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Thursday 1 August 2019

Calla Shoes Three Ways - #chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hello, welcome to the blog my over fifty friends.
How's it going in your part of the blogging world?
Two things I want to share with you today - first being the #chicandstylish #linkup party - carry on reading to find the link!  More importanly I'm excited to share a wonderful pair of sandals from Calla Shoes today.
Having such an exciting & stylish pair of sandals to show off, I wanted to let you all know that they're so versatile there's loads of outfits to let them shine in.  I've three different looks I want you to see - let me know what's your favourite my friends.

Items marked with * have been gifted to me, however these are 100% my own honest comments.

My first is rather a laid back affair, casual knee length shorts and a pretty lacy top to enjoy a walk in the countryside or maybe a saunter around the shops.  I usually struggle with completely flat footwear, I seem to get an ache in my legs and feet wearing them, although to be fair I can get the same from wearing high heels too!
I must say these didn't do that - they made my feet sing with joy at how comfortable they were.  You know when a pair are comfy - they're never off your feet - just like these!
I wanted to have a good looking pair of sandals that would be great for knocking about in as well as being able to wear them for a special occasion.  I'm not talking about a wedding or christening, but an event that calls for something a little bit dressier - like a day party, girly lunch or baby shower where it's good to keep the comfort levels up and still look fabulous.

So back to my casual shorts.  I bought these so long ago I can't actually remember where I bought them!  They've been in the limelight and on the back burner so many times, but still look like new.  Denim has a way of doing that don't you think?  They've made an appearance recently,  basically because I can get them on - lol.  Liking the length for daytime fun unlike tiny shorts that I only like to don when going to the pool or beach when I'm on my holibobs!

Picking this really pretty lacy top to pair with the Bermuda shorts, loving the length that sits on the waist without needing to be tucked in.  It's slightly see through as you would expect with lace, but the extra panel is in the right place to keep the desired modesty.

Just take a look at how luxurious these flat Laura slingbacks* are.  I felt that the metallic leather would complete many an outfit - but wasn't expecting them to be quite as good as they are.  The soft Portuguese leather feels wonderful next to your skin, with an extremely helpful fastening means no fiddly little buckles to contend with - does anyone else have trouble doing up their shoes?

but wasn't expecting them to be quite as good as they are.

Here's a great shot of my lacy top - this came all the way from Spain.  I like to come home with a fashion piece from my hols, this was what I picked from my weekend in L'Escala.  There was so much choice I wanted all that I saw, but settled on this dainty one.  The length is good for me, as is the pretty v neckline.  With a choice of maybe five colours I'm pleased with the neutral pick of creamy, off-white - there's ample options as it goes with so much, so as you can imagine I've worn it lots already.

So here's another striking outfit to honor my metallic beauties - a lacy dress!  This was going to be donated to charity, but I grabbed it back when looking at what to wear for a BBQ.  How wonderful does this outfit look!  It's a neat and stylish little dress, not too tight with enough room for over-eating yummy BBQ'd food, but still looking cute with my adoring sandals.

Let me tell you a little about the story behind Calla Shoes - Their shoes have been specially designed for sufferers of bunions, even, if like me you've only the tiniest of bunions, these shoes will feel like you're walking on clouds.  Calla shoes aim to take your feet to the next level of comfort, without losing any of the style or fashionable appearance.
Do stop by and read the full story from the professionals behind the idea themselves.

The dress is from a huge selection from Rosegal - It first appeared on the blog two years ago - with a more recent outing worn with another super pair of Calla Shoes - they're obviously a match made in heaven for more than one reason!

Red bag and red nails were the only splash of colour for this muted look, bringing the whole outfit together in a unison as good as strawberries and cream. 💝

Finally my last sandal inspired look had to be jeans. Although I've not worn a pair in ages, these frayed skinny's seemed the perfect companion to my dreamy sandals.  This would be just what I'd pick for a day out with hubby - maybe visiting London for a show or museum - with an obvious cheeky lunch date too!

Day's out in our changeable weather calls for light layers - this would be the best ensemble.  Tee shirt cami, topped off with this sheer chiffon blouse that I styled three ways with Gail - Is This Mutton as well.  I'd possibly take a long line blazer with me if it looked like a cooler day - with an idea to take a umbrella just in case it rained!!!!

Here's one last look at these yummy comfy sandals ( Esther and I had a laugh taking these photos - all I can say is my abs were hurting after this - ha ha ha)  Let me know what is your first choice or how would you style them?

Time to party?  Join the #chicandstylish #linkup that's going live right now.

