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Friday, 26 April 2013

The Wedge Trainer AGAIN!

Oh no, I hear you say. I'm banging on about wedge trainers again. You'd think after all the times I've debated, tried on and analysed, I'd just LET. IT. GO.
But no...the lovely peeps at Zalando asked me to chose a couple of pairs of shoes from their website and I saw these for a mere £23 (free delivery too!). 
I thought, right, let's get this out of my system once and for all. I'll over-look my irrational fear of laces in shoes (don't ask) and go for a plain black pair (including importantly for me, a black sole)..
Even&Odd Lace Up Wedge Trainer
First things first, they look 100 times better in real life than they do online. Secondly, they are surprisingly comfy. I ordered a 6.5 which came up a tiny bit big but I popped in a soft insole and they are perfect. Thirdly, £23? Seriously...I spent that in the airport buying magazines to bring home to the kids & hubby last week. Bargainous.
Now for the outfit I wore them with. Same jeans as yesterday's post coz that's how it rocks with me. If they're comfy - I wear them to death! Cold day so I went for a cosy loose knit and a bright scarf to cheer it all up a bit.
Even&Odd Lace up Wedge Trainer - Zalando
(kind of loving the other two colours now too!)
Black Oversized Knit - TK Maxx (random brand)
Distressed Jeans - Maison Scotch (similar here & here)
Scarf - Heatons
Necklace - Mango (sale)
White Vest - Primark (similar)
Ok, so I've *kind of* chickened out a bit with these because as Sera quite rightly said on Avenue 57 (where I posted a picture of these the other day), they are not unlike regular wedge ankle boots - the trainer thing is not that obvious. And that's why I'm finding them easier to wear. I'm easing myself in gently and maybe that's an idea for other Wedge Trainer virgins who can't make up their mind?
What a week of discovery - midi dresses and now wedge trainers! Why, next I'll be in the dungarees, eh Joanna?? And if you've not seen Joanna rocking her dungarees yet, why not?
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  1. Hurray!!!! You've dipped your toe in the water at least:) I love the second pic .. your expression is hilarious. You're like a happy child who's received an ice-cream .. but isn't ENTIRELY sure about the flavour. I think they look fabulous, but then I love wedge trainers. Next stop, the Ash?! (fingers crossed)

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    1. Haha! What a great comment...still not quite sure but definitely moving towards an Ash moment...xx

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  2. Finally!!! Hahahaa..Helen described your look so well. Now, we're talking my language. You tototally rock in these wedge sneakers. You go girl!

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    1. Thank you Marlene - I do love them now. Thank you for once again, encouraging me out of my comfort zone! You girls rock x

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  3. Really like the wedge trainer and they look grown up in black like that. Hmmmm.

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    1. Thanks Ellen - they are definitely more wearable in that colour and style. And at that price - a bargain! Ax

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  4. I agree, they are not what I would call a classic wedge trainer, more of a wedge boot but either way they look great. I LOVE the simplicity of the black knit with them. A great look

    Fiona

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    1. Thank you Fiona and to all your lovely A57 ladies who made me brave enough to share! Ax

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  5. Ha cheeky:) I told you so - watch this space! LOVE those jeans on you...you look all legs with the shoes xx

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    1. Thank you Joanna - they are my new fav jeans...and I thought I didn't like distressed either. I have SO much to learn still! Ax

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  6. They are more chunky like the Marant style that I like and I think they look fine. Nicely put together and the scarf add's a pop of colour perfectly. Those school mums are going to start to dislike you immensely, I bet you are putting them all to shame!

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    1. Haha Sharron...it's the kind of school where no-one notices really. Lovely bunch of down to earth girls. I'm very lucky as I know other schools nearby where it's a bit of a catwalk at the school gate Ax

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  7. Everytime I see a wedge trainer post I bend a big more. I think I need to get a pair. DAMN!

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    1. You would look amazing in them with your fabulous legs Iva! GET SOME!! Ax

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  8. They look great on you! Can't wait to see you in your dungarees ;)

    Have a lovely weekend xo

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    1. Aw, thanks hun. Don't hold your breath on the dungarees...haha!!
      Hope you had a good weekend - loving that BB cream on you today - great review, Ax

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  9. You look good in them! And I have to agree with Helen as well - perfect description of you. Your wedge trainers are a lot like my Aldo ones which reminds me I need to get mine out again. Now what to wear them with?

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    1. Well don't ask me - I'm still coming to terms with them! This is my only look so far! You will totally rock them though - I know. Ax

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  10. I made the step after Christmas and haven't looked back! They really suit you Avril and I love the impression on your face - mildly hysterical and rather pleased! X

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    1. Haha - thanks Claire! I am amazed I actually liked them as much as I do! Ax

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  11. Oh they're kind of funky! I like the patent look with them, and for £23, sure that's a bargain ;)

    Sara at BelfastBeautyLove xx

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    1. Thanks Sara - I'll take funky from a young thing like you...all chuffed now! Ax

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  12. Love these, I think the patant really sets them off for me :)bargain!!

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