|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.|