the photos :)

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  25. i'm glad you bought them! they are pretty cute and will definitely be extremely comfy once you wear them in!

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  26. Oh wow, I am smitten! Definitely going to check out their London store! xxxxxxxZ

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  27. i really like them! the red scallops are so cute!

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  28. these are soooo adorable! and your outfit with them is perfect! I'll have to check them out next time i'm in Bath! xx

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  29. They're beautiful - very classy! x

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  30. They are lovely !! Love your outfit.

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  31. this is a lovely work outfit.You look very smart but still so fashionable. These shoes are beautiful good find. Hope you had fun in Edinburgh.

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  32. Those are gorgeous, I only wish I could wear heels. I must pop in when I'm in Edinburgh next... I've been twice in two weeks, one of the perks of living in Glasgow!

    I have been away from the internet for a while and my google reader is terrifying! xo

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  33. Those are SO pretty! They're perfect for you!

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  34. I tried a recipe from sprinkle bakes and it turned out lovely. :)

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  35. They're gorgeous - I live near Edinburgh, but for some reason I've never gone into Duo. I'll have to add it to my list!

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  36. They're so adorable and perfectly suit your style! I really wish I could go to that store.

    *Ena*

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  37. Its my first time on your fab blog and i've just spent a happy 30 minutes reading back! I love those shoes, they're beautiful. Ohhh and you have my childhood dream job! xx

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  38. Those shoes are absolutely adorable, I'd totally choose those ones too! Amazing!

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  39. Hi Helen! :) I wanted to let you know I have just posted some pics of a cake I made this morning...would love ya to check it out! :)

    Kc.

    http://a-sparkley-silver-lining.blogspot.com/

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  40. They are beautiful with the polka dot skirt.
    Great fifties silhouette
    x

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  41. those shoes are sooo beautiful!!!! 0__o damn...now I really want a new pair of shoes.

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  42. Ooh I do love a new pair of shiny shoes!! They're lovely x

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  43. You look so cute in dots. Love this look!

    Just came across your blog!

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  44. awesome shoes! And they are a match made in heaven with that ensemble :) great pairing.

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