It’s Thursday – nearly made it through the first week back to school and work! This is a very easy outfit for me from the other day when the weather was unusually mild for January. Navy knit dress (Baukjen) with a self tie that’s so long, I wrapped it twice around my not-so-small-waist and still had enough for a little bow! Layered with an ancient cashmere cardigan (Escada) and pulled on the Bally knee boots. These boots are a very dark brown so enough to break up the navy but not enough to clash with my black studded bag (Versace).
I was struck by Garance Doré’s post about whether to prioritise comfort in clothes this week. For a start there are 2 types of ‘comfort’ to me, one that involves what and how you dress in the privacy of your own home and then the comfort level you choose for outside, to go to work and generally socialise in the world. For some people there is no differentiation but let’s not get into that now…I mean I’m not talking about wearing pyjamas out! Oh wait, there was a trend last year for doing just that…! The entire purpose of revamping my closet was so that I could dress well and comfortably, I don’t think the two are mutually exclusive. For me, this simply means a little bit of stretch, the right length and fit with just the right amount of accessories.
Of course there’s no point wearing a comfy clothes if my feet aren’t. I think of all my footwear, over the decades, through endless searching for a tiny size, Bally has been my saviour and the foundation of my entire shoe collection. I’ll always mourne their exit from the High Street. Also there was Jimmy Choo but only towards the end of when Mr Choo was actually the brand and just after Tamara Mellon bought him out (late 90’s – 2005?). More recently I’ve re-discovered Via Spiga that has wonderful quality and style similar to Bally. If, like me, you struggle with small feet, I have no hesitation in recommending these two brands – even pre-owned and vintage.
My obliging Boy took this photo in the 23.5 spare seconds we had before dashing off to school! So please excuse the bare neck and wrist!
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