Ankle boot season is here and this fills me with more joy than it probably should. I adore Autumn. The crisp, sunny mornings. Orange leaves. Hot chocolate. Coat weather. Being able to wear all my boots again. Wahoo!
While I know we’re still experiencing a pretty hot and sweaty heat wave – I’m trying to keep my pasty limbs out of it – I’m pretty darn ready for Autumn. And I’m not even sorry for typing that.
I have a soft spot for shirts. They are my go-to item as the weather gets cooler and a sure-fire hit for success. You can wear them over skinny jeans, tucked into skirts, buttoned up to the neck or casually with the sleeves rolled.
I’ve been majorly crushing on Equipment for their delicious range of soft silk shirts and feminine prints and whittled my selection down to my three favourites.
If I had to pick the ultimate shirt from the three above, it’s easily number two, the one covered in big daisies. In fact, I quite like the skirt it’s tucked into too…
Obviously the snakeskin one comes a close second but there’s just something so cheerful about seeing daisies, I can’t stop smiling. And that’s exactly what I want from an outfit.
View all Equipment shirts here and let me know which one you fancy wearing below.
This definitely looks like a criminal lineup in my overgrown garden.
And to some extent, it is. You see, these boots are all guilty of the following crimes:
1. Being massively clunky, chunky boots
2. Wearing animal print well
3. Having a wedged heel
4. Being super obnoxious
5. Not caring who they stomp over
I’ve been organising my shoe collection now we’ve moved house and while stacking box upon box, I realised just how many pairs of wedged boots I actually own. It’s no secret that I am a wedge fan across all seasons, as I’m ridiculously clumsy and have Bambi-like ankles, but you can definitely say and see that I have a type.
I like my mine animal-printed, made in suede or pony skin and covered in heavy buckles, or even better, fringing.
One thing’s for sure they have to be bold, brash and completely garish, otherwise I’m just not interested.
The following shoes have been sentenced to a life sentence of being worn throughout winter.
From left to right:
Faith Sabrina boots in tan
Emma Cook for Topshop maroon fringed boots
Kurt Geiger Viper pony boots
The two I’m crushing on right now are from the Lancôme L’Absolu Velours range. I have 172 Velours d’Etincelle and 493 Velours de Violine, which are perfect for transitioning into Autumn.
Are you turning to darker lippy too?
All you need is the coat and a pair of CFM heels and you’re ready for anything.
Oh, and you can get yours here if you’re curious…
When I think of his and hers dressing I instantly think of Britney and Justin in their denim era, or Posh and Becks in their all-leather get up, ahhh the memories. I’ve never knowingly worn a similar outfit to Al and never really wanted to, until I spotted Saint Laurent’s AW collection.
It only felt right to create a look for both his and hers.
There is nothing I’d like more in life than to see Al scrubbed up wearing waxed jeans and a heart-printed shirt. Especially as I would then be able to ‘borrow’ and maybe ‘keep’ said heart-printed shirt, oh and maybe the biker jacket too.
I’ve kept it simple pairing this floral-patterned pussy bow dress with the classic Saint Laurent blazer, topped off with these badass studded biker boots. Oh yeah!
Rangers Boot, £1,428.05
All I need now is £8,516.52 for the both of us to get kitted up. We don’t really need that deposit for the house do we?!?!
In my dreams these are the only bags that should grace my shoulders. In reality I will be shopping for similar on the high street until I’ve saved up some pennies for a splurge after my birthday in December. Only four months to wait.
Obviously I’ve ranked them from most loved down…
Let’s just start by completely ignoring the price tag attached to this badass bag. I am a sucker for anything that Charlotte Olympia touches and this is genius.
Saint Laurent Fringed Buckle Bag
Oh Saint Laurent, it’s as if you’ve been in my dreams and seen the bag I’m coveting the most. I love anything with a bit of fringing, gold hardware, heavy straps and the ability to carry my life in it.
How could I not be drawn to the bold colours on this one. The mix of deep turquoise leather against grey suede and the crazy multicoloured patterns on top. It’s a beaut.
I love the monochrome, the stripes, the kind of blurred-effect pattern but most of all I love how it looks like it has a little face.
I’ve never been a massive Moschino fan but the latest collection has definitely made me sit up and take note, including this bag. It’s a tad cheesy and something I wouldn’t normally go for but it’s still making me turn my head. The quilted leather, the red lapel the fact it’s made to look like it’s wearing a jacket. It’s kitsch and I like it.
That’s my lot. Greedy cow that I am.
What bags are you lusting after?
Images courtesy of Farfetch.com
Victoria Beckham, you spoil me.
Not only do make super bad-ass clothes that I want to wear now, you also have the most gorgeous-looking family ever, who all sat front row for this a/w ’14 collection. Swoon.
My two favourites were easy to pick.
I would wear the trouser and ruffled-hemmed top under this glorious updated hounds-tooth coat. It’s oversized, masculine feel had me at first glance. Look how cosy it is.
Nice one VB. Nice one.
View the entire Victoria Beckham collection here.
Images courtesy of Victoria Beckham Facebook.