#FRESHSUMMERFEET WITH ODOR EATERS, OFFICE AND NEXUS PR
I have spoken many times before about the amazing opportunities that blogging presents you with, and today, I am back with you doing exactly the same thing. Speaking about those “pinch me”/”This can not be my life” moments and hoping to not bore you all to death in the process 😉
I was recently invited to an event where all that I was told was that I’d be having lunch at The Charlotte Street hotel (let’s face it, a good enough reason to attend in itself) whilst also taking a trip to Office in Covent Garden to “add to our shoe collection”. I mean, let’s face it, it was a no-brainer that I was going to be there, with bells on too.
Whilst the details of the day were vague, the level of pampering myself and the lovely fellow bloggers received, alongside the information we were given on the day, was certainly not. In short, the event was put on by a brand called Odor Eaters who make a variety of insoles and sprays for shoes. It was an absolutely incredible day so rather than continuing to wax lyrical about how fab it was for the next few hours, let’s have a little run down of the day shall we? Yes, yes we shall. Off to Office Covent Garden it is.
We started at Covent Garden’s Office store in Neal Street where we were given a voucher so we could go and pick out a pair of shoes with. Which sounds amazing right? I mean, it is amazing, truly amazing… however when you have the indecisive skills of a 3 year old and are surrounded by all the amazing shoes, it’s pretty tough #FirstWorldProblems. In the end, I opted for an incredible pair of pointed, sling back loafers which I cannot stop wearing and will be popping up on my blog constantly once I’m well enough to start pratting around in front of a camera again i.e take outfit photo’s.
Just some of the lovely ladies who attended the event. All such gorgeous ladies that I can’t wait to catch up with again soon! Jess, Jess and Rachel.
After we’d all chosen our shoes – which took some time, put 8/9 girls in a shoe shop and they will go wild – we headed over to Charlotte Street hotel (can we just take a moment to appreciate how ridiculously stunning it is?) for a 3 course lunch (which I genuinely still dream about 3 weeks later) where we finally found out, in essence, why we were even there. The lovely team from Odor eaters introduced us to their amazing line of insoles and in particular, the Slim sole. I’ll go into further details on those little life savers later on as we were also told some really really interesting facts about feet (which sounds all kinds of gross, I know, but actually we were all engrossed.) Here are a selection of said facts;
The average person walks 115,000 miles in a lifetime which is more than walking around the world 4 times.
3/4 women hang on to shoes that are really uncomfortable.
In a pair of feet there are 250,000 sweat glands.
Women have 4 times as many foot problems as men.
20,000 women per year in the UK are hospitalised due to footwear related accidents. Most of those due to high heels.
2/3 of women buy shoes knowing that they’ll suffer for style (*confession time* I am one of those!)
Pretty incredible/harrowing/gross/interesting all in one right?
After being inundated with obviously tweetable facts (which we all did right away, blogging events are possibly the only place where it’s not rude to get your phone out and start tweeting mid sentence) We went around the room looking at all of our shoe picks and it was clear to see that no matter what shoes we opted for – wedges, trainers, loafers, espadrilles – these random, tiny little insoles just fitted in.
Said random little insoles are Odor Eater Slim soles. So, what’s the point in them and why do you need them in your life. In short, they are totally discreet insoles that neutralise foot odor – ain’t nobody got time for smelly feet – controls sweat and offer triple protection. Also (in my opinion) they make shoes more comfortable to wear which is a total bonus for somebody that suffers for fashion i.e me. They retail for just £4.49 and are available at Superdrug so I’d highly recommend checking them out.
So, this brings me to the end of this post and I must say, even a few weeks on I still feel so lucky to have been invited to such an incredible event so a huge thank you to Nexus PR, Odor Eaters, Charlotte Street Hotel and Office for all being so god damn amazing. I actually vlogged the day and that video is now up on my channel. Feel free to subscribe so that you don’t miss out on future video’s.
If Carlsberg did self-indulgent video plugs…. 😉
As always, thank you so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!
This event looks like so much fun!! The food looks amazing and it's awesome you got to choose a pair of shoes as well!
Thanks lovely, it really was such an amazing day 🙂
Seriously love the loafers you picked up!
