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Happy Party Feet… and Christmas Competition!

I have a confession to make…  If you’ve ever noticed on a nightout I will always carry an oversized clutch bag and wondered why? The sad truth is that I just dont get on with
heels.  I know, I can’t believe I said that either, but what I mean is I will have a back up pair of flats in my bags
for the times when shoes have crippled my feet, or I’ve had too many shandy pops
and are more like to go over on my heels and cause more damage.  I like to think of it as somewhat genius, but
my smaller clutch bags are starting to feel neglected…

With party season edging all the more
closer I was approached my Kaleidoscope to host a little competition.  Now part of the campaign was to review a pair
of shoes complete with party feet sos… In the form of party feet foot
gels and some other key must-haves.  I’ve never actually used them
before until last weekend when I went out, I won’t lie I was very impressed but
not so much on the helping handy of party feet but how incredibly comfortable
the shoes were. 

Without sounding old (goodness I know I do),
but my Mum has always told me after damaging her feet with bad shoes in her
younger days that investing in quality leather shoes is a wise move.  I have very much done the whole buy shoes
because they’re cheap, then subsquently got blisters or hurt myself because
they’re badly made.  To be honest I can actually see how looking at my feet how
I’ve damaged them from doing just that. 

Moving back to the Kaleidoscope party season
footwear, I have been eyeing up some of their shoes and obviously when the pair
I was sent arrived I couldn’t wait to try them. 
I’ve never really looked into their ranges or appreciated how well made
their items are, but these  AW14 Premium Leather High-Cut Sandals black heels smelt so rich
of the smooth leather and felt like a glove. 
This was the first time I didn’t ditch my heels for flats on the way
home… That was even after a few martinis! 

I’ve had some style ideas for these
articular shoes…. 

The Party Frock

Party Frock

The Stylish Trousers

Trouser style

Rocking It In Jeans

Rocking it in jeans


To celebrate this wonderful revelation for
my feet (and the fact I can finally use a small clutch without smuggling flats
out), I am giving away the same pair as I have! Hurray!  Just a little Christmas treat from myself and
the lovely team at Kaledescope. 

All you need to do is tell me your top tip
for a Christmas night out
…. Leave your comment below with you email and I’ll pick the best!  


Good luck! 



  1. November 27, 2014 / 8:23 am

    take flip flops with you so when dancing can wear them and not get bad feet!
    @Parsnip_Pete on twitter x

  2. November 27, 2014 / 9:49 am

    Agreed, spare flat shoes in your bag to save your feet and carry on partying! @sjjn2655

  3. November 27, 2014 / 10:02 am

    Be well prepared for the night and day after so you can relax and enjoy

  4. November 27, 2014 / 10:47 am

    enjoy it and don't overdo it

  5. November 27, 2014 / 10:51 am

    Relax and enjoy yourself! Its not like you get many nights to let your hair down as parents.

  6. November 27, 2014 / 12:25 pm

    have everytime done in the day so on the night you can just enjoy christmas eve

  7. November 27, 2014 / 1:42 pm

    Have your hair done by your fave stylist, less hassle, perfect hair and you can take your time to do your make up! πŸ™‚

  8. November 27, 2014 / 1:57 pm

    Alongside your flats-in-your-bag advice (which is a must, I must say!), is make sure you fully charge your phone. There's nothing worse (or more dangerous) than losing your friends, having no way to contact them and no way to call a registered or familiar taxi firm for yourself. Just make sure you're healthily topped up (I'd say at least 80%) before you leave so you can enjoy the night knowing you're safe if you do happen to get separated – or if your friend goes missing!



  9. November 27, 2014 / 5:37 pm

    Pre book your taxi home so you don't have to wait for hours with sore feet.

  10. November 27, 2014 / 6:06 pm

    Make sure that for every alcoholic drink you have you have a drink of water so that you don't get too squiffy.

  11. November 27, 2014 / 6:16 pm

    make sure you have enough money to get hom

  12. November 27, 2014 / 6:35 pm

    Arrange transport home before you go x

  13. November 27, 2014 / 10:53 pm

    Make sure you line your stomach before heading out as you may get drunk too quickly otherwise and ruin your night

  14. November 27, 2014 / 11:20 pm

    book a taxi in advance

  15. November 28, 2014 / 10:40 pm

    Drink water, soft drinks or virgin drinks in between drinks with alcohol and you will have a better time out if you pace yourself

  16. November 29, 2014 / 5:11 pm

    Don’t make drinking your only activity, fill your time chatting laughing flirting & general socialising xx

  17. December 1, 2014 / 5:53 am

    Rest & Prepare
    Do make-up & hair
    Make sure of Carriage Home
    So you are not alone
    Drink Little (if at all)
    Enjoy being the Belle of the Ball!!

