Thursday, November 13, 2014

Queen of Hearts

Some time ago now I was pining over a certain pair of shoes on my Twitter. Well, here they are! I'd been having a quick browse whilst out shopping and out of the corner of my eye caught a glimpse of the bold, red, pop-arty heart motif. It reminded me of something from a Roy Lichtenstein artwork or Disney's "Alice in Wonderland". Now I have never really been a big fan of jelly shoes, but I must say when I saw these I fell in love instantly. The next week they came home with me, and with perfect timing too as they happened to be on sale!
  



Mel - Dreamed by Melissa, is a Brazilian footwear brand that manufactures jelly shoes in a large variety of styles. The shoes are made from an eco-friendly plastic called Melflex which is 100 percent recyclable as well as vegan friendly. The plastic is also durable, can be easily cleaned and flexible, ensuring the wearer's comfort. This was also one of the things that hooked me in to these lovely things. I do a lot of walking, so I am very appreciative of a good pair of shoes that can substantially support my feet yet still look pretty and liven up my outfits. 




The shoes that I have bought are called Fresh IV. I love that they are peep-toes. They'll be perfect for when summer comes around with my bright red toe nails peeping through. Another little bonus is that the love hearts are raspberry scented. How sweet! They also come in nude and black, which I'm very tempted to buy as well!

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  1. Dear Lucy,
    They look lovely! I've never been a fan of jelly shoes either and I've been worried about getting a pair because of their smell bad reputation but Melissa is challenging my rules. Did you check their other collections? It's very definitive, strong colours, very geometric and that kind of 60s modern look. I might get a pair soon, if I do, I'll let you know.
    xxx

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    1. Hi, Carol!
      Yes, I've heard about that too, but these shoes are so far so food, and the raspberry scenting is a nice touch. And I have seen their other collections, very nice and I think so too! Good luck getting a pair!

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  2. These are lovely!!! I'm so Jealous!
    xoxo
    Taylor

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  3. Cute! I love my Melissa flats. Strange question, but do yours smell nice? Mine still smell like scented plastic from 90's toys ie My Little Pony. :D

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    1. Yes!! They are raspberry scented but I agree - they smell like My Little Ponies!

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  4. Melissa flats are so comfortable and smell sooo good! A slight vanilla/rubber kinda scent. Sarah's right: it's My Little Pony kinda fragrance! Eureka moment ahah xx

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    1. Aren't they? And yes, that's the smell definitely!

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  5. those are so very cute! how neat that you were able to find you dream shoe so easily like that!!

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    1. Thanks, I was very pleased to come across them!

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  6. Wow, those are so different, I love them!

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  7. theyre so cute! and i love how they embed the smell into the plastic! so sweet. My friend has ruined me for Melissa shoes. she is from Brazil and Melissa shoes there a really cheap so i just have her buy me a pair when she goes home to visit!

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  8. I love them, so cute.
    Have a wonderful weekend Lucy.
    Hugs!
    Dusana :-)

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  9. Very cute!
    My first pair of Mels came from a charity shop 3 years ago and I wore them till they feel apart - they died at Glastonbury this summer, way to go! I snaffled a pair of bright coral ones with massive bows from a car boot sale a few weeks ago, still in their box, for £1! Can't wait to wear them next summer.

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    1. Wow, good to know that the shoes have a long lifespan! The ones you snatched up (and for so unbelievably cheap!) sound fabulous and I imagine they'll look so great with all your fantastic dresses!

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  10. They're very cute, and remind me too of Alice in Wonderland! I'll bet they'll look just lovely paired with your 60s dresses. I have a pair of heels from the collaboration with Vivienne Westwood and they are so comfy, much more so than I ever expected jelly shoes to be. I also loved that for the first few days I had them, I could smell them as soon as I walked into the room they were stored in!

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    1. Glad that you picked up on the Alice in Wonderland vibes I was seeing, and thank you! I dream of having a pair from the Vivienne Westwood collaboration - gorgeous shoes and good to know that they are comfy!

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  11. If I could do heart eyed emojis in this comment box then you know I would! Such pretty shoes. It's great that they're comfy too, I can't stand it when cheap shoes look nice but hurt like hell.

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    1. Hearts from me too - they are pretty tops!

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  12. I'm drooling over this, love the heart shape on top.

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  13. They're very cute. I always prefered Warhol over Lichtenstein though.

    / Avy
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    1. I'd have to agree with you. I always loved Warhol's Death and Disaster series.

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  14. Isn't it just the best feeling when something on your wishlist goes on sale? It makes me want to do a happy dance all over the living room. I'm eagerly waiting for Black Friday to get a few things off of mine ;) And I can see why you've been pining over these- those hearts are ah-dorable. I'm definitely getting an Alice in Wonderland vibe off of them too- they're going to look so cute with dresses!

    xo marlen
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    1. Yes, it's the best and thanks! I hope you snatch up some goodies this Black Friday!

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  15. Now that is a striking pair of shoes! Red & black look so festive together and the hearts are scented??!! It's a happy day indeed when something you've had your eye on goes on sale ♥

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    1. Thank you! I do love the red and black together - very punchy. And yes it is!

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  16. Ah! What a perfect pair of shoes!! I think I also need them in my life...

    -Kati

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  17. Oh my gosh, those shoes are everything!!! So darn charming and just plain gorgeous!! Love the hearts and overall cut/style too. Happy wearing, lovey!! <3

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    1. They are pretty fabulous, I'm still so pleased with them!

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  18. Aww, these shoes are so, so lovely -
    what a perfect purchase. :)

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  19. They really (literally!) are love aren't they? You've got me coveting a pair something fierce now, dear gal. :)

    Big hugs & joyful weekend wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Glad that you like them! I'm wanting another pair in the pink and nude myself now!

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  20. Eeee, super cute shoes! I really want a pair :D
    xox

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    1. Aren't they cute? I hope you find yourself one!

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