Georgia | The Weekend Attic – Personal Style, Beauty and Lifestyle
Thanks lovely, I'm obsessed with them too 🙂
The sling back loafers you picked are gorgeous and the facts are super cool! Oh, and I loved watching your weekly vlog, I must say the M&S flowers sent to you are absolutely stunning and congrats on your engagement! <3
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Ah thank you so much lovely, I'm so glad you liked the video and the shoes… so lovely aren't they? Thank you for the congrats too 🙂
I feel you on the decision levels. I'd literally be the worst person for anyone to give a voucher to!
250,000 sweat glands? Hoooooly moly.
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I know, how interesting/vile does that sound? haha!
This was such a fun post to read through and contains two of my main loves: #shoeporn & #foodporn 😉 Looks like you had a fab time! 🙂
Haha oh me too lovely, we are SO on the same page 🙂
I just watched your vlog of this and it looks like you had such an amazing day! It's definitely interesting to see what you get up to as a full time blogger 🙂 and you chose just a great pair of shoes too! xx
Sam // Samantha Betteridge
Ah thanks so much Sam, so pleased you enjoyed it 🙂
Wow I wish I had your life haha! Amazing vlog and amazing pictures on your blog post! I'm so jealous x
Ahh thank you lovely, it's not all amazing events though I promise!
Love the shoes! Such a great post! The food looks amazing !
Thanks so much Stephanie 🙂
The event sounds so amazing, what a great way to talk about the brand (and the shoes, I am as indecisive as you are!)
Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty
Thanks lovely, it really was such a good way of grabbing our attention and building up the suspense. So glad it's not just me on the shoes 😉
I love the Charlotte Street hotel – it's such a beautiful location! Hope you are feeling better now my dear. Sophie xxx
It's so gorgeous isn't it Sophie, I've been obsessed with it for years! 🙂
It's amazing what full time blogging can bring to you! I'm no full time blogger, but watching your day and reading about it; it sounds exciting! The shoes are making me go cray, and I laughed at the part about tweeting mid sentence, haha. It looks like so much fun!
May • THE MAYDEN
Ahh thank you so much lovely, such a kind comment! I loved the shoes too, so amazing right? 🙂
Wow what an event, gorgeous shoes and yummy food, perfect!
Thanks lovely, I thought exactly the same thing 🙂
That food looks amazing. I can't wait to see the shoes you picked!
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Thanks lovely, I can't wait to put them in a post, they're amazing! 🙂
All those shoes are making my bank account nervous! Sounds like you had an amazing time, lovely post!
Hattie // hattiehards.blogspot.co.uk
Haha sorry Hattie, but they are so lovely aren't they? 😉
What an amazing day! I love the flats and sneakers you show and the Charlotte Hotel looks so pretty!
Thanks lovely, both are amazing 🙂
I am so jealous of you and all those shoes, after breaking my hip about 18 months ago I can only wear one boring pair of shoes, I can not wait for the day when I will be able to go out and buy a nice new pair of shoes and not have to worry about if they will hurt my hip. It looks like you had a great day out.
Oh no that's awful lovely, I hope you're on the road to recovery and feeling better soon 🙁
You take such lovely photos! It looks like you had such a lovely day, and the insoles are quite cool! I have so many heels that are soooo uncomfortable to walk at all in them yet I'm still holding onto them :') I don't know why.. maybe in the hope that I do outfit photos with them.. but then I wouldn't be able to recommend them haha! Hope you're starting to feel better soon 🙂 xx
Ah thanks so much Nevena. It really was such a lovely day, thank you for your well wishes too 🙂
Such a cute pair of shoes! I mean all of them are really pretty actually. Glad you had a great time!
Naomi in Wonderland
Thanks lovely, it was a really fab day 🙂
It looks like amazing event and I exacly know how did you feel when you had to pick the best pair of shoes, because sometimes I behave like indecisive 3 years old too 😀
Haha I'm so glad it's not just me lovely 🙂
Looks like a great day.
I love the photos as always.
And the food looks tempting though.
