After this weekend's soaring temperatures and blue skies (OK, it was hardly Vegas weather, but we did get to take our hats and scarves off for a few hours), my faith in the British climate has been restored to something approaching optimism, and I'm starting to think seriously about summer.

That means casting out the socks and tights and swapping them for pedicures, strappy sandals and - of course - flip-flops: the shoes we tend to live in for days on end when it's warm and sunny. Ipanema has long been my go-to brand for stylish and comfy flip-flops and slides, and this season they've got some gorgeous and eye-catching styles to dazzle on the beach, at the park or at the pavement cafe...

If you're as excited as I am about the prospect of flip-flop season coming to town, now is the time to stock up, as Ipanema has a great offer. You can now get 20% off when you spend £20 or more on Ipanema flip flops and you get free delivery on any order (UK or international) over £45. Just add the code SHOEWAWA20 at the checkout. 

While you're there, you might want to 'check out' some of the beautiful new styles:

Ipanema flipflops
This is my favourite style from the SS 2013 collection: called 'Lovely', it has an anatomically moulded footbed for maximum comfort, and a dazzling 'beaded' design on the strap. It's available in six different colours priced at £15.95.

I also adore the 'Tropical' range: each shoe in this collection has a subtle two-tone theme, with a simple design featuring a plainer, cleaner strap and the same super comfy sole:

tropical flipflops by Ipanema

There couldn't be a better time to stock up on flip-flops and be ready when that unexpected heatwave hits!