Saturday, 1 June 2013

outfit of the day: leopard print booties

Leopard print...ponyhair...block heel... surely a one-way ticket to tack-town?
Okay, so it may not sound like a component of an instantly chic outfit; however, I truly believe anything most things can be stylish if paired together with the right items.
I bought these leather boots from Topshop yesterday, in the sale for £30 (down from £70), which I thought was a bargain! Unfortunately after wearing them today, for only five hours, my feet ache so much! But hey ho, no pain no gain as they say! I'm usually not the greatest fan of 'heeled flat' shoes- the majority of my collection are either below 1/2 inch heel or above 6inch, but I thought these were far from my pet hate- kitten heels- and so I made the exception.

So how did I style them?

Silk blouse- Calvin Klein (vintage)
Leather Jacket- Zara
Leather satchel- MADE accessories
Boots- Topshop

So, what do you think? How would you style leopard print boots?
talia xoxo

how to style: orange

Personally, I tend to splurge on timeless classics; items such as a black velvet dress, a crisp white shirt or tan leather brogues can last a lifetime if they are both made to the best of quality and taken care of correctly. This leaves the items that change seasonally, 'fashionable' items in other terms, to be found through other sources, for example on the high street or via thrifting; however, I often struggle to part with my money for a piece of clothing that could be considered to only worn for 3 months. Therefore, every thing I buy is deeply considered prior to purchase, and I aim to find multiple ways of wearing it.

The first item I am investigating, is this orange dress. Yes, you heard correctly, orange. I have to admit, orange is my second favourite colour, after brown, but a true success is finding attractive ways to style something you'd otherwise hate, so I thought I'd give it a go. I also love the shape of the dress, which is simple yet modern, allowing the print to do the talking.

The dress in question- available at Topshop, £36

Outfit 1: Summer beach
Denim jacket- Rokit vintage 112.50
Straw bag- Lindex 30.00
Sandals- &otherstories 55.00
Hat- Accessorize 15.00
Sunglasses- Ray Ban 140.00
Bracelet- Astley Clark 165.00

Outfit 2: Workwear
White blazer- zara 69.99
Shoes- &otherstories 55.00
Tote- Aspinal
Hair cuff- H&M 2.99

Outfit 3: Evening party
Leather jacket- AllSaints
Black heels- zara 39.99
Clutch- Urban Outfittes
Jewellery- Anything with lots of chains and neon
I hope I've convinced you that orange is not as intimidating after consideration.
talia xoxo