I seem to have been buying lots of shoes this month, what with the start of the new school term and my son needing new school shoes, PE pumps and football boots. He may only be five but he’s inherited his dad’s height and is on a permanent growth spurt.

My little girl needed new shoes too, as her first pair – white sandals – were proving impractical on cooler days and in muddy parks. See here for evidence of that!

I got these bunny ones from Clarks and she’s already had so many compliments on them. I think she’s channelling the Charlotte Olympia kitty flats that were seen on all the cool cats’ feet a couple of years ago.

As for me, well I live in flats, sandals, loafers, ankle boots, whatever, but it has to be flat. Before a night out last weekend, even my mum questioned why I didn’t have any heels with me and very kindly went with me to buy some gorgeous new going out shoes. I have one pair of black heels which tend to come out whenever I need to smarten up, so a second pair will certainly come in handy. These ones, from Moda In Pelle, are patent, block heels which are slightly 60s style and surprisingly comfortable to wear.

These Campers are so cool, I love their styles for boys and men. I bought a pair of navy ones similar to this for first born to wear at our wedding just before he was two. At £60 they were a bit of an expense but worth it I think for a special occasion, and they wore seriously well and kept him looking cute for months afterwards. I bought these mini brown ones in a sale a few months back, they were such a bargain, even though they are a size 12 and too small for my son I couldn’t leave them for the price so snapped them up to either pass on to a friend or sell on eBay.

I’ve photographed them next to my husband’s Campers. He splashed out on a few pairs just before he fell ill last year, so sadly these have been languishing in the wardrobe yet to be worn. Next spring they’ll be out I’m sure.

Pictured are my son’s beloved crocs, which I’m not so keen on for adults but love how easy, practical and comfortable they are for kids. What’s not to love about a shoe you can hose down at the end of the day? I’ve snapped them next to a pair of Zara boat shoes we bought him for a wedding, hoping he’d wear them through the summer as well but that never really happened. Maybe a case of what I want him to wear versus what he wants to wear!




Photos from top: Zara boys boat shoes; Crocs Kids Crocband; Clarks Iva Bunny Fst; Campers; Moda In Pelle Cabo in black patent.

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    September 15, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Ooh shoes!! We’re huge Campers fans here too, got my first pair last Christmas and they are SO comfortable!! x x

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    Mel Bridge
    September 19, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Aw! Aren’t little girl’s shoes cute! I’ve been looking at the Livie Luca shoes for my L/O but I can’t decide whether to go for it because you have to pay for returns 🙁 Cute though!

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    Lisa - barefoot kids
    April 25, 2015 at 6:34 am

    we love shoes and the kids always end up with way too many pairs where I have about 3! Loving the cat shoes x

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