When you are trying hard to get that 60s vibe this is the amalgamation of that effort. The ultimate bae of shoes, the Stuart Weitzman Highland boots in grey suede. I’ve had these for about six months now and as its gotten colder I’m starting to pull them out a whole lot more. To be fair half the time I pull them out the box just to look at them, they are so pretty. I’ve been wanting these boots for a good five years now, so it was about time I took the plunge and I’m so happy I got them in grey and just finally bloomin got them in my wardrobe. I’m sure at some point I’ll start collecting all the other colours and heights but for now, these are perfect. They are some of the comfiest heels in the land and so damn easy to style. I’ll try and not wear them every day. Promise.
I only have one belt. Which is ridiculous and something I need to remedy at some point in the near future because the belt does not work with high waisted jeans, as you can see in some of the shots here. Its just too big and it annoys me so I thought I’d point it out and now it’ll annoy you. So now we can be annoyed together. I think I just find the process of finding a belt a bit tedious, it’s a boring but necessary accessory that I definitely need more of but cant is bothered investing in. I saw a couple that I like the look of I just need to make the leap. I’ll keep you updated on this fascinating story as it happens.
Alongside the belt, I’m once again wearing the Levi Wedgie Icon jeans, super high waisted, but a now after many wears and washes have finally started to loosen ever so slightly to a more comfortable level. I can sit down very happily in them which is great news!
On my toes, I’ve got my snakeskin print sock boots from Public Desire. Always a favourite, if you fancy them or any public desire boots remember to size up.
I’ve got on a long sleeved white knit top from H&M last year, similar here. And A vintage sheepskin coat that was my aunties, honestly her coat collection is on point. This coat is actually ripping at the seams, I think just because of its old. It needs a bit of TLC because what you cant see in the photos is the fact that it’s ripped all underneath the armpits which creates a little bit of a breeze. Other than that though, ace coat.
We shot this as the sun was coming up and the dog was out for his morning walk along the canals. There’s a hidden little world of canals at the top of Manchester city centre, Ancoats and New Islington way which I walk all around every day with the dog. Its a part of Manchester I never knew existed until I started searching for apartments. My main criteria was a little bit of green space for the dog while still being central and when looking we stumbled along all the beautiful all bridges and shipping canals. Such a pretty space for a little bit of quiet and slighly fresher air.
Since its about 8 in the morning in these photos, layers were a top priority. So on went the cashmere, the caramel coloured roll neck is Marks And Spencers. The colour is a perfect shade of creamy caramel that works with pretty much my whole wardrobe. I’ve got a pair of check pants from H&M, cinched in with a vintage belt because I bought them the size up for ultimate slouch and comfort. The fabric of the torusers is quiet heavy making them a great midwinter trouser suit option. And I’ve finally pulled out the heaviest coat I own, this MCQ Alexander McQueen wool coat that I found on the outnet last year, (similar). And finally, my Prada boots for a little height and to cover up those ankles.
As soon as I saw this jumper it was love. LOVE. I’ve always enjoyed wearing red and pink together, the colour clash is a big favourite in all its forms. This jumper has an almost rugby top vibe too it, or is that just me? Whatever, I love stripes and I love these colours. It’s a bit of a crazy hybrid of a jumper to be fair. Its a really thin knit, crew neck as per usual and then some funky fluted sleeves that tighten really nicely around the elbow for a proper fit and flare look. And the sleeves are actually incredibly long, I probably could have sized down from my normal size but I got too excited and wanted to wear it straight away so just tore the labels off, nevermind. I’m wearing this with my Zara faux leather biker trousers, I’m pretty sure these are available every year but they sell out pretty fast. And my Converse high tops, a simple old baker boy hat and thrown over the top of it all, my big khaki green wool coat.
On the day I decided to wear this, I was admittedly going to be inside most of the day but when shooting it was so bitterly cold I kind of regretted it for a minute or two. I am really enjoying wearing long boots with bare legs this season. I mean as long as I’m well covered everywhere else whats three inches of skin showing? That’s my reasoning as I get dressed, we shall have to see how I actually fare when I’m outside. No strong breezes pleasssee and thank you Manchester. I’ve got on my incredibly snug wool teddy coat, its vintage but there are so many newer alternatives available at the moment, like this one. And then my newest sweater dress crush, this cornflower blue crew neck dress, oversized by design and super soft to boot. When it gets extra chilly I think wearing a bodysuit underneath might be the way forward so I don’t turn as blue as the dress. And lastly wearing my snug as a bug 50/50 leather boots from Stuart Weitzman.