Haul // Holiday Shoes

Hi everyone! I'm currently typing this post up very, very very excited as I go on holiday tomorrow, yay! I'm going to the beautiful Puerto Banus with my boyfriend and his family and I cannot wait to relax in the sun for a whole week sipping on cocktails - ahhh, bliss! I've been really stressed out lately so a week away will do me the world of good. We leave at 4am tomorrow morning and I still have so much to do. Why am I such a last minute Larry?

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know that I'm quite the spendaholic. I feel like half of my life is spent shopping and half of my blog posts are hauls. Oops, what can I say, I have no will power. Now I don't know about you but when it comes to holiday shopping, the tendency to whip out my bank card like it has an unlimited amount of cash is stronger than ever. Over the past few weeks its safe to say I've used and abused that little piece of plastic in my purse and I have to be honest, I don't feel guilty about it. If we can't treat ourselves to nice new clothes, shoes and accessories before going on holiday, when can we? 

Talking of shoes, I've gone a little bit shoe crazy lately and can't stop buying new pairs. It all started with the M&S cork heels featured in this post and ever since then I've been a woman obsessed. I didn't know if anyone would be interested in seeing my new footwear so I recently took to twitter to see if any of you would like to see a 'shoe haul' and a lot of you said you would. With this being said, here they are in all their glory ...

The first pair are from these beautiful ankle strap heels from Zara and I absolutely love them. As soon as I spotted them on the Zara website, they had to be mine. I love that the heel isn't too big so they'll be comfortable to wear on evenings out whilst still looking stylish. The thin ankle strap adds such an elegant touch to these shoes and the gold heel obviously adds some wow factor. I have to be honest and say I thought the heel was cream when I saw them online so although I was surprised when I opened the box to see a gold heel staring back at me, it was a pleasant surprise. I can't wait to wear them!

The next four pairs I bought are from good old Matalan, one of my favourite high street shops. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Matalan is so under-rated for fashion. I'm sure people presume its full of frumpy clothing for the middle-aged housewife but seriously, you need to go and have a browse. They have some amazing on trend bits and pieces up for grabs and I especially love their shoes (if you hadn't guessed) and accessories. I love going to Matalan for a good mooch around just as much as I love going to Primark or H&M and I always come away with some bargains. 

They've really upped their game in the shoe department with their recent Spring/Summer collection and I loved so many of their latest offerings, I bought four pairs! Whoops. However, due to Matalan's amazing prices, I didn't actually spend too much money. First up are these cool black gladiator sandals that are a little bit 'out there' for me but I love them regardless. These are pretty edgy and cool and I can see them looking great with flowing girly dresses to add a bit of edge to the outfit. They look fabulous on and I think they could be worn dressed up or down which makes them even more appealing!

Next are these gorgeous chunky tan wedges which in my opinion are the perfect Summer shoe. As soon as I spotted them on the Matalan website, they had to be mine, I didn't even give it a second thought. I have a thing about wearing tan wedges in the Summer and I seem to buy a new pair every year. I think they're the perfect shoes to pair with a Summer outfit and although they look scary high, they're actually pretty comfy. These ones I picked up have a this cool wedge heel running right along the base of the shoe and a nice padded sole meaning they're comfortable and easy to walk in. They will definitely be one of my most worn shoe of the holiday - I can see myself throwing them on most evenings!  

Next up we have two pairs of sandals and lets face it, holiday footwear wouldn't be complete without a couple of pairs of sandals for wearing by the pool or down to the beach. I decided to go for a black and tan pair so I've got something to match every outfit (miss organised) and I love both of them. I was a big fan of studs throughout winter so its nice to incorporate them into my summer wardrobe with these black studded sandals and the tan leather pair with interesting silver metal work stood out to me as soon as I saw them. Tan and Silver isn't normally a colour combo you'd see paired together so I like the fact they're that little bit different but will still go with almost all of my holiday clothing.

All this talk of Matalan has reminded me to remind you (wow, what a mouthful) that I'm currently taking part in one of their 'Style Project' competitions. Myself and three other bloggers have gone head to head to create the perfect festival outfit and I had so much fun coming up with my outfit. Head over to their blog here and if you like the outfit I chose, I'd love you to take a second to vote for me. If I win I'll win a £50 voucher which would be amazing for me as you all know how much I love Matalan!

I hope you enjoyed this post and maybe spotted a pair of shoes you like the look of. Most of them are still available online (I've linked them all within the post apart from the tan wedges which I couldn't find on the Matalan website) so go and snap yourself a pair up while you've still got the chance. I won't be blogging next week while I'm away but I do have five amazing guest bloggers lined up for you all so make sure you check back for those. Speak to you all soon!

Lots of Love,


  1. All of the shoes are GORGEOUS, enjoy your holiday
    ♥ Filthy Fashion ♥

  2. Have an amazing holiday, I'm super jealous!
    I love the black studded sandals.

    Charlotte xo

  3. love them all but oh my I never knew matalan had such nice shoes!Have a lovely holiday xx

  4. omg I want the chunky platform ones!! As if they are from Matalan, they look like Topshop ones!

    Have fun on your holiday!!



