Thursday, 19 July 2012

Sparkly Shoes and Happy News


I think these shoes can be taken one of two ways really: glittery fabulousness OR 'Did you steal one of those tacky jazz-man jackets to make those?!'. You'd be forgiven for falling into the latter category as the man-shape seemed to share your sentiments and looked appalled, then mystified as I ripped them free of the packaging and paraded around in them shouting 'Sparkly shoes!'. However, here is my theory - a little sparkle goes a long way to brighten a dull day and frankly these little flats make me feel like some sort of fairy-type magical being so I may have to buy a backup pair actually, and since they were only £7 from George at Asda of all places I won't feel guilty doing it!

Onto the happy news - as if the sparkly shoes weren't enough - the eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed a rather natty badge appeared in the sidebar yesterday . . . . . By some twist of fate I've been shortlisted in the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2012 Lifestyle category. Cue much disbelief and feeling thoroughly undeserving followed (thankfully) by much squealing and excitement! I'm nestled amongst some brilliant bloggers in my section, many of whom are favourites of mine so it feels honour enough to have been nominated let alone shortlisted. I'd like to say thank you to whichever Clutterbugs threw my name into the hat - you've made my year! I'm not great at this self-promotion hoopla but would love it if you'd take a moment and vote for Beautiful Clutter to win the Lifestyle category, you can click through via the badge in my sidebar! Feel like I'm transmitting a party political broadcast or something . . . . 


28 comments:

  1. I'm voting Dorothy (I know they're not red, but you know Jem...)
    x

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  2. You 100% have my vote! will be totally rooting for you!

    x

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  3. I LOVE the shoes! There's nothing wrong with a bit of glitter, and congratulations for the nomination!! I'm voting for you as soon as i publish this comment! xxx

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  4. Wow, congrats on the nomination, and i think the shoes are fab! :)

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  5. Congratulations on the nomination! You have a great blog ^^

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  6. I have a pair of silver sparkly brogues from an Office sale about 4 years ago. They're all scuffed now but I refuse to throw them away as I love them so much! Congrats on your nomination!
    Cx
    www.shoppedanddropped.com

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  7. ahhh Jem I am more than happy for you, you are definitely one of my favs so I will most definitely be voting for you :D And the sparkly shoes are great, they would cheer up any rainy day I think, xxx

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  8. congrats-will definitely vote! love these shoes xo

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  9. Wooo, that's brilliant! Congrats. You have my vote xx

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  10. I love your blog, congrats on the cosmo nomination :)
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. I love sparkly shoes - I wanted to get married in red sparkly ones but never found any in time hehe

    congrats on the nomination!

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  12. Oooh so sparkly, can't believe these are from George! :)
    Congratulations on your nomination! :) x

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  13. Oooohh....sparkly shooooess...Love Asda's flats, as you know...quite want these now!! But yes, well deserved nomination lady and obviously I've already voted!

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  14. My magpie gene just woke up to ogle at those shoes. Mmmm...shiny...
    Congratulations again on the nomination - so exciting and I have voted for you. Hurrah! xx

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  15. Congratulations! These shoes are lovely as well, they're oh so sparkly!

    Emma x
    http://beautyandrags.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. those shoes are gorgeous, righto, off to vote x

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  17. I see here a lot of expression and character, I like!

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  18. Congrats and well deserved! I love Lincoln (some of my husband's family live there), I always find the best little things in the charity shops! Did you see the charity shop on Steep Hill that has turned its first floor into an exquisite vintage boutique - it's really fabulous! xx

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  19. Ooh also thanks for your good wishes! :)

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  20. I just found you, but congratulations for your nomination, must be exciting! Sparkly dhoes are very appropriate for the occasion. Good luck!

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  21. I have silver glittery shoes but I'm not allowed to wear them in my OH's car as they shed ;o)

    I've voted for you - good luck xox

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  22. Hi Jem, i am your new reader :)
    I really love this post. That's so pretty! Gold and very details! <3
    Well, greet from Indonesia! :D

    ps: i just looking for some new blogger friends. may be you want to come to my blog and just chat? i'd love to hear your reply! xx

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  23. These are so pretty, can't quite believe they're only £7!
    Congrats on the Cosmo nomination, that's where I found your blog ;) am definitely loving it so far xoxo

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  24. Oh how funny! Love your comments on the shoes. Beautiful pix.
    Linda

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  25. I think they're fab although I have to say that as I have a very similar pair!!

    Victoria xxx

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  26. Wow, congrats on the Cosmo nom! That is so fantastic & thoroughly deserved! I'll certainly be voting for you. :)
    I have a pair of black glitter mary janes that I don't wear often (only because they rub something awful), but whenever I put them on, I can't stop staring at the shimmering loveliness on my feet, haha! I don't blame you for wanting to get a second pair!

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