Office Blog Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

Feeling Festive

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

The Christmas Season is a great opportunity to catch up with friends & family. No matter whether you’re eating too much, drinking too much or spending too much, you have a great excuse…’s Christmas! With the weather being less and less inviting we wanted to give some great idea’s that’ll get you out the house and get you feeling super festive.

If you’re in London then Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park offer’s pretty much everything you’d want for a Christmas themed day out. Celebrating 10 years this year since it first opened there is something for everyone. Ice Skating, Zippos Christmas Circus and an Ice Bar are just some of the options as well as the traditional fun fair rides and live music there’s no way you won’t feel the Christmas spirit.7449292k

A slightly more romantic evening could be spent ice-skating around the courtyard of Somerset House. With it’s huge Christmas tree standing central to the rink you won’t be able to help yourself. They also put on club club nights allowing you to skate around the rink with style. Open until January there’s plenty of time to get yourself down there.1905928a

If Birmingham is your city then you’ll know comes alive every winter with the arrival of the largest German Christmas Market outside of Germany and Austria. With over 120 stalls there something for everyone.


Manchester is home of Europe’s largest walk-in Christmas tree.The tree is 90 ft. high and weighs 18-ton, features more than five miles of fairy lights with 100,000 bulbs, 1,000 of the are the same size as a football. Set up in Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, visitors can step inside the huge tree and marvel at the internal illumination and festive Christmas scene. Imagine that!cwr3lloweaegpjj

With all this out-door fun you’ll need to be warm and comfortable especially if you’ve spent an evening skating or falling over if you’re skills aren’t up to scratch. Check out our winter warmers to get you through the festivities.


Posin’ for the Party!

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

As December arrives tomorrow, the Christmas Day countdown is in full swing. Kids can start their chocolate advent calender’s, if they haven’t eaten them all already and the adults can start planning what they’ll wear to their Christmas Parties! This can always be a tricky as we want to look the part but we also want to feel the part and bringing flip flops in your bag in case your shoes hurt is far from ideal.

That being said you need to feel comfortable, so here for all your party shoe dilemmas are our top picks. You have the party and we have the perfect shoes! From metallics to velvets and stillettos to block heels, we have it all, so come and check them out!



Shop our full range here to step out in style! Don’t forget to tag us in your party shoe pics on Instagram, we want to see your killer outfits!


Xmas Gift Guide | #giftingisgiving

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Within a matter of days December arrives and it’ll finally be acceptable to go into full Christmas spirit / panic mode! Decorations start being flung around the house and the Christmas tree is up and ready for the presents to be placed underneath. If you’re super organised you may have started your shopping already, if not fear not! We’re here to help 🙂

Check out our Christmas Gift Guide where #GIFTINGISGIVING




You still have plenty of time but why panic buy the day before when we’re here right now! Go and check it out!

Party Season Flats

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Party Season is in full swing and to aid your feet going from event to event it’s time to invest in a pair of glam flats. Taking inspiration from the pioneers of smart casual dressing Olivia Palermo and Alexa Chung, add a metallic brogue or suede loafer to see you through the Christmas season.


If you’re not the kind of girl who’d wear a pointed stiletto or a skyscraper platform you can still be just as feminine and fabulous in a pair of our statement flats. Dress down a silk maxi with a pair of patent brogues like Amber Heard, our Result Points come in classic black or autumnal burgundy.

If you find it hard to make the transition from work wear to formal wear why not try a tailored evening suit and match with a pair of croc loafers like our Rita High Cut for understated elegance.

Metallic uppers are still very much on trend this year, smarten up jeans and polo with our Vibe Loafers in futuristic gun metal or elevate a plain jumpsuit with our nineties style Rave Monk Shoes.

For the refined ladies out there our dainty Royal Slippers in suede or our Limelight loafers look great with a full skirt and cashmere jumper.

For boyish charm opt for some hard wear like our Lex Side Zip in 70’s tan or Rumble Front Zip in glossy black.

Our selection should put you one step ahead of the party game this year.



Fashion New Year’s resolutions

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014


It’s time to welcome the New Year and here at OFFICE HQ we’ve been thinking long and hard about our New Year’s resolutions over the past few days.

As well as the usual; cutting down on wine, going for a daily run and saving money rather than splurging in the sales, we’ve been thinking about some fashion-related pledges.

If you fancy doing the same, take a look at some of our suggestions below.


Try something new

If you always gravitate towards the same styles and have three versions of the same dress in your wardrobe, you might want to embrace something new in 2014. Scour the fashion magazines for items which are outside your comfort zone but look like they would suit your shape and take a friend you can rely on to be honest shopping with you.


Clear out your wardrobe

If your wardrobe is starting to resemble a bottomless pit and you can’t squeeze your most recent purchases in, it may be time to have a clear out. Set aside a full day and take every single item out of the cupboard and carefully scrutinise them before either allowing them back in the wardrobe or adding to a charity pile. Once your wardrobe is clear you’ll actually be able to see what clothes you have and you may re-discover some forgotten gems.


Don’t blindly follow trends

It’s great to keep an eye on what’s en vogue, but there’s no point modelling a high-fashion ensemble if it simply doesn’t suit your body shape or colouring. There’s so much going on each season, there’s bound to be something that’s both on trend and perfect for you, it’s just a question of finding it, and trust us, it’ll be worth it when you do!


Buy great basics

There are some items you wear again and again, so it’s worth buying a slightly pricier version rather than a cheap one which will need replacing within months. A black t-shirt, blue jeans and a great blazer will all last years, if you buy the right one.

