Dots, Spots and Comfortable Shoes!

dots spots and comfortable shoes

Today the snow is coming down heavier than I’ve seen it in a long time (we have a Red Met Office weather warning which has never been seen here before) so I’m cosied up in layers of wool and sharing an outfit from last weekend.
No snow in these photos but it was still bitterly cold!
My big coat is just out of shot, and I’m gritting my teeth against the chill.

This outfit has so many layers under it that I’m almost a dress size thicker, although my bare wrists are still not happy.
My feet, on the other hand, are grinning from pinky to biggy.
Happy toes!

dots spots and comfortable shoes

These cute (in both senses of the word) shoes were sent to me by Calla and I must admit that when they first contacted me I thought…

“Erm…No thank you!”

A shoe company that specialises in shoes for people with bunions.
It doesn’t sound very cool, or particularly sexy does it?!
Words such as ‘comfortable’ and ‘bunions’ don’t exactly get me excited when it comes to footwear. 😝

However, as someone who has a small tailor’s bunion (aka a bunionette) on my right foot, I know how horrific the pain can be.
Especially in shoes that press against that area.
So, I decided to have a look around the site for the sake of research and keeping an open mind.

Most of the styles are what I would call classic and, as much as I love a classic shoe on other people, I tend not to wear too many myself.

Luckily, these classic yet cute little Mary Janes caught my eye immediately!
The Mary Jane style of shoe is the perfect way to showcase fun coloured (and/or patterned) pair of tights.
There’s something about that little strap over the foot that makes a shoe seem cute and quirky… reminding me of (uber-cool) Japanese street style.

{This post isn’t sponsored BTW, I just loved the quality of these shoes!}

dots spots and comfortable shoes

The rest of this outfit came together really easily.
Starting with the Mary Janes I went straight for my spotty tights… a recent gift from a good friend with a great eye for what I love!
Adding a simple skater-style dress shows off as much of the leg (and the tights) as possible, without looking too trashy.
My spotty bag and trusty old magpie necklace finished things off nicely!

It was only when I was going through the photographs of this outfit that I realised that I’m channelling my Magpie necklace more than I realised!

Black, white and blue… bold and eye-catching like our feathered friends.
Although, the Magpie’s plumage is more of an iridescence then a real blue colour.
So, technically, I’m not quite right but I feel as colourful and cheeky as Mr Magpie himself!

Do you suffer any problems with your feet?
I use various cheats to make my shoes more comfortable, from sheepskin liners to chiropody felt.
Do you have any tips or tricks?
I’d love to steal hear them!

DRESS: Charity shopped for 50p… yep only one half of a measly pound and it’s heavyweight and fully lined. I LOVE finding little gems like this one… try this one.
SHOES: c/o Calla
BAG: Dune… Charity shopped (again!)… similar.
TIGHTS: Oroblu.. a gift.

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