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Monday 28 October 2013

Mid Calf Boots

Boots, Zara; jumper, Boden; trousers, Marks & Spencer

I adore ankle boots. I think they look really funky with coloured tights and fun skirts (to use a Boden-esque phrase). I recently bought a pair of black shiny mid calf boots (Zara) but I'm a little flummoxed about how to wear them.  Samantha Cameron got no end of stick when she wore the same pair with a dress and no tights.

The challenge is that mid calf boots cut off the leg at the chunkiest part.

The elastic "Chelsea boot" part of these boots unmercifully cuts into your calf flesh, so with tights or bare legs, this is only flattering if you're very young and very thin. It looked amazing on the models in the Red fashion spread on coats, with all the models wearing ankle and mid calf boots.

I have been wearing them with trousers, although I think it's a look that possibly shouts "Captain Kirk" or "Beam me up Scotty."

Sunday 20 October 2013

Cobalt Blue

I've had a hankering for cobalt blue. I found this Havren dress in John Lewis but didn't buy it because I was in a rush. The next day, regretting that decision I bought it from them online. It was the last in my size and had reduced in price overnight! Serendipitous.  Sharing with Not Dead Yet Style and Visible Monday.
Dress: Havren at John Lewis; shoes: Clarks; necklace Topshop


Monday 14 October 2013


Black and white continues to be a fashion mainstay. It's always popular with me. I love this dress from Marks & Spencer: it has a slightly retro feel and it's in the very flattering fit and flare style. I bought it about four years ago. The two-tone ankle boots are from River Island. Sharing with Lena B's Passion for Fashion link up.


Monday 7 October 2013


It was a beautiful day in London yesterday and I put on a new outfit to go to a restaurant for my husband's birthday lunch.

Violet was the colour: I have always loved violet and was thrilled to see that Kettlewell Colours have quite a few garments in violet this autumn/winter.

Skirt, camisole and top: Kettlewell Colours. Tights: Tightsplease. Necklace: Marks & Spencer. Boots|: Asos.

Happy Monday to all the lovely ladies at Visible Monday.

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