Mary Jane Monday: Penelope Chilvers MJ espadrille
Hands up who wore their first sock-free sandals this weekend? I did, and if you're based in the UK I can bet you were with me. The beautiful spring sunshine has lifted our spirits and lightened our wardrobes considerably, while our toes have just had to get used to being out in the open all of a sudden. Let's get that nail polish ready and go shopping for some seriously lovely spring/summer shoes!
If you've got a bit of budget to play with, we'd certainly recommend Farfetch as a first port of call, as they're stocking a range of gorgeous spring pieces at the moment including these perfect wedge espadrilles from Penelope Chilvers! The neutral canvas shoes are given a designer makeover with a sprinkling of gold stars and some beautiful embroidery at the heel for a fresh, decorative feel you'll want to wear everywhere you go.
Espadrilles are among the easiest shoes to wear already, but add a wedge and you'll feel far more comfortable, streetwise and stylish as you're lifted just that crucial few centimetres off the street (or beach, patio, lawn etc!) I can see these fitting in beautifully with all my summer basics - pedal pushers, shorts and skirts as the weather continues to get even warmer. They are a little more than you'd expect to pay for your average summer pumps at £145 (here) but the design is just gorgeous and I can't imagine I'd regret hitting 'purchase' on this one!