Spring Shoes: A Tie-In Colour

I was in the Paddington Sacha Drake store recently to pick up something I needed to add to my outfit for a wedding. While I was there I found a pair of shoes. I’ve never seen them before: the brand is Holster, and they are an Aussie company based in Noosa, Queensland. The style I bought are Admire Wedge in Champagne.  They are gorgeous and so easy to wear!

Last year, I had a silver pair of thongs that lasted me through the warmer seasons but they’ve had their day and I have been looking for a new pair of go-to thongs with a small heel to replace them.  I tend to pick a highlight tie-in colour for the season, e.g. gold, silver, black, nude. Last year it was silver and I had a heap of silver necklaces and bracelets.  This year I’m going with the nude/champange colour and will be looking for a few other accessories to tie it in. More nudes, gold, bronzes and browns.

I find picking a focus tie-in colour helps me be clear about sorting out my wardrobe (and giving away clothes I don’t wear) and looking for a few new pieces to compliment my existing wardrobe. Focus, means less brain space about worrying about what to wear, which means freedom to be, and go and do.

– Below, the mint dress is from Just Jeans: I bought it new at the end of last Spring on special and pulled it out now to wear.  While there is still a bit of coolness in the air, a 3/4 sleeve cardigan I’ve had for about a year (from BIG W) does the trick.  I like the look of nude and gold with green.

– The peach Review blouse is new and the skirt I found at a second hand shop a few years ago: they both go nicely with the gold/grown/nude highlight.  

– I went to markets the other night, and found a gorgeous bead tree necklace that brings out many spring colours and looks good with brown tones too. I wore it recently with a beige cardi and my spotted Liz Jordan Jeans (pictured here).

Just by picking one colour, I can see a Spring/Summer wardrobe forming, and this makes it easy for me find clothes to match wherever I’m going and whatever I’m doing. I’m no fashionista but I gain a lot of pleasure in colours and enjoying life in the clothes I wear. For me it’s not about looking good but feeling confident, happy and free in what I wear.

New Shoes for Spring!

New Shoes for Spring!

New Shoes for Spring!

I particularly enjoy wearing this outfit. It’s easy and feels light, pretty and fresh.  I was pointing to the kids at this moment who were running of to explore the rocks in the distance. “Don’t go past there!”

Spring shoes and outfit

spring outfit

Spring shoes and outfit

The necklace I found at the Bullcock Beach Twilight Markets.

Bead Tree Necklace

One of the things I really like about the shoes is the way they are made: the diamonte decoration are studded into the shoe (rather than stuck on) so I expect them to last well. 

Shoes

I was curious about the brand and took a look at the  Holster website and found a huge range of gorgeous shoes, including adorable kids shoes!  Love finding new Aussie brands who make great products.

Ladies

Holster Shoes - ladies

Girls

jelly shoes - girls - Holster

Onward.

 

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Kelly loves life at both ends of the spectrum: wearing high heel shoes one day and hiking boots the next; sipping tea out of a pretty cup and slurping hot coffee from a camping mug; challenging herself physically and stopping for quiet unhurried moments to feel the wind on her face. Kelly and her husband Matthew seek to live a fun and adventurous life with their four children and pet bird.

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