Thursday, December 14, 2017

Outfit: December 7th – Boots and Bootcuts

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It has been a LONG time since I’ve worn heels this high. I did not walk to work in them. Truth be told I wasn’t sure I would be able to walk in them at all, but I can. I don’t know how I used to walk around all day in them though. I think it was just a case of practise and that most of my heels were high. Now that I mostly wear flats these boots feel really high! This pair of jeans needs the heels though as they’re super long (I think they’re a 37” inside leg), which is why I don’t wear these jeans very often.

I’ve had these boots since 2003 when I purchased them on my first ever trip to New York City and they are still going strong (they’ve been re-soled and re-heeled but that’s to be expected over 14 years!). Which just shows that if you buy quality it will last a long time.

Sweater – Long Tall Sally (sale)
Jeans – Next Tall (via eBay)
Boots – Arturo Chiang (Century 21)
Beads – Claire’s Accessories

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Outfit: December 6th – Candy Cane Stripes

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When I arrived at work in this outfit and took the blazer off, my co-worker said ‘Where’s Wally?’. And yes, I’ll give him that, this top is a little Where’s Wally. But I like it and I think the red and white is quite festive, especially when paired with the red boots.

Blazer – Primark
Top – Kew 159 (John Lewis)
Jeans – Primark
Boots – Primark
Necklace – gifted

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Outfit: December 4th – Striped Dress with Layers

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This is a dress that I wore in the summer and autumn, either by itself or with a cardigan over it. The fancy sleeves mean it is easier to layer underneath it though, which is exactly what I did this day. I have a collection of lightweight polo necks which are ideal for putting under dresses, sweaters and shirts.

Polo neck – Long Tall Sally
Dress – Primark
Boots – Steve Madden (c/o Sarenza)
Necklace – Scope

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Outfit: December 1st – Holidays ARE Coming!

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Oh yes they are! I decided to go a little bit festive as one of my tasks for the day was to decorate the work Christmas tree. It was icy out that morning, hence the boots. Not that they were much use, I still managed to slip over on my way to work. Ouch.

Sweater – Long Tall Sally
T Shirt – Primark
Jeans – Primark
Boots – EMU Australia (c/o Sarenza)
Earrings – Etsy

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Friday, December 08, 2017

Outfit: November 30th – The Same As The First

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I swear, November totally flew by this year. It’s like it was October, I blinked, and suddenly it was the last day of November. Where did it go?!

Looking back at my Instagram I saw that I wore almost this exact outfit on the first day of November – only with white pumps and non-fleecy lined tights as it was considerably warmer back then. There was a frost every morning of the final week of the month; does that mean we’re going to get a cold and snowy winter? Here’s hoping!

Sweater – New Look Tall
Skirt – Primark
Boots – Steve Madden (c/o Sarenza)
Choker – Primark
Earrings – Primark

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Thursday, December 07, 2017

Outfit: November 29th – All The Primark

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Another day, another all-Primarni (or Premier Mar-ket as my friend S likes to call it) outfit! This slightly festive jumper was a real find about three years ago as it’s 80% wool and my lovely little sister kindly bought it for me that Christmas. The skirt is cosy and knitted and is from last autumn/winter. The boots are this year’s offering, and they are so comfy (I added a fleecy insole to each boot for added comfort and cosiness!).

Sweater – Primark (gifted)
Skirt – Primark
Boots – Primark
Choker – Primark
Earrings – Etsy

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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Outfit: November 28th – Navy Dress Files #4

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A simple shift dress like this is perfect for adding layers underneath as well as over the top. (If it gets really cold I might even do both!) Adding a layer under a dress means you stay warm but you can still show off your dress. And mixing black and navy is something I love to do.

Dress – Long Tall Sally (sale)
Sweater – New Look Tall
Boots – Primark
Necklace – George at Asda
Earrings – self made

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Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Outfit: November 24th – Pink and Grey

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Just a few phone-in-the-mirror shots for this one as my camera battery died the previous day and I forgot to charge it up. Oops.

I seem to have adopted a cold-weather Friday uniform this year: cosy sweater, jeans and over the knee boots. It’s warm and it works so I don’t see any reason to mess with it.

Sweater – Topshop Tall (sale)
Jeans – Primark
Boots – Primark
Necklace – gifted

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Monday, December 04, 2017

Outfit: November 23rd – Black on Black on Tan

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According to my Timehop I wore an all-black outfit this time last year too: this same sweater and my flared cord trousers. Perhaps there’s just something about it being a month before Christmas that depresses me?

It wasn’t too cold the week I wore this, hence the bare ankles. I wasn’t going be going out in the snow or anything like this! I had thought about adding my OTK boots, but with the polo neck I thought it might look a bit too covered up so I opted for shoes instead. The brogues seemed like good middle ground as they are a full coverage shoe but still left my ankles exposed.

Sweater – New Look Tall
Trousers – F+F at Tesco
Shoes – Primark
Necklace – George at Asda
Earrings – Primark

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Friday, December 01, 2017

Outfit: November 21st – Work to Play

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We’re not really supposed to wear jeans during the week, but it’s a quiet time of year and we hardly ever have visitors to the office so I figured I could get away with a dark pair and heels for one day. Especially as I was going straight out into Town after work and it meant I didn’t need to get changed. I met my sister to see Steps (and special guests the Vengaboys!) which was fab!

So I layered a sweater over my fancy black and silver top for work, then lost the sweater for the concert. Easy peasy!

Sweater – Long Tall Sally
Top – New Look Tall
Jeans – Long Tall Sally (via eBay)
Boots – Clarks outlet (sale)
Necklace – gifted
Earrings – Ziggy of Clevedon

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