Shiny Black Brogues

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Dress Dahlia / Shoes* SoYouShoes.co.uk / Bag and cropped blazer ASOS / Hair Band T:S (will be available soon)
Have been meaning to show you all these pretty and cute brogue heels for weeks! I received them from So You Shoes last month but I haven’t worn them until today so I thought I’d snap a few photos of them! I have often heard a lot of good things said about the brand on Twitter, especially about the Kitten flats! I decided to go for the brogues because I have always wanted a pair and I have lost count how many times I’ve tried the flat brogues on in the shops but I just don’t suit them! I can’t pull of the lovely tan brogues, I just look like a granny – not granny chic – just granny! However, I never thought of getting a heeled pair! It’s great that they’re shiny as well, it makes them look more trendy!
So…the big news is that I have been nominated in the Cosmo Blog Awards in the Established Blog Category! I didn’t expect it because I’ve never been very good with competitions that rely on popularity votes. I have a complex about competitions and games like that so I tend to give up before it has even started! But I am really pleased and I was so surprised to see my blog on the shortlist! Thank you for everyone that nominated me! The news that I have been shortlisted has cheered me SO MUCH and it has motivated me to improve my blog! After reading a few negative tweets, I am now slightly paranoid – I am still very self conscious about my writing and my spelling, I know I’m not very good at writing but I like to keep my posts friendly, approachable and conversational. If you wanted to read something more formal, you’d turn to your Kindle or buy a magazine, right?! I have always said that I struggle with writing but I know that practise makes perfect. Anyway, I am going to remain positive and excited about this because it’s a good and happy thing to have happened! To see who else has been shortlisted, you can visit this page – I am going to go through all the links this week because I am always keen to find new blogs to read and follow! Click here to vote for your favourites in each category – and hopefully Temporary:Secretary Blog will get your vote 🙂 Lots of love! From me and Oscar x

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46 Comments

  1. 17th July 2012 / 4:28 pm

    wow love the look thanks for sharing! and the kitten is soooo adorable!

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  2. 17th July 2012 / 4:58 pm

    Congratulations on being shortlisted – you definitely deserve it lovely!
    Love the pretty dress and the brogues xo

  3. 17th July 2012 / 5:01 pm

    they are BEAUTIFUL! and I am loving the bow in your hair xo

  4. Anonymous
    17th July 2012 / 5:13 pm

    you look so lovely, it's interesting to see how different the dahlia dress looks on you it's look so perfect! <3

  5. 17th July 2012 / 5:23 pm

    Ah you look stunning! Love the dress and dahlia. Your hair is amazing toos, so jealous! X

  6. 17th July 2012 / 6:01 pm

    you look beautiful , so does lil' man! love the headband too, I want to steal it but I look stupid in headbands 🙁 xx

  7. 17th July 2012 / 6:36 pm

    Oh that dress looks so lovely on you Sarah!

    Julia x

  8. Anonymous
    17th July 2012 / 6:44 pm

    You look perfect as always, you're my style ideal missus!!

  9. Anonymous
    17th July 2012 / 6:45 pm

    Another perfect outfit, you're my style ideal missus!

  10. Anonymous
    17th July 2012 / 6:52 pm

    Hi Temp Sec,

    I just wanted to say how much I love your blog. I'm so glad you are posting regularly again as I've really missed your posts.

    The brogues are beautiful. I'm like you, they make me look totally granny-esque so the heels are a nice option.

    Congrats on the cosmo blog awards short listing – you most definitely have my vote.

    Rebecca x – http://www.bebeautiful-beautyblog.com

  11. 17th July 2012 / 6:53 pm

    That is such good news & very well deserved. Ignore them. You look stunning!

  12. 17th July 2012 / 7:18 pm

    Love the heeled brogues, and your headband is so cute. I was happy to see your blog on the Cosmo shortlist, you really deserve it! And as for those negative comments don't let them get to you, your blog is one of my favourites and I think your writing style is lovely! xx

    http://what-evie-wore-next.blogspot.co.uk/

  13. 17th July 2012 / 7:28 pm

    Congratulations on being shortlisted, that is so amazing!! I love your writing style as its so friendly, when reading your blog I feel like I'm just talking to one of my friends lol.

    Those brogues are gorgeous! xx

    http://asliceofmylifewales.blogspot.co.uk/

  14. 17th July 2012 / 7:41 pm

    Haha I am so glad I'm not the only person who looks like a granny in tan brogues. I remember buying some in Topshop years ago, being insanely excited and wore them once in Liverpool to realise how much of a knobhead I looked, sigh!

