Pretty British Designed Ballet Pumps That Will Impress Everyone

You could say we’re a little shoe obsessed here at YCB HQ, we’re blaming our teenage obsession with Sex & The City and Carrie Bradshaw for that. Come on though, didn’t Carrie always have the BEST shoes?! Footwear is what makes an outfit, it completes your look and in our opinion should tick three boxes. Stylish, timeless, and comfortable. Lucky for us (and you!) we’ve found a brand that ticks all of the boxes. Feeling like a bit of traditional English? Introducing Taylor Blake.

Founded by creative and self-confessed magpie Emily Blake, a shoe designer with a dream to create a line of beautiful ballet flats to be worn with a range of everyday outfits. Emily has been a footwear designer for 18 years and mum to two adorable children, one boy and one girl, she absolutely love working in shoes.

As we sat down to speak with the British designer over cups of coffee, her face lit up as she told us about a really proud moment last year at the Footwear Awards where she was shortlisted as Designer of the Year! We can only imagine the thrill of achieving this prestigious award doing a job you love, what a fab feeling!

The shoes very much focus on quality and classic styles that are anything but boring. Made in Spain using the finest materials, you’re likely to find emerald green jewels, rose pink suedes, and gold leathers.

Each and every pair of ballerinas are handmade from a family run factory in Spain where the owner personally oversees the production of all the shoes. Synonymous with high quality leather, Taylor Blake feel it is important to support this industry and ensure production is always to the highest standards for customers.

Sound good? We sure think so! We’ve selected a few of our favourite styles to share with you this bare leg season, our lovely readers. Warning, these *may* make you want to reach for your credit card…our bad!

Eastern Coral

We love this pop of coral! It’s no wonder this particular style is a bestseller! Simply perfectly perfect for summer, team with your favourite crisp white dress for the perfect daytime or evening look. The perfect way to to add a touch of colour to your outfit.

Copperhead

Oh darling, you can never go wrong with classic navy, and these ballerinas are an everyday essential! Featuring a contrast gold toe and distinctive bow, these are the perfect shoe for all occasions whether it’s work, drinks with the girls or a day spent in the city.

Vine

Currently coveting a ballerina with a little extra somethin’ somethin’ we’ve found what you’re looking for. The Vine design features a beautiful shimmering, emerald green jewel and faux snake detailing. Ideal for your next garden party or family event, these are sure to spark up a conversation.

Abaco

Part of the ‘Botany’ collection, the Abaco style features a striking fuchsia pink mosaic design. Inspired by travels to Marrakech, this is a truly unique shoe and very worthy of making it into your summer wardrobe! We’re just having a hard time choosing between pink or blue! Both? Ok if we must…

Harlequin

A classic British black ballerina style that’s ideal for the office, practical yet pretty. Dash around the city in style and comfort with these beautiful flats. We just love the snake detailing and embossed leather design, a must-have!

Shop the full range of beautiful ballerinas at www.lovetaylorblake.com happy shopping!

Tilly-Jayne Kidman

Tilly is a graduate in fashion marketing and currently works in social media. She writes for various publications including the Huffington Post as well as her own fashion and lifestyle blog tillyjayne.com. In her spare time she's usually wandering around her home city of Cambridge, making travel plans or finding a new restaurant to try out.

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