Monday, December 05, 2016

Outfit: November 29th – Wedge Boots

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Deichmann faux suede wedge boots


I forgot just how comfy these boots are! They have a faux-sheepskin lining so they only get worn on the coldest of days. I’m not sure they were the best option with this outfit (my tan ankle boots probably would have worked better) but once I had one on my foot I looked out of the window at the frost and there was no way I was taking them off. They are so cosy.

I am a little bit obsessed with the outfits on the Putting Me Together (puttingmetogether.com) blog right now, and this look is an homage to that. Audrey lives in San Diego which is clearly way warmer than England, so I had to layer up a bit more but the idea is there. I should wear this plaid shirt more often than I do anyway – it’s a lovely soft flannel which is perfect for this time of year. I plan to wear it with a burgundy sweater nearer Christmas too.

Cardi – New Look Tall
Shirt – Primark
Pants – F+F at Tesco
Boots – c/o Deichmann Shoes
Scarf – Long Tall Sally (sale)
Necklace – gifted

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Saturday, December 03, 2016

Outfit: November 28th – Cosy Cashmere

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So the final few days of November were upon us and the temperatures dipped again. Monday morning I wasn’t feeling the best as my cold had developed over the weekend. I bundled up in a cosy cashmere sweater and a scarf and hoped for the best.

Saturday morning we had managed to take a trip to Fountain's Abbey though, to make the most of the winter sunshine and to get some further use out of our National Trust membership. And we were rewarded with clear blue skies, frost and autumn colours.

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Sweater – F+F at Tesco men’s (eBay)
Jeans – Dorothy Perkins Tall
Boots – Steve Madden (c/o Sarenza)
Scarf – gifted
Necklace/choker – gifted

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Friday, December 02, 2016

Outfit: November 25th

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Friday morning I felt like I was coming down with a cold so I bundled up in a cosy sweater and scarf in an attempt to stave it off. I hate being ill, especially the cold kind of ill where you don’t feel 100% but you’re not that bad and you’d feel a bit of a fraud skipping work for it.

Sweater – New Look Tall
Jeans – Primark (gifted)
Boots – Primark
Scarf – H&M
Necklace – Scope

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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Throwback Thursday



What I wore December 1st, 2014.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Outfit: November 24th – Christmas Shopping

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Geox tan knee boots


I met my sister in the city after work so I needed to be warm and comfortable. These Geox boots are possibly the most comfortable boots ever, and it’s an added bonus that they’re knee length so my legs stayed warm too. If you are looking for a pair of comfy boots I can definitely recommend the brand. They are not cheap (but they’re not stupidly expensive either) but they are made of a good quality leather, the soles are sturdy (I haven’t managed to walk a hole in them yet and I was gifted these several years ago now) and with a bit of TLC they will last for years.

This little skirt from Primark is certainly seeing some wear this autumn/winter. It was just £10 so the cost per wear is pretty low already, and it’s a lovely heavy knit so it’s warm and cosy too.

Top – Long Tall Sally
Skirt – Primark
Tights – Primark
Boots – Geox (c/o Sarenza)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Outfit: November 23rd – Flares!

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I cannot remember the last time I wore flares. Eighteen or so years ago they were a staple in my wardrobe and pretty much all I wore. Then along came skinnies, and well, they’re just so much more practical when it’s wet and rainy. Who wants acres of wet fabric flapping around their ankles when your skinny jeans will fit neatly inside your boots and stay dry? Not this girl, that’s for sure. However, on a dry winter day some cosy cord flares can be just the job for a change from a skinnier cut. Remember to pair them with knee high socks or boots though: your lower legs will be unprepared for the chill!

I’ve had these pants at least ten years, probably more like twelve. The label says Moto on it, which is what Topshop used to call their denim range back in the day. The (metal) zipper bust on them around eight or nine years ago (I wrote about it on this blog!) which suggests they’d had a lot of wear up to that point. They have been taken in at the waist (I was never going to part with them, in a world of jeans and black trousers being the only options in tall sections they’re irreplaceable).

Where has this year gone? My thought when typing this was ‘where has November gone?!’ but by the time this post goes live it will be December and the year will be practically over.

Sweater – New Look Tall
Trousers – Topshop Tall
Boots – Clarks outlet (sale)
Necklace – Scope
Scarf – eBay

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Outfit: November 21st – Skirt, Sweater, Heels

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Red high heel shoes


Don’t be fooled by this outfit into thinking that I actually left the house like this. Monday morning was wet (but thankfully not as windy as I expected) so I put my heels in my bag and wore my wellies to walk to work. I guess you could call that overkill, but why risk ruining leather boots (and getting them all mud-spattered) when I have a perfectly good pair of rain boots that don’t get used that often? I also donned a large plaid scarf, a knitted hat and my cosy waterproof coat.

It’s time for cashmere sweaters now that winter has hit. This one was a bargain on eBay several years ago and is from the men’s section which is why the sleeves are actually long enough for me.

Sweater – Gap men’s (eBay)
Skirt – Topshop Tall (sale)
Tights – Primark
Shoes – c/o NOW Discount Shoes
Necklace – gifted

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