Mum on the Run – Could these be the perfect Smoking Slippers?

An opportunity presented itself to me last week to have a quick whizz around the stores and of course Zara beckoned – and loudly too!


Many of you may remember that I have done a complete volte face on the smoking slipper front and having gone from loathing them to quite liking them, it was just a question of finding a pair that did the trick.


I have tried on many pairs over the last few months from Primark (sparkles), to Topshop (metallic lace), to River Island (tapestry), to Clarks (leopard print), to Steve Madden (studded), to Jimmy Choo (sparkles) and Jeffrey Campbell (studded) – but none of them have quite hit the mark. 


However there was something about these Shiny Slippers (£39.99) from Zara which made my heart skip a beat.


First, I loved the simplicity of them – black with a touch of sparkle, they are both chic and versatile.  Whilst probably not the most hard of wearing shoes, I have boots for the more challenging weather.  




Secondly, when wearing them it felt as though I was wearing a shoe, rather than a slipper, which is how many of the other styles felt. The sole was substantial enough and with a separate heel, albeit slight, I didn’t feel as dumpy in them as some other styles. The fact that the fit was good also helped. Being a size 5.5, a 5 is often too small and a 6 gapes too much – which is a really bad look.

I also really like these Zara studded pony skin slipper (£49.99). In fact, like many other brands, Zara has a whole array of different styles so if you are thinking along the smoking slipper lines, I would strongly suggest checking Zara out.

Here’s a link to the Zara page so that you can take a look to see if there’s anything that you like. Hope that you do!



  1. Thea
    October 23, 2012 / 6:38 am

    Just not sure about these… I don't really know when I'd wear them.Beth, looking forward to seeing how – and when – YOU wear them!

    • StyleGuile
      October 23, 2012 / 7:34 pm

      Hi Thea. Well they do take some getting used to -it has taken me a long time – but they are a nice change to ballet pumps/loafers/brogues. When I wear them, you will be the first to know!

  2. Luxx Mint
    October 23, 2012 / 7:14 am

    I love these, i'm desperately hunting for a pair currently. I have yet to check out Zara but the ponyskin pair could win my heart! Luxx Mint

    • StyleGuile
      October 23, 2012 / 7:35 pm

      Hellloooo! I can definitely see you in these – do let me know if you get them! Hope to see you on 7th Nov. x

  3. Sharon
    October 23, 2012 / 8:33 am

    Love Zara shoes! I bought 3 pairs of their studded moccasin in every colour!! Their shoes are soooo comfy and very well made! I'm off to collect an order from Zara today and will definitely be checking these out..although I'm not sure when and how I would wear them, will be looking to you for inspiration on this one, Beth!

  4. PlumJam
    October 23, 2012 / 6:22 pm

    These are the nicest I've seen thank you for doing the hard work. I must say the idea that someone as slim as you can find herself feeling "dumpy" is a bit depressing!

  5. StyleGuile
    October 23, 2012 / 7:39 pm

    Hi – sorry the internet is playing up, hence the one comment to you all! Luxx Mint, you would great in the pony skin ones. Do let me know if you buy! How was your Zara order Sharon? I would love to see a picture of your Zara shoe collection – it sounds brilliant! Hi Plum Jam – I'm so pleased that you like these. x

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