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Boot Porn

I love a good boot and I consider myself an early adopter when it comes to over-the-knee boots. Some are still skeptical about their ‘Pretty Woman’ association, or in the UK the ‘pantomime’ connotation. I gloss over this and simply enjoy wearing a long, thigh high boot with skinnies or a shorter dress, flashing a bit of flesh.

So to ‘fess up – here are those that I currently own:

2 pairs of the Stuart Weitzman 5050s – not too tall – basically just over the knee. These were the cult classic boot before the introduction of the Lowland. They have an elastic back and leather front – hence the 50/50…I have both the black suede and tan nubuck (no longer available unfortunately). Both are incredibly comfortable and I consider them my ‘practical’ OTK boots!

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me tan 5050I’m also lucky enough to own 2 pairs of Stuart Weitzman Highland boots. The black were bought about 3 years ago and the grey were an addition last Fall. I adore these boots. Super leg lengthening, the perfect heel height and great with a dress. These go pretty high up the leg but are easy to put on. The suede is stretchy so I roll it down and pull up like a sock once my foot is in the shoe.

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me grey highland 2Then there is the Lowland in currant that I bought last year. A much louder color but great with jeans and big jumpers. The Lowland are the flat, more practical version of the Highland.

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Finally the other knee high boots that I own and adore were cheap as chips from Zara last year. They are knee high and have a great 70s vibe to them.

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So what’s it to be this year? Yes I know – I don’t really need a pair but who ever said I bought something only on a ‘need’ basis?! There are several pairs that have caught my eye so far and I’m pretty sure I know which will be in my closet before Christmas.

The first pair is the Sam Edelman Josephine. These are knee high – but quite high like my Zara ones above. They are flat and have gorgeous fringe detailing. They are available in tan suede or black suede. Sam Edelman are now available on Net-a-porter.com too so tax free in the US!

Josephine tanThe next pair I absolutely LOVE! They are a higher version of the Josephine and have a block heel – the Sam Edelman Taylan. The tan is available on NAP here but I also love the modern ivory available here and here. They are so lovely and slouchy – I just LOVE them.

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EC0217970_0_MultiAngleViewImage2_250x250And in steel grey here and here.

EC0217969_0_MultiAngleViewImage2_250x250The Sam Edelman campaign shows them worn super slouchy – just fabulous!

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Finally – my absolute lust after boot for Fall 2015. This is actually a ‘summer’ boot from Stuart Weitzman – the Rockerchic. It has the height of an OTK boot, but the slouchiness of the Taylan – a little more louche than the Lowland boot. Not to mention I LOVE the color fossil – not practical for snow I agree but hey how much snow do we get in Atlanta?

rockerch_fossue_12 rockerchicZappos.com also stock them in a saddle/tan color if you’re looking for that nod to the 70s.

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Neimans stock them in a cashew very similar to my 5050 nubuck boots, and black, so there is plenty of choice around!

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Finally some outfit updates – an odd mix recently given the odd mix of weather we’ve had!

My lovely husband kindly suggested I was channeling Blackadder in my H&M blouse the other day! BTW H&M have 20% off and free shipping on all orders over $60 at the moment – use code 3204 at checkout.

Blackadder dayShoes – Marks and Spencer // Jeans – J.Crew // Blouse – H&M

leather skirt 2Ankle Boots – Rag & Bone canvas Newbury // Skirt – Mango (last year similar here) // Jumper – AllSaints Portland jumper (old) // Scarf – Zara (old)

ToutafaitSneakers – Stan Smith mid tops // Jeans – J.Crew broken in Boyfriend // T-shirt – Madewell final sale // Cardigan – ASOS last year (similar here)

 

Christmas has arrived

Yes our household is now the proud owner of a tree. Our school doesn’t have a tree sale so we support another local elementary PTA each year and get our 9 footer from them. I refused to let the kids decorate last night as the tree was wet and I didn’t want them electrocuted while we were out. That didn’t go down well with them at all, so this morning I was verbally assaulted from 7am onwards with “mommy get up! We want to do the tree”…I tried to hide under the duvet after a late night out but it didn’t work. My kids are relentless.

