Investment Buys & DIY’s

Oxfam FashionOxfam FashionOxfam FashionOxfam FashionOxfam FashionShirt, Top & Bag: Oxfam, Trainers: Simply Be*, Jeans: River Island (Old & DIY’d!) 

At the age of seven I had a pair of shoes that had a heel height of around an inch. They made me feel so powerful. I would walk up and down the pavement just to hear the sound of the heel strutting along.

In my teenage years I assumed that by the time I hit my twenties I would be navigating my way through New York City in the biggest heels thanks to endless hours watching Gossip Girl and Sex and the City.

But it turns out, as I etch ever closer to the big 3-0, that I’m a trainer gal through and through. Living in London, I spend most my time running for the train, standing on the tube, hotfooting it to make work at 9am – and then my work involves walking around most the day. Because of this, wearing the most comfy shoes going is an essential. Also being a gal that can get easily bored of my wardrobe (she says having DIY’d this shirt since this post – but I’ll save that for a future post), I am always on the look-out for shoes with a bit of a difference. I spotted these ones on Simply Be after having been on the look out for colourful trainers and they instantly stood out. Simply Be have such a great range of trainers, boots and other wonderful shoes that can be worn time and time again, making them a great investment buy.

Although these trainers are BRIGHT orange (and my feet no longer blend in with the morning commute crowd), they can be worn with a surprising amount! From navy polka dot dresses to jeans with all the jumpers and coats.

The outfit in this post is one I have worn time and time again. The jeans are particularly well loved. They are years old and last weekend I decided to add eyelets to the back of the hem after seeing the DIY idea in a shop. With just a pair of scissors, fabric hole punch, eyelet pliers and the eyelets, it took me all of 20 minutes to turn and old but loved, fraying pair of jeans into something a little more current.

Not a bad DIY to complete whilst watching re-runs of Gossip Girl and pretending that sometime during the next decade I’ll be attempting the morning commute the sky high heels. Maybe it’s best to stick to trainers, ey.

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    • hannah
      February 10, 2018 / 11:01 pm

      Ah I’m glad I’m not the only one 🙂 x

  1. February 6, 2018 / 10:52 pm

    Lovely outfit. I think there is something we can do together. I’ve just launched and our aim is to make charities more accessible to under 30s…

    • hannah
      February 10, 2018 / 11:01 pm

      Oo that sounds great 🙂 Heading over to your website now 🙂 x

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