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In real life, you don’t always want to be dressed to the nines with your high heels, perfect skirt or pair of jeans and the chicest handbag in tow (unless you’re ANNA WINTOUR!!) Sometimes, you just want to be casual and still look chic. The effortless look. I like looking at people who look so casual yet so put together. And before I start, apologies for lack of posts recently, ill health had gotten the better of me. But now I am back and kicking!! So let’s kick off this week’s Weekly Spotlight!

So talking of casual…I start thinking about sneakers, high top trainers but no, I don’t go as far as track suits. We gotta draw the line some where ladies. And I draw the line at the shoes and the occasional hoodies. Once in a blue moon kinda thing when it comes to hoodies.

The sneakers that caught my eye were the ones Miranda Kerr was wearing while she was yet again waltzing around some amazing location with the cutest baby in her arms. Yep! Those are Isabel Marant babies! The shoes I mean. Isabel Marant is this French designer who designs very understated chic designs. It was a nice surprise seeing someone like her foray into this share of the market.

Miranda Kerr wearing sneakers by Isabel Marant

And then there is the following one, which is sold out by the way.

Betty leather and suede sneakers £390 (courtesy net-a-porter.com)

At £390 a pair, these babies don’t come cheap! (Click here to view) You’ll only buy these if you’re crazy about sneakers and love collecting all the latest ones OR you have £390 to spare in the bank and want to look casual but not enough that you’ll shop from the high street!

Do you know what happened on January 25, 2o12?? Someone’s birthday? No. Some movie came out? No. World peace was declared? Not quite. Karl Lagerfeld, the brains behind the power house CHANEL, launched his affordable collection for women under KARL. And true to his eccentricity and style, there was a lot of leather, tank tops with his face emblazoned on them, canvas bags and what not. But one must-have item for all Karl’s fans, was the pair of high-top sneakers. With a price tag of £295, they do not come cheap but who said style comes cheap? (I do!!  I just wanted to use this line here! haha)

Ulla leather high-top sneakers £295 (courtesy net-a-porter.com)

Ulla leather high-top sneakers £295 (courtesy net-a-porter.com)

If white is your colour and you’ve fallen in love, then click here. And they come in silver too!! I mean c’mon, if Karl would not work the metallic trend then who would?!

Metallic leather high-top sneakers £295 (courtesy net-a-porter.com)

Love the zip detail. You can buy them here!

With designers churning out high-top sneakers, you can’t expect Chloe’ to sit back and look. To be fair, Chloe’ has been doing them for a while. These tan coloured ones with the leather, snake print and suede detail are pretty chic. The right balance between casual and chic I must say.

Suede, leather and ayers high-top sneakers £365 (courtesy of net-a-porter.com)

Suede, leather and ayers high-top sneakers £365 (courtesy of net-a-porter.com)

LOVE the gold Chloe’ logo at the back. Very subtle and a great finishing touch. Anything more would look OTT and trashy. I despise those GUCCI trainer with G’s all over the freakin’ shoe. Or any that have the logo all over. Yea, I know you can afford those shoes. Thanks! So NOT classy at all!

If you have £395 spare and looking for the ultimate casual designer high-top sneakers then click here to buy!

Knowing me, you know there’s a bargain hiding here some where. Because, I am a sucker for good bargains! Anyone heard of Yohji Yamamoto? Truth be told, even I had not a while back but then I saw his designs and fell in love with this Japanese designer acclaimed for his tailoring skills bordering on genius! Here I was browsing through these designer sales websites, BrandAlley.co.uk, when I came across his high top sneakers. Very simple monochrome pair of high top sneakers that make a statement. And with 79% off their retail price, if you’re a size 5 and love sneakers, it’s your LUCKY DAY! Paying £76 instead of £365, I say now THAT’S a bargain!

COMING SOON BY YOHJI YAMAMOTO White/Black Contrast Hi-Top Boots (courtesy brandalley.co.uk)

To buy them, please click here. Although, you will have to create an account on BrandAlley.

Now the next and last but not the least designer on my list is Sam Edelman. He is the king of studs!! His shoes are chic with an edge. Biker chic! These trainers are on a sale price of £60!! Down from £198. That’s how much a pair of converse would cost. Mental. I LOVE sales!! Ok I need to calm down. -_-

But hey check them out!

SS Cream Studded Casual Boots (courtesy of brandalley.co.uk)

There’s only ONE pair left in a size 4. So if you want to buy them, then click here ASAP!

Alright ladies and gents, this is the end of the Weekly Spotlight. I hope you enjoyed this post. You’ll definitely find a lot more designer trainers out there. Net-a-Porter is great for that!

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Love xx

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SS 2012 is all about yummy pastels and bright colours- pinks, nudes, peaches…aah!! can’t wait for Spring/Summer!! Bag this Chanel collection in preparation for the new season (All Londoners keep your fingers crossed this year’s summer is better than last year’s “barely there”)

xx

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