Here's the most favoured blogger from last week.
Welcome Lizzy - What Lizzy Loves & thanks for adding to the #linkup my friend.  Why's this my favourite look?  I saw similar in Oasis & decided against buying it, because of the colour - boy what a stupid mistake as it looks so elegant and chic on Lizzy - it would have been such a fabulous dress to wear time and time again!  I wonder if it's in the sale!!!

Now let's start linking up.
Here are some guidelines.
Please follow your host on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Link up your fashion and beauty posts below - other topics allowed.
We all like to get compliments, so please leave a nice comment when visiting a blog or two.
Also link back to Mummabstylish blog post.
You could also share the love on social media.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
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Thanks for joining me today - can't wait to see what you've been styling this week.
Appreciation goes to Esther Ruby for taking these piccys. X
Catch you all again on Monday my lovelies.
Bye for now. X



  1. I think the idea for Calla is great. There are so many women with bunions and fiding stylish shoes must be a problem. These look really comfortable Jacqui and I love all the styles you have shared wearing them xx

    1. I agree, these are so comfortable, and look so lovely on. I've worn them so much already they're worth every penny. x Thanks for joining the #linkup today Hun. Happy Thursday.

  2. Great shoes Jacqui! I love Calla's mission because as a bunion sufferer it is hard to find good shoes. I have a pair of their pumps and they are so well made! Love that lacy top especially but all three looks are fabulous!

  3. And I looked everywhere for golden sandals without a heel! I love these and as you show, they are very versatile, look good on everything!

  4. They look super comfy and stylish, what a great brand, I suffer and have to be careful what style of shoe I choose. xx

  5. How great are these shoes, Jacqui! They are so versatile! They really look wonderful with every outfit. I am dying over that lacy top though! Oh, it is so, so pretty. And win for the white lacy dress in summer!


  6. You styled these so nicely Jaqui and your pictures are great! Love the splashes of red in your white outfit and the jeans with the blouse is my kind of everyday, but it will have to be the shorts for hot Florida. And bunions do make shoe shopping a challenge. I think that shoe companies are getting better and better at designing ways to give more comfy, yet stylish options! Yours are very cute!

  7. Those shoes really do go so perfectly with every outfit, Jacqui!! I love the metallics and who doesn't love comfort??

  8. They are beautiful shoes and they look great each way you've worn them! I think I love the first outfit with the Bermuda shorts the most though, I love my Bermuda shorts in summer! :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that your week is going well :)

    Away From Blue

  9. I enjoyed looking at your photos this week, Jacqui. The one with your cute new sandals in the air is so fab! Great post to show the versatility of the sandals, too!

  10. Those shoes are super cute and they do look comfy. I love the metallic color, it goes with everything. That blouse is adorable too!!!

  11. Those are some pretty shoes and the leather sounds wonderful. I love all your looks and that lace top is so gorgeous, it caught my eye!
    jess xx

  12. The sandals are so pretty and I am in love with that lace top!

  13. Those sandals are fabulous and so versatile! Loving all of these looks!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  14. Those shoes are fab, but your top really caught my eye in the first outfit! So pretty!

  15. Beautiful sandals, I just love the neutral color and all of the ways you styled them. That RoseGal dress is just GORG!


  16. I absolutely love Calla—they're some of the most comfortable (and chic) shoes I own. Love all the ways you've styled yours!
    Cheryl Shops |

  17. Oh I like this sandals. They look comfy and chic. You look amazing Jacqui:)

  18. Hi Jacqui. Thank you so much for featuring me this week. I'm really touched xxxx I absolutely love your Rosegal white dress. It's so pretty and romantic. And your Calla sandals look super. They'll work with so many outfits as you've shown. Lots and love and have a fab weekend xxxx

  19. I love all three looks, but the first one is my favorite. That top is so pretty and it looks great with the bag and shorts.

  20. Jacqui, you look amazing in all of these looks, but I especially love the shorts outfit! Perfectly styled--casual, with an air of elegance.

    xx Darlene

  21. Those sandals are perfect. And look so comfy!


  22. As I read your post, I kept telling myself, oh, I really like this outfit for each of them. The shoes look comfortable and go well with each style. That dress and that top might me my favorites but really do like your shorts too!

  23. Gorgeous shoes! I love my Calla shoes, they're such good quality. I can't wear totally flat shoes either - my feet are getting worse and I fear I may have to press for surgery before too long, even though I was rebuffed by the podiatry department. I desperately want to get back to long distance running. We spend so much time on our feet so we need comfortable shoes. I love your pretty lace top and dress! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

  24. They look comfy and stylish :) Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Creative Mondays.


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