A few of you have already mentioned the amazing Hallie flat sandal (I’m currently waxing lyrical about them over on Rock My Family) but sometimes you do need a bit of extra height.
If you are like me (short arse, short legs, short changed) then sometimes you may require a lot of height – the length and look of my calves are vastly improved by an extra few (ahem maybe 5?) inches. Specifically they are drastically improved by the Holiday cross front espadrille wedge from Office. I have them in Nude Kid Suede which is a go-with-everything hue and they are without a doubt, the most comfortable whacking great heel lifting footwear I own.
Excellent for evening but I also wore them to an Editors meeting in London on Monday, I left the house at 8am and by the time I got home at 8pm I couldn’t believe how I could have easily walked around in them for hours longer. Magic. They also come in black suede and a variety of pretty metallic shades.
Now obviously I appreciate some of you may only require a few extra inches in which case there is a very similar yet smaller wedge design called the Maiden cross front espadrille wedge. My friend Kelly has these – she is already fabulously leggy and 5ft 9′ and says she isn’t really wearing anything else this summer because they are so incredibly versatile. (It was also Kelly that introduced me to the flat Hallie sandal originally – being her friend is expensive).
I’m sure I’ve mentioned my love of the Kimono before. And not just for holidays and as a bikini cover up by the pool. I like to wear them with jeans and a camisole, I find they are the perfect lightweight warmer weather alternative to a cardigan.
My most recent bargain buy is the uber feminine embroidered number you can see in the header image. It also comes in black and I am very tempted to own both colours. I particularly like the tapered cuff as it means the sleeves don’t flap about and end up in your latte (happens).
I also have my eye on this silk pink and blue kimono from H&M, and on the subject of H&M, this pink crepe strappy lace camisole is the loveliest summer colour and has a non-clingy yet non tent-like flattering fit. If you are blessed in the bust I would consider sizing up.
Please do let me know if you are a fan of the wedge, what heels you swear by and if you too are a lover of the kimono. (Links to products in the comments section are most welcome – we advocate dirty enabling).