A vintage goldtone Christian Lacroix cuff. Lacroix was one of my favourite couturiers during his hey day of the late 80’s/early 90’s and I adore this kind of costume jewellery. Two more silk twill scarves to the collection. It took me months to decide which colours to add.The exotic always fascinates me and I love how these colours combine.
A scarf in sheer silk mousseline and the horn necklace both by Hermès. These pieces are different to my usual scarf and necklace choices so thought about them for some time before deciding they would be useful additions and are so lovely in their own right.
I allowed one more pair of black ankle boots into my wardrobe. This was a case of a long researched, an even longer wait for the sales plus discount code on top. Ankle boots and me go way, way back, I used to constantly wear them when living in the city; court shoes were too dainty and cold for pounding London pavements and enduring public transport but knee boots too warm for work (I didn’t have brogues in those days).
There were pointy toe versions but these are in fact slim enough at the toes and the thin heels make them more dressy. I love the fine criss cross strap detail and dainty goldtone buckle. They also fit close to the ankle which is a must. The brand is L’Autre Chose.From the NAP Sale are Musa London flip flops in golden leather plaits. These are my first ever pair of flip flops that I would wear as proper footwear. I only ever consider them as beach and pool wear and would never show my toes around town in a pair (let alone a city). These are for the holidays or if we should get a heatwave in the UK.
K Jacques flip-flop-gladiator-ankle-strap flats – this pair manages to combine no less than 3 styles together and fits me really well. They are both true to size imho. I couldn’t imagine buying flats again last year but these were irresistable in my quest for beige/nude sandals. I especially do not buy Summer sandals full price. In fact I rarely buy Summer specific anything because there’s hardly ever been a proper Summer in UK since 1976! I get by with the most transeasonal part of my closet: dresses, skirts, blouses but I do have to wear slightly more climate appropriate gear during holidays away from home where it is most definitely hot and that’s when the white pants and proper sandals come out to play.
At last pointy toe flats! I waited and waited for these to go on sale AND for a discount code on top before snapping them up. Not Valentino but by Giacomorelli – I can’t really be faithful to one brand for shoes because of my small, broad feet – I’ll look at any if they make my size. I love my pointy toe patent beige sling backs so much I started looking for a court version last year. Strictly speaking the court style doesn’t really suit my feet nor are they an everyday need but they serve as a vital update.
I’ve pretty much completed the shopping for Spring/Summer as well already so let’s see how good my self restraint is for the rest of the year …. erm, we’re almost half way into February …which is a short month … only 28 days …. then it’ll be Spring!
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