Thursday, 6 October 2016

All that glitters...

Coat: £170.10, Boden. Silk shirt: £155, LK Bennett.  Jeans: £54.95, Gap. Belt: £8, Asos. Glitter shoes: £49, Topshop. Suede chain strap bag: £99, Marks & Spencer. Photographs: Christopher O'Donnell
Have you ever bought anything simply for the 'gram? This is something I discussed with Fran (The Fashion Lift) at my Bella Freud event, and we both admitted to doing so. First off, I will say, I loved these shoes - they're a total Miu Miu dupe and for the price I knew I couldn't go wrong. But I'd be lying if I said it didn't cross my mind that they'd make a great photo on Instagram, too.

But is this a bad thing...? If anything, Instagram makes me a better dresser, everything is a bit more considered - but always in my style. Sometimes I get excited by an outfit that is 'totally instagrammable', but it doesn't mean I wouldn't wear it anyway.

With the recent Vogue criticism of (their definition of) Bloggers and Influencers, it does put into question how we dress and who we're doing it for. And I for one have always worn what I love and bought most of my clothes (and proud of it). I do occasionally get gifted as I work in the industry but have, hand on heart, never worn anything that I didn't love or believe in. And I bought these Topshop shoes last month and couldn't wait to blog about them. Mainly because this community of like-minded individuals who read my website, I believe, would love them too.

Anyway, back to the sparkly, glittery shoes...which have a walkable heel! And I am (hopefully) proving that leopard and glitter can be worn together in a chic way.

I'm wearing an LK Bennett silk blouse with this look today. At my style talk with Grazia last week about workwear, I mentioned that a washed silk shirt was one of my true wardrobe staples. With rolled up sleeves, it's the perfect work piece, but looks so good with jeans and long gold necklaces too. I have just bought a Sezane one in black too, which I will wear with black skinny jeans when I pretend to be Emanuelle Alt (who we also heralded as our style Queen at the talk!). They're a bit pricey but 100% worth the money.

Sunglasses: £98 with prescription lenses, Bailey Nelson. 

And, of course, you can follow my Instagram here (no pressure...but I do tend to post my outfits on there first, these days). And these shoes were a hit.

Coat: £170.10, Boden. Silk shirt: £155, LK Bennett.  Jeans: £54.95, Gap. Belt: £8, Asos. Glitter shoes: £49, Topshop. Suede chain strap bag: £99, Marks & Spencer. 


  1. I bought a different pair of sparkly shoes from Top Shop the other day and loved wearing them for work with jeans! Speaking of which, I love those Gap Vintage Straight jeans so much. They are in the sale at the moment but seemingly only instore. I got two pairs for £15 each!

    1. Sparkly shoes and boy fit jeans for the win! I can't believe you found the jeans on sale, such a bargain!

  2. Love the glitter shoes, so pretty! Sophie x

  3. Love the outfit and the blog. Speaking of washed silk shirts I've found the ones from & other stories to be very reliable, and totally ok being washed in the machine (on delicate) which makes me so much more likely to actually wear them.

    1. Oh I love And Other Stories - such great quality! And really good for unexpected workwear pieces!

  4. Those shoes are everything! So cute and not too high either!


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