I’ve loved this trend since the minute I saw it – the new-age clog is a fantastic alternative to wearing sky-high heels all day and they’re perfect for an Australian summer! Originally, I wanted a pair of Funkis clogs, however Sportsgirl, Windsor Smith and nearly everyone else who makes shoes have done similar versions. After a lot of debating – and by a lot of mean months worth – I finally decided to buy the Sportsgirl version as they came in a large multitude of colours. Chocolate brown was my first preference, but alas, they had gone further on sale by the time I’d decided to purchase them and the size 6 was all gone. However, the red clog just had something about it that the others did and so I settled on it instead. For AUD$29.95 though, you cannot go wrong. They’re quite comfortable once you break them in and are apparently quite resistant to rain (as I found out the hard way). If they’re the sort of clog that tickles your fancy I suggest you get your butt down to Sportsgirl ASAP! You won’t regret it!
One of my favourite places to shop whenever I take a trip up to Cairns is the Tony Bianco store at Direct Factory Outlet (DFO). The Cairns store is great for two reasons: firstly, because there are heaps of bargains and sales and secondly, because the staff are always very lovely (always a good thing). During my trip to Cairns for the New Year’s Eve weekend, I just had to make a stop there. Unfortunately, I was given money to buy the Felicia Black Chicago wedges, but they were all sold out (as they are online). Regardless, I found two really great pairs and kept my bank balance happy in the process.
Tony Bianco’s Veri had me drooling at the sight of them. I first spotted them online and kept them in mind for my trip to Cairns. DFO had all manner of sizes and colours and the best part was that they were on sale from $189.95 to $60 – $20 cheaper than they are online. I choose the style in ‘coffee galileo’, however, I also really liked the tan style. For a 15cm heel, they are surprisingly easy to walk in – something I put down to the fact they’re wooden with rubber on the sole. The heels are quite versatile outfit-wise and can be worn with a dressy or casual outfit – such as the casual daytime outfit I’ve paired them with below. If you’re looking for an on-trend heel, but don’t want to wear a heavier clog, then these might be the shoes for you.
Tony Bianco Veri in Coffee Galileo
With kitten heels making a comeback, I figured I’d invest in a pair. Not only are the Giga as comfy as a flat, but they’re also very sweet and perfect for a pretty frock or even a corporate outfit. There’s three colours to choose from, however, I bought the ‘mid brown/sand scorpio’, as it matches potential outfits the easiest.