Hotter Shoes supporting Marie Curie – Plus Giveaway!

Hotter shoes have got together with Marie Curie Cancer Care. These cute Mabel Daffodil shoes are limited edition, and for every pair sold, a donation of £20 goes to the charity. I also have a pair to give away to one of my lucky readers


hotter shoes giveaway!

Now I know that some of you already know that my mother is having test regarding the dreaded “C” word and it’s really made me think about the support a lot of people need. Looking at the Marie Curie website it’s evident that they provide so much support throughout all avenues of Cancer.

As you all know I’m not a trainers kind of girl, I’m all for my heels! But when I was contacted to support this campaign I answered yes straight away. If I can get the word out as much as possible about the charity then I will feel like I’ve helped a little. Maybe this post can be shared by you? And then you will be helping too.


Back to my roots walking in the daffodil shoes


Hotter shoes supporting Marie Curie Cancer Care Giveaway

I’m staying at mums at the moment while she has her tests and results. And I thought of the perfect place to show these cute daffodil lace-up shoes off.

I’ve gone back to the town where I was born Basildon. It’s all looking a bit sorry for itself nowadays but many of my fondest and earliest memories are here. Me holding mums hand, a little girl doing the weekly shop with her mother. I remember walking down these steep stairs each week ” Hold my hand” she would insist.


mother and child Basildon

This “Mother And Child” statue that used to be a fountain in the town square looks very sad and unloved. This has been in the town square since the town was built in 1960. Just before I was born.

The town centre is just about to have a huge revamp and I’m hoping they will keep the statue.

I have a lot of memories regarding this statue including watching new year revellers dance about in the water!



I must say these Hotter shoes are super comfy and they’re working quite well with my Sunday attire. Here’s what Hotter Shoes have to say about the campaign.

“To celebrate our charity partnership with Marie Curie, our popular canvas casual and Hotter Original style, Mabel, has been given a very special makeover. Sporting a beautiful daffodil print, this pretty and lightweight style is limited to just 2,000 pairs. What’s more, £20 from every sale will go to Marie Curie. Marie Curie provides care and support to people living with a terminal illness and their families across the UK. This wonderful charity helps tens of thousands of people every year. Their hospices and nursing services rely on charitable donations, and we’re proud to help by giving a proportion from the sale of every pair of these limited-edition shoes towards supporting their vital work.” Charity reg. no, England & Wales (207994), Scotland (SC038731)

  • Hardwearing, ridged sole
  • Cushioned leather insole
  • Breathable and lightweight
  • Upper Material: All Textile
  • Sock Material: All Leather
  • Lining Material: All Textile
  • Sole Material: All Polyurethane
  • Removable Insoles: Yes
  • Fastening Style: Lace Up
  • Heel Height: 25mm, 1 inch


How cute are the little Daffodils? And I like the Yellow laces and the Tan piping. I will be taking these on holiday for my long walks for sure.



I’ve kept the rest of the outfit casual for my morning stroll before the town opens. This Mac from M&S has been an absolute godsend. You may have seen the latest fashion film? I had just bought this and didn’t realise that it’s completely waterproof. Very much welcomed with our UK weather and has saved me from a soaking when I’ve been walking the dog and got caught out!



Getting on to the Giveaway. I only have a pair of size 7 to give away that were sent to me by mistake. I can only offer this giveaway to someone in the UK  unfortunately. If your not a size 7 but know someone who is, why not enter and surprise them!

Good luck! Enter for your chance to get a pair of Mabel Daffodil shoes!

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  1. July 3, 2018 / 3:29 pm

    You made some clear points there. I looked on the internet for the subject matter and found most guys will consent with your website.

  2. April 13, 2018 / 9:25 pm

    Cute shoes and love the trench! Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday and have a fab weekend!

    Dawn Lucy

    • laurie
      April 14, 2018 / 1:19 am

      Thanks Dawn xx

  3. April 12, 2018 / 9:00 pm

    These shoes are s cute. I love how you jave styled them too #blogstravaganza

    • laurie
      April 14, 2018 / 1:19 am

      Thanks Tracey xx

  4. April 12, 2018 / 8:27 pm

    Oh, those shoes are precious! I am a heels girl, too, but a cute sneaker or flat always have a home in my wardrobe. 😉

    Sorry to hear all you and your family are going through, Laurie. I hope you receive positive news.

    • laurie
      April 14, 2018 / 1:20 am

      Same as me Jennie. Heels all the way but handy to have a pair of flats to hand! xx

  5. April 12, 2018 / 2:42 pm

    Shoes look great and for s great cause too.

    Gemma x

    • laurie
      April 14, 2018 / 1:21 am

      Exactly Gemma. Worth posting xx

  6. April 12, 2018 / 2:12 pm

    I prayed for you and your mom when I read your post. Praying the doctors and technicians have the wisdom they need to see what’s going on and what treatment might be necessary. Praying, too, for you and your mom to have peace through the process. Blessings!

