Firstly thank you for all your emails and comments regarding the haircut. Short hair can be polarizing at the best of times – never mind when it it is as short or severe as mine currently is! So it’s reassuring to hear so many positive views – thank you! For those that asked here are my Ginnifer Goodwin inspiration photos that I took to my hairdresser. I think she looks amazing with short hair!
So when sporting a severe, short chop it is risky territory starting a blogpost with ‘Menswear’ as the title. Personally I think it can be done if you keep the colors feminine and the make-up soft as I have here. I have wanted a pair of Oxfords/Brogues for sometime, and after Kat highlighted the Clarks Hamble Oak in nude, I picked a pair up while I was back in the UK. Much cheaper than the Boden version I’d been eyeing (though I do still love the off white version), and they are incredibly comfortable worn without socks – they do fit big in my opinion – I’m normally a UK 6 and these are a 5 1/2.
Here are some of my favorite looks with Oxfords (although all of them have long hair darn it!). The key for me is to keep the ankles on show, which again helps to keep the look a bit more feminine.
And of course the Queen of oxfords – Alexa Chung – I LOVE this look:
And here is my interpretation today:
Trousers – J.Crew Café Capri in Jade (bought in sale) // Shirt – J.Crew gingham boyfriend shirt // Shoes – Clarks Hamble Oak // Jacket – Boden jersey blazer (old)
First there is very exciting news from Boden – this week they are offering a Catch of the Day! Each day, this week, a new category of clothing will be on offer at 25% off! Today the deal is on women’s dresses, and boy’s and men’s shorts – grab them while you can! The drop waist dress that I love is included so it may end up in my shopping cart today:)
Other emails that appeared in my inbox this morning included one from Net-a-porter.com. It can be quite a dangerous thing being on email lists. Sometimes I just try not to look – this morning I looked. Fatal. Rag & Bone have some beautiful new grey nubuck Newbury boots that I am lusting after. I love how they have styled them on Net-a-porter.com with a dress.
At $495 though, for the Rag & Bone brogues, this Boden option maybe better value – plus with the 15% off using my banner ads they are just $142.80. Tempted, very tempted.
Today I’m switching gears with my look. After the 80s look from Friday I’m shifting today to a more refined, preppy look. It’s nice to change it up a bit occasionally:) The trousers are J.Crew café capris that I got for $30 in the sale, and the blouse is Target and absolutely fabulous for $20! The belt is also Target and the shoes are Nine West from Zappos.com – currently on sale at $56, reduced from $69.