Guess wedges

I have to admit I am semi-gutted.

I bought these Guess "L Gilena B" wedges at Gatwick Airport and with the duty free discount they were about £75.

I was thrilled.

* I loved the colour of the leather - a flattering butter that really does suit every skintone...even skin on feet that have lived in opaque tights all winter.
* The heel was "just enough"....it gives you a bit of a lift but not too much making them the perfect everyday wedge/shoe.
* The neutrality of the leather design and colour means that you can really wear them with everything.
* Further to that, the overall simplicity of the shoe really stood out in the shop...I haven't looked at Guess for over a decade (at least!) but as soon as I saw these on the shelf it made me think of shoes by Chloe and Celine. Nothing flashy or overdone - just gorgeous leather and a simple design.

But in writing this post and sourcing a link to plonk on the end of the blurb I saw that they have now been massively reduced in the sale to a mere £54.

Link!

Ah well, that's always the way isn't it. At least perhaps someone out there will get a fantastic bargain.

I 100% recommend these to anyone looking for a summer shoe. I LOVE nude shoes but that shade of nude can be tricky. I have tried on lots only to think that my feet look like they are incased in my own flesh. And that's not working for me. These however seem to strike the right tone - partly because there is a yellowy butter undertone to them.

I dunno - they are only wedges but they make me so happy :)




PS. Went out for a work dinner last night to good old Brasserie Blanc and had moules mariniere and the most amazing pistachio souffle.



Also - *hang head in shame* - quite a lot of wine...even a glass of syrupy dessert wine which I truly regret.

Today has been difficult :) 

60 comments:

  1. They are gorgeous Laura, very classic and chic.
    I hear you on the dessert wine, a course too far ;) xx

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  2. Those wedges are perfect! The price thing sucks and always happens to me too, but at least you've got a beautiful pair of shoes =)

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  3. wow !!! the food looks amazing. and the wedges look comfy :-D

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  4. @arlene - thank you arlene :) i had a bastard headache this morning so it can only be the dessert wine....lesson (sort of) learned!

    @Vida - i always think that the things i want are not going to be around in the sale. so i buy them at full price and then, low and behold, two months later there they all are - half price :) Every year!

    @Zhiyi - the souffle was yummy :)

    @Shinypigeon - thanks :)

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  5. Those wedges do look really comfy! I think I need them in my life :) Ohhh and love your miu miu!

    Shifa
    x

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  6. Ooh those wedges are gorgeous! You always have great taste :) x

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  7. These are stunning! I love the colour, and the heel looks like the perfect height to shop without crippling yourself with blisters! Whenever I buy something, I religiously avoid looking for it online in case it's been reduced.

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  8. They are lovely, simple but classic!

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  9. Ah the reduction on the shoes is so annoying, it always seems to happen to me! But I feel like I have to buy them when I see them incase they sell out and then I will be regretting not getting them! xx

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  10. @Corrie - thanks girl! x

    @salut! sophie - that is probably a good idea :) and yes they are good for serious shopping :) haha

    @Glitterish Allsorts - thank you :) love 'em

    @Hannah Kimberley - I am exactly the same :)

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  11. you should come and visit me in Bordeaux, the French sales started yesterday and I got some fantastic discounts on clothes and cosmetics (sephora). Not only that I think you would love the food here. The restaurants you seem to go to in London seem to have a French influence. So you should really come and visit ;) (im Irish, so it would be the best of both worlds, party and chic)

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  12. @MagenticImpulse - now that sounds good :) The winning combination of good food (and wine of course) and good shopping :)

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  13. Laura those are gorgeous, Im seriously thinking of buying them, could you let me know how the sizing is? im a uk 6 (and a half sometimes). Thank you in advance! xx

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  14. @bahrainbeauty - they are definitely worth the splurge :) i am a size 5 and they are true to size. perfect actually. hope you like if you do go for it!

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  15. What's a twenty quid different if they make you happy? Sod's law, if you'd waited then they would have been out of them in your size in the sale!

    Sorcha x
    Bonfire Brunette

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  16. Very nice shoes - and yes, it is a bargain now :-)
    Wine... Well, sometimes it is like this! :-)

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  17. Those shoes look amazing, not to mention your miu miu bag!