    • laurie
      April 14, 2018 / 1:22 am

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Donna. It’s sad news. My mother is terminal xx

  7. April 12, 2018 / 2:12 pm

    Adorable shoes! I haven’t seen any like this with patterns on it. Brava to their smart campaign! Brenda

    • laurie
      April 14, 2018 / 1:23 am

      Thank you Brenda. And thank you for stopping by xx

  8. April 11, 2018 / 3:35 pm

    Wheee I love the daffy trainers, so cute! Wonderful company to be donating with every pair too. You look great in your morning stroll outfit. SAd about the town and fountain. Hope they can bring it back to match your memories. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity xo

    • laurie
      April 14, 2018 / 7:01 am

      I hope it gets to stay Katherine. Thank you. xx

    • laurie
      April 14, 2018 / 7:02 am

      Good luck!

  9. Karen B
    April 10, 2018 / 10:16 pm

    Part 2…..think I’ve now entered ha ha !!!!!

    • laurie
      April 14, 2018 / 7:02 am

      Good luck!

  10. Karen B
    April 10, 2018 / 10:12 pm

    Just discovered your blog !!! Really enjoyed reading it. Would love to have entered the competition – I do have size 7 feet…..but not sure if I needed to press/ enter my details somewhere.?!! Not techno savy and just have a new tablet 😀😬 ! Hope your mum is okay, there are such huge leaps forward in everything now and she’ll be in good hands.

    • laurie
      April 14, 2018 / 7:03 am

      Well, thanks for stopping by Karen. I hope you return xx

    • laurie
      April 14, 2018 / 7:04 am


  11. April 9, 2018 / 11:33 pm

    Such a great look! I love that trench coat!

    • laurie
      April 14, 2018 / 7:05 am

      Thank you, Amy. The trench has sure come in andy of late! Non-stop rain here in Essex xx

  12. April 9, 2018 / 8:08 pm

    I think you and I, heel aficionados that we are, Laurie, are only just beginning to discover the joys and pros of wearing stylish kicks 🙂 in fact, I’ve recently begun wearing only sneakers when travelling which is a ginormous leap for me!! Your pair is immeasurably charming, my friend, I can see how they’ve stolen your heart.

    • laurie
      April 14, 2018 / 7:06 am

      90% heel 10% lats! I couldn’t give up the heels Sheela! xx

  13. April 9, 2018 / 6:11 pm

    They look really comfortable and I love the yellow laces to brighten up a grey day X #anythinggoes

    • laurie
      April 14, 2018 / 7:07 am

      Thank you xx

  14. April 9, 2018 / 10:36 am

    Fingers Crossed for your mum. I have entered the giveaway, the shoes are gorgeous x

  15. April 8, 2018 / 9:16 pm

    It is a very worrying time for you Laurie…thinking of you and your mum. xxx

    • laurie
      April 8, 2018 / 10:57 pm

      Thanks Hilda! xx

  16. April 8, 2018 / 9:05 pm

    I saw Marie Curie on the #POCOLO site and had to look your post up – as a former MC and palliative care nurse. Hope things work out for your mum. I love the fact that you are supporting her and others with this campaign & that Hotter are too. Will be sharing on my regular blog share feature tomorrow Monday Magic Inspiring Blogs for You! Claire x (PainPalsBlog)

  17. April 8, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    Aww Laurie, I am sorry to hear this, I did not know what your Mum is going through 🙁

    These are lovely Laurie, So me. I would love a pair of these. It is great that they donate such a large amount to charity. Entered, fingers crossed.

    • laurie
      April 8, 2018 / 11:00 pm

      They’re cute aren’t they Claire?Fingers crossed for you xx

  18. April 8, 2018 / 8:14 am

    Dearest Laurie, your Mum must be so grateful for your support right where she needs you, there in Basildon. I know you’re going through difficult times and my heart and thoughts are with your mum and with you, sweet ladies. And what cheer those pumps bring to a bleak day and a needy cause.
    Much love, x.

    • laurie
      April 8, 2018 / 11:13 pm

      Aren’t they just perfect timing Mary. Thank you so much for your kind words xx

  19. April 8, 2018 / 8:07 am

    Fabulous shoes Laurie! I’ve entered the giveaway as I’m either a size 7 or 8, depending on the brand. Fingers crossed for your mum, I hope she’s ok.

    Emma xxx

    • laurie
      April 8, 2018 / 11:15 pm

      Glad you like them Emma. Good luck! xx

  20. April 8, 2018 / 12:18 am

    So sorry to hear about your Mom. Sending along healing thoughts.

