Thursday, 29 October 2015

Irregular Choice: Star Wars Launch

After months of speculation and much anticipation, the time has finally come for the Irregular Choice 'Star Wars' collection. It's a huge collaboration which is likely to appeal to long-time Irregular Choice fans whilst reaching a whole new audience that probably didn't know such exciting and innovative footwear was possible! I'm in the camp of knowing very little about Star Wars, but the characters are so iconic, that they are instantly recognisable even to those that have never seen the films. My knowledge and experience of footwear on the other hand...well we all know that one!  So what do we know about this special range? Irregular Choice Star Wars Skywalker

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

How To: Decopatch Halloween Coffin

Ok, I can't take the credit for this, but my Mum is very crafty and this week she has been making some Halloween themed goodies and I asked if I might share one with you all. When she was looking after my nephews on Monday, they decorated polystyrene skulls and she's since made her own which are hanging in our conservatory. Yesterday I went to see what she was up to and here she was with a glitter pot, skeleton paper and a mini coffin! I was intrigued! This isn't a step-by-step tutorial because it's not complicated enough to require one, plus it would feel weird when I didn't make it myself, but this is honestly really easy to do and child friendly too. halloween decopatch coffin

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Irregular Choice Bear Shoes

Irregular Choice Bear Shoes
Bears are rather prevalent in the Irregular Choice AW15 range, but actually when I look back at my collection, they've been a recurring theme over the years. I took these photos a couple of months ago (before another bear joined the gang) and count 14 bear print, heel, charm or otherwise shoes. I had no idea I owned so many! So I thought we'd take a closer look at my collection and also those from the new range.

Toy Shop Bargains For Christmas

I've recently made a start to my Christmas shopping, helped along by some terrific bargains at The Toy Shop (The Entertainer), which I couldn't keep to myself. They launch special discount deals in the countdown to Christmas, every Thursday and now that we're several weeks into it, there's plenty to choose from. I saved £75 on the Kre-O Transformers Autobot Assault Devastator, down to £24.99 from £99.99. I hadn't read it properly (too excited by the bargain) so had intended it to be for my youngest nephew, but it's for ages 8+ and contains 781 pieces (sorry sis), so I think it's a little too advanced for him, so am giving it to the middle one instead. You can construct different things like robots or trucks and hopefully it'll keep them amused and they'll all play with bits of it, without fighting! Plus the box is MASSIVE, so that in itself is exciting for them! I also couldn't resist the fantastic Lalaloopsy deals. The original big dolls are down to £10 (saving £17), the 'Littles' my favourite, are £6 instead of £15, as are the newer 'Girls', down from £20. Any of these look like a really substantial present, so they are great if you have kids (or adults) to buy for and are budgeting. I got a couple of Littles and a Girls for my sister. lalaloopsy dolls

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Irregular Choice Sole Directory

The other week when I had no internet all day, I decided to put my time to good use and photograph something for the blog. I'd really wanted to write a post on all the different box patterns Irregular Choice have ever produced, because I *think* I have them all. However the way we've had to move my shoes into the shoe room, it's been in dribs and drabs and the boxes have been packed away in groups up to the attic, so that's never been possible, which is a pity. So instead, I thought I'd photograph the soles.

If you haven't bought or seen Irregular Choice shoes before, you'll think that's a bit strange. However the soles are covered in pretty patterns or pictures, usually cute enough to rival the uppers and there's real excitement each season to see the new designs. Back in the day, the soles and boxes weren't changed as regularly as each season and often the soles didn't match the box. Nowadays we tend to get at least two new prints each year (Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter) and the boxes usually mirror the soles. I had no idea how physically demanding this 'little exercise' would be, I was literally shaking by the time I'd finished checking I had one of each to photograph and transferring them into another room. It's a hard thing to capture too, because the shoes (or boots) don't sit well (obviously) the wrong way round, but I managed to get around this by photographing in groups, though this photo just about captures each one I currently own. I also wasn't sure how squeamish you might be about seeing close-up photos of used soles. I'm not one for protecting them, I believe they are intended to be loved and worn, so they do show signs of wear. irregular choice picture soles

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Swatches: MUA Lipstick

I know, I know, what is this? A beauty post? Surely not! It's definitely been a long time since we've had one, mostly down to me not wearing makeup. I feel kinda sad when I see all my pretty palettes and lipsticks, sitting unused, but writing about them and not having the energy to use them is worse. Avoidance, I'm good at that apparently. Well I took these photos in the summer after a little makeup haul. Obviously I'm rarely buying makeup these days, because it seems silly to, but these were mega cheap and I saw them online and thought I'd give them a try. I was getting a free palette or something at the time...there's no offer on them currently, but they are £1 each. As my Mum would say "you cannae go wrong with that"! mua lipsticks barely there bare juicy

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Irregular Choice: Character Heelstory

Have you ever wondered which heel is the highest, which character had the most releases, when they started or just how many different heels there's been?  Well this fun (but informative) post contains everything you'll ever need to know about the Irregular Choice character heels.  Though the history may be brief, there's a lot that's happened in that short period and it's all documented here.  I've taken photos of every single character (and concept) heel I currently own. You've perhaps seen them individually, but I've never gathered them together for a group photo before.  I've also linked to my previous posts (they open in a new window, so you won't lose your place here) for you to see the shoes in more detail if you haven't before and included some current 'in stock' links if you wish to add to your own collection.      irregular choice character heels