Sunday, 11 September 2016


It's that time of year when we start looking at our footwear for the coming season, and here in the Southern Hemisphere we are seeing beautiful Spring styles arriving in our stores and on line.

Strangely enough while I really enjoy wearing heels to elevate my petite stature, Spring and Summer tend to lead me to flats, or almost flats, that can serve to create wonderful proportions with midi or maxi length dresses, or cropped pants.

To earn a place in my wardrobe, shoes must be stylish, comfortable and they need to work with much of my wardrobe. I have only two pairs of shoes that don't meet that criteria but they are 'going out' shoes, or 'special occasion' shoes that generally get worn for only a few hours at a time.

This season Australian brand Homyped have created a beautiful range for Spring/Summer. The wide range of styles and colours means there is something for everyone.  The range includes ballet flats, sporty sneaker hybrids, sandals, thongs (flip flops), Mary Janes and pumps!  

Ashley (in black) has just landed in my own wardrobe.  She might just be the most comfortable sandal I own!  Ashley is simple, modern and I expect she will become a Spring/Summer workhorse for me.  This sandal will transition from work (smart casual work environment for me) to play, with ease, and will work with most of my neutral wardrobe.

As a working mum, I am on my feet most of the day running here, there and everywhere!  I don't have time for uncomfortable shoes and I won't sacrifice style for comfort.  I decided some years back that 'comfort' was not the dirty word I thought it was in my 20's lol !!
Size wise I found these to be quite generous.  I usually wear a size 6 but sized down to a 5 for a perfect fit 

Homyped are a long standing Aussie company that have been making quality footwear for 48 years ... and are based in my beautiful home town of Melbourne.  Their online store is easy to navigate and all the info you need is there, along with a great size chart you can print to assure you order your correct size.

So... I'm predicting Ashley and I are going to have a wonderful Spring/Summer together!   How about you?  If you are looking to update for the season it's definitely worth checking out the current range.

Let me know what you think.

xxx Deborah

I have written this post in collaboration with Homyped..   All opinions expressed are 100% my own. Items for review are selected by me and I only accept items that I would choose/purchase myself.


  1. The sandals look good, Deborah. I like that they have a small heel. I recently bought my first pair of shoes from a "comfort" brand and I totally get the appeal. I think they are much more stylish now than in the past.

  2. I agree Sharon. I used to "poo poo" comfort shoes but there are now so many options. And I do think uncomfortable shoes impinge on style. You don't look stylish if you are hobbling around lol. What brand did you go to?

    1. They are Ecco. My first pair of fashion sneakers!

  3. Love the shoes - love your style - I'm combing back into your archive and gaining tons of inspiration!

    1. Hi Sharla, Thanks for the lovely words. I am thrilled you enjoy the blog. I tend to be very random as i really only post when I have something I would like to share:) If you are enjoying my outfits I am on Instagram too as @stylishmurmurs and post very regularly. xxx

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