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  18. It makes me laugh that the photos are slightly hazy - it's like seeing them through your eyes :)

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  19. Don't you hate when things go on sale AFTER you have purchased them?! I got a pair of nude wedges for this summer too =) I love that they go with nearly everything! Whether it's a strappy wedge or a platform pump, nude shoes are a MUST.
    Awesome find!
    xx
    Bethany

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  20. aaah nude shoes, so appealing, but considering i'm pale as a corpse i'm not sure how they'll look on me. must go out and find my pair xx

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  21. Love love LOVE these shoes, they are gorgeous :) (Fab Miu miu bag too ;) )

    http://hairandbeautylicious.blogspot.com/

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  22. Laura, you are a (shoe) angel! I have been looking for the perfect pair of non-platform, mid-heel, nude wedges for what feels like my whole life. And you have gone and found them for me, and on sale, with international shipping for Australia as well. Hurrah, they are now mine too, and perfect for my upcoming US trip :) Thank you!!! xx

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  23. They look beautiful - very, very jealous - I do love Duty Free! I want mad at Clinique when I was flying back from San Francisco... and I love mussels - my favourite food ever!

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  24. Oh they're very pretty (particularly in combination with that bag I must say :-)

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  25. I splurged on Chloe wedges for my birthday back in May. Still loving them, they are a similar colour and really go with everything. The food looks good, I'm hungry now.

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  26. hi Laura! Really great shoes:) I've had a similar pair, years ago, and wore it to its very end, literally. Now, I love the Miu-Miu bag, more than everything! xxx♥, Karine.

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  27. I really like them, they look so much nicer in your photos than on the website. I'm also getting very tempted to buy that Miu Miu bag...

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  28. Hi Laura! Awesome shoes! Sadly it was sold out on the website now in my size. Browsing the web for a similar pair now!

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  29. Gorgeous shoes & great peficure! xx

    http://www.thelondoner.me/

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  30. I love the title of your blog! It's genius!

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  32. i'm soooo excited you're back! :) AND cannot wait to purchase those wedges!!

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  33. omg, i cant believe that i havent known about this blog before, i miss your old videos and blogs soooooo much.

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  34. It totally made my day today to find out you are back in the blogging world! You are a fantastic writer and you have a great sense of style. Looking forward to more...

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  35. Definitely love these wedges, you really can't have enough nude wedges. They literally go with everything!


    simplyyoursamb.blogspot.com

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  36. Those wedges are stunning :)

    Love Christine ♥

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  37. laura it's so good to see you again xo missed you heaps

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  38. i've been patiently waiting for you to post again on your old blog and now.... YAY!!!

    the bag and the wedges are FAB!

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  39. so glad you're back Laura! I've missed your blogging and reviews :)
    xo
    heyhilarywrites.blogspot.com

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  40. I just want to say, I am over the moon that you're blogging again. You were the first lady I found on YouTube and my introduction to beauty/fashion vlogs and blogs - you have always been my favourite so I am really happy you're back! xx

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  41. Gorgeous Wedges..shedding a tear that I can't buy them in the US :(
    So glad you are back to blogging!

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  42. Just come back from holiday and was pleasantly surprised by an update on my 'topsites' (yes you are still one of my favourite bloggers, albeit dormant, and yes I was too lazy to take you off haha)

    Really happy you are back- love your writing style.
    Thanks for making my week even more fab! :)
    Off to Guess now...

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  43. I really want those but I don't think they're available in the US!

    http://purehealthymakeup.blogspot.com

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  44. Laura I am so so so so happy you are back!! I missed you!! It probably sounds insane but I checked your old blog everytime I was online to see if you had posted something. :)

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  45. Dessert wine is my undoing,I could glug it for Britain.

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  46. I am extremely happy you're back! I love your writing style! :)

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  47. omg Laura! I am sooo happy you're back!

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  48. Found a similar pair in H&M today :)

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  49. Those shoes are summer perfection!

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  50. Love the wedges and your other pictures are great! What technique do you use to make them so fantasy like?

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  51. I need these guess wedges in my life! I'm not a fan of guess but these are exactly my style and the heel height is perfect, love them! x

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  52. Lovely color!!..I haven't shopped at Guess for so long but maybe it's time for me to check it out again..Are they comfortable to wear all day you would say??

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  53. Omg WHY THE HELL did I click on that link! =O so many shoes I want to buy now and they seem so cheap! My last pair of Guess heels was like 120€!

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  54. hey there nice blog, check out mines im having a giveaway http://mwanwan.blogspot.com
    i see ure from the uk? if im not mistaken

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  55. Such cute wedges!!! And a very cute shade of nail polish too! :)

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  56. I like wearing wedge shoes daily, they are stylish and elegant. I just bought a new pair from http://www.upere.com/upere-wedge-sneakers-c-1.html.

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