London Calling



I finally photographed this outfit! Or, let me rephrase, I finally like the photos for this outfit… took me several tries and lots of background hunting to find something I can live with it. Anyway, how cute is this fit?? I wore it to work last week and wanted to show off the other pair of UIN shoes that the brand sent me—just wait until you see the pattern up close.


All of UIN’s shoes are travel or art related, and I had a hard time deciding which pairs to select for this collaboration—they have so many fun and unique styles. Some of them are definitely a little too *out there* for my taste, but other pairs, like these London slip-ons, are the perfect amount of quirk. I knew right away that I’d have to choose the London shoes since I studied abroad in the UK last year and spent spring break in the city! The slip-ons depict a red double-decker bus and St. Paul’s Cathedral, fitting landmarks for England’s capital. I loved wearing these shoes, looking down at my feet, and reminiscing about my time abroad.


I knew I wanted to build today’s outfit entirely around the shoes—so I searched through the reds, whites, and blacks/navies in my closet. I landed on this navy and white striped sweater and red quilted vest, which match the slip-ons perfectly! I threw on some striped sunglasses and my new gold face earrings to match the gold buttons of the vest. I think this outfit is so cute and very fitting for Colorado. It would make the perfect travel look for a winter getaway.

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While they’re such a fun and (for me) sentimental pair of shoes, they’re not the most versatile because of the pattern. What else could I pair with these slip-ons? I picture a slightly springier outfit with a red top, beige anorak, and lighter wash jeans. I also think they could be really cute with a white dress layered under a denim jacket, maybe with a scarf on top. I’m excited to find more ways to style these shoes as the weather warms up!

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You can check out the other pair of UIN shoes that were gifted to me in my January Month in Review post—they’re pastel, leopard-like sneakers. Both pairs are seriously the comfiest shoes I have ever owned… UIN’s products are expensive, more than I would normally spend on shoes, but the quality is unmatched. I keep telling people they feel like little clouds on my feet! And I wasn’t told to say any of these things—I didn’t even have to write this blog post, I just wanted to share the outfit with you.

You can shop these exact London Impression shoes and use my code grace5 for $5 off any pair, or grace10 for $10 off a purchase of $120 or more. Beware though: it’s hard not to get sucked into UIN’s website! My coworkers commented on how much they loved the leopard sneakers and the three of us ending up spending at least 10 minutes browsing all the cute styles…


What do you think of these London-inspired shoes? Cute or too funky for you? Let me know in the comments! And I hope you have a great rest of your Wednesday. It’s a snow day here in Denver—several inches fell overnight and it keeps coming down!


Miles of smiles,


Striped Sweater: Banana Republic, $50 ($3.57 per wear), last worn here | Red Vest: Francesca’s, $20 ($1.43 per wear), last worn here | Skinny Jeans: Express, $42 ($0.72 per wear), last worn here | London Shoes: UIN Footwear, gifted by brand

4 comments on “London Calling”

    1. Thanks Celia! Thankfully it wasn’t too cold the day I took these photos, but otherwise yes, bare ankles are chilly!

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