Upper Street up for review

When I first stumbled upon Upper Street I honestly thought that I was in shoe heaven. So when I was asked to design my very own pair shoes as they were about to launch their brand new bespoke ballet flat range, I absolutely jumped at the chance. Anybody who follows me on Instagram will know that I have a teeny tiny bit of an obsession with ballet flats *cough*

With Upper Street you get to create your very own perfect shoe on their online Design Studio. You get to decide on the shape and style then the materials, colours and embellishments to make your perfect shoe. Well, as you can imagine, I was quite literally spoilt for choice and it would be no exaggeration to say that I spent hours and hours trying to decide what to choose. But I think I ended up with my perfect ballet flats. In fact, I don’t think it – I know it! Thank you Upper Street – it really was Christmas come early!

They arrived beautifully packaged with tissue and ribbon galore. And from the minute I opened the box, I think it is fair to say that I was in love! The shoe itself has a beautiful cut and fits perfectly. It has a half inch stacked wooden heel and the cushioned leather lining and leather sole makes them perfectly luxurious.

Of course not only are they beautifully made, they are beautiful to look at. After much procrastination, I went for nude patent ballet flats with a black patent trim and large black bow. This was a chance to design something completely unique and unlike anything else on the high street. I wanted something that would stand out but at the same time be quite classic in design and I think that this colour combination gives me just that. I absolutely love nude and black together and I just couldn’t resist the huge bow on the front – it is just SO me! And of course that’s the beauty of Upper Street. There are so many options that you really can create your very own perfect pair of shoes. Prices for the new Upper Street Ballet Flats start at £195 which I think is a snip considering that you really are getting your own little bespoke piece of shoe heaven.

And here’s a little early Christmas present for you! It being the season of goodwill to all shoe lovers, I have an amazing discount offer of £50 off Upper Street shoes for one week only. To take advantage, all you have to do is enter the offer code of 57004 on the first page of the shopping basket. But hurry, this offer can only remain open from Tuesday 29th November until Tuesday 6th December 2011.

So come on shoe lovers, have you been along to www.upperstreet.com yet to design your perfect ballet flat?

*Terms and conditions: This offer code cannot be used in conjunction with Upper Street gift cards or any other offer code. Only 1 use per order. Offer code expires on 6th December 2011 

27 thoughts on “Upper Street up for review

  1. Lou Bradt says:

    I think being able to design your own shoes is a wonderful thing – i wonder if I can get Carvella to let me do the same thing – I have a definite ‘thing’ for their boots!!


  2. Alli Marshall says:

    Just gorgeous – I went and had a play on the Upper Street site and designed a pair of ballet pumps for myself, sadly I can’t justify spending nearly £200 on 1 pair of shoes so I will simply have to dream of the beautiful shoes I designed.


  3. alysonsblog says:

    oh my, I played with Upper Street last night – I need some amazing shoes for my amazing dress – *squeals* and I think I just might have designed them myself!


  4. Tamsin Morris (@tamsinstoys) says:

    Rather fabulous! I do have a weird ‘foot/heel rubs on flat shoes’ thing about my tootsies, are they as comfy as they are fabulous? (As I’ve found to my detriment that even the most fabulous of fabulous shoes look rather less fabulous with a massive blister plaster peeping out!)


    • (Mostly) Yummy Mummy says:

      As I’m sure you can imagine, I’ve worn them to death since I got them but not one sore tootsie to report. They have a super comfy padded lining and even come with little gel pads if you need them (I have to say that I haven’t felt the need for the pads)


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