shoe princess cover With the Spring Racing Carnival well underway in Australia, and Derby Day and Melbourne Cup soon upon us, I feel it my Shoe Princessly duty to pass on some tried and tested Fashions in the Field advice for Shoes:

Shoe Bling1. Bling it On – Another wonderful discovery from the Australian Shoe Fair – the divine and oh so clever Shoe Bling. Delectable little hand-crafted accessories that clip onto your shoes.  The perfect way to reinvent a favourite pair of shoes or coordinate with your hat and race day outfit.  My personal favourite is the leather black and white flower (pictured).

2.  Dress to Impress – If, unlike myself, you won’t be ensconced in the VIP marquees all day and need to traverse grass, I strongly suggest a wedge heel ahead of a stiletto to avoid that sinking feelingA closed-toe platform-wedge is ideal to halt mud-encrusted grass creeping into toes…eeuch.

fabz folding leather shoes3.  Style and Stamina – Do NOT wear new shoes to the races.  Ever.  A race day is a marathon not to be run in towering spikes fresh out of their box – especially if you’re used to flats. 

Equally, I beg my SPs NOT to wear flip-flops at the end of a long day’s frolicking at the races.  Opt for something a little more glam but comfortable like the adorable fabz (pictured) – which not only look absolutely fabulous, but are heavenly on tired feet (with lovely padded leather soles) AND fold-up neatly into a handbag-friendly pack! 

Have fun my darlings! xx