Why’d ya come here looking like that, in your cowboy boots….

Knee high cowboy boots, Stories jumper, old Zara skirt (most similar here but nice ones here, here and here too)

So the boots. What do you think?

Even though they’re called Western knee high, I didn’t expect them to be so long. They have a cut out around the knee too which makes them look Western but, well, knee chub? I’ve never come across this before but see below and I don’t think I need to say anymore. Ultimately I have a pet hate of ankle sag in long boots and these have it without even wearing them out. Back they go!

A note on the jumper. I have it in orange and in black from last winter and I love it. Indeed this jumper has swayed me from my snobby cashmere/merino or nothing attitude. A lot of our winter socialising seems to involve parks/walks followed by lunch somewhere nice/someone’s house. Dressing for cold then warm isn’t always easy. These jumpers are great for those days. One of the things I like best about this jumper is that you can easily where a shirt / top underneath. I have all mine in a M as they’re oversized. This definitely stays.

I am not wearing this today, even though it’s raining it is too warm in London. I am banishing the fluey cold blues and going out for an indulgent lunch with my mate. Nothing in my wardrobe is inspiring my that greatly at the moment so a jeans, mules and shirt it is.All old – Zara jeans, Topshop shirt, Topshop mules, All Saints jacket. The divine earrings were a present from my sister.

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More leopard

ASOS leopard print dress (S/S18), Zara red boots.

A few people have asked about the sizing on the boots. They’re quite a slim fit, I have my usual size 7 but I don’t think they’re going to be great for anyone with wider feet.

The dress is out of stock but there are some similar gems out there. This is great if you’re a size 10, this looks interesting too. This Zara dress is lovely, I have an XL and it’s a bit tight on my chest so I’d definitely size up. As a rule I find that when Zara offer a XL and XXL it means it is small to size.

Zara jeans, Zara boots, Stories shirt (similar here), All Saints blazer. I have a flu like cold and am not firing on all cylinders today.

All old – H&M trousers, Next top, Topshop mules and new leopard print earrings that were a present from my sister.

I am currently dithering over clicking the “buy” button on these boots. I have birthday money burning a hole in my pocket! I keep convincing myself I won’t get enough wear from them, then I see the Isabel Marant version and all the Ganni dresses styled with them and I want them all over again. Back soon.

New beginnings

I didn’t plan to take such a long break from blogging, it just happened. I hope you’ve all had a good summer.

The good news is that despite my unhappiness at saying farewell to summer, the shops are full of two of my favourite things for Autumn; animal prints and cowboy boots (bit of height, so comfy).

I have made a few new purchases.

Zara leopard print dress, Zara boots. Definitely size up in this dress if you have curves or a larger bust. I’m a 14 at the moment and the XL is so tight on the boobs that I’ve ordered the XXL too.

I am pleased I kept the boots.I did dither. They’re almost £100 and I wondered whether the quality reflected that. I’ve started putting things in my wardrobe for a week or two and if I want to wear them, they stay and if I don’t, back they go. Turns out I really do want these. I am not planning on buying that much this A/W and I hope these will rejuvenate my usual jeans and a jumper.

Past season Zara skirt, Zara boots, Hush ‘Love Saves The Day’ jumper (see below).

I have these new boots too.I won’t wear them with socks like this! Zara jeans, Hush jumper (S/S18 sale but in blush here), Cos coat, Western boots. The Cos coat is new. It is the perfect colour and cut. I’m over the moon with it.

I am saving up for these next. I am also on the look out for a hiker style boot. I love the fact comfy shoes are “in fashion” and I am planning to embrace them wholeheartedly. These Timberland Berlin have been calling my name despite my partner describing them as “simply vile” (I’m thinking black skinny jeans – yup, I am going back to them), black roll neck and these boots. Perfect running around outfit. Any better/less offensive 😉 suggestions?

And a few from our summer holiday in my dad’s flat in Perpignan.In my buy of the summer, the Zara linen blend trousers with an old Topshop cami, old Topshop sunnies and Next Outlet sandals. Stories dress, Ancient Greek sandals. On my birthday in my new & Other Stories dress and Next Outlet sandals. In my favourite Stories starry kaftan dress and Ancient Greek sandals. Ready for the beach in old H&M shorts and ASOS top. Action shot in my favourite Marni X H&M silk dress with Ancient Greek sandals and Chloe Mini Marcie bag. Off to the beach in an old H&M kaftan, Topshop sunnies and one of the Anthropology headbands I wore all holiday. I am so hoping I can make these work with black roll neck outfits?

Finally one from the other day in Mama mode taken by my daughter. I don’t normally share these kind of photos but this is how I usually look – topknot, no make up, Zara jeans from 6 years ago, Topshop maternity jacket (I am not pregnant), ancient leopard print scarf and grey Raybans. The trainers are my Nike boxing trainers – I managed to slice up my feet over my dad’s wedding weekend and these are the only ones that don’t hurt!

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Red leopard print jumpsuit

Hot on the heels of the khaki leopard print dress is the leopard print jumpsuit. Times two 😉

First I ask you to forgive me for sharing something I can’t find on line. I am sure it’s because it’s ‘new in’ though so it should be appearing soon!

Red leopard print jumpsuit, Castaner espadrilles (great reduced price options on the Outnet – I love these and ooh, yes please!) By the way, this red cami I posted last week is back in stock.

Animal print jumpsuit, Castaner espadrilles.

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