Sole Venture Shoe love since '91.

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My love affair with shoes started at the ripe age of two. My mother was pregnant with my baby sister and to prevent any kind of rivalry, she purchased my favourite, red shoes (I was obsessed with red shoes at the time) and put them in the hospital cot with my newly born sister.

Needless to say, it was love at first sight – with both my new red shoes and my baby sis.

That’s as far back as I can trace my shoe love. Nearly twenty three years later and my closet comprises of 70% shoes and 30% clothing (this is true a true story).

The newest addition to my shoe closet? These tan lace up block heels that are flattering as they are versatile!

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I’m wearing:

Top worn backwards – Zara

Jeans – H&M

Bag – Vintage

Heels – Billini on Superbalist

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Purchase these heels here or shop more gorgeous summer shoes on Superbalist like these modern leather mule slip ons!

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Mules R799, Vero Moda on Superbalist

Photos by Radiefa Peters.

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New Shoe Smell

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Who doesn’t love that smell of a pair of brand new shoes? Every fellow shoe-obsessed will know exactly what I’m talking about.

I’m loving the shoes on Superbalist at the moment, they have some amazing winter buys!

Here’s My Pick of My Five Favourites:

-Chunky Heels Boots:

Recently, I love a slight pointed shape when it comes to ankle boots. This chic black pair of leather boots are versatile and will look great with pretty much any outfit.

R1 899, Sol Sana

R1 899, Sol Sana on Superbalist

-Metallic Sneakers:

I love these classic Superga sneakers in this modern metallic shade. Metallic sneakers can act as a neutral which means they can be paired with just about any look.

R949, Superga

R949, Superga

-Thigh High Boots:

How gorge are these black mock suede thigh high boots? I would wear them with skinny jeans and a chunky knit.Boots

R1 199, Billini on Superbalist

R1 199, Billini on Superbalist

-Lace-up Boots:

Not only are lace ups super on point but these block heeled babies add extra comfort so you won’t be dying a slow death in your heels! Perfect for work and play.

R349, Truffle on Superbalist

R349, Truffle on Superbalist

-Winter Heels:

These heels are everything. And can you believe they’re R349? I love their babydoll feel with the peep toe and chunky heel.

R349, Truffle on Superbalist

R349, Truffle on Superbalist

Which are your favourite?

PS. These velvet Missguided boots are pretty cool – what do you think? Retro and kinda fabulous. 😏😻

R899, Missguided on Superbalist

R899, Missguided on Superbalist

Click here to browse all things shoes.

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The Latest Shoes And Accessories You’ll Want To Shop

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If you know me personally, you would know that I have a slight problem when it comes to shoes… and accessories. Seriously, #ihavethisthingwithshoes

Part of my job as Junior Fashion Ed at Cosmopolitan Magazine is finding the most ah-mazing shoes and accessories, shooting them, talking about them, writing about them… I remember this every time I have an ‘I don’t want to go to work’ moment, and remember that I’m lucky to be doing something I’m so passionate about – and it doesn’t hurt being surrounded by beautiful things all day.

This month’s COSMO features a ‘Shoes & Accessories’ special shot by yours truly and there are some hero pieces. From perspex heels to incredible sculptural heavy metal jewellery, the trends we’ve featured have travelled from the runway to our local designers and retailers.

Here’s a peak – but if you haven’t bought the May issue yet, do yourself a fashionable favour and do!

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Heavy Metal Jewellery:
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The Best Block heels (aka our stylish AND comfy best friends):

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‘Grab Me’ Clutches:

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Side note: If there’s something I’ve noticed about those trail blazing fashionable women we come across in our lives, it’s that it’s not just their clothing that does the talking, their outfits are always punctuated with gorgeous accessories and even better shoes. A little style wisdom on a fake Monday.

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