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Our latest Editors Pick comes courtesy of Laurie, a style connoisseur who has been passionate on all aspects of fashion since a young age.

Having been unable to resist the glossy pages of Vogue her interest led her to a career in hairdressing, beauty therapy and more latterly as the driving force behind the super Vanity & Me. A fantastic site Vanity & Me is described as “fashion & beauty for the mature woman not ready to hang up her high heels”. What more of an excuse did we need to send her a pair of Van Dal shoes!?

You can see her blog here which features an impartial review of our gorgeous Hay II sandals (we’re biased I know but its true see below!).


As you know I’m running a little behind on my posts. Bad for me, but good for you! These super soft slides from Van Dal are now on sale at an amazing price.

I was asked to choose a pair of Van Dal shoes/sandals to share with you, my lovely readers and I can’t recommend these gorgeously soft slides enough.

I’ve chosen the Hay 11 in the colour Fawn. They are available in other colours and I will list them below. The Leather/Suede upper is super soft and it’s like putting on your slippers! They have underfoot cushioning too!


A matching Van Dal bag with a slinky Silver shoulder strap and Silver hardware make the duo versatile to wear for day or night and the quality is excellent.

I’ve gone for the Fawn shade because it matches in well with my wardrobe but I also really liked the Paprika.

The Silver heel has a removable strap make these perfect for day or night


The sole front, heel and strap are in silver. Very transitional for day or night. The strap has a hook each side, so it’s very easy to remove. I thought this was a great idea for creating different looks.


I like the mirror on the inside of the heel! The Van Dal Hay II in the Paprika pair have Gold edging with a suede heel and I’m just so tempted to buy! We need comfort in this heatwave we’re having!


I’m in Syon Park for my photo shoot. It’s so beautiful here and I’m lucky that it’s only around the corner to where I live. If you’re ever in London it’s well worth a visit.

I’ve chosen my Roman Original Bengaline stretch trousers from this post, and a whisper of a top to keep cool in! Silver accessories finish the look.

Do take a look at the Van Dal sale!


There are so many lovely styles online and the Van Dal brand is also in shops if you prefer to try on. Find your nearest here




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