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Christmas gifts for her

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

December is well underway and if you haven’t got all your presents bought, wrapped and under the tree, the chances are you’ll be spending at least a few hours over the coming weeks trawling the high street looking for the perfect gifts for your nearest and dearest.

To save you a bit of time, here’s our suggestions for what to buy the lovely ladies in your life.

Bag it up

You can never go wrong with some arm candy or anything with a designer label, so if there’s someone you want to splash out on this Christmas combine the two and treat them to one of the new Holly Fulton for Radley bags.

Our favourite piece is the bold black, white and red geometric-patterned Slouch clutch.

Holly Fulton for Radley Slouch Clutch £249

All that glitters

The best things tend to come in small packages and some stunning jewellery is always welcome underneath the Christmas tree.

This season, chunky chains and dramatic chandelier style earrings are among the top trends, making this edgy rainbow chain necklace from Accessorize the perfect present.

Chunky Chain, Accessorize £14

Alternatively, pop these Klava 18K earrings from Oliver Bonas in her stocking, they exude 1920’s glamour and at just £32, they won’t break the bank.

Earrings Oliver Bonas £32

Accessorise all areas

If you’re buying for someone fashion-forward but daren’t guess her size, you’ll be safe sticking to accessories.

A statement scarf or a cosy faux fur stole will certainly come in handy over the chilly winter, making them the gift that keeps on giving!

We love this Oriental Silk scarf from Accessorize which taps into the trend for dark florals.

Accessorize Mirrored Oriental Silk Digital Square Scarf £25

 Stocking fillers

When shopping for small gifts you’ll rarely go wrong with one of the three Cs; candles, cosmetics or chocolates.

These Love Heart candles are a sweet stocking filler, while a top up of her favourite perfume is likely to be appreciated.

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Best foot forward

What would Christmas be without a shiny new pair of shoes to see you through the festive party season?

These Jekyll heels are perfect for dancing the night away and the splash of red suede makes them suitably Christmassy.

For more footwear-themed gift ideas for the lady in your life, take a look at our Gift Finder.


The rise of the Christmas jumper

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013


This year Christmas jumpers are no longer the preserve of young children and embarrassing uncles, they’re the perfect way to make a festive fashion statement.

Novelty jumpers are lining the shelves of pretty much every high street store and even the likes of Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs and Markus Lupfer have put their own spin on Christmas couture.

A number of designers have also created bespoke festive fashions in aid of Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day, which this year falls on December 13 and will see people all over the UK pulling on their Christmas jumpers and donating £1 or more to the charity.

If you want to follow in the footsteps of stylish novelty knit loving celebs like Taylor Swift, Fearne Cotton, Cheryl Cole and Katy Perry, who have all been spotted in Christmas jumpers in the past, you’ll have unprecedented choice this year.

Data from trend agency WGSN shows that a massive 136 novelty jumpers have been launched by UK retailers in the past month alone, ranging from classic Fair Isle prints to ironic designs and slogan sweaters.

Our favourites include a cheeky Primark offering featuring some strategically placed Christmas puds. At just £12, it doesn’t matter that this jumper has a limited shelf life. We love a bit of Christmas kitsch here in HO and held a Christmas jumper competition last year. With so many more on offer this year we think we might have a rematch!


Or for something a bit more subtle, Topshop’s fluffy knitted snowflake jumper taps into the trend for texture while Cath Kidston’s Santa knit is charmingly traditional.

If you just want to make a subtle nod to the fashion for festive jumpers, you’ll be able to keep cosy in Topshop’s Fair Isle knits past Boxing Day.

To stop your fluffy Christmas knits being too kitsch, team them with contrasting leather trousers or inky blue jeans.

For more information about Christmas Jumper Day visit Save the Children



For the Kids – Christmas Hand Turkeys

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Christmas time and turkey’s go hand in hand so at HQ we thought we would combine the two together, quite literally as you’ll see… So, grab the kids of the family (no matter their age) and we’ll show you how to make your own Christmas Turkey drawings.

What you’ll need;

• Your hand
• A pen or pencil
• Colouring pencils/glitter/paints, whatever you like really

STEP 1 – Place your hand on a piece of paper, with your fingers spread out and draw around your hand
(make sure you leave enough room for the legs later on)…

STEP 2 Remove your hand…

STEP 3 – Fill in the gap between where the little finger ends and the wrist starts…

STEP 4 Draw the eye and the beak…

STEP 5 Draw the legs…

STEP 6 Add some wings & colour him in.

Ta daa!

Here’s a few of our attempts…

Plus we’d love to see yours, tweet us your Christmas hand turkeys @OfficeShoes

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Our Day at Winter Wonderland

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

With the first snow falling, that Coca Cola Christmas advert and pretty, twinkling lights when the sun goes down, we’re feeling rather festive.

Some of the guys from HQ paid a visit to London’s biggest Christmas market, Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park. Admittedly we were besotted with the sweets, the pancakes, the chocolate apples… Ok we loved all the food! But after a lot of lingering around the sweet treats we finally managed to make our way around, although we do advise you give yourself a few hours *cheeky smiles*.

The German themed market allows you to feel somewhat outside of the hustle and bustle of London. With log cabins, thrill seeking rides and a constant infusion of mulled wine dominating the air, we didn’t want to leave.

We highly recommend the pancakes, we did play it safe with a Nutella classic, but there are many sweet and savoury options.
Either way, you won’t be leaving hungry!

With a circus, ice skating ring and many rides, there’s plenty to keep you entertained. We braved a fair few, including the spinning swings, taking you far off the ground. Even though we were pretty scared, we did get a gorgeous view of London.

Plus, once you’re done, Oxford Street is just a brisk walk away. Perfect for Christmas shopping.

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