  18. December 2, 2014 / 11:06 am

    don't drink too much or you'll regret it (speaking from experience!!)

  19. December 3, 2014 / 3:41 pm

    if your wearing tights/stockings take a spare pair in your bag in case they ladder, shoes that fit with tights are usually painful without, so dont get caught out!

  20. December 3, 2014 / 5:20 pm

    Take a pair of cute ballet pumps in your handbag, for dancing in. You will be glad by the end of the night. Prince Charming ain't on the look out for the girl with mangled, bloody toes sticking out of mile high peeps.

  21. December 4, 2014 / 10:05 am

    make sure lift home is sorted before you go out

  22. December 4, 2014 / 10:47 am

    first thing to do is plan your transport home……………. Then decide on the outfit…. Don't put on a brand new pair of killer heels as you will not last the first few hours, and you want to be up and dancing ALL NIGHT LONG

  23. December 4, 2014 / 3:34 pm

    Don't drink on an empty stomach and have a soft drink every so often

  24. December 4, 2014 / 4:23 pm

    Bring foldable pumps incase you have to walk home

  25. December 4, 2014 / 9:17 pm

    Keep drinking water between the alcoholic drinks to stay hydrated and helps the hangover the following morning!

  26. December 4, 2014 / 9:25 pm

    Pace yourself!! If you start to feel drunk, sit the next round out and have a glass of water or call a cab….

  27. December 4, 2014 / 9:27 pm

    Wear sequins and sparkle like a Christmas fairy!

  28. December 4, 2014 / 9:58 pm

    When you sort out your lift home, give them a time so that neither of you are waiting in the cold. Also, it gives you time to plan your drinking throughout the evening with enough to make you tipsy but drink water in between to make sure you are not ill that night or the next day. Relax, have fun, but be healthy and safe!

  29. December 4, 2014 / 11:04 pm

    Put gel inserts in your shoes even if they feel comfortable. They won't by the end of the night!

  30. December 4, 2014 / 11:35 pm

    Make sure you eat properly before you go out to soak up the alcohol

  31. December 4, 2014 / 11:45 pm


  32. December 5, 2014 / 7:23 am

    Always remember that you are out with work colleagues and have to see these people every day.

  33. December 5, 2014 / 9:03 am

    Always leave at the point when you – and everyone else – is still having fun.

  34. December 5, 2014 / 9:22 am

    Spray tights with hairspray to stop them laddering

  35. December 5, 2014 / 9:48 am

    Book your Taxi or arrange a lift, and pace your drinking

  36. December 5, 2014 / 10:38 am

    Keep enough cash back for the taxi home, it always helps not to have to walk

  37. December 5, 2014 / 11:07 am

    have a pint of water before bed, helps to stave off a headache the next day!

  38. December 5, 2014 / 11:20 am

    Take plasters.., a needle & thread & pretty sparkly flats in your bag.. recipe for a perfect n7ght πŸ˜‰

  39. December 5, 2014 / 12:12 pm

    comfy shoes and if not plasters and blister plasters! or even fold away flats in your bag πŸ™‚ X

  40. December 5, 2014 / 1:55 pm

    Just be yourself & have fun.

  41. December 5, 2014 / 2:43 pm

    always keep your front door key in a safe place save waking hubby up at 3am lol

  42. December 5, 2014 / 2:44 pm

    1) Gel pads for your feet
    2) perfume to smell delicious
    3) Red lippy – u cant go wrong
    4) Get Drunk- Priceless!

  43. December 5, 2014 / 4:56 pm

    Just enjoy yourself without getting totally drunk and making a complete fool of yourself.And make sure you stay safe by arranging a lift with a taxi firm you can count on to give you a call on your mobile to say they are outside waiting for you, so you are not hanging around dark streets alone.

  44. December 5, 2014 / 5:00 pm

    plan ahead never want to be without

  45. December 5, 2014 / 8:55 pm

    line your stomach with a light meal – speghetti is ideal so you won,t get too tipsy

  46. December 5, 2014 / 9:25 pm

    wear flat comfortable shoes so you can dance and take a warm coat πŸ™‚ x

  47. December 5, 2014 / 9:46 pm

    Having a work friend there by your side on the night can help you both stop one another from getting into embarrassing situations. It is best to choose your pairing wisely – you do not need someone who will encourage you to do something stupid

  48. December 5, 2014 / 11:10 pm

    Three drink rule! People say silly things at Christmas and then stuff their faces with chocolate to forget! You can have fun without booze πŸ™‚

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