The one with the Louboutins

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I have been MIA on my blog for the last week as I have been very busy ticking things off my Bucket List and I am very pleased to be able to report that I have managed to tick one off and have quite a few works in progress.

I cannot believe I am about to say this… I am now the proud owner of a pair of b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l Christian Louboutin heels. Oh my days. I am still smiling like a loon about it. It wasn’t even planned.

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Last Friday I went to London with my niece to watch the UK X Factor auditions and the time on the ticket turned out not to be the actual time of the show so we ended up being in London on a scorching hot day with hours to kill. We are both shoe fans* (*addicts!) and so it would have been extremely rude of us not to visit the Christian Louboutin store whilst we were on our travels. I mean we’d totally googled the venue on the way, just in case we ended up at a loose end.

Anyway, I was adamant I wasn’t to leave with a pair of shoes – I was only going for some nail varnish. But the minute we got in there, we both fell in love. My niece, Abbie was straight in there picking which pair she was going to try on but I couldn’t decide for the life of me. They were all just too pretty. Eventually I decided on a nude pair to try, followed by another, and another…oh go on then one more…

The minute the shoes were on my feet though, there was no way I was leaving the shop without them! After much deliberation over pointy or round toe (Abbie) patent or not (both of us) shoe boot vs pump (me) and finally black vs nude (also me) we had both come to a decision. Giddy as hell, we made our way to the cash register to pay the poor demented girl who had been serving us for the last hour.

And, there you have it, less than 10 minutes later both of us left with our Loubs proudly being displayed on our arms. We had to take a photo – I mean this is not an every day occurrence. Though, to be honest, if you’d heard us, you would think we were both rich – “when we go Paris I think I’ll get the shoe boots!”

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Me and Abbie
proudly displaying
our bags!

I should also
say that we spent
that long in the store
that we nearly
missed the X Factor
Thankfully we made it though…

On the way home we were as proud as punch with our buys (if not slightly nervous about seeing our parents (Abbie) and husband (me) for the dreaded ‘How much? For a shoe? I can paint you a red sole’ conversation. It was just a real shame that the train was so rammed so we have to share our fajita wrap and walkers crisps sat on the floor in the doorway for 3 hours – as Abbie kindly pointed out, we’d gone from classy to trashy in a matter of minutes! Oh well. Trashy or not, we were the owners of a gorgeous pair of Loubs each, so all in all, it had been a pretty good day.

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Now, roll on Paris so I can buy the shoe boots and tick another item off my Bucket List.


The One with the Lovely Blog Award

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So, I found out yesterday that I had been nominated by the very lovely Christina at for the Lovely Blog Award.

How awesome is that! 🙂


I just wanted to say thank you very much to Christina (you should all definitely check out her blog by the way) and I will gracefully accept the award!

Now here are the rules for accepting the Lovely Blog Award:

Thank and link to the amazing person who nominated you (Done)
List the rules and display the award. (Done)
Share seven facts about yourself. (Now this is where it gets harder!)

Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.

Okay, here goes:

1. This year I did my deepest dive yet – 73m and I loved it!

2. I have applied for a place on a fashion designing course in college this autumn. (Fingers crossed I get accepted!)

3. I think I am still a little bit afraid of the dark.

4. I love being part of the blogging community as everyone is so friendly, but I cant help being intimidated by all the amazingly talent writers and bloggers out there.

5. My favourite time of year is Winter.

6. My biggest fear is being alone.

7. My ultimate dream is to open up my own Cupcake Cafe. (I’d call it ‘Maud’s Cupcake Cafe’ and it would have floor to ceiling shelves filled with books for customers to read whilst they enjoy their coffee and cake.)

And, thats me! 🙂

I nominate the following lovely bloggers:

Cutie Cameras

Pretty Little Things

Ditch the Bun

Life Being Girly


Last Legs Blog

Wear the Old Coat

Taken By The Lapels

Dianas Adventures

Queen Beady

Luce Luxe

A Red Lip and a Nude Shoe

New Teacher Life

Around the World in 80 pairs of Shoes

Congratulations on your nominations – you are all awesome! 🙂

❤ Danielle x.o.x.o