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Thanks so much Zarrah, good to see you and your blog back 🙂
What an amazing opportunity this was! I'm jealous 😉
I also love the shoes you chose! I think I would have had a tough time deciding too.
Thanks Kate, me too, it too forever!! 🙂
it looks like an amazing event. ciao gloria
Thanks Gloria, it really was 🙂
So nice! And i like your blog 🙂
Thanks Tijana 🙂
What a great opportunity… and how exciting!! So many awesome shoes to choose from!! Glad you had a wonderfully memorable time!!
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Thanks lovely, it was such a fab opportunity wasn't it? So kind of them 🙂
Really useful to know about the Slim Soles, a few years ago I used to waste so much money on shoes that were either too high to walk in or that would slice my feet up badly. Now my number one rule is to always be fussy with the comfort and fit of footwear avoid buying online unless it offers free returns! x
Miss Imogen Smith
Oh me too lovely, as I've got older I am so appreciating comfort over anything else (although I definitely still pull out some very uncomfortable shoes every now and then) 😉
Sounds like a pretty awesome thing to be involved in! Who doesn't love a bit of shoe shopping eh? and that food looks amazing. 🙂 http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/
Doesn't it Bryony, it was so ridiculous tasty… I feel hungry just looking at it 🙂
Wow, what an amazing event! I have been to the Charlotte Street Hotel – isn't it just amazing! I bet you had fun.
Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com
Oh I m so obsessed with Charlotte street lovely, it's beyond stunning isn't 🙂
Drooling over those Office Slingbacks! One in every pattern please…haha. I like the idea of the insoles as even if things are perfect in the shop there are so many factors that can lead to shoes bring a bad fit or uncomfortable further down the line! xx
Jasmine Talks Beauty
Haha I know the feeling lovely, I fell in love with them right away! 🙂
Oh my, look at all those shoes! This is making me want to go on a shoe shopping spree lol. Sounds like it was a fun event, beautiful photos 🙂
Haha it tends to have that effect right? Thank you lovely 🙂
That is such a great experience! I would love someone to surprise me with free shoes and food!
It was so lovely, I feel really grateful 🙂
Gosh, this looks like so much fun! I absolutely adore Office (and spend far too much there haha), so I can imagine anything involving the brand would be lovely. The photos of you plus three other bloggers is really lovely too 🙂
Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
Haha oh me too lovely, Office are incredible aren't they? Thanks hun, they're such lovely girls 🙂
Aah!! Too many pretty shoes in one post! The insoles sound like a fab idea perfect for summer aka espadrilles-season! The event looks like so much fun! Gotta love blogging perks hey? Xx
Shaqinah || Shoes and Roses
So right Shaqinah 🙂
Of course after having not blogged in a while, coming back to see your blog you're at an event! I will have one of each pair of shoes, please & thank you. How cool! Only slightly jealous that you got to snag a pair..
Sara // dearskim.com
Ahh Sara I so missed your blog! Thank you lovely, was such a cool event 🙂
Gorgeous pics from what was such a fabulous day. And you are so sneaky! I had no idea you were vlogging the event! Thanks so much for the shout-out, lovely 🙂 xxx
Haha I kept that quite subtle (I hope) So glad you liked it lovely 🙂
You lucky thing (even though you totally deserve it) this looks like such an amazing event. I can totally feel your pain having to choose a pair of shoes on the spot like that, I am the most indecisive person ever. You look fantastic btw and your photos are a pleasure to scroll through as always. I'm also very interested in these soles now, definitely need to pick them up soon x
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Ah thank you so much lovely lady, such a kind comment, so glad you liked the post! 🙂
awesome post, great!
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I loved looking at your Weekly vlog girl. And just look at all of those shoes, I bet you had an amazing time. Thanks for taking us along girl. I have to check out more of your vlogs.
Kia / The House of KTS
Thanks so much for such a kind comment, so glad you liked it 🙂
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Thank you 🙂
them shoes tho 🙂 me want all!
Haha so did I lovely 🙂
New shoes on a table – argh! Superstitious haha. These sound like an absolute Godsend for summer work shoes! xx
It had to be done, no literally we had to do it haha…
what an awesome event!! Loved your recap.
Thank you lovely, so pleased you enjoyed it 🙂