Category Archives: Shoes

Fly Fly London!

This is not about an airline…

This is actually about shoes, well boots to be precise.

Fly London is a portuguese brand of shoes. They have one of  the most comfort comfortable shoes/boots out there for a very reasonable price. They normally have good (which means high for me, being a shorty as I am) but very wearable platforms and the leather is very soft and of really good quality.

I bought these booties recently on sale (71£ instead of about 100£ or so) which is not a bargain but these shoes are really worth this price (I see so many shoes out there that are not even good quality leather).

Yarg Lace Up Boot Leather in Black

These are so comfortable that once you’ve tried them  on you seriously don’t want to take them off!

I bought them online through Javari which have an impeccable service: free one day delivery and 365-day return policy. Hard to beat! Bought mine on a Thursday evening after 7pm and got them the next day.

They also have a store in Covent Garden in London if you want to see how they look like. I guess in Portugal and Spain they are quite popular and maybe not so much here in the UK but always foe promoting brands from the peninsula …

I’ve been wearing them almost non-stop ever since. Very happy with my purchase. Definitely.

Do you guys own any Fly London shoes/boots?

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Hibiscus on my Toes

Sorry for the lack of posts these past days. My sister and a couple of friends are visiting before we all embark tonight on our summer holiday.

So I’m just blogging now while everybody is still sleeping after last night’s drinks (a couple of bottles of good Spanish red wine). Love having my friends around.

I just thought I could update  you on the nail polish I’m wearing in my toes for the holiday. Actually I’ve been wearing it for 2 weeks now and has barely chipped.

This is a picture I took when I had just painted my nails:

Natural Collection nail color in Hibiscus.

Natural Collection in Hibiscus/Wearing my Tone Ups

Hibiscus is a pretty bright Fuschia color, very summery. Looks more pink in real life, for some reason my camera doesn’t always get the colors right. Anyway,   it was a great find at Boots, for the quality of the polish and the low price, less than £3 if I remember well.

In the picture I’m also wearing my black Tone Ups, the Sketchers version of the more pricey Fit Flops which I think are ridiculously expensive for a pair of flip flops (£55!).

These ones were £28 on Amazon (great finds on the shoe section) and are part of the “Tone while you walk” type of shoes.

They are VEEEEERY comfortable, it feels like you’re walking on little cushions. I chose them in black because I felt were the ones that would go with everything.

I think they run a bit big, bought my regular size and they feel a bit loose but still very comfortable. Just something to bear in mind.

Definitely a good buy.



Camper Crazy

I’ve done some serious retail therapy over the last month

And last weekend I went Camper crazy!

Camper is a Spanish shoe company that I’ve been wearing for many years, since back in the day when I was living in Spain (and they weren’t known outside the country), since when I can remember.

Their shoes are made from good quality leather, comfortable with funky styles sometimes, normally not just your plain old shoe although there are some styles like that as well.

They have been copied many many times.

And I particularly like “their philosophy” and I’m proud that a shoe Spanish company is doing great around the world.

From the website:

“Camper is more than a shoe company, it is the dream of a Majorcan family who have been manufacturing shoes since 1877. It is a Mediterranean dream that establishes a way of being, of living and of feeling. Their dream combines traditional roots with an industrial vocation and has led Camper throughout the world. Camper shoes have a spirit and personality of their own, presenting a diverse range of footwear that combines design with imagination and functionality. They are unique and original, and constantly surprise. The slogan “Walk. Don’t Run” expresses the Camper philosophy of slow living and their appreciation and attention to detail. These are values that are found in the original designs created with the passion and flavour of the Mediterranean.”

WARNING: if you don’t want to get suck by the Camper Mania stop reading NOW!

Last weekend, I was just browsing the internet for good final sales. I checked an online shoes shop that is affiliated with Amazon called Javari.

http://www.javari.co.uk

The offer free next day delivery, which is never a bad thing. I’ve used it already a couple of times in the uk and the delivery IS that fast. In the US the equivalent would be http://www.endless.com

So these are the shoes I bought, real bargains:

My new pairs of Camper sandals

They are both high heels. The most popular Camper shoes are flat but in the last  years they have also pretty comfortable high heel shoes as well.

The grey/light beige model is a wedge which I particularly like because I can stand and walk on them all day without my feet/legs suffering from them.

They were £42 instead of £90. Not bad.

Camper Laura Wedge leather sandal in "Stepa Grey"

The red ones are more of a coral tone. They have a crazy heel for me but they also have a platform and at least when I walked around the house I could manage. I love the color and the detail. They have a retro look I think.

These were even cheaper: £35 instead of £90. Not bad at all, I’d say!

Camper Ariadna leather heel sandals in Red

Detail-Ariadna sandal

Camper Danae wedge sandal in Black

These blacks ones I got them last month from theactual storein Oxford St.  for a work-related event (there’s always a good excuse to buy shoes anyway, right?). They are very comfortable and a bit chunky, which I like.

They have a pretty sole detail as well. Most Camper shoes have some sort of creative sole.

Camper Danae-sole and heel detail

These were £55 instead of £90.

I have to say that Javari is worth checking out for Camper and also for other brands as well. They carry many many different ones.  Delivery is fast and free and sometimes you get shoes that are more discounted than in actual stores (the case of the first t pairs, in the store there were at least £15-£20 more).

You’re probaly thinking what are you doing buying sandals now that summer is almost over? Well, it is, in the UK. But not on other parts of the world. I’m going to be in warmer climates soon for holidays and work, so these would be perfect.

Do you own any Camper shoes?  Which ones are your favourites?