Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Brantano Calls for Unworn Shoes for Charity

I've got something a bit different for you guys today and something to get you into the spirit of giving in the run up to Christmas. 

Shoe retailer Brantano, located at Filton Abbey Wood in Bristol, will be pulling its socks up and donating shoes to charity throughout November as it launches its latest campaign.

With an estimated 20,000 tonnes of wearable footwear discarded in the UK each year, Brantano is calling on (town) people to hand in their old shoes, no matter how loved they once were, if they’re no longer worn regularly and they will in turn be donated to Clothes Aid.

The Shoe Swap campaign launched this week, and all donated footwear will be sold in European markets through the Clothes Aid, with proceeds going towards a number of UK charities.

Karen Staton, manager of Brantano in Bristol, said: “We know many people cling on to shoes which no longer see the light of day, but we’re calling on everyone to hand these in to us for this great initiative and raise money for charity in the meantime. So free some space on the shoe rack because those who donate their old shoes can even save themselves money on a new pair with us.”

Michael Lomotey, Business Manager at Clothes Aid said: “Unwanted shoes take up space in cupboards and hallways up and down the country, and we’re asking people to ‘step up’ and donate them.”
“People may have fallen out of love with some of their shoes, but through Clothes Aid, they can become treasured once again by somebody else and this will help us raise vital funds for UK charities.”

Anyone who donates shoes to their local Brantano store will receive £10 off a £20 in-store purchase. 

Brantano’s Bristol store offers a free fitting service, with staff trained by top brands such as Clarks, Start Rite and Hush Puppies. With late opening hours at conveniently located stores, a hassle free expert fitting service and a wide range of shoes to suit all budgets, Brantano aims to make shoe shopping as easy and convenient as possible. 

For more information, visit www.brantano.co.uk

To find out more about Clothes Aid visit www.clothesaid.co.uk

I think this is a great way to get into the spirit of giving for Christmas as well as giving you an opportunity to have a bit of a declutter and get rid of unwanted shoes. 

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Monday, 7 November 2016

5 goals for the rest of 2016

So the year is coming to a close and I need to get my act together and why wait for the new year? We all know if you put it off until the whole 'new year, new me' you just know it aint gonna happen so start now. Pre-new year's resolutions. Why not end the year feeling like you've actually accomplished something?

  1. Don't buy any more clothes This will be hard for me but I have a full wardrobe of stuff I don't need or wear so I just need to stop. I have a winter wardrobe that is pretty damn good so lets leave it at that. If I do need something I will have to weigh up whether it is truly necessary.
  2. Spend your money wisely This relates to the top one but I'm always buying stuff I don't need like food I wont end up eating or not buying stuff to make lunch and having to buy food in uni shops. Sort yaself out yeah?
  3. Save some money I don't mean just cut back I mean actually start saving for reals.
  4. Work Hard I have loads of uni stuff to do and a big deadline in January so I need to just spend all of my time in the library (away from the shops) and work my butt off, 
  5. Enjoy Yourself What are my goal posts without a 'be happy' point? While it's all good and well saying do this, do that, you gotta make sure you're happy. If it feels like too much, and I mean if you're stressed not just being a lazy ass, then take a break. Make sure you still have fun. 

Do you think it's worth making goals for the rest of the year?


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Saturday, 5 November 2016

Black Velvet

Primark black velvet top // Topshop denim skirt // H&M pointed boots

Halloween may be over but I can't help wearing all black for the rest of eternity. If you're a long time reader of my blog then (congrats) you'll know my mega love for all things velvet and I recently added this top to my collection. I've seen velvet everywhere at the moment so I think it will be quite big for a gothic vibe for this winter and it keeps you pretty warm too. It's a great way to add texture to a simple all black look. Who said all black can't be interesting?

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