Saturday, 27 September 2014

How I wore my Orla Kiely x Clarks Dorothy shoes

It should come as no surprise that the Orla Kiely x Clarks range is a massive hit with bloggers, I mean who could resist the cute patent heels and dreamy leather boots? My love for Orla Kiely is well documented on this blog and although the shoes are still expensive, the shoes are much more affordable than the catwalk collection and I know I will get a lot of wear out of them. I ummed and aahed over which pair to get but practicality won out and this patent black Dorothy pair were soon winging their way towards me.  I had to size up half a size, as did Sarah so just something to bear in mind if you are investing in a pair. As soon as they arrived, I knew exactly what I wanted to wear with them- this H! by Henry Holland dress is one of my favourites and the polkadots are suitably fun. I didn't realise just how short it was though, I think I will be sticking to black tights with it in the future! We decided to take these photos by the river again as I wanted somewhere prettier than my usual spot and I think they really worked- thank goodness Mark is such a patient photographer!

Dress: H! by Henry Holland via eBay, belt: Primark, shoes: Orla Kiely x Clarks, watch: Radley c/o Joshua James Jewellery
This is the face of unmistakable glee- there's nothing better than when your outfit, hair and make-up conspire to work with you, rather than against you! I recently bought Max Factor's new Skin Luminizer foundation and I absolutely love it, it makes my face all bright and glowy, perfect for when I have had less sleep than normal!


No I haven't got strange marks on my legs, I just found a pair of polka dot tights when I was sorting through my clothes (you wouldn't believe how much I have managed to get rid of!) and thought they would go perfectly with this outfit, especially as they pick up the polkadots on the shoes!


And just look how pretty the soles are! I have worn the shoes a couple of times and the pattern is already starting to wear off so I can't imagine it will be long before it all goes :( I can attest to how comfy the heel height is too, I am awful at wearing heels all day but these are as comfy as flats so I couldn't be happier. Pretty and practical, what's not to like?!


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8 comments

Jo said...

Love this outfit and your Orla shoes. I envy your ability to look so good in red!

Polkadot Pink said...

I am a HUGE fan of all things Orla and the Clarks collaboration certainly hasnt passed me by! Love this pair, they are definitely an investment piece xx

Sherin said...

What an incredible shoe collaboration! It's such a gorgeous shoe too - with the perfect heel!

Claire Reynolds said...

I knew you'd be on this collection as soon as I heard about it on Twitter Maria! ;) <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

misspond.com said...

Love your outfit! The dress is stunning :)

clarice said...

Lovely dress, but I must admit the the boots are truly fantastic! love them so much...
xo
clarice

The Style Rawr said...

I looove them - they are SO you!

Tara x

Peacock's Hat said...

Oh my word they are SO LUSH. Love them with the dress too! Hair looking lovely too.
I am so in need of doing a clear-out too, I have so much damn stuff...

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