Friday, 15 May 2015
Summer is arriving, it's official. I had a bit of a retail nightmare the other day. I ordered a gorgeous pair of Ellerman sandals from ASOS for £45. I then didn't double check my saved address and got it posted a million miles away to my old Scotland address. Disaster. Luckily their Twitter Help team sorted it all out for me and got the order sent back to them so I could get a refund (they couldn't change the address at that late stage in the game... it was already in the van in Scotland!) 

I'm away on holiday next week and decided to panic-shop in Primark for an alternative pair of sandals. (My beloved Ellerman's are now out of stock in all sizes. Typical.) Primarni in London ishell on this God-given earth, a free-for-all, a Stab 'n' Grab type of place. I took a deep breath, kept my head down and my headphones in, and headed up to shoes. All worth it - I  found 3 pairs of shoes for STILL cheaper than the £45 I was going to spend on the one pair at ASOS. All of them are different and suitable for different summer events, making them my favourite 3 picks from Primark. Their shoe game is strong this season, I urge you all to face the Primark fear and head in to take a look.

This pair was painfully cheap. As in less than a McDonalds Happy Meal cheap. I ummed and ahhed a while over this colour, the white variation or the black. My reasoning was not to go for black because of my other two choices, and not to go with white because it would get grimy quickly what with the London air. They definitely don't look cheap and just follow the standard slider shape with a nice snakeskin print. Perfect for the beach or for throwing on quickly with a sundress.


I am wearing these today and they are glorious. They look like real leather, they have a small heel which make them look more expensive (not typical Primark shoes where they feel cardboard-y), and they are comfortable. No cutting in at the sides! These are perfect for teaming with jeans and an oversized shirt for a warmer British day. And they were only about £12.


 A glorious sandal-mule hybrid, again these look like real leather. The thick heel make them easy to walk in and they are incredibly on-trend this season. You can literally wear these with any outfit to smarten it up. Jeans or a pencil skirt and you're good to go.  I would also consider them to be transeasonal, making them a bloody bargain at around the £15 mark.

What are your staple sandals for this summer and where have you been getting yours from?

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  1. I've been very tempted by a similar pair of day sandals in Topshop! Haven't had a chance to look at primarks selection yet Gisforgingers xx


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