Let’s Chat About the Kitten Heels Revival

Kitten heels were my first shoe love. They do say you always remember your first, how true these old sayings often turn out to be…

It was 1968, I was 5, they were white satin pointy toes, with kitten heels. Of course I had no idea at the time, that these beautiful things on my tiny feet had a name other than ‘shooos’. They were my Mum’s wedding shoes!

Flash forward to 1980 I had every colour under the sun, all with a kitten heel.

Kitten Heels

So you can imagine how overjoyed I was to hear they are back, although I know they have been quietly returning to the catwalks for the last few seasons.

A quick search of my shoe shelves,and I was delighted to find; a purple suede pair by Hobbs (Soft as butter) and a pair of black velvet mules by LK Bennett. A  big high five to me for not parting with shoes just because fashion dictates eh?

My new pair of Kitten heels:

I have also succumbed to the lure of the high Street. I recently purchased this marvellous Zebra patterned pair from Next. (they also do them in leopard print) this pair me cost a reasonable £32.00.

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“It was 1968, I was 5, they were white satin, pointy toes,with kitten heels. Of course I had no idea at the time, that these beautiful things on my tiny feet had a name other than shooos”


 

The Kitten heels already in my wardrobe:

The old reliables, from the 90’s…so pleased I kept these.

Purple pair by Hobbs: so comfy with reinforced soles at the tip of the toe. They are as soft as butter I’ve had this pair for about 8 years! Did you know Hobbs started as a shoe retailer back in 1981 in Hampstead?

 

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Another pair of old favourite Kitten heels, Black Velvet Mules by LK Bennett: not easy to walk in but oh so sexy and  great for dancing (you can kick them off easily)  I have had these since 1993.

 

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My Fantasy Kitten heels list.

Once upon a time, I was silly enough and young enough to spend stupid money on shoes and handbags. So I’m not going to call this a ‘wish list’ because I dont ever want to encourage spending silly money on shoes. Life is far too short. Think about it you could have a family city break instead and explore europe for the price of these shoes. Making memories means more to me these days.

Today my younger self would be eyeing up these, just for fun. Let me explain none of them can be bought for under £400…!

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High Street Kitten heels

Had to be done, I am loving this shopping comparison game! Also gives me a chance to ‘just look’ at whats available.

From Topshop, Mango and Zara! None of these are over £80…

 

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So will you be reviving your old kitten heels or have you bought some new ones? Are there any other recommendations for me out there?

Do you love shoes as much as I do? I wrote about 5 summer Mules in my wardrobe here

Plus may I ask for your vote (yes its that time of year again!) LDJ has been nominated for an award (thanks mum)

click here it will take you to my voting page, you just need an email and it’s very quick…

Thank you in advance!

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10 Comments

  1. 07/09/2017 / 16:25

    Gorgeous! So stylish and yet practical too! They look great with jeans and cropped trousers this season. Love the ones you’ve shown xx Jess xx

    • 07/09/2017 / 17:00

      Thanks Jess,
      One new pair and one old pair approx 8 years between them I guess you could say fashion comes and goes?
      bestest
      Ashley x

  2. Sharon Pickles
    29/08/2017 / 14:25

    Voted! I love the look of kitten heels on others but on my size 7 feet, I always used to feel that they made my feet look extra long – I am tempted to try the again though as noticed loads when out shopping this morning x

    • 29/08/2017 / 22:02

      Sharon you are a star! thank you much appreciated!
      I know what you mean re shoe length, perhaps go for a slightly higher heel and wear under trousers? always a good look in my book!
      bestest Ashley x

  3. Sandra
    27/08/2017 / 15:33

    Love your purple ones! I love kitten heels – welcome back!

    • 27/08/2017 / 21:38

      Oh yes me too! and you can do anything in them, run, walk, shop. Yoga anyone?
      Ashley xxxx

  4. Sandra
    27/08/2017 / 15:29

    Wedding shoes!! Hmm which wedding is the question……teehee ?

    • 27/08/2017 / 21:37

      Haaaaaaaa! Sandra you are wicked (the 2nd it was 1968!)
      Ps have you voted for me yet?
      Best Ashley xx

  5. 27/08/2017 / 13:39

    All voted of course! I love the Kitten heels. I could walk miles in those. The Zebra one’s will work well into the winter wardrobe too xx

    • 27/08/2017 / 15:16

      Cheers Laurie, your vote is much appreciated. Yes I too think i will get winter wear out of those
      best x