Clothes shopping when pregnant is one of the most disheartening experiences I have experienced so I made a conscious decision to give up when I entered my third trimester – I have completely avoided the shops since.
Knowing I was feeling a little upset by my growing waistline (and probably a lot of hormones), my husband decided to book a surprise trip to London to go shoe shopping at my favourite store, Chanel.
I had been admiring the Chanel 2016 spring-summer shoe collection online for months so I was extremely excited for my visit. I find Chanel shoes very hit or miss – I either want to leave with half of the shop or leave without trying on a single shoe – however this trip was definitely not wasted as I came away with some of my favourite styles yet.
Comfort-wise, once you are past the initial wear-in stage, I haven’t found a more comfortable brand than Chanel (and quite rightly so due to the price). I own quite a few different styles and absolutely love and wear each and every pair on a regular basis. I’m a complete shoe and bag lover and usually treat myself to designer items few times a year instead of buying lots of smaller purchases on a regular basis.
So here’s a look at this season’s collection (and the latest additions to my wardrobe):
Chanel Pearl Flat Sandals – Cream
I fell in love with these as soon as I saw them. Featuring pearl detailing across the straps and a double buckle, they will be perfect for all occasions.
Chanel Quilted Sandal with Pearl Heel
I have a few weddings coming up and I figured I may as well be excited to wear one part of my outfit. These sandals feature Chanel’s signature quilted design and a small pearl located within the block heel.
Chanel Flat Quilted Pump – Black
I already own several pairs of these shoes and the same pair in cream, however they never come in wrong so I decided to buy them in black too.
Some of the other styles I tried included:
Chanel Flat Glitter Pump – Black and White
I was extremely tempted to buy these shoes however I was worried they wouldn’t withstand the UK weather too well so decided against them.
Chanel Cream and Black Loafers
I have never owned a pair of loafers before and after trying them I didn’t think they were for me. Maybe next time!
Chanel Black, Blue and White Pumps
I tried this style but originally thought they were made from a fabric rather than leather.
Image credits for final two photographs: Chanel.