I am a glitter freak. As soon as something shiny, sparkly or sequin-covered catches my eye, that’s it, I’ve been sucked in. And there’s no coming back.
Now that I have a wedding to save for, shopping for myself is completely off-limits and actually has been for a while – I wrote that last sentence with the kind of smug look on my face you’d like to wipe straight off. I had a little money left over at the end of last month so decided to treat myself to a *cough* couple *cough* of things.
Sound the foghorn, I have finally, finally got my hands on not one but two pairs of flat black ankle boots. If you’re not already aware I cannot begin to explain how long it’s taken me to find some I like, let alone two pairs.
I feel like I’ve spent the past three years typing the words ‘I’m on the hunt for the perfect pair of flat ankle boots’ and only now do I think I’ve found a pair I might actually purchase. You’ve gotta love ASOS.
I wear my red glitter boots to work a lot and every time I wear them they draw different reactions from my colleagues, so I figured I’d pull all the admiration together in one little love-filled post.
To say I’m short on shoes would be a compete lie. I have shoes aplenty. I have shoes stacked on boxes in my wardrobe, I have shoes in storage racks, I even have a pair of Loubs in prime position on a shelf. I have mannish brogues, patent pointy-toed lace ups and of course, my red glitter boots but what I don’t have is a clompy, stompy pair, buckled to the knee.
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It’s safe to say I have a couple of pairs of shoes in my collection. I wouldn’t like to guess how many, or actually count them because I’m slightly scared of the truth. Instead, I dug out my favourites, bust out some MJ-style moonwalks in my mum’s garden and filmed it. Check it out for yourself.
And yes, I’m definitely a #shoeaholic.
Let me know if you are too!
I’ve been waiting for Al to get a check shirt that I could then borrow, for a long time now and it just hasn’t happened. So I got one for myself and I made sure it was as oversized as possible. What’s even better is that this one comes with pockets. I’ll never turn them down.
It’s a shirt that I’m having fun dressing up and down and generally seeing just what I can pair it with other than jeans. But we should always start with jeans.
With Jeans and My Boyfriend’s Jumper
For me this outfit felt like the obvious choice. An oversized maroon and navy shirt is super easy to pair with skinny blue jeans. It’s like peanut butter and toast, it just works. Then I decided why not throw one of Al’s cosy jumpers into the mix. I layered it up and then made sure that my collar was peaking out the top, my cuffs were rolled into the jumper and up to my wrists and that the ends were scruffily hanging out the bottom. I don’t like looking too neat.
I then finished with my sparkly, leopard-print trainers. Because, well, why wouldn’t I. I love them.
Shirt, Topshop. Jumper, Al’s. Jeans, Topshop. Trainers, Kurt Geiger. Watch, Michael Kors.
With a Leather Midi Skirt
There’s just something about wearing a big shirt buttoned up to the top and then tucked into a contrasting skirt. The mix of textures, the colours, even the fact that there is no skin on show, everything about this outfit rocks my world. It’s even better when the wind blows and catches both your hair and skirt, sweeping them upwards and outwards.
Shirt, Topshop. Skirt, Zara. Boots, River Island. Watch, Michael Kors.
With Checked Shorts
I like to clash my clothes, so I figured why stop at just one checked item when you can do two. Right. This look feels more relaxed with the buttons undone, one side tucked into the shorts and my trusty flat black brogues. It’s casual and could be worn at any time.
If you don’t have your own shirt, I recommend stealing from your boyfriend. That’s if he owns one, unlike mine. Or, you could get my Oversized Check Shirt from Topshop for £32.
Either way, I want to know how do you wear yours?
I keep trying on Chelsea boots but they just make my feet look like two flippers. Then when I go for ones with cut-out sections at the ankles, they’re just too big and flop around when I walk. Is wanting a decent pair that fits too much to ask?
These IRO Hoonah Shearling Flat Boots are the ones that I’m currently dreaming about. They look big and sturdy, are covered in silver buckles and then have a gorgeous layer of shearling running down the middle.
I can imagine wearing them with dresses and tights just as much as boots and jumpers, depending on what the day or occasion called for. They’ve currently got 60% off, bringing them down to the £200 mark. While I don’t have that money, because I’m saving for my holiday, that won’t stop me from dreaming.