When trying to work out what to discuss in todays blogpost I looked long and hard at the images in front of me and it occurred to me that the majority of this look is made up of things that are at least a year old. And whilst this shouldn’t excite nor surprise me, it’s only just occurring to me right now, after I’ve styled and shot the images. Over a year ago I wouldn’t have dared to share this kind of look, knowing full well that the jeans and waist coat were probably sold out, the jumper and coat isn’t available in some sizes and the only fresh new piece are the awesome boots on my feet. It’s so wonderful to see how things have changed, how you’re all down for seeing the same pieces styled time and time again and it’s no longer about being able to link, share and in-turn shop the pieces I wear, but more about styling inspiration which was the reason for me starting this little slice of internet all those years ago.
So we might be fast approaching a fresh new season, a season I cannot freaking WAIT for! But I’m no doubt going to be entering spring/summer in the same clothes as last season, the way I’m transitioning right now. And despite being itching for some warmer weather and less clothes, I am going to miss experimenting with layering, particularly when it comes to looks like these. The Saturday By Megan Ellaby Katie jumper with it’s divine rainbow neck and cuffs, paired with a super old pair of jeans by 7 For All Mankind (yet they’re still so so fab) these jeans comes with a matching denim jacket which I also have but when I noticed that this lil ASOS waistcoat was the absolute perfect denim to create my very own co-ord I knew I had to run with it. I love it when a plan comes together…
Whilst the older pieces of this look aren’t shoppable there are a couple of pieces that I’ve combined with my older wardrobe faves that are slightly newer so I thought I’d pop them in the spotlight for a moment or two starting with this coat by Kitri which is one of the best purchases I’ve made of late. I bought it back in September when it was full price and I’ve worn it so many times since. It’s one of those coats that leaves me feeling totally fabulous despite what I might have hiding underneath it (often gym gear…) I love it’s retro influence and how I feel like a sixties starlet whenever I wear it, even if thats with leggings, chunky boots and a beanie hat, it’s a coat full of glamour and a coat I cannot go wrong with.
We all know that I’m suitably obsessed with my black Gucci glasses and satin Staud bag, two accessories that have done me proud for the last year and a bit (the bag at least, the glasses have done me proud since last summer) You know the kinds of accessories that instantly transform a look into something super special, a look that might have been lacking in one thing or another yet when you include the glasses or the bag or both of them, your outfit is upped a notch or too, well thats how I feel every time I rock these pieces; they were both such wonderful investments for me.
And finally the boots, ahhh the boots. These beauties were kindly gifted c/o Office Shoes and I must say I was a little nervous at first as I’ve not had a very good track record with leather boots and shoes as of late. I simply cannot wear them in, they rub and they rub until I decide I can no longer take it and the poor shoes get neglected and left in my wardrobe… Not cool. That was one of the reasons why I went for the faux leather Nasty Gal boots (which are some of my all time fave shoes ever) as I knew they wouldn’t rub the way a leather pair would. However, these boots by Office, which are a lot less chunky than that of my Nasty Gal boots, yet still just as fabulous, well, they haven’t rubbed a bit… HURRAH!
They’re made from the softest leather I have ever ever known in a leather boot and I am so thrilled to report that they are some of my more comfy of boots. I’m SO super impressed with them, both for the comfort factor and for the fact that they’re, like I said, a little less chunky than my other boots, therefore providing a very different look indeed. These boots also come up the leg a little higher which means they look really awesome with a shorter pair of jeans like these 7 For All Mankind babies, creating a bit of a navy Matrix look, if you catch my drift.