    • laurie
      April 8, 2018 / 11:21 pm

      Thank you Suzanne xx

  21. April 7, 2018 / 3:30 pm

    Prayers for your Mom, Laurie, and for you as you go through this journey with her. You look lovely in this whole outfit and those shoes are adorable!! Wish I could enter the giveaway but can’t since I’m in the US. Take good care of yourself and your mom. Sending hugs!

    • laurie
      April 8, 2018 / 11:25 pm

      Thank you so much Debbie xx

  22. April 6, 2018 / 8:38 pm

    The print on these trainers is so cute! And they stand out so well alongside your neutral outfit. What a lovely campaign to be involved with – Cancer is also very familiar word in my family at the moment too so this is close to my heart. I hope that there is good news from your mum’s tests.

    Also, someone loved this post so much, they added it to the BlogCrush link. Feel free to collect your “I’ve been featured” blog badge 🙂 #blogcrush

    • laurie
      April 8, 2018 / 11:27 pm

      Fantastic news! Thank you! xx

  23. April 6, 2018 / 7:00 pm

    You always wear trousers so well Laurie, especially in neutral colors. Love the relaxed tans and those sneakers with the yellow laces, are adorable!

    Welcome by and join my linkup. A New one goes live every Thursday. Thanks. =)

    • laurie
      April 8, 2018 / 11:28 pm

      Will be stopping by Ada! xx

  24. April 6, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    Laurie Darling, you speak so well and so bravely about what you are going through. I am sending all my love to you and the family xxx
    Ps I love you in flats for a change you look very chilled!
    speak soon
    Ashley xxxx

    • laurie
      April 8, 2018 / 11:29 pm

      Thanks Lovely. I feel so small in these though! xx

    • laurie
      April 8, 2018 / 11:30 pm

      Thank you! xx

  25. April 6, 2018 / 10:40 am

    Awwww… they are very cute Laurie!
    Such a fantastic cause and a really decent donation too.
    I’m impressed.
    Can you send those little plimsoles up here to Scotland when you’re tired of them?
    They’d go beautifully with a little yellow sundress I have.
    Oh, if you could send some sun too, that would be great!! :oP
    Have a lovely weekend.

    • laurie
      April 8, 2018 / 11:31 pm

      Don’t we just need some sun! I will catapult some over when I get some! xx

  26. April 6, 2018 / 8:43 am

    Sorry to hear about your Mum Laurie, wishing you lots of good luck.
    Basildon, we drive to Robins Pie ‘n’ mash shop just to take home about 40 pies and liquor!
    I’m all for a good cause and will be sharing for sure. Oh and I’m a size 7, so fingers crossed.
    Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • laurie
      April 8, 2018 / 11:32 pm

      Cool.My fingers are crossed for you Jacqui xx

  27. April 6, 2018 / 8:17 am

    Sending love to you and your mum. You’ve been on my mind. The daff shoes are adorable – this Marie Curie campaign is such a fab one. Walking round your old town must be stirring so many memories. A lovely set of photos xxx

    • laurie
      April 8, 2018 / 11:33 pm

      Thank you Maria. I remember the town so vibrant and alive. It’s like a ghost town nowadays xx

  28. April 6, 2018 / 7:14 am

    It is so very nice to have those memories about a certain place. I cross my fingers for your mother!

    • laurie
      April 8, 2018 / 11:34 pm

      Thank you Nancy xx

  29. April 6, 2018 / 6:58 am

    These trainers are so cute Laurie! I love your casual styling, especially that Mac which looks perfect for the British weather. Well done you for highlighting this great cause. I do hope that the results are good for your mother – very worrying for all of the family I’m sure. Take care!

    Anna x

    • laurie
      April 8, 2018 / 11:36 pm

      Everyones liking the casual styling! Maybe I need a revamp! Thanks Anna xx

  30. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    April 6, 2018 / 5:04 am

    Oh this sneakers are very cute. Charity is so important and we all need shoes and hands we hold us 😉
    XOXO Tina

    • laurie
      April 8, 2018 / 11:36 pm

      Thank you Tina xx

  31. April 6, 2018 / 2:23 am

    Love those shoes!! What a cute way to dress up a sneaker. I’m so sorry that you mom and you are going through the awful test and wait period. My mom had breast cancer and just the thought of the C word strikes fear in my heart. Take good care.

    • laurie
      April 8, 2018 / 11:37 pm

      Thank you Darlene x

  32. April 5, 2018 / 7:18 pm

    Have been hearing lots of good things about Hotter shoes, and I’m applauding them for their campaign. I’m not really a sneaker girl either, but I quite like the Daffodil shoes! Keeping my fingers crossed for your Mum, and sending you both a virtual hug! xxx

    • laurie
      April 8, 2018 / 11:39 pm

      One thing I can say is that they’re super comfortable xx

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