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My new love

They arrived yesterday and I have not taken my eyes off them. They are the most comfortable sneakers I have ever owned – no joke. At just $95 they cannot be beaten for urban style, comfort and cool factor. My Husband even joked that I was dressed ‘Portobello circa ’91’, back when we were the cool kids on the block, living in our Ledbury Road bedsit. I love them. Meet my Nike Air Force 1s – you’ll be seeing a lot of them.

DSC_0326I bought the US 8.5 which is my normal size and they fit perfectly.

For the ultimate 90’s Notting Hill look I donned my camo trousers and Khaki jumper. I wore a very similar outfit for carnival in 1991. I can’t wait till it’s light enough to photograph outside again, my mirror is constantly under siege from my children’s handprints!

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Sneakers – Air Force 1s // Trousers – Zara (old) // Jumper – ASOS (sale – keep checking back I nabbed this when it came back in stock – it fits big this is a UK 10/US 6) // Jacket – Mango (50% off in sale)

Yesterday I took inspiration from this Pinterest photo of Sincerely Jules.

Sincerely Jules

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Boots – Isabel Marant Dickers // Coated jeans – Zara (old) // T-shirt – J.Crew (similar here) // Shirt – Gap (similar here on sale) // Coat – Marks and Spencer (old – love this one reduced from $200 to $80 or this one also on sale!!)

Off out tonight with a dear friend who I used to work with in my corporate days – I can’t wait for a good natter over some good food and wine. It also gives me an opportunity to change clothes again today instead of slipping into my cashmere onesie (now reduced further in the sale) after the gym 🙂 My poor daughter was mortified yesterday when I picked her up from school wearing it!

 

My sneaker obsession

Weren’t those sneakers in my last post awesome? I cannot wait for them to arrive. For some reason I seem to have developed a New Year sneaker obsession. Maybe it is my desire to simplify and opt for simple classics as opposed to wild one hit wonders?

I made lots of sartorial errors last year but one major improvement I made to my closet was to add some navy and blue pieces. I love neutrals but I was getting tired of grey and black. Some navy pieces added a little extra something to my closet, and it is another style pointer that is endorsed by my new handbook “How to be Parisian…”. So why not add another pair of sneakers that also happen to be navy…and classics…? Introducing the navy Stan Smith from Adidas.

navy and snakeOr if you prefer leopard print how about the black?

black leopardOr a spin on the classic white?

white and zebraMy Husband is a fan of classic sneakers having worn red hi-top Converse and Adidas classics all his life. He’s often encouraged me to seek out the classic Nike Air Force 1 hi-top and I have so far been reluctant as they always looked so big and awkward. That is till I saw these on NAP. A new, slimmer, more feminine version of the classic. I totally adore them.

AF1 classicIt’s always dangerous on NAP at this time of year when new season stock is arriving daily. I also fell in love with this cobalt pair. Just stunning.

Adidas cobaltThis neutral pair remind me of my Isabel Marant Bobbys, a much cheaper option and yet maybe even cooler?

AF1 NYCI can’t buy these as they are patterned. But if they adhere to your 2015 fashion rules go for them – they are fabulous. Adidas originals by Mary Katrantzou:

MK adidasAs for my wardrobe choices over the past couple of days it has all been based on warmth. With temperatures at 10 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday it called for fur, boots and polo necks.

5050s furBoots – Stuart Weitzman 5050s // Jeans – Zara coated jeans (old) // Jumper – J.Crew (40% off with SALENEWS) // Coat – Marks and Spencer (last year)

Yesterday I was bombing around from school run, to gym, to dentist, to shopping so comfort was the order of the day.

 

AsosSneakers – Golden Goose (similar here) // Jeans – Zara // Jumper – Boden Off Duty jumper (old but similar here) // Cardigan – ASOS (currently on sale plus an extra 10% off with GIMME10)

One last note – if you have seen Kat’s Instagram you will see she received her lovely Dorothy Perkins satin navy boots today. They look amazing. Well if you are in the US you can also get them here with free delivery and 15% off the sale price! Just use these 2 codes at check out INTDP15 and DPTREAT – they also come in black too. Just saying. Both are reduced from $69 to $27 and $35 respectively.