If you’ve never heard of Online Avenue before, you might want to sit up and listen, especially if you love shoes like I do!  Online Avenue are an online store selling footwear with an aim to expanding to both clothing and accessories and they have some really affordable pieces.  I am a huge fan of heels, and I don’t own enough of them even though they are much easier to buy as your feet generally don’t change in size. I was recently very lucky to be given the opportunity to review some beautiful embellished heels* and I must admit, I couldn’t wait for the postman to arrive.

I’m like a magpie when it comes to anything sparkly, so when I opened my little parcel and saw the Francesca Concealed Diamante Platforms* looking back at me, I must have looked like the Cheshire cat. I immediately placed them onto my feet and started to prance around the house, showing everyone my new Cinderella shoes. Even my six year old stepson took notice! I wanted to do these heels justice when it came to reviewing them and getting some decent photography, so I penciled in a visit to my photographer friend and her budding assistant, Phil.




Blouse: New Look (past season), Size 18, Skinny Jeans: Evans, Size 14, £29.50, Tank Top: Select Fashion, Statement Necklace: Unknown, Diamante Heels*: Online Avenue

These heels are pretty versatile when it comes to styling.  Personally, I knew I wanted to wear them with a pair of skinny jeans (in a size 14, I have to add!), however they would be fantastic for a night out on the town or even as wedding shoes.  I don’t think that it would upstage the bride wearing these bad boys to an evening party!

The Francesca Concealed Diamante Platforms* are very well made, and so far I haven’t noticed any of the diamante falling off which is pretty common among embellished shoes. They are also exceedingly comfortable to wear which is always a bonus as I’m not skilled at walking in heels.  They are slightly big size wise, so if you are in-between sizes like I am, I would size down, rather than up.  I have been blessed with weird feet in that one is a UK 3.5 and the other a UK 4, so I always have problems when it comes to buying shoes, that and my stupidly high instep which you’ll notice in the last photo!

Although I was sent the black version of these stunning ladies heels, they are also available in red, silver and an unusual champagne colour.  Each version looks just as beautiful and I already have my eye on the red and champagne ones!  At only £28 per pair, they are very affordable and fantastic quality for the price too. I have spent some time on the Online Avenue website making myself a wishlist including some gorgeous leopard print ankle boots for the near future if finances allow – this could become an expensive hobby!  If you are looking for ladies wedding shoes or perhaps something to wear while dancing the night away, you really need to check out the variety on offer at Online Avenue.


* denotes gifted item


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