7 easy ways to bring extravagance into your everyday

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By Andrea Michelle for Piper-Heidsieck


Wake up. Make coffee. Shower. Rouse kids. Fix breakfasts. Pack lunches. Gym. Drop kids to school. Work. Pick up kids. Swing by the grocery store. Help with homework. Cook dinner. Read books. Tidy up. Zzzzz.

C’mon life, could you mix it up a little?

Because day to day life can be a little same same, it’s fun to lavish yourself with some luxury – and you deserve it, right? Here’s 7 easy ways to add touches of extravagance to your everyday.


Take your night-time clutch for a day-date

You know that purse that seems to wink at you with fun when you pack it with your essentials for a night out on the town? Team it with your day to day fall-back jeans and T combo, and you’ve got yourself that perfect high-low combo that street-style snappers salivate over.


Light candles

Tealights scattered around the room like fairy lights, a scented candle on your desk while you work, or even that $2 pack of basic candles kept in case of a blackout shoved into the tops of vintage bottles and grouped together. Luxurious ambiance sorted. And our skin always looks more touchable in candlelight, right?!


Take bedding to the beach

Pack cosy blankets and squishy pillows for a decadent afternoon at the beach cosied together reading books.


Bring French champagne

Tearing off the gold foil. That popping sound when it opens. The crinkle-eyed smiles when you chink glasses with friends. The way the tiny bubbles tickle your nose. When you bring champagne you’re bringing a celebration. And when it’s French, you’re bringing luxury. Piper-Heidsieck ups the luxe factor with it’s decadent red and gold packaging, but is kinder to your wallet than most.

Andrea Fox in Flats for Piper-Heidsieck

Fox in Flats surprising a friend with Piper-Heidsieck champagne

Andrea Fox in Flats for Piper-Heidsieck


Use your crystal

That decanter that was a Christmas gift from your boss? Instead of keeping it in the cabinet for a special occasion, fill it with your daily intake of H20, sit it on your desk, and pour yourself those 8 glasses from crystal. Wanna up the ante on this one? Use the crystal goblets that Aunt Jane gave you for your wedding too, and relish the expensive sound when they touch.


Go red

Red lipstick has the power to make you look and feel more glamorous faster than you can say “yes please” when someone offers you a glass of champers. Yup, even when you’ve got your hair pulled into a ponytail and are scrubbing the bathroom (trust me, I’ve done this!).


Design your own shoes

Everyday shoes often need to have an air of practicality, but they don’t need to be boring! Get onto the Shoes of Prey website and create your own bespoke pair of shoes, luxing them up with metallic leathers, or shiny patents.

I’ve just done this, combining my favourite flat shoe style of the moment – the oxford – with the most extravagant, luxurious features in an expensive-looking gold and black palette. And talk about luxe for less – these one-offs are only costing $149. I just can’t wait to have them delivered and wear them with my comfy ripped boyfriend jeans to do the grocery shopping!


Fox in Flats extravagant oxfords Shoes of Prey


Your chance to WIN a pair of custom designed shoes!

Piper-Heidsieck and Shoes of Prey have come together to offer you a chance to win your own perfect pair for spring!

Design your own pair over at Shoes of Prey using a luxurious palette inspired by Piper-Heidsieck, and you could win them. Yes, you read correctly. You can win shoes!!!


To enter and for full T’s & C’s, get connected with Piper-Heidsieck on Facebook.


We’ve got 16 pairs to give away, and I’ll be judging the winners at the end of the month.

Make ‘em extravagant, make ‘em luxurious, but most of all ladies, make ‘em foxy!

Photography: Sonia Bavistock

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  • Sarah Higgins

    You just made my day Andrea xx

    • FoxInFlats

      This is incredible huh?!!!! xA

  • Kylie Gardner

    Holy shit woman, your legs are amazing! And yes please to the French Champagne 🙂

    • FoxInFlats

      LOL thanks Kylie! And cheers to that!!! x

  • Emily Callaghan

    Just entered…thanks Lovely, that was so much fun…love designing my own shoes and this site is perfect!

    • FoxInFlats

      Good luck Emily, I cant wait to see your entry. It is fun isnt it – I spent ages playing around!

  • I couldn’t agree with you more. Sprinkling a little luxury into our everyday lives can seem a little extravagant but can mean so much. Thank you for letting me play photog. It wasn’t difficult to snap a beautiful photo (or 10) of you. Can’t wait to share a champagne with you again soon! x

    • FoxInFlats

      Thankyou SO much for sharing your photographic talents with me Sonia! Big xxx

  • Anna Franklin

    Why is it that walking along a beach with a bottle of champagne looks so glamorous, more than a bottle of anything else? I love how you take any opportunity to remind us to get a little glamorous, Andria. It’s so good for the soul. And I feel a bit naughty wearing sparkles in the daytime! The shoes I designed are a bit glammmy and made me giggle! Thanks!

    • FoxInFlats

      Oh can’t wait to see your shoes Anna! And yes to champagne -[ any time, any where! xA

  • How much fun was that?! I’m lost in shoe heaven right now! X

    • FoxInFlats

      Oh Kim, it really was fun huh?! Fantastic idea! xA

  • Juanita Thorn

    Done- that was fun…

    • FoxInFlats

      So much fun! Am looking forward to seeing your design!

  • jody buhagiar

    funtastic 🙂 loveeeeeeeeee shoes ♥

  • ohhh very cool! I made my design and entered!

  • Trish NJ Welsh

    Have never designed my own pair of shoes before, could definitely get used to this! 😛

  • Kylie T

    Entering this competition was especially fun; when you design with inspiration, passion and a love of fashion great things will always happen. Thank you for the opportunity to win, it was a pleasure taking part and good luck to everyone!.

  • But I want the ones you have! Not going to win any points (or shoes) for original designs here… 😉 they look amazing, by the way!