I follow a number of style blogs. Sure, there are the 'fantasy' blogs where the blogger is constantly gifted items from top designers. Lots of fun but hard to aspire to. The ones I get the most inspiration from are those where the blogger mixes designer/high-end with high street finds. Or those where the blogger's outfits are easy to understand and make my own.
Recently, this manifested itself into two purchases.
The first, stylish trainers I can wear with my work outfits for my 800m coffee walk every morning. Thanks to Oracle Fox blog I drew inspiration from her cool low-profile New Balance trainers...
Image copyright Oracle Fox
...and found a pair in a similar vein that work for me:
Second, I've been looking for a pair of cute slip-ons (not Vans!) that I could style in a grown-up way. Joyce at My Dubio.com gave me the inspiration...
Image copyright My Dubio
...and Country Road delivered the goods: