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19 Jul 2013

The Faux Leather Wedge

I call it the Kim Sears effect.

Ever since I spotted her Aldo Lappas wedges during Wimbledon, I have been looking for that same kind of versatile style. (PS. Her hair would be nice too)

 So I started to look for the right wedge for me.

The thing is I am a bit funny about wedges. The Lappas looked great on her but I know I would feel like an inelegant clump if I wore the same. I want height but I want comfort. I want a wedge but it can't be too wedge-y.  And they need to come in a neutral colour so I can wear them with everything.

I did a bit of searching, flirted with the idea of a Stuart Weitzman purchase but ultimately found the perfect pair in Forever 21. There I was in the Dubai Mall branch one night this week, flicking through dresses that looked like tops and skirts that looked like belts and I just stumbled across them.



They are the perfect neutral shade and have a style that feels quite Alexander Wang-y. I didn't have that much faith that they would fit but they did. And they look great. The nude is more in the beige family and I think would work on any skin tone as a result.

Faux leather probably doesn't lend itself to making your feet smell great but I can walk in them without staggering. They are pretty comfortable. I read reviews on the Forever 21 site from others that also love them. Apparently they also come in black... :)

I wore them yesterday with a denim shirt and my ASOS shorts. These shorts have been my companion this week. I seriously love them. I wouldn't wear them to a mall (especially considering the fact that it's Ramadan) but they are great for casual mooching and would be okay in a beach area.


Wedges: Forever 21 - Link! (could only find these on the US site)
Sunglasses: ASOS
Shorts: ASOS - Link!
Denim shirt: American Eagle
Bag: Givenchy Antigona (small)

Roger got some good news the other day - he had an X-ray and his paw is looking really good. He still has to take it easy but the vets are happy. I can't recommend Al Safa vets highly enough. They are not the cheapest option but they saved his little leg. Thank you for all your kind messages about him :) 

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  1. Those wedges look lovely! I've been looking for a pair for a while now and they look pretty perfect xx

    D Is For...

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    1. Really recommend them! I have seen them in loads of stores since getting them on Tues :)

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  2. those wedges are absolutely beautiful! I was just wondering (sorry, it's my first time on your site so I might be missing something) - why is it important that it is ramadan now? where do you live (your profile says UK, but again - I might be missing something)? I am living in Turkey at the moment and I see girls wearing less than what you are wearing all the time btw ;)

    kisses from Istanbul!
    http://7hillsofbeauty.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Olga! I live in Dubai. The rules are pretty strict this time of year - no eating,drinking,chewing in public etc...and i don't think anyone wants to see my thighs either :) heehee

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    2. oh, ok, that explains a lot, thanks! :))) Turkey is a Muslim country too, so I understand that you're trying not to annoy people in the streets (rules or no rules), but as I said - there are a LOT of girls wearing all sorts of things in the streets and you definitely can eat/drink in public ;) but I know that Dubai is a different story ;)

      oh and your thighs are great, I bet most people would enjoy seeing them ;)))

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  3. Didn't realise Dubai was that strict! Obviously as a Muslim I wouldn't be doing that but I thought everyone else could do whatever they wanted haha!

    AAAANYWAY the shoes look so lovely, much more expensive than Forever 21! Also hip hip for Roger! :) xx

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    1. if you are seen eating/drinking in public you can face fines/imprisonment. Nobody got time for that! :)

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  4. I absolutely adore those wedges. And that's great news about Roger! I'm so happy to hear he's on the mend.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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    1. Thank you Mana. It's been a difficult few months but he's been a very good boy! haha he really is my baby.

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  5. Oh how beautiful! I love a pointed wedge Xx

    Olivia - cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Me too! I think they make the wedge prettier. Thanks Olivia!

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  6. These shoes are awesome - exactly what I am looking for :)

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  7. I really love the wedges:)
    And I have been watching Kim Sears wardrobe at Wimbledon too, almost as exciting as watching her boyfriend play:D


    onrainysundays.blogspot.com

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  8. I know the feeling of how wedges can make your legs look too stalky, but I finally found the perfect pair by Stewart Weitzman on sale at Nordstrom Rack! They are patent nude wedges and they pair with everything and are very comfortable once you break in the patent leather. I would recommend!

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  9. Hey Laura, I really like these I wish they were on the British forever 21 website, I like the ones on amazon you linked too. I like wearing wedges as I find them more comfortable but finding a classic pair that looks good is hard. So keep the inspiration coming.

    So glad Roger is doing good, he is the cutest!

    Fay

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  10. Oh my gosh those are beautiful, I wish they had them on the UK site x

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  11. completely understand when you say it can't be too wedgey! it's a hard to find the right ones!

    www.article21.co.uk

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  12. gorgeous shoes, such a bargain!

    http://laurathroughthelens.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. So glad to hear little Roger is ok!

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  14. So glad to hear little Roger is ok!

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  15. Hi Laura! Would you say the shoe is true to size? I know they don't offer half sizes, so would you say size up or down?

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  16. I refuse to believe that this gorgeous pair of wedges came from good ol' Forever 21. What a bargain find Laura. And as always, your outfit is just so incredibly stylish. :)

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  17. laura i love reading your blog and i rarely comment, but today i want to thank you for how you manage to try to adhere to the traditions of a muslim country you're currently living. Instead of complaining your simply try to avoid anything that you think might offend the general population there.

    we have always heard "when is rome, do as the romans do"
    but i have heard nothing but complaints and criticism when someone travels to a muslim country and is met with a different set of expectations.
    thank you

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  18. Great wedge laura and i am very happy for roger you look beautiful as always :)

    www.glittergossip.com

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  19. I'm very happy to hear Roger is well. Sending cuddles his way xxx

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  20. i personally prefer wedges where there is a slight platform at the front of the shoe as they seem easier to walk in but these shoes are just lovely! and you look really lovely wearing them! they also seem like a really perfect pair of summer heels as well! i'm also really happy that roger's doing better - i guess it means one less thing for you to have to worry about! and i hope he makes a full recovery very soon! :) X

    http://theenglishgirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. Love Kim Sears, amazing hair! and loved her baby blue Zara blazer, which went on sale for €49 a few days later!

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  22. They're gorgeous! They almost don't look like a wedge from the front which I like, not clunky at all
    roshjourney.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. Gorgeous! Xx

    Laughterloveshopping.blogspot.com

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  24. they're amazing, i'd love a pair for summer!

    http://therawrdrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. Those shoes are gorgeous, my perfect shoe all round! X

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  26. Those look so nice! Love the outfit you wore with them xo

    www.zdevania.blogspot.com

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  27. SWOON, beautiful shoes!

    http://leexplorer.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. the shoes are amaze! would match everything. definitely a good find x

    Your Daily Break

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  29. I'm in love!
    http://dreamingchicandclassy.blogspot.com/

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  30. Errrmagerrd, I love those wedges. If only I didnt have a shameful number of lookalikes otherwise I would have ordered them already!

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  31. Can't believe these are Forever 21 - the leather and pointed toe looks expensive and luxurious. Thanks for sharing this awesome find!

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  32. Hi Laura, I'm looking for a blogger/youtuber that I used to follow (and I remember you did as well which is why I'm asking lol) I believe her username was something Magpie and I remember she had blonde hair. Sorry if that's too vague, but hopefully you'll know what I'm talking about. thanks.

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  33. those are so pretty but they look comfy too- are they? thanks for sharing another great find! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  34. What a pretty pair, and you wear them very well, nice blog and great style!
    FF

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  35. Laura - I came across this article.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/commentators/johann-hari/the-dark-side-of-dubai-1664368.html

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  36. I've been looking for these wedges in the states and I cannot find them anywhere. They look amazing. LOVE your blog Laura.

    octoberchic.com

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  37. You can't beat a great find at F21! Love the look :)

    xoxo | Lauren from Adored Vintage

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  38. love your blog
    please check mine out
    http://thedoctorscloset.blogspot.co.uk/

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  39. I'm glad Roger is ok! My own little pup had to visit the vet for some kidney stones...I know how heart wrenching and nerve wracking it can be when they're unhappy and sick! He looks so happy in the last photo and I'm glad he's on the mend! ^__^

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  40. those wedges are really pretty and they look great on you! :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  41. wow they're gorgeous! I love the straps <3 xx

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  42. Wow those wedges look really nice quality for Forever 21...I personally never find anything when I shop there:( Anyways you have to show us your Givenchy Antigona it looks gorgeous don't be such a tease;) And yay for Roger I'm glad he is okay!

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  43. How simple, and elegant. Love the nude colouring - perfect compliments for so may outfits xx

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  44. Absolutely lovely & elegant. Love it!

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  45. love your blog! <3 keep up the great work!<3
    xx peach

    http://momomoworld.blogspot.com

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  46. Pretty shoes

    http://followthevogue.blogspot.it/

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  47. omg they are so beautiful http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/2013/08/my-wedding-dress.html

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  48. I have such a hard time finding wedges and these look amazing!

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  49. This wedges is lovely. I like this type of women sandals because it makes their look so stunning.

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  50. I have been trying to find these for ages with no luck! I have however ended up with 3 other pairs in the pursuit and I'm not complaining :)


    www.alittlejournalcalledstyle.blogspot.com

    Deepti. x

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  51. Such a great outfit, you look so beautiful! and that faux leather wedge look amazing

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  52. Killer heels! I would definitely buy the same color as you. I hope these heels wont cause me heel pain!
    P.S.You look exquisite as usual :)

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