Remember a few weeks ago, I was styling pieces from the new Iron Fist AW15 collection on The Shoe Girl Styles It? You'll likely recall then, that this season includes an amazing Care Bears collaboration. Yes, those 80's cuddly bears are back and you can find them on shoes, accessories and clothing! Previously Iron Fist had an epic hook-up with My Little Pony, which lasted several years and this new launch is sure to be just as popular with those of us that grew up in that era. I was lucky enough to win one of the new tote bags on Instagram from Purple Heels (more details further down of their latest giveaway). As a reasonable newbie to Instagram, it was my first contest entry, so I was very excited!
Today I have that oversized tote* £69.99 (in the background) and the Care Bear Point Heels* £59.99 to show you. I decided to put together a vintage toy, kawaii scene befitting for such beauties! See if you can spot your favourites, there's old-school Sindy dolls, a troll, Dolly Surprise (her hair grew), Sylvanian Families, Popples, Polly Pocket, Strawberry Shortcake, Get Along Gang, Flower Fairies, Furby, Glow Worm, My Little Pony and other bits and bobs. I was feeling super nostalgic putting this lot together, though I was frustrated at not being able to find my Rainbow Brite figure, Sweet Secrets doll and Snugglebumms.
So the shoes are a simple court with softly pointed toe, 4 1/4" heel and an all over rainbow, cloud and bear print on a pastel pink base. They are such 'happy', colourful shoes, with a real retro feel.
On the sole you'll find another Care Bear and heart printed inners. A really cute touch is the patent heart, sewn onto the side of the shoe, like all Care Bears have on their bottom.
The canvas tote bag is in the same print and beware, it's HUGE! It has rainbow handles, a zip top and is lined with pockets inside. The other heels in this range are the Stare platforms, which I styled here or there's a ballerina flat or cosy boots. Purple Heels have the full range as well as hard to find Irregular Choice and Iron Fist items. They have been kind enough to offer my readers 10% off site-wide (valid until 24th December) using the code shoegirl10. They are also currently running another giveaway on Instagram to win a sought after My Little Pony bag, which you can enter here. Also keep an eye out on The Shoe Girl Diaries next week, as I'll be wearing these shoes for Shoesday Tuesday. I hope you enjoyed looking at these photos, it was fun to arrange. Is it making you long for the good ol' days, do you like these shoes?
Both items gifted. All opinions my own.