Another sign that Christmas has arrived is that our elf, Maximus, has also returned. Lying in bed the other night, about to fall asleep, my Husband sat up with a start – ‘f*ck’ he said.

What, what, what?! Have we left the gas on? Have we forgotten to pay a bill? Have we left the children somewhere?

No – worse than that – he explained – “I haven’t moved the f*cking elf”

Mango 2 Mango jacketShoes – Gucci fringe loafers // Trousers – J.Crew // Tee – Zara (old) // Jacket – Mango // Bag – H&M

On Thursday I had my monthly trip to the salon. I wanted less length on top and went for a more textured look, along with a lighter color to highlight my faux hawk. I am pretty darn happy with how it turned out. I got to wear my new Boden Off Duty sweater. I absolutely love this year’s version – the knit is looser and it drapes nicely, the sleeves are also longer. It’s the perfect winter jumper.

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Shoes – Golden Goose (similar here on sale!) // Jeans – Zara // Sweater – Boden Off Duty jumper // Fur – Zara // Bag – H&M

Last night we went out for dinner – maybe our last night out together before Christmas what with parties, cheer competitions and the arrival of relatives. We had a fabulous evening as always. Stella joined me for the photo session but quickly lost interest.

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Dress – AllSaints // Boots – Stuart Weitzman Highland

I was very excited before we left as the tree had arrived!

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Today my elves have been dressing the tree while I hold the sofa down exploring our new Hulu service – I am obsessed with all the British shows we can now watch!

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Before I head back to the sofa make sure you check out AllSaints this weekend – their sale has started in the US and in the UK there is 20% off coats and leather jackets till tonight with code WINTER. Enjoy!

 

A Wedding Weekend in Charlotte

Just a quick weekend update as I am currently nursing 2 sick children at home! One with a head cold and one with a sore tummy – both glued to Phineas and Ferb. I feel like I am stuck in Groundhog Day. My children seem to be able to watch the same episode over and over and find it equally hilarious each time.

My weekend in Charlotte was fabulous. I left on my own on Friday for the Bachelorette/shower party and then my Husband arrived on Saturday. It was brutally cold but enough alcohol was imbibed and enough laughter had to keep the blood warm and flowing! The party on the Friday evening was held at the Charlotte City Club and it was great fun to catch up with the Bride-to-be and old and new friends.

I wore my Stuart Weitzman Highland boots and my AllSaints Hafbec knitted dress, with the Warehouse Teddy coat for warmth. A comfortable outfit that I felt warm and stylish in. The lipstick is NARS Palais Royale lip pencil.

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Thankfully we had a limo provided – I felt like a true Real Housewife in our stretch Hummer!

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I was super excited on Saturday for the arrival of my Husband. The last time we had a night away together without the kids was for my 40th 3 years ago! This was long overdue! I wore my AllSaints Haff sweater, Theory leather leggings (mine are midnight blue but TheOutnet.com also has them in black now!) and Vince Claire heels in woodsmoke. The lipstick is Mac Snow Orchid. My Husband delivered a new jacket for me too! The Zara fur in charcoal – I adore it – a perfect color! It fits small and I have the Large.

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While I remember – leather pants/leggings – you think you would need to professional dry clean them right? Wrong. I found this article on Pinterest and took a leap of faith with my Theory pants the other night. I doused them under the tap with warm water, inside out, then threw them in the tumble dryer. I swear they came out perfect and I get to save a fortune on dry cleaning bills!

So now it’s back to reality with a thud – we’re now cycling through Johnny Test episodes…

 

The Stuart Weitzman Highland Boot

Following on from yesterday, trawling through boot collections, I stumbled on these beauties again.  I’ve seen them worn on so many other blogs it’s no wonder the only place I can find a good range of sizes is Zappos.com, though Nordstrom and Neiman’s still have some available.  In the UK you can buy them directly from Stuart Weitzman who have plenty of sizes available.

I am in luuuurve with this boot.  A perfect heel height – not too high, yet high enough to lengthen the leg, with lovely stretchy suede to hold your leg nicely without slipping down.  If I had my druthers I’d get the grey/taupe version – super sexy with skirts, but the black is obviously way more practical and maybe even more versatile for my closet.  At $750 they are definitely an investment – but think of the pleasure they’d provide;)

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