Item of the Week 07/11/2016

Item of the week x4. I like them all but those orange ones…….

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Irregularities

LADIES. Did you know that Irregular Choice carries shoes up to a size UK10??? SIZE TEN?!!

I have always loved Irregular choice shoes and have owned a couple of pairs in my life that I’ve worn into the ground. However, I’ve never been able to buy many because my feet are a size 8-9 and ultra wide to boot. I usually am restricted to gazing lovingly at them whenever I go to Schuh as their size 8 rarely fits. Thats pretty standard in most stores. Well I was in London a few days ago and popped into the I.C store in Camden for a general browse to tease myself to a higher degree and I noticed a pair of womens shoes on display that looked really big. I picked them up and they were indeed a size 43. I asked at the desk if only select styles went to a 43 and was told no- THEY ALL DO.

Wait- WHAT?!

Yes. Irregular Choice womens shoes go up to a size UK10/ 43. I nearly fell over and it was hard to contain myself. I would hear myself rambling at speed to the sales assistants who were probably wondering if I should even be allowed out on my own. You might all know this already as its not a new development but it was news to me. Mentally I spent about £1000 in a matter of seconds.

Another shoe brand I love is Office but Office don’t love me back. I’ve written to them before to complain about their very limited size 9 offering (standard styles in basic colours) and while I can’t remember the details of the response I got, several years later nothing has changed.

Now look at these…

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All available in a size 10 on the IC website. Would I wear them all? No- but thats not the point. The point is that THEY ARE AVAILABLE. If IC can do this why can’t Office or Dune any other shoe shop? Plus size fashion has come a long way but larger size footwear is several steps behind. Irregular Choice is again going against the tide and showing their competitors how it’s done.


New Shop Items- Vintage Bags

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burg23 snake1 snake3New shop items added! The black handbag is a brand new unused and very rare vintage bag by Mappin & Webb with the mirror still in the original wazxed paper. Please click on images for further info.


Item of the Week 30/09/2015

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£615.00 Elena Ghisellini at Harvey Nichols


Item of the Week 21/08/2015

I have a big birthday coming up so if you’re feeling generous……

Tatty Devine, £225

Tatty Devine, £225


Item of the Week 19/06/2015

Luna on the Moon, £150

Luna on the Moon, £150


Playtime Never Ends

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Its been a while since I wrote an OOTD post, only because I’ve not bought much new clothing of late. However, this week’s purchase merits an OOTD revival. It’s not about the jacket, the dress or the shoes as they are all pieces that have been featured on here before. This outfit is all about the bag.

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With the emergence of adult colouring books, flat t- bar shoes and a café where you can sample an endless variety of sugary cereals, it seems like there are many of us who reminisce about the days when our lives were  all about writing in pencil, Knock Down Ginger and Saturday morning cartoons. The appearance of Play Purse onto the accessories market is right on cue.

CYAN-PURSE ORANGE-PURSEa RED-PURSE YELLOW-PURSE

I cannot tell you the number of miniature pocket-money purses like this I had as a child. Each starting out with an abundance of  multi-coloured beads, and ending their lives picked bald and cast aside. To see this in adult size brings back many happy memories. Old school style in a big girl size. It even comes with extra beads in case I want to go the whole hog and relive the bead picking experience, but with a big girl price tag I doubt it.