    These ones are gorgeous though, love the dress as well!

    http://fridayisforever.blogspot.co.uk

  15. 17th July 2012 / 8:04 pm

    Congrats, so many amazing blogs are up, you totally deserve it! And honestly your writing is great!
    The photo of Oscar with the ears is too cute! x

  16. 17th July 2012 / 8:32 pm

    Loveee the headband, super cute! x

  17. 17th July 2012 / 9:10 pm

    Well done hun, that's amazing news. I honestly think that most negative Tweeters don't even believe in the bad things they are saying about you, they set out to upset people and just say whatever comes to mind. But I can understand how it would make you feel, anyway.
    You look gorgeous in these pictures, your skin looks so glowing and healthy and the outfit is lovely 🙂
    Mel x

    http://melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

  18. 17th July 2012 / 9:12 pm

    I voted for you on Cosmo, you deserve it! I think you write really well, no spelling issues – ignore nasty people with nothing better to do 🙂

    P.S – The shoes and bow are SO SO SO adorable! xxx

  19. 17th July 2012 / 10:02 pm

    i loveeee your blog, it's soooo cute! And i adore your style, really! Lovely!

    xoxo from italy

    P.s. i love Uk!

  20. 18th July 2012 / 1:43 am

    Cute outfit! 🙂 I love the dress 🙂
    Oscar is so cute! 🙂

  21. 18th July 2012 / 2:35 am

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your bow headband! Obsessed with your style–def following you now 🙂 I just started a blog and would love for you to check it out!
    XOXO Darby
    Obviously Obsessed 

  22. Anonymous
    18th July 2012 / 5:55 am

    Thanks for the lovely comment and follow. I wouldn't worry about negative comments I really love you blog, just started following 🙂 . Congrats on being nominated for best established blog!! Ive been nominated for best newcomer blog award but the link in the NEXT website isn't available yet. I still actually can't believe it ! Good luck! Xxx

  23. 18th July 2012 / 7:19 am

    What top to wear with black lace shorts? ?
    They have a navy silk lining, and the lace is floral. I'd be wearing them with black tights and shiny black brogues.
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  24. 18th July 2012 / 7:26 am

    you are so cute.

  25. 18th July 2012 / 9:30 am

    The brogues are so classic and perfect, and your bow is totally adorable! Oh, and of course, Oscar is gorgeous as always. Dropping you a vote on the Cosmo Blog Awards, lovely, best of luck! You work so hard so you deserve this! x x

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

  26. 18th July 2012 / 10:43 am

    Congrats on being nominated! I find it hard to believe people have sent you negative tweets about your blog, I've always enjoyed reading it! Ignore the negative people, they're jealous and can't find anything productive to do with their time obviously!!

    I just voted for you!! Good luck!

    xx PC

    http://pony-chops.blogspot.co.uk/

  27. 18th July 2012 / 11:34 am

    This outfit is so cute! the lace dress is so pretty and I love your headband.. you look so pretty my dear.

    Jo. x

  28. 18th July 2012 / 2:39 pm

    Congrats on the Cosmo awards! The shoes are lovely, I have similar ones somewhere. The hair band is so cute on you! xx

  29. 18th July 2012 / 3:54 pm

    love the outfit and congratulations on being shortlisted!!

    Lauren
    xx

    scarecrowsdonttalk.blogspot.com

  30. 18th July 2012 / 7:37 pm

    Aww congrats! You deserve it! There's nothing wrong with your writing, it's clear, concise and very friendly/conversational 🙂
    Those shoes are so cute! I've never really liked brogues before but I think those shoes just might sway me x

  31. 19th July 2012 / 10:33 am

    so shiny! so pretty! love them. also congrats, that's such a great achievement! xx

  32. 19th July 2012 / 1:39 pm

    love the shoes! i've got some similar in brown that i bought years and years ago, i might have to take them out sometime soon 🙂 xx

  33. 19th July 2012 / 9:14 pm

    This is such a cute look, love your bow hairband 🙂 Yay for being shortlisted, we were shocked too! We love your blog, we can't even believe you ever get negative comments, haters are gonna hate. Chin up & continue to work it! 😉

    Tara
    The Style Rawr!
    XoX

  34. 20th July 2012 / 12:49 pm

    I'm so happy for you Comso Blog Award nomination =) And I do like the way you write ! I think it's easy to read, entertaining and very professional !

    xxx Vee

  35. 20th July 2012 / 6:35 pm

    I love this Dahlia dress – I went on a mad hunt once the sale started and couldn't find it in my size :/! It looks lovely on you with the brogues x

  36. 20th July 2012 / 7:03 pm

    Cute shoes! And cute Oscar of course 🙂 Congrats on the nomination! 🙂 x

  37. 21st July 2012 / 7:06 pm

    That's a great picture of you. I love your glasses.

    Xo

  38. 21st July 2012 / 9:27 pm

    Literally love everything about this outfit – the dressis divine and the shoes are so cute! Also adore the colour pop the headband provides against the black and white outfit!

  39. 7th August 2012 / 1:41 am

    Love the brogues. I nearly bought a cherry red pair a couple of years ago but baulked at the price. I regret it now.

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