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OTK boots @ work

Our friend Mon Wornout has exquisite taste, especially when it comes to shoes. I’ve been trying various Stuart Weitzman 50-50s on for the last 6 months or so and was poised to buy the Reserve OTK boots, when she went and bought these beauties. I’d dismissed the heeled version, too OTT sexy for me…….and, yes, here I am wearing them to work. They felt sleek, demure, understated and exceedingly comfortable. Not at all sexy (because that’s a BIG no-no for me). Thank you Mon x

Stuart Weitzman



Looking a tad Michelin Man here, but it felt good to wear a different kind of water repellent attire today (my usual being a longer down coat and jeans).

Top shop skirt

Uniqlo down jacket


Crumpet jumper

Jimmy Choo boots

JacketUniqlo Ultra Light Down Jacket (I’m wearing an XS, sizing is on the small side – I love the chevron lines), skirtTop shop pleather, jumper – Crumpet (via TKMaxx – recent purchase), boots – Jimmy Choo (sale, last year). Layers not seen – Uniqlo heattech vest and long sleeved top under the jumper.



This Cos silk top is simply beautiful. I’m wearing a vest AND a heattech top underneath it, which also makes it wearable in my cold workplace.

All black can be tricky to wear, however, I think the slightly textured silk seems to make this top very versatile; I’ve tried it with a few blacks, it goes with them all.



The ponyskin Prada handbag is one of my favourites – not far off 20 years old! The mirror in the photo below is shocking – apologies..Noir2

Coat – Maxmara (old), Trousers – Kookai (old), Boots – H&M, Bag – Prada, Top – CosMaxmara coat

Boots for the girl

Clothes can be inexpensive but I’m a tad fussy when it comes to shoes, especially kids shoes. Winter boots need to be functional; durable rubber soles with a very good tread are an absolute must. This year we rejected all Startrite boots on account of their rubbish soles. Timberland long boots are good but, they look like wellies on my daughters slim calves. We did however buy these last year and they lasted well.

We came home with a gorgeous navy pair from John Lewis for casual wear and a smarter pair from Russell & Bromley for school. I deemed the JL pair fit for purpose as my daughter also has snow boots and walking boots for when things get really bad.JL Boots

R&B boots

Check out the depth of the tread 🙂R&B tread

They look really well made – as they should be at an eye-wateringly expensive £80.

And here I am in the same boots. It seems we have an 8 year old Bigfoot in the house.

Kids boots


A couple of changing room pics.

Both items are in my possession but I’m still dithering.

The Zara leaf print blazer is beautiful; lovely bold print and colours. But….possibly too bold for work and too structured for (my) casual wear. Still, the XS fits well and the quality is pretty good.

The H&M top is better in the flesh than in the photo. I like the print but not the polyester. Nice 70’s vibe to it though and I don’t have anything like it in my wardrobe.

What do you reckon?

Zara blazer

H&M top