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April 4, 2011

Swedish Style Ja.

Don't you hate it (or love it) when a friend introduces you to a brand or store, telling you which items they're looking at buying, and you end up falling in love with several goodies that you didn't even know existed? This happened to me recently. My friend Han was showing me the shoes that she has been lusting over, and typical me, I go and fall head over heels (excuse the pun) for numerous items, including one of the most expensive pair of shoes on the site. This seems to happen every time. Somehow I always get major clothing crushes on the dearest item, without even looking at the price tag. Call it a talent, or a curse...

So on this occasion, the brand in particular was none other than Swedish Hasbeens - a quirky Swedish company which specialises primarily in shoes, stocking items in numerous stores around London (plus other cities / countries), including dear Topshop. Using natural materials such as leather, wood and rubber for their products, they claim that their items will last so long & will be so well loved, that you'll hand them down to your children. Now that's impressive.

So I've picked out a few of my favourites from their range, including the ones that I can't stop thinking about!

Ahhh the classic clog. The revival of this stomper takes me back to owning a pair almost identical to these back in primary school. I was a trendy wee kiddie, and yes, I like to think that I still am today. These darlings are so hot right now, that you'd most likely be able to jump the line in any queue when wearing these out and about! They're that popular.

Slip in Super High

Now this style is more feminine & delicate than the ones above (and Rad's dream shoe), and in my opinion, more modern. I love the detailing of the leather and the range of colours available (which are inspired by the 50's & 60's). So many choices, how does one decide!

60's Slingback

If I owned these shoes, I imagine that I'd wear them almost every day as they're so versatile. Easily paired with pants or skirts, for dressy or casual occasions, these ballerina babes are right up my alley. With the laces, wee holes and flat soles, you know they'd be comfy too.

Ballerina Perforated

As well as creating an amazing range of shoes, Swedish Hasbeens also have some great accessories available - such as these GORGEOUS small shoulder bags. The perfect size for everyday use, these bags would definitely brighten up your day and get you excited for the summery weather ahead!

Small Shoulder Bags

Another eye-popping treat are the classic leather belts. Once again, these come in numerous colours, so what better way to wear the trendy season's brights, than on your belt. Perfect for those who shy away from colour or for those want to freshen up their look. I love the yellow & orange styles personally, so juicy!

The Original Leather Belt

Now, for the favourite of the lot, the divine SH boots. I am so in love with these booties that I have no rational thoughts regarding them - I don't care that we're going into summer and won't be needing boots (although let's face it, it'll be cold again in London before we know it), I don't care that the colour of these makes them easily dirtied & prone to scuff marks and I don't care that they're 2995 SEK (you do the math)...I'm in love! Now all I need to do is get a sweet pay rise, win the lottery (although that would involve buying a ticket) or find a rich man. Gentlemen, line up!

Lace-Up Boot High
All images sourced from www.swedishhasbeens.com

Ahhh another day, another yet-to-be-earned pound spent. C'est la vie, or as the Swedish would say...ok you got me, I know no Swedish, but damn, can they make good fashion!

Happy Monday all, the week is only going to get better from here!

xxx L

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