3 August 2017

splurge vs steal!

I have been lusting after these Hermes slides all Summer and I'm summoning up the courage to enter the Hermes shop in St Tropez when we go away to try on a pair...hopefully the store won't be too intimidating! It's not helping that there are only a few sizes left online......I'm feeling the FOMO! However I stumbled across an amazing High Street dupe for a fraction of the cost thanks to @fashion_panic's feed on Instagram.
The real deal!

Pretty good huh?!

I didn't want to recommend a brand I wasn't familiar so I did actually order these before sharing. Once I'd hit the button I looked up some reviews on Shein and admittedly the ones I saw were less than flattering about the brand......BUT I have to say I had a really good experience. The delivery says 7-10 days. I ordered mine on Tuesday last week and they arrived in six days on Monday. They are PU and so I will be taking them holiday as I can wear them around the pool without the fear of ruining them. So if you want to get the look for less the dupes are a shade under £20 ( I had free delivery which was tracked) and you can order with a certain amount of confidence if my encounter was anything to go by. Anyone else had a good or bad experience with Shein they care to share?

We've had a lovely couple of days away in Sheffield . The hubby had an annual work trip there that always lands in the school holidays and so the whole family can tag along. Fab for me as it's not far from my lovely mate @susiesoso and so we got to spend the day together while the kids spent hours in the amazing Pond Forge pool. What did I pack and wear? I kept to a theme....mostly black.....you can't go wrong with black. All the outfits were engineered around my new embellished New Look flats......doing well on the pay per wear front already!

Top, past season alternative here
Basket, sold out but this is gorgeous here!

With my lovely mate Sue.......

Top, past season similar here
Jeans, past season alternative here
Basket, sold out alternative here

Jumpsuit, past season alternative here

So the question is will I pluck up the courage to enter the Hermes store in St Tropez......or will I be happy with my 20 quid dupes! Stay tuned until next week when I'm on my hols to find out!

I shall be back in a day or two with my packing post!!

Back soon!


  1. love these dupes and I LOVE this feature on your blog. Not tried Shein but I Def plan to keep seeing stuff I like!

    1. The dupes are so good in real life....I'm so chuffed with them and Shein are now on my radar too! xx