  5. Love this! The Zara shoes are stunning! I have eyeing up quite a few of their shoes! I'm loving the ankle strap thing they have going on with a lot of their shoes. Those brown shoes from Matalan are amazing. I always seem to get good jewellery from Matalan but I've never checked out their shoes, will certainly do so next time!

  6. Love the first pair of shoes, they are gorgeous! xxx
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  7. My favourite is the tan wedges!
    Have a great holiday (: x

  8. These shoes are all so beautiful! Love every shoe here!! Hope you have a fab time on your holiday! We all need a little time to ourselves now and again! :)

  9. I love Matalan too :) In my latest beach essentials post, my gorgeous bikini and beach throwover is from there and you really wouldn't think it! It has some gorgeous stuff.

    Alice :)

  10. Those ZARA strap heel are beautiful!x


  11. I always buy a pair of flat sandals for summer and basically live in them for a month or two, untill they are completely wrecked haha! Can't survive summer without sandals!

    Valérie ♥ scribblesofvalerie.com

  12. I can't believe those shoes are from Matalan, I need them!

  13. Love Matalan, it was always my bargain secret for holiday shopping and is still one of the first places I go to! I have so many shoes from there! Lovely post
    Becs x

  14. My friend had those tan wedges on when we went out a couple of weeks ago and I couldn't believe they were from Matalan!! They look identical to a Topshop pair and really look a lot mroe expensive! Also love those sandals you've picked up :)



  15. I never would have guessed they were from matalan, they're all beautiful :) I haven't been in there in ages but really want to pop in now! Love love love the Zara ones too they're stunning :)
    Have an amazing holiday lovely :D <3
    Love Holly x

    h-c-style.blogspot.co.uk // h-c-beauty.blogspot.co.uk

  16. Love them all but the first pair are definitely my faves :) I'm off on holiday in August and I'm the same as you for shopping like there's no tomorrow when I'm going away! Hope you have a fab time :) x

  17. Ahhh gorgeous shoes, love the tan wedges, though i think I would have trouble staying upright in them haha. Have a lovely time I'm very jealous, I went there once a few years ago and it was beautiful :-)

  18. i want those Matalan ones sooo bad but they don't ship to the US :(( great choices babes xoxo

  19. Love all of these shoes! :)


  20. Those brown chunky platform sandals from matalan look AMAZING! Love your style Kayleigh :) xx

  21. I saw those Zara ones tonight and loved then, good choice!


  22. I've seen those same zara shoes in every colour under the sun, okay maybe not, and I want them all. Are they comfortable to walk in?

    xo.Janiecy.xo|A Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

    xo, Janiecy

  23. Love all the pairs haha

  24. I have the same Zara heels (first pair pictured) and they're lovely :) My only complaint is that they gave me mad blisters (I didn't actually see or feel the blisters until I took the shoes off at the end of the night). I got a lot of compliments on those heels though, so they were well worth the money and the pain LOL

  25. I love the zara heels they are so classy and cool at the same time! ive seen some similar ones in my local topshop :)


  26. I have the tan wedges and was surprised at their comfort considering they are from Matalan! Great post - have a fab time!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  27. love love love them zara heels! new look do similar ones
    have a nice holiday!

  28. Ahh lovely shoes. Have a great time on your holiday! :) xxx


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  30. wow!!! awesome collection. I like these. thanks.
    wholesale jewellery

  31. Omg! I love all these shoes...so jealous because I can't afford a shoe spree this month! I think you have a lovely blog and if you have some time I would LOVE it if you could check mine out :D



  32. I LOVE the second pair! cool post :)


  33. I love me a bit of matalan! You're right, it's deffo underrated xx


  34. My favourite are the Zara heels, they look so classy and so SJP!! I bet your case will be super heavy with all these hehe! I hope you have such an amazing holiday :D xxx

    Gemma ♥ | Ɱiss Ɱakeup Ɱagpie

  35. Snap! Those Zara heels just arrived at my house too!

  36. these are beautiful! Hope you have a fab time, I love Puerto Banus so much! Please do a post on some of your holiday pics when you get back :-) xo


  37. They are all really lovely shoes (I think a trip to Matalan is needed!) I hope you have a great time on holiday :)


  38. Those Zara ones! They make my feet smile!
    Amazing Matalan finds. I love it in there. I found this amazing polka dot playsuit last year, whenever I wear it no one believes where I bought it!
    Have a wonderful holiday :)
    Sammy xo

  39. I need to get myself to Matalan! I have a drive a good hour or so to get to the nearest one :( but i defintely need to make a point of doing so! Those wedges are amazing! You always find such nice things in there Kayleigh
    I love every single pair you've bought - i need to raid your shoe collection :)
    hope you have a fabulous time on holiday mrs. Very jealous

  40. Love the first pair!

  41. I've been eyeing up those zara sandals for ages! Really love them!

  42. These shoes are all so beautiful! Love every shoe here!! Hope you have a fabulous time on your holiday!

    Barker Marine

    Men Shoes UK

  43. Have an amazing holiday!
    These shoes look gorgeous.

  44. Loved this post, I never knew Matalan did such great shoes! Really like the chunky tan heels, just checked online and they do a white version too :D will be taking a trip to Matalan very soon :) thanks for the heads up!

    Izzi x
    A beauty, food and life blog by Izzi

  45. Love the tan sandals! I might need to